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Ten Tips for working with Equine Behaviour | Ben Hart

Written by Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:43
Ben Hart hates injustice and wasted potential, and he has a mission to help people understand the true nature of equines by using the honesty of the science of behaviour to help both animals and their people unlock their true potential. He firmly believes working with equines doesn't have to be complicated, dangerous or stressful and by helping people to…
The British Grooms Association (BGA) have announced a project, ‘Grooms Minds’ in conjunction with World Mental Health Day.  GROOMS MIND SURVEY Grooms Minds will focus on the mental health of grooms and those working in the equestrian industry, a subject which many people are still not keen to talk about. With an increasing number of grooms, riders and employers contacting the BGA…

Simply Easy

Written by Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:44
Riding horses. In theory it's so simple. Easy some might say. We've all heard the rage inducing comment from non-horse riders; "Don't you just sit there?" Someone once likened it to buying a lottery ticket, just pick the right numbers and you'll win. Sounds effortlessly easy, however we know it's anything but. Breaking down a problem that feels complicated when…

Trusting the little voice | Ben Hart

Written by Monday, 09 October 2017 13:32
The body has its own wisdom and responds to the world in a very sensitive way, learning to listen to the wisdom of the body is very important in the development of training skills. The body sends sensations to our brain. We usually experience them as a vague sense of knowing, a gut feeling, a tension, a nervousness or a…

Just Because We Can! | Ben Hart

Written by Thursday, 05 October 2017 12:00
Just Because We Can! - The first of 5 articles in which Ben Hart questions what we do to horses and why I suspect there has never been a time in the human relationship with equines that we have pushed so far or learnt so much about what we can do to equines as a species. Over the last twenty…
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