Rotsi and I

Antoinette has some 25 years’ experience as a Nutritional Therapist and Medical Herbalist, she is a highly respected member of the equestrian community in Australia and has also been a successful speaker overseas in countries such as Denmark, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. She is also the author of the book “Eat Like A Horse.”

 

 

 

Try to spend 15 minutes per day just observing your horse and do this for around 2-3 months. In this time you will learn a great deal about your horse’s habits, body language and reactions. Keeping a notebook and jotting down interesting facts about your horse, changes in temperament, level of happiness any different behaviour. Just remember that horses are creatures of habit, which is why repetitive exercises are how we teach and train our horses. However, bad habits can be taught also. Horses are also creatures of flight and we are now learning more about how a horse sees the world around them, particularly when working in collection. So allowing for all of this, if we as horse owners can understand our horses more fully then chances are we will notice very quickly if even the slightest thing is wrong.

Reaching into our horse’s mind may sound a little farfetched but that is exactly what we need to do. There are many times when this connection is already made, for example, your horse suddenly deciding to change from trot to canter at the precise moment that you are thinking of asking for canter, bingo connection to his mind is made.