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Natural aids – how we communicate with our horses – Horse Tips for Writers

Aids? You may wonder why you might need aids to ride a horse, natural or artificial, but believe me, you do. Aids are the umbrella term for the methods we use to communicate our desires to a horse. They are split into two categories: Natural aids Legs Hands Seat / body weight Voice Artificial aids […]

3 ways riders communicate with horses – Horse Tips for Writers

Rider communication with horses If your horses are in a fantasy world, try telepathy. For those of us stuck in mundanity, ways to communicate wishes/instructions to a horse come broadly under 3 categories: Natural aids (no, not the marital type!). These consist of a rider’s hands, legs/feet, and weight. Voice Artificial aids – whips, spurs, gadgets.   Natural aids can […]