Anthropomorphism, or attributing human qualities to our horses, can get us into trouble. Problems occur when we try to fit the square peg of horse thinking into the round hole of people thinking. “Make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy.” Ray Hunt | Horse Trainer
What makes a great polo pony?
Partnership: Spending meaningful time with your horse creates a bond that will achieve an even greater performance on the field. 'Without good horses, you are nothing, in polo, it's 70% horse, 30% rider. And I have the best horses.' ~ Adolfo Cambiaso The best polo ponies are responsive, even intuitive, and have a calm disposition that… Continue reading What makes a great polo pony?
Game of Clones Part 2
Polo is sport. It is competitive. To win, you need that competitive edge there is no doubt that Adolfo Cambiaso has found the ultimate competitive edge!
Prisoner Cell Block H-orse
It can be easy to put human needs, human emotions and convenience before the needs of a horse, especially when it comes to stabling. We hear it so often when a horse owner says "I love my horse" but if that is really true, why are horses treated like prisoners for most of their lives?… Continue reading Prisoner Cell Block H-orse
The Original BHP v F1
How the sport of polo would benefit from taking a leaf out of the Formula 1 teams' books, making polo more professional. The Future of Polo as seen by Equine-Empathy.com
How to Train Your Dragon | parallels with horses
A lighthearted look at the parallels of empathetic horsemanship and the animated film, How to Train Your Dragon. Equine-Empathy.com
The value of doing nothing
Utilising how horses learn in the wild to your advantage when your are training, using the adage 'Learning to do less, to get more'...
Strike a pose…
We love the dramatic, simple style of equine photographic artist, Ramón Caseres. Beautiful images of the world's premier polo ponies...
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