Kate Fenner

Why Does My Horse… Spook?

Why Does My Horse… Spook?

Why does my horse spook? Most of us have been on, or at least seen, a horse spooking (some call it shying), and many of us have experience with horses that can have massive spooks, spin around and run away. Others, whose behaviour may not be as exaggerated, can seem...

Is your horse normal? Now there’s an app for that

Is your horse normal? Now there’s an app for that

Since ancient times, horse behaviour, and the bond between horses and humans, has been a source of intrigue and fascination. The horse-lore that has accumulated over the centuries is a rich mix of both useful practice (approaching horses from their left side, making...

Why Does My Horse… Rear?

Why Does My Horse… Rear?

Why Does My Horse Rear? If you have a horse that rears, you will know that it is very dangerous behaviour and, as such, it is important to know why your horse rears, how your horse learned the behaviour and what you can do about it to prevent it from happening in the...

8 Reasons to Train Your Own Horse

8 Reasons to Train Your Own Horse

Have you ever looked at your trainer riding your horse and wondered ‘why can’t I do that’? Or wanted your horse to do something, such as load on to a trailer, only to have to get someone else to help you out? If the answer is yes, the problem may be the fact that you...

Giving Back to Horses

Giving Back to Horses

Giving back to horses. Horses have been my life for half a century. They have given me so much over those years, it is impossible to calculate, and I could never imagine a life without horses. In my professional work as a trainer, I am always looking for better ways...

Starting Romeo Part 8: Mounting

Starting Romeo Part 8: Mounting

In this exclusive training series, Kate Fenner from Kandoo Equine is taking  us deep into the essential foundation lessons for any horse. Whether your horse is un-started or already going under saddle, but you feel these are areas that need a little work, you’re in...

Starting Romeo Part 7: Saddle Up!

Starting Romeo Part 7: Saddle Up!

Saddle up! Whether your horse is un-started or already going under saddle, but you feel these are areas that need a little work, you’re in the right place. In this exclusive training series, Kate Fenner from Kandoo Equine is taking  us deep into the essential...

Starting Romeo Part 6: Long-reining

Starting Romeo Part 6: Long-reining

Long-reining. In this exclusive training series, Kate Fenner from Kandoo Equine is taking  us deep into the essential foundation lessons for any horse. In the last five months of articles on this series, Romeo has learned basic handling (including haltering, grooming,...

Starting Romeo Part 5: First Girth

Starting Romeo Part 5: First Girth

First Girth. In this exclusive training series, Kate Fenner from Kandoo Equine is taking  you deep into the essential foundation lessons for any horse.  If you missed Parts 1-4, you can catch up on www.horsesandpeople.com.au or via the following links:  Part 1 Part 2...

The Confident Horse

The Confident Horse

The confident horse. We talk a lot about confident riders, about losing our own confidence with horses and about strategies to re-gain confidence, but what about the horse’s confidence? Surely that’s just as important. After all, our horse is the other half of the...

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