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Do Horses Prefer to Approach Submissive People?

Written by Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:22
If you have ever studied Monty Roberts Join-Up then the following research might not come as a surprise, but it's always good to have these things confirmed by a creditable study! Psychology researchers at The University of Sussex found that horses can tell the difference between dominant and submissive body postures in humans and much prefer to approach people who appear…

Trevidden. RIP, my friend.

Written by Monday, 15 January 2018 10:45
Sad news. Event rider, Izzy Taylor has announced the loss of her 4* ride, Trevidden. He was PTS shortly before Christmas having undergone emergency surgery eight weeks after competing at Burghley - his first 4* event. Izzy took over the reins as Trividden's rider less than a year ago and was a horse she rated highly. “He was just my…

2 months, 1 week in! | Taking on an Ex-Racehorse

Written by Friday, 12 January 2018 10:42
Trot On member, Kaitlin Woods, continues her blog sharing her journey - the ups and the downs, with her new ex-racing thoroughbred steed, Freddie. Here, in this posting, (originally written back in October last year), Kaitlin explains how she's had to deal with a dramatic loss of condition in Freddie shortly after his arrival. Well that has flown by! 2…

Healthy Equestrians

Written by Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:27
At this time of year there are endless articles popping up on my news feed about “how to change your life” and “how to make this year your year“. I eventually succumbed to the pressure of Facebook’s advertising and clicked on a link which boldly suggested it would provide lifestyle habits that would make me healthier. I was then pleasantly…

Get Off Your High Horse!

Written by Wednesday, 10 January 2018 15:42
At Trot On HQ recently, someone used the term 'get off your high horse!' Along with terms such as 'needs reining in' or 'had a leg up' it's a term used in everyday conversation that comes from mans long association with horses. Anyway, it started a discussion on why the idea of being 'on a high horse' still has relevance…
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