When it comes to horse training , staff and myself at cape tribulation horse rides are the main trainers .
For a horse riding establishment such as ours , the horses have to calm and relaxed for their riders .
Horse training starts the moment they get here of the truck , the introduction to the paddock is important .
Having above 18 horses there is a major importance in the animals not being put in a situation of being hurt .
As part of the horse training , we are watching for whom they make friends with and who not .
Once we have this under control , its time for the join up in the round yard , and education .
I personally love the Monty Roberts join up process and the way horses respond to your body language .
Many years back , i was given videos on horse training of Monty doing his work on young horses .
His importance on taking the time to do it right by the horse and to gain its full trust .
Asking instead of telling certainly made sense to me and that was what i was looking for in horse training .
I still remember Thor a grey ex race horse coming to the horse rides , no one wanted to ride him .
Staff would take a ride with him and then flatly refuse to get back on him .
I started with the Monty Roberts style of horse horsemanship and within a couple of weeks we had success .
Thor became a very different animal through the horse training i was showing him and his rewards .
Food was a big component as is with a lot of animals but he i had a bond like no other horse ever .
I could put the smallest of kids on that he was by my side always .