Harmony is an off-the-track thoroughbred we rescued from Camden sales – she didn’t load then, came home on a truck. Since then we’ve done plenty of groundwork and, of course, plenty of clicker training.
We’ve now sold her but she’s remained on our property and we just love having the chance to still work with her.
Relaxed Horsemanship and Dragonfly Park have ceased the business relationship with Sarah Cushenberry and her Blue Kangaroo Stud. The stallion PIK Your Destiny remained with Dragonfly Park for a few months over winter and, although in ‘winter paddock condition’, was sold back to his breeder. We are no longer associated in any way with Blue Kangaroo Stud or PIK Performance in Kolour Stud.
We will continue to offer positive-reinforcement training, agility training, host clinics and provide specialist equine training. Our breeding plans are being reassessed but will likely continue in 2014.
So recently I have had a few comments made such as ‘Natural horsemanship and clicker training are stupid…’ ‘not necassary to use treats..’ ‘everyone should just use traditional methods of training…’ etc….. well…. I disagree!
Now I am not saying that the people who have made such comments are doing wrong by their horses for not using natural horsemanship methods, that is not my point, what I am trying to convey is that there are methods which work and have been used for many years as well as methods that have been used for many years that are questionable, but then there are also more modern methods which also work and quite often work better. Continue reading →
so few people actually really understand the true skill it takes to become a rider. So many think that we do just sit there. They don’t realize that equestrian sports are the most dangerous in the world. They don’t realize how one mistake could affect your entire life. My friend wanted to ride one of my horses and she said, “I doubt a fall would even hurt, I fell that off a table once and that didn’t hurt.” If someone tells you that, tell them to sit on top of the car while it goes 30 mph and jump off see if that hurts.