Advantages of a cavesson with metal fitting

Advantages of a cavesson with metal fitting

Advanteges of a cavesson with metal fitting Using a cavesson lets you achieve the poll position required for healthy work. Through bending at the poll and correct positioning of the head you can start working on the horse’s lateral bend. In this video, Teresa explains...

Suppleness

Suppleness

The most important requirement for a good and correct movement pattern is suppleness. Horses that are tense, nervous or afraid will always move in a rather bad manner. Note: We define suppleness in the horse when he is physically and mentally relaxed and enjoys the...

Evaluating the Basic Gaits

Evaluating the Basic Gaits

Before we start looking at the details of a specific horse’s way of moving, we need to take a look at the basic gaits - walk, trot, and canter. In order to be able to evaluate the basic gaits, one must know what they normally look like – in general, but also in the...

Forward Down Posture

Forward Down Posture

We differentiate between three positions: forward down, working frame and collection. Suppleness is most important at first, so we usually shift between forward down and a working frame during lungeing. Advanced horses can be worked in collection on the lunge but should often get the opportunity to stretch and relax.

Shoulders in Balance

Shoulders in Balance

Every horse has a natural crookedness and is therefore never fully balanced. This crookedness causes the horse to lean into the circle on one hand and move in a tilted position. Through targeted training we help our horses develop balanced shoulders.

Moving on a circle

Moving on a circle

A good way of moving is an essential precondition for the horse to develop the necessary strength for carrying a rider. That is true for a young horse as well as a mature animal.

In order to be successful, we need to understand the difficulties our horse faces when we start training it. In the wild a horse essentially moves only in straight lines. He may turn abruptly or change direction, but he never moves continuously on a curve or even a circle. 

Why use a cavesson at all?

Why use a cavesson at all?

Using a cavesson lets you achieve the poll position required for healthy work. Through bending at the poll and correct positioning of the head you can start working on the horse’s lateral bend.

In my experience, this is much less effective with other bitless bridles (like a halter). The cavesson has the advantage that you can work with the horse at a high gymnastic level without affecting the mouth.

Getting used to the cavesson

Getting used to the cavesson

Some horses need to get used to the tightly fitting cavesson. It is really important to take the time to familiarize the horse with the cavesson. Please don’t rush into this project by putting on the new cavesson tightly and immediately getting to work. 

A wonderful success report with the Course in Lungeing

A wonderful success report with the Course in Lungeing

The Lungeing Course for a Frantic Horse.
When ridden in the indoor or outside Pia got hot – that is, fast. Her only way out of not understanding was flight. Even after the lesson was finished and she was supposed to relax in walk, she got faster and faster. Then she started trotting, ever faster, until she ended up galloping. Without a tight rein, she could not be kept at the walk. The decision was made to sell her.

Lungeing course work with older horses

Lungeing course work with older horses

The owners of older horses often ask if they can work according to the lungeing course.  The question cannot be answered definitively as distance diagnosis is impossible to do and silly to try to do. This section should however give you a helping hand in deciding. ...

Thoughts on Horse-Oriented Training

Thoughts on Horse-Oriented Training

In order to be a good teacher for a horse, to be someone that horses want to work with on their own account we should make sure we ourselves are ready and provided with some particular characteristics and know the fundamental aspects of a training that is fair and...

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Mastering healthy lungeing in a horse-friendly way with Babette Teschen

Does this sound familiar? Your horse is racing around you on the lunge without paying any attention to you, pulls away, or comes in all the time, or just stops and refuses all cooperation? You are trying to connect, but it is just so frustrating, and you are wondering if lungeing maybe is just not for you?

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