The Importance Of Habit And Repetition During Horse Training

Written by Andy Curry


Picture this.

You're out feeding your horse. You're petting her, talking to her, and admiring how beautiful she is.

Suddenly, you getrepparttar urge to get on her and go for a ride. The only thing is, you don't feel like gettingrepparttar 125763 saddle and bridle - so you just jump on...bareback.

Now you're sitting on her. Her head is high, her ears are twitching, and she's wondering what's going on.

It's boring just sitting on her. You want her to move. So you boot her forward.

She moves. You're delighted. Suddenly, she starts going faster and faster until she's in a full gallop.

The fence posts go whizzing by. Your white knuckle hands have a death grip on her mane. In your raging fear you see a turn coming up and you're wondering whether your horse will take a sharp right or go straight.

In a flash you prepare for her to take a right so you won't be thrown torepparttar 125764 ground. Thank goodness you did because she took a sharp right. In fact, it felt like she turned ninety degrees.

What I didn't tell you is this whole time you've been yelling "Whoooaaaaa!!!"

No matter how many times you yelled "whoa" your horse didn't stop. It was like she never knewrepparttar 125765 command - she simply kept moving despite what you said. And allrepparttar 125766 while, all you could picture in your head was your life in danger.

Hopefully, this will NEVER happen to you. It's a sick feeling being on a horse you can't control andrepparttar 125767 fence posts whiz by you while you quickly and silently rehearse your own funeral in your head.

This scenario actually happened to a friend of mine. She had help training her horse and did a decent job except for something very important. She didn't teachrepparttar 125768 "whoa" lesson thoroughly enough.

Dogs are Heroes

Written by Rex Ryan


Heroism and courage are probablyrepparttar most profound traits that endear dogs so deeply intorepparttar 125762 hearts and minds of mankind. Every day, humans all overrepparttar 125763 world are rescued by heroic dogs, often at great risk torepparttar 125764 dogís life. No other animal demonstrates this type of courage and devotion. The eagerness some dogs show to selflessly put their masterís safety above their own is a unique inter-species relationship found only between man and dog. Consideringrepparttar 125765 countless daily examples of dogs saving their masterís lives, itís no wonder that mankind feels so grateful for this unique relationship.

Nobody knows how many lives were saved by dogs inrepparttar 125766 massive Tsunami of December 2004. But 7-year old Dinakaran of Chinnalapet, India knows that he would not be here today were it not forrepparttar 125767 heroism of his dog, Selvakumar. Recognizing that Dinakaran was unable to escaperepparttar 125768 waves, his small yellow dog grabbed him byrepparttar 125769 collar of his shirt and dragged him to safety. Dinakaranís mother thought her son was lost until she found him rescued byrepparttar 125770 family pet.

In early December, 16-year old Robert Bainbridge lay unconscious inrepparttar 125771 chilly England air after being beaten by a gang of thugs. His loyal dog Tyson found him, and cuddled up next to him Ė refusing to leave his side. A search party including a helicopter looked forrepparttar 125772 missing teenager. Robert was eventually found by his Dad, after his dog Tyson heardrepparttar 125773 fatherís voice calling from a car, and led him torepparttar 125774 unconscious boy. Tyson cuddled byrepparttar 125775 unconscious boyís side for five hours, keeping him warm. Abandoned as a puppy, Tyson is now a hero torepparttar 125776 Bainbridge family. According torepparttar 125777 doctors, Robert would not have survived if he had been left on his own, and without Tysonís body heat.

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