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Float Preparation

Float Preparation

The other day whilst I was driving through town, I came up behind a float with a horse inside that was laying against the center divider and as we approached the round about the horse’s rear disappeared – I held my breath and it came back up again but then the horse lent against the […]

Safe Partnership Testimonials

Safe Partnership Testimonials

What does a safe partnership mean for you and your horse? I have been running a number of these events around the country and have been enjoying meeting lots of new ladies and their horses.  They have been getting fantastic results through being able to better understand their horses, read how they are thinking and […]

Introducing Eclipse!

Introducing Eclipse!

I am very excited to welcome Eclipse into my team! Eclipse was bred by the Nudae Team in Beaudesert QLD.  She is out of a Stockhorse x QH Mare and is by Nudae’s beautiful Gypsy Cob stallion, Agincourt Lightening Lord. In April 2015 I was invited to halter train Nudae’s youngsters and this is when […]

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #10

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #10

How you go about doing a task means much more than just getting the task done. Sometimes I see people get so over focused on getting a task done, they forget about the lesson in the task. Try breaking your task down into smaller steps to help your horse understand what you want and you […]

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #9

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #9

If you never give your horse a choice, they never get the chance to choose to be with you. It’s a wonderful feeling when you take the halter and lead rope off your horse and he chooses to stay with you….It can be heartbreaking if they choose to leave….but then if they decide to come […]

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #8

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #8

It is the release that teaches the horse and it is the offer that gives them the choice. Giving your horse the chance to make a decision in everything you ask him to do will exercise the logical part of his brain, creating a calm, thinking horse.  Make sure you are giving your horse clear […]

3 Steps To Saving Your Skin!

3 Steps To Saving Your Skin!

You are out on a ride with your horse. All is going well until suddenly your horses head goes up and he slams on the breaks. He becomes completely rigid and you start to hear his heart thumping. And you think to yourself….Uh Oh! Which is all you have time for because the next split […]