and training is easy when it's fun for everyone
Horses are quadrupeds, therefore rhythmic movement is natural to them. Music and dancing rely on the element of rhythm. Melody and harmony provide motivation for creative movement as well as emotional context for expression.
Humans and horses dancing together is innate and uncomplicated. Anyone can do it. Just pick music you like and move around with them like a member of the herd.
I've noticed animals respond to live music better than recorded music. Inviting your musician friends to the barn is guaranteed fun!
I play the flute in the videos below. You can bring your music to any session.
Dancing with horses is not only fun, it provides great socialization and training.
written by Katherine Hoover, flute by Petina
music written by Daryl Kojak, flutes by Petina
*Lauren Fraser, CHBC first used the phrase "Friends, Forage and Freedom" to use it to describe the horse's basic needs.
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It's pretty simple. Think of the horse first.
They live outside with optional shelter from sun, wind, rain and snow with other horses. They can move around at will---no confinement in stalls. This is great for their physical and mental well being. They are social animals who need to move as much as possible.
They eat a forage-based diet. Lots of fresh hay or appropriate grazing with minimal amounts of concentrated calories (grain)--just enough to provide any necessary mineral, vitamin or medicinal supplements. They chew. It's something to do.
Plenty of fresh water all year around. Placing the water as far away from the food is a great way to increase their daily movement. They have plenty to comfortable space to take a nap in the sun whenever they like.
You can get the solar water trough for year round fresh no fuss water. RANCH TANKS