4 comments on “French horses, American horses. La Difference.

  1. Ah, just a few more things to add to the list of things to train with – so they aren’t an issue in the show ring – dogs and kids, and people playing catch! Whoo-Hoo!

  2. Thanks for sharing this. It sounds so much more fun with a little chaos thrown in. Sounds more like three day eventing. Dogs and spectators all over the place on the cross country course, and yet rarely is there an accident and everyone seems to enjoy themselves.

  3. Way to get to the heart of the matter Terri !! The support for our sport would greaten if the short people and animals were allowed to enter these places in the world. The horses would behave better if we didn’t try to isolate them from every “scary” thing.

  4. I love it! I’m a serious believer in desensitizing all horses to just about anything. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked not to click so loudly (or not shoot at all) when photographing a dressage show here in the US. After landing in the ER trauma unit with head injuries several years ago after my horse ran me over trying to get away from a scary “noise”, I spent the next 2+ years ground training and filling the barn with every scary object I could find. He now makes me proud at events/shows as the most unflappable of the horses. Wonderful post Terri! I miss seeing you out here, but love reading you blog.

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