Whats Happening or Coming Up: With the end of November and another year upon us all. Temperatures are beginning to climb as we officially enter the Australian summer. Since my last blog there has been a home course here on the family station in Queensland. This was a green horse course, there is also a horsemanship/cow working course planned in mid January as well. Another green horse course will be held in early March at the end of the young horse intake.
U.K.: Next years U.K schedule is available for viewing on the course schedule page. Please contact Tina for more info at [email protected]
Young Horses Modules: The young horse modules are quickly filling up so if you are wanting to send your horse please contact to ensure availability.
New Zealand: In January on the dates of 25, 26 & 27 I have a 3 day horsemanship course in the South Island, again more info is available on the course schedule page. On the 28 I am having a lesson day, please email Scott and Michaela at [email protected] for more info.
More info @: https://www.davidstuart.com.au/courses/
Below are some of the images taken this year of young horses and of my travels from Australia to the U.K. Below is also a horsemanship article on backing, so please scroll down. I hope all enjoy these blog updates and horsemanship articles. I can be contacted via email at [email protected]
Horsemanship: Backing Your Horse:
- A backup has 2 beats and is the diagonal back and front
- The weight distribution is to the hind quarters
- The poll should be the highest point
- You should feel your horse lifting through the withers and starting to round out through his back underneath you.
Some tips to improve your back up:
- If your horse is dragging his or her feet try backing up a hill to encourage your horse to start to pull with the hind end instead of pushing.
- You can also back on a circle if you live in flat country.
- As your horse’s balance and impulsion improves so will your horse’s back up.
- Don’t get to pulling your horse back wait for the feet to come, the weight should change first.