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When horses feel..

Do you know that even horses  feel?
Here I am, to recount that incident that took place with me and showed me how horses react when they are not mentally stable but we force them to do anything against their wish.
It was early morning and I was at the barn saddling up one of the dearest and disciplined mares, Silky, for the riding lesson. She is a beautiful mare. Its never been that she ever disappointed any rider who rode her.
There was a resistance while putting the horse bit on. That was pretty strange for me to accept.
Saddling up became difficult as she signaled to hurt me. After a great deal of drama, I could finally saddle her. But then she resisted to move to the ground where the lessons take place.
It was like fighting a battle. I could make out there was something in her mind that made her do so but couldn't figure out what that was.
After reaching to the ground, I occupied my seat on her and started to trot. Again, she was there speeding in the trot than her usual speed. Ten …

Communication with the tail

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As we have seen earlier, riders cannot understand horses by neighs. Their body language depicts what they feel and think. We have seen how the ears communicate now let us see how the tail position shows the horse's next move and what you can do to prevent the consequences that may result.


The figure shows how the tail position will be according to what the horse feels. This shows you should be at ease when the horse is contended and his/her tail is hunched against the wind. But in order to control the horse in the other tail positions, you should pat on his neck and calm him/her down by rubbing your hand on his/her neck. If he/ she doesn't calm even after that best way is to control by the reins and have a good grip of your knees and seat in case he/she flees or bucks. 

Also there is a possibility that while the horse starts to gallop and you are not yet ready, its highly possible for you to not notice the tail position. To stop the horse you will pull the reins and tighten them…

What the ears depict..

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Humans cannot understand horses by their neighs. To understand them it is important to know what they feel by the different movements in their body parts. For example: ears, legs, tail, head, mouth. Here is a picture that depicts the movement of the ears in a particular way and what they mean. By this it becomes easy to understand what the horse is thinking in order to control them. *While aggressive there is a high possibility that the horse may kick with hind legs to defend*



Being a horse lover, do you ever think what goes on in the brain of a horse when he/she sees you ? or observes you doing something? We have always wondered why they do what they do but, ever been curious to think what makes them do so. These questions have penetrated my mind. You can find answers to these questions here. Basically, I am a student of commerce, and exploring my way through different areas of interests and passion. Following my passion I have started exploring the world of the mighty life of horses.  I wasn't that young, nor too old but a after the exams got over, I suddenly thought of challenging myself with some sport. There I thought, what sport could give me a chance to be with animals and even challenge me. And I knew it right, it couldn't be better than being an equestrian. Like this started my journey towards living my passion.  As you see, my first blog is just a hint of how I got to commence my passion for horses. A curious horse lover who would love to …