Welcome to IRISH HORSEMANSHIP 2013.
A very inspiring article everyone who works with a horse should read about Ray Hunt. ‘You’ve got to give something you never gave to get something you never had.’ Read the full article.
BREAKING NEWS!!!!! The summer clinic schedule is out. The bad news is they all seem to be in the UK, but the GREAT NEWS is who is coming!! The legends that are Steve ‘GENIUS’ Halfpenny, MARTIN BLACK (I saw his son ride a young horse for the first time last year in Vegas, and it was one of the most beautiful pieces of riding I have ever seen in my life), Amanda Barton (student teacher with the wonderful MARK RASHID) and potentially maybe KATHLEEN LINDLEY will all be teaching in the UK this summer. If you can organise it at all, spectating at one of these clinics will literally blow your mind. It is how horse riding and horsemanship should be taught. How to get these? Ryanair.com. Hope to see you there!
|Welcome to Irish Horsemanship.
Irish Natural Horsemanship was founded in early 2004 to establish a community of people in Ireland who would like to learn more about training horses of all types, ages and disciplines.
In this video, Steve Halfpenny works with a pony who is going to be put down if he can’t be caught. Brilliant video, Steve’s timing & feel is beautiful to watch. You can buy the video for approx. €10 here.
If you have a smartphone you can also download our horsemanship apps here.
Here are two videos by the straight talking and out of the world horseman Buck Brannaman. I had the pleasure of watching him teach last year, and HOLY COW watching that guy ride would take your breath away. If you haven’t seen his movie, get it today for about £8 (even non-horsey people will enjoy it) and he’s also got a series of 7 DVDs from his clinics available now, my set are in the post somewhere over the Irish Sea.
I’ve got a few clinic reports written up at this stage, and I really think the info in them is so useful for anyone with horses. Download them for free, get a cup of tea & a digestive & enjoy!
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress,
you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
|Welcome to Irish Natural Horsemanship 2013
Irish Natural Horsemanship was founded in early 2004 to establish a community of people in Ireland who would like to learn more about training horses of all types, ages and disciplines. We now offer clinics and getogethers of various types including treks and mini-camps in Ireland with leading national and international trainers, and maintain a register of approved horse trainers based around the country. Our trainers have undergone a rigorous assessment procedures, and are talented and experienced natural horse people, available for private lessons and horse training help. We have developed a series of iPhone, iPad and Android apps to help you with your horsemanship at www.greyhorseapps.com. We also have our general forum where you can discuss all aspects of horse training. If you have any questions, need help or advice, drop us an email at any stage. If we can’t help you directly we might know of someone who can.
“Horses aren’t lazy and they’re not greedy and they’re not jealous and they’re not spiteful, they’re not hateful. They’re not that way. But the human can sometimes only describe a horse in the way that they view other human beings.” Buck Brannaman
“There is no way that the horse will ever try to take advantage of you. It’s as honest and as truthful as anything you could ever work with. It has no ego that gets in its way. It has no pride that gets in its way. It doesn’t know what win or lose is. Those are the four things that get in the human’s way. All the horse is trying to do is to survive; it’s trying to make it. So I try to work with it like it was me…………just like I hope it would work with me.” Ray Hunt
“Horses are very sensitive animals. They have the sensitivity to be able to feel the weight of a fly. You folks who have been around horses know that because you put flyspray on them in the summer time……….and yet when you ride them, you ride them like they don’t have any feeling. You ride them with pulleys and cables, chains, wires, tie-downs and martingales. Why?” Ray Hunt
“When you realise how much you can do with so little, your life will change.” Elaine Heney