Starting a young horse – an untold story of hoof proprioception?

Proprioception (/ˌproʊpri.ɵˈsɛpʃən/ PRO-pree-o-SEP-shən), from Latin proprius, meaning “one’s own”, “individual,” and capio, capere, to take or grasp, is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement. More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprioception Here’s how it might go:  A horse grows up on a farm, free to roam, eat and…

Snippets from the 11th International Society for Equitation Science Conference

Average rein tension is 34-45% greater in a rider’s dominant vs nondominant hand. -Jenni Douglas #ISES2015 — Alexandra Beckstett (@TH_ABeckstett) August 6, 2015   McLean’s 1st new training principle: avoid and dissociate flight responses! #ISES #ISES2015 #ISES2015Vancouver, #equitationscience — Equitation Science (@equitationscien) August 6, 2015 McLean’s 2nd new training principle: demonstrate minimum levels of arousal…