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Video: 7 year old Quarter Horse after 200 hours of training / video

Two years since the last stage. Two years for only 100 hours spent together, not always working actually, just being together. Anyway, we’re back on track after some difficulties last year and hyper motivated to improve our partnership. This video shows different things I worked more these past few weeks: lightness, position of the horse and transitions.

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DVDs: La Leçon Indispensable de Frédéric et Jean-François Pignon (English subtitles) / quote

I know their names for a long time: Frédéric and Jean-François Pignon are two great showmen and although their shows are remarkable, this is not really my thing. So, I never took the time to go deeper in their work. But here comes that DVD, focusing on their philosophy and way of life, not on circus and tricks. That is the essence of the Pignon brothers and that’s a beautiful pearl!

This DVD is a must-see to all those who want to “play” with their horses without having any idea of how horses think and respond!

The harsh law of the world of horses. Horses don’t live in a Teletubbies world. It’s rather violent, actually.

La Leçon Indispensable de… , Jean-François Pignon

DVDs: la Leçon Indispensable de Frédéric et Jean-François Pignon
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Video: one-day clinic to fix horse problems / video

The idea of this video is to show how in one-day clinic we can start to solve horse problems, such as rearing, pushing, biting, bucking, pawing, etc.

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How to reeducate a rearing horse? / video

Vertige has been entrusted to me because he had the bad habit to rear when he was nervous or simply reluctant.

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How to teach a horse to follow your lead? / video

This question comes regularly: “what am I supposed to do when my horse stops and does not want to follow?”

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Video: Uncut colt starting – Day 4 / video

This video is the fourth part of the series Uncut Colt Starting.

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Video: Uncut colt starting – Day 3 / video

This video is the third part of the series Uncut Colt Starting.

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Video: Uncut colt starting – Day 2 / video

This video is the second part of the series Uncut Colt Starting.

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Video: Uncut colt starting – Day 1 / video

This video is the first part of a short series that shows a colt starting in real time, almost completely uncut (I removed about ten seconds of footage where I picked up my flag ;o).

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How to tie a mecate to a bit? / video

I have been asked several times what was that gear I was using as reins: these are Mecates, also called sometimes McCarty reins or McCarthy outfit.

How to tie a mecate to a snaffle bit?

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