ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Horse is for Everyone When Handled Correctly

Updated on April 15, 2016

A Horse For Everyone

The majority of people love horses, not everyone, people I know or people I just frequent with are all fascinated with horses to some degree. I have been fascinated with Horses all my life, they have the ability to comfort you when you are feeling down, yet, keep your feet firmly on the ground. It doesn't matter what you do with your horse, if you're a hobby rider, have a horse as a pet in the field or stable. Or if you are a competitor in any one of the many various equine disciplines horses are still unique. For such a large powerful animal horses are extremely soft, sweet and kind natured. Given respect, they will then respect you back, be faithful and truly rewarding.


Never be complacent around a horse always give them the respect they need, and deserve, try your best not to show them that you are nervous, or anxious as they can sense your inner most feelings straight away. They can feel your anxiety especially when ridden, they sense the tension through the reins into the bridle, they can even feel your nerves by the way you position your lower legs. If you change your leg position by moving them slightly further back behind the girth, then that's a signal to the horse and they will react negatively. Handling horses is all about you being confident when around them, keeping it simple never complicate the issue, as far as the horse is concerned they take whatever signals you project onto them. So it's important that everything you do with the horse exudes confidence. From feeding on the field to mucking out the stable to grooming loading your horse onto a trailer or wagon, leading out and riding. However, riding is the singular most important discipline you should show your confidence as the horse will feel every minute movement or twitch of nervousness that you make and that will react negatively to the horse.


Never pressurise the situation if at all avoidable, never show your nerves, always hoodwink your horse to get your way, this is much better than ending up fighting with a half-ton animal. Believe me, if you fight with a horse you will surely lose and as a result, you will be moving backwards, and lose all your confidence. This is true whatever standard you are at, from a complete novice through to an experienced horseman/woman. Always remember a horse will do exactly what it is told by you if treated correctly, with a kind, but firm hand then you will see just how obedient and good friend a horse can be. It will be loyal obedient, do as it is told without you having to lift a finger in anger towards it, be it a gelding or a mare. If you are thinking of getting a horse for yourself even though you only have a little experience, or even no experience at all, never be scared of taking a horse on. It is easier than what most people expect, especially if planned out, and you research it thoroughly in books, or better still on the internet. A small parcel of land of approximately 1 to 2 acres with good tree shelter, fertile with water and a good growth of grass, then you are on your way and you'll never look back. As once you have owned a horse you will never want to be without one ever again. It will become part of your family, you'll hate watching horses get injured or abused, you will protect them with your life if need be, that is the bond and trust shared between man and horse.


Getting Your Very own Horse

So why not get yourself a horse it will be the best thing you have ever done, and if you should decide to start riding as well, then that will be one of the most rewarding things you will have achieved. Nothing comes close to galloping along the beach in sun, wind and rain. However, there are a host of different Equestrian Disciplines to which you can get involved, from showjumping to eventing, dressage to endurance riding, even horse racing if you are of the right build. The list goes on, but the main thing always enjoy your horse whatever discipline you decide to follow give yourself and your horse the best possible chance at success, all it takes is time and patience. Though you will need help and advice to start with, always listen to your own instincts and those of your horse. Both of you will have created a bond together and will have become friends, and remember the bond can sometimes be extremely strong, so listen to yourself it will help.


When you are feeling down the best pick me up is going out on your horse for a long hack, to feel your horse and the warmth from its body comforts you, and you will feel relaxed. It clears the mind and it will get you back into positive thinking and, it has worked for me on numerous occasions. Research, before taking the plunge, but once you have taken that plunge you will never look back and horses will be part of your life forever. Horses have been one of my biggest passions in life so I'll be writing more on horses here in future, and hopefully I can help others to get into the equine world. There is nothing quite like owning your own horse, the smell the touch of a horse is like no other, if it's out on the field, or being stabled. In the middle of summer or in the middle of winter a horse is simply magical, so here's hoping that more people around the world will get into horses and get as much enjoyment out of them as I have.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)