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Justin Colquhoun

Introducing some variety  

Hope you are all well and enjoying some horse time! I wanted to share with you all some of the variety training that has helped my own horsemanship of late.  Circles can get pretty boring after a while.. for both horses and riders alike.  Over the last few years I’ve challenged myself to find new ways to interact and connect with my horses and its forced me way outside my comfort zone. 

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Justin Colquhoun

Get some routine

If you want to get the most out of working with your horse, try creating some consistent routines.  I find when

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Justin Colquhoun

How do I get my horse to slow down, relax and lower its head?

I get asked this question regularly both through my EH member community and at my clinics all around the world and it’s a very common challenge people face when training their horse at home. One simple training technique I get my students to try and overcome this issue is the serpentine. The serpentine in my training program is an exercise that redirects your horses energy and starts the process of allowing your horse to travel in a collected frame.

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Justin Colquhoun

Why Horses?

Why are humans so fascinated with horses?  What is it about horses that intrigue humans?  Why are some people completely

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Justin Colquhoun

When to Release

I think one of the greatest skills to master when working with horses is finding the precise moment to release. 

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FEAR around horses

Today I want to discuss an important topic with you that I experience regularly, whilst educating people with horses.  And that topic

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Justin Colquhoun

Presence

G’day Team, I wanted to share a blog post with you all about ‘Presence’ when working with horses.  This is

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Justin Colquhoun

Lateral Flexion

Have you ever seen a horse in the paddock bend in half to scratch its hip? Its important to remember

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Justin Colquhoun

Rapport vs Respect

I’ve challenged myself recently with the thought that I want to achieve more Rapport than Respect with horses.. This couldn’t

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