These different horses
The rider soared over the obstacle. The audience froze, leaned forward, as if hoping to help the brave man. But the horse, without hitting unsteady poles, landed and galloped to…

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Horse holidays
Italy. July 2 and August 16 Every year, twice during the summer, the Palio Festival is held in Siena - horseback riding on the city streets and a small square…

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Horse holidays
Italy. July 2 and August 16 Every year, twice during the summer, the Palio Festival is held in Siena - horseback riding on the city streets and a small square…

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Build a good relationship with a horse

First you need to know the horse’s sense organs and how they can be influenced. Horses react to the outside world with the help of five senses: taste, smell, hearing, sight and touch.
The only blind spots in the horse’s vision are directly behind it or close to it.
If you step back from the horse, it will immediately see you. If the horse is afraid of such experiments, it is better not to carry out, a person who suddenly appeared from nowhere can frighten the horse, and it can bite or stand up for defense purposes.

If you are standing back, you can find out how a horse or a pony is kicking. Therefore, it is best to approach the horse in front.
A huge impact on the attitude of the horse to you can have your voice
All horses have excellent hearing. If you pay attention, you can see that the horses constantly move their ears, catching every sound. Because of this, she recognizes how a person is tuned today. Is he afraid, angry, merry? Your mood or experiences are often transmitted to horses. Therefore, do not be afraid, coming up to the horse, she feels it and can play a trick on you. If the horse made a mistake, you should not beat it and yell, you just have to say it in a bad low voice “bad” or something else, at your discretion.
If the horse behaved well during the ride or did all the commands correctly, then you need to praise the horse with a cheerful voice and pat the neck. Horses also often recognize a person by walking, especially if a person shuffles.

You should not wave your hands in front of a horse, in horse language it means that you want to play with them or, on the contrary, are hostile.

Man’s hands are perceived by a horse as the fore limb of another horse. Children play with foals, waving one hand in the air, the foal perceives this as a cry for the game and begins to run around the mother, back up in the air, and laugh loudly. If you repeat uncomplicated movements with a wave of your hand, and even add neighing or softly screaming (so as not to frighten the horses), the foal’s mother can join the game.

You can communicate with horses with the help of touches.

Under natural conditions, if the horses are positively aligned with each other, they are kinda bit into the withers of each other. While stalking a mare, the stallion bites the withers of the mare. If you clap the horse’s neck, it will know that you praise or encourage it. If you scratch your neck with pressure (necessarily with pressure, otherwise the horse will feel this tickling), then she will think that you want to please her.
But be careful – the horse in return may also want to scratch you, and you risk being bitten by a horse, but this is not out of spite, but vice versa. It’s just that horses and ponies have less sensitive nerve endings and thicker skin.

Horses always sniff each other and in the same way recognize their friends and enemies.

Indian horses always recognized strangers and began to laugh loudly, giving a sign that the enemy was already there. Using his sense of smell the horse understands the spoiled food or not, even if the person does not smell any smell, the horse will not touch the spoiled food. A survey of new people and the terrain of the horse also makes using the sense of smell.
Rolling horses, and not only them, “dig” nose in their pockets, trying to find a treat. And if you really messed up – beware, maybe you can tear up your pocket and pull it out along with the package. Horses are generally cunning animals, gradually remembering where children usually keep crackers, and as soon as you enter the stall to a little pony or horse, it will immediately climb to a treat.
You can bribe a horse and give it a bunch of delicacies
Horses love carrots, apples, crackers, bread, watermelon rinds and, of course, sugar (in cubes). Carrots need to cut along, and then again, after clearing and washing with boiling water. Apples can and should even be given to horses entirely. But hold the uncut apple tight. A horse or pony will bite him. If the apple was cut into four pieces, then before giving his horse be sure to get rid of the bones. Bread of the horse is more preferred by black, but it is better not to treat the horse with fresh bread, in the beginning it is better to dry it.

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