Monday, June 30, 2008

Parelli Trailer Loading an Icelandic Horse

This is Stella, an Icelandic Horse, in The Netherlands, whose owner is using Parelli Natural Horsemanship:

Bitless Riding Pictures

Here are some pictures of bridleless riding:

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kids and Natural Horsemanship

Kids can excel at natural horsemanship. Here's Colton:

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Interview with Lynn Palm

An interview with Lynn Palm:

Lynn Palm Podcast

A Life With Horses

A new book by Mark Rashid and Kathleen Lindley: A Life with Horses, Spirit of the Work:

Book Description

In this beautiful full-color book, popular authors Mark Rashid and Kathleen Lindley team up to provide the reader with an intimate look into a world of horses and horsemanship clinics that few people get to see close up. Lindley's vibrant photographs, accompanied by descriptive text by both authors, chronicle the spirit of their life's work. In covering subjects such as a young wild Mustang's initial handling, softness, friendship, and hands that employ the tools of the trade, this book offers the reader an unflinching and compassionate pictorial account of a life with horses.

About the Authors

Mark Rashid is an internationally acclaimed horse trainer known for his ability to understand the horse's point of view, and to solve difficult problems with communication rather than force. Mark's clinics center on one-on-one work with horse and rider and are immensely popular with people around the world. Rashid is the author of six previous books. He lives in Estes Park.

Kathleen Lindley got her first camera at age 14--about the same time she got her first horse. Upon graduation from high school, she professionally trained hunter/jumper show horses. Her photography has appeared in popular equine magazines in the UK and in several books.

Kathleen became one of Mark's students in 1995 and they continued to work together until 2005, when she became his full-time assistant. Together, the pair has traveled over 100,000 miles in three different countries giving clinics and helping people with their horses. Today, Mark and Kathleen both have busy individual clinic schedules, and also enjoy working together whenever they can.

Old Horsemanship Video

This video is circa 1997, with some bareback and bridleless starting of a young horse, along with clicker training:

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Soul of A Horse

An interview with Joe Camp, about The Soul of A Horse:

Joe Camp Interview, The Soul of A Horse

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fixing the Seat

A video by Erica Frei:

A book by Erica Frei:

Centered Self, Centered Horse

A book by Erica Frei, Centered Self, Centered Horse:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Erica Frei on Natural Horsemanship

Erica discusses natural horsemanship:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Silke Vallentin

Here is Silke Vallentin playing with her horse from her wheelchair:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What is Natural Horsemanship?

From Wikipedia:

"Natural Horsemanship is the philosophy of working with horses by appealing to their instincts and herd mentality. It involves communication techniques derived from wild horse observation in order to build a partnership that closely resembles the relationships that exist between horses."

In other words, it is a method of working with the horse in two-way communication, in a partnership, rather than a master / slave relationship.

Natural Horsemanship

Here is a video of some natural horsemanship: