Catching and Ground Lessons

A Catchy Poem

By Neil Davies When you cannot catch a horse It’s hard to keep your cool You get so close, he walks away And makes you feel a fool Some say each horse must come to you “Chase him, make him move Be the boss, don’t… Read More »A Catchy Poem

How to Catch a Horse

If you walk into the paddock and your horse runs away, guess what? Your horse isn’t bad, naughty or disrespectful. It’s absolutely nothing to do with being his leader or showing him that you’re the alpha horse. The plain fact is, your horse is worried… Read More »How to Catch a Horse

Don’t Follow the Leader

There are about 23 million people in Australia and about 75 million sheep. If you drive out into the countryside, you’ll soon see sheep in the paddock. It’s common to see a flock of sheep heading across the landscape. One sheep starts off for a… Read More »Don’t Follow the Leader

How to lunge a horse

If you want to learn how to lunge a horse, don’t use a round yard; your horse will simply run round and round the fence without learning anything. To lunge a horse, start in a twenty foot square yard with a plain headstall and lead… Read More »How to lunge a horse

The Horse’s Lament

THE HORSE’S LAMENT‍ By Neil Davies He puts a dreadful halter on, it’s made from rope and knots And when he jerks and jerks my head, it really hurts me lots ‍ He flaps a stupid flag each day, I don’t know what to do… Read More »The Horse’s Lament

Here’s The Rub

My wife Christine always spent lots of time rubbing and scratching her horses. Our grey horse ‘Kip’ soon learned to come to her and present the spot that he wanted rubbed or scratched. Sometimes it was his rump, sometimes his ribs, withers, neck or head.… Read More »Here’s The Rub