Work in sessions lasting no more than 10 minutes. It may take weeks until your horse gives consistent responses. If your horse gets frustrated and kicks out, ignore the bad behavior and reward only the desired behavior. Put the bridle, surcingle or saddle, and side reins on your horse.
Horseback riding is not cruel, it’s ignorant riders doing cruel things, without even realizing it because their trainer or instructor told them it was ok. I was raised to ride a certain way and have changed over the years out of compassion and learning a better way.
Well-Known Member. If done properly, horses shouldn’t hate dressage at all. Unfortunately, however, to some people dressage means getting the horse’s head down, whether that is by use of draw reins or sawing on the bit. Of course, if a horse is in discomfort during any activity, then he will come to dislike it.
Dressage is called the “highest expression of horse training,” and involves the rider and their horse performing a routine. Essentially, it’s a horse dancing with a human riding on its back.
But in general, no, in fact, dressage isn’t cruel. The horses are treated very well, people try very hard to improve their riding and they go way out of their way to keep their horses happy, comfortable and healthy.
From this Spanish word meaning “Let’s go!” comes the cowboy term vamoose. “Vaquero” is the name for a Mexican cowboy and the likely term that evolved into the Anglo word for cowboy, “buckaroo.”
Begin dressage training with light contact, using the lightest possible touch on the reins to guide your horse. Ride with a slightly loose rein and a light hand. As your horse progresses, gradually take up more contact. It’s important for the rider to have an independent seat and hand so that the contact remains light.
When your horse needs to be disciplined, remain calm, and say a simple, but firm, “No.” Do not shout at the horse. Use this command consistently, and the horse will begin to understand that this means it needs to behave. Horses are very responsive to your tone and so you can use this as an effective training tool.
A horse’s head should be off limits to hitting, slapping, pinching or any other action that can cause fear or pain. To do so can cause a head shy horse and a horse that doesn’t trust you.31 мая 2019 г.