Horses and ponies are herd animals and used to living as part of a group, feeling secure in the company of other equines and familiar surroundings. They are timid by nature and their natural reaction to danger is to flee not fight.
The horse’s sense of hearing is very acute and its sense of smell is also incredibly good enabling it to sense danger some distance away and react accordingly.
A horse is a very sensitive animal and can easily sense the feelings of those nearby particularly hesitation, fear, confidence and anger. This is why horses who are treated wrongly, or not given the love that they should be shown, can so easily become damaged physically and mentally.
At Ross Dhu Equestrian, Morag and Mark Higgins have developed their own system of training building on those techniques, principles and teachings of horse care as pioneered by Mark Rashid.
Both Mark and Morag together with their trusted team, work closely together on building the bonds of trust between horses and owners and training apprentices and students in their Government Recognised Equestrian Qualification System Equido.
The Equido pioneering methodology uses theories and concepts of energy and how they apply to the training of the horse. Everything is taken from the equine psychological point of view to really understand the equine mind and lay the foundations of good communications, which in turn progressively trains and rehabilitates horses, helping them to live fulfilled and happy lives.
They run clinics across the country and are available for group and private lessons.
For more information please feel free to call Morag on 01698 886 492 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org