Портит ли табун лошадей?

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Hello everyone! My name is Darya, and here at my channel I speak about my horses, my work with them and about different things related to horses. Today we’re going on speaking about a herd and I’d like to discuss a question that’s been suggested right today in the comments to our previous video. The question is – do you think the acquaintance of a horse with a herd
and walking whithin a herd will influence the relations between a horse and people? That is, whether its character gets worse, whether it stops respecting people because
it has started respecting its fellow horses, who are higher in the hierarchy of the herd. To put it differently, whether the life with a herd is bad for a horse and especially its relations to people. And today I’d like to discuss exactly this topic because I got the answer to this question quite long ago, when we had only just started our relations with horses and when we had
more than one or two of them. And as we grew foals in that herd, which was small at that time, we understood it was
the biggest advantage in keeping horses and growing foals in a herd because foals had a chance to observe how their mothers or older mares or mature stallions in that herd treat people, and it’s enough to have one such horse, which is the eldest. A person takes this horse from the herd, leads it, puts harness or a saddle on it, works on it, and the other horses, watching it, start treating a person as a creature which is more important than the leader-horse of their herd. Interestingly, the foals brought up in a herd which have the example of that horse, the eldest one, which respects people, bears the harness well,
lets people catch it, works well and the foals see it, and they grow up getting used to this, so
by the time they are ready to work, they treat mounting calmly and easily and
don’t mind anything people do to them, having such an example in front of them. Someone may say: “You are making it up! Animals cannot make associations!” But our experience has shown that they can. You can believe it or not, agree with it or not, you can check it – you have every right for that. but I’m speaking about our experience and about
how everything went here at our place. And it was just like this. Right thhis day I’ve had a very interesting example. We’ve come back from a ride on a mare, which has a foal, and this foal is still very young. So, we came back, I was dismounting that horse, and tha foal was standing beside it, and I put a foot on it (one of my feet was in a stirrup,) (the other one was on the foal), and the foal
had no reaction to this, that is it treated this like a natural thing – before that
people scratched it, put something on it: a saddle blanket, and now a foot for a short time. The person is higher than a foal, a person was sitting on its mother at that moment, so the foal didn’t mind at all. A foal having such an exaple since its birth becomes a horse which is ready for mounting and to the fact that a person may become higher.
And this moment is really important. That is why wild horses which have never seen a person above themselves treat any people’s attempts to mount them or a horse near them as an attack. Here, to the contrary, it’s treated
as if it’s a natural and usual thing, which is just a part of their world. Right now we’re going to walk within the herd, to communicate with horses a little, and to see how adequate they are, how well they accept people in their herd, who comes and tries to interact, asks to yield, or communicates with horses, and how it all happens. Let’s go! Here is the studhorse next to me. It is a stallion which goes with a group of mares and foals. Now I’ll try to come up to it and to scratch it. I don’t know what kind of mood he is in today. Yashka, hi! Come here, I’ll scratch you. In general, it’s a very sociable guy, it likes different scratching very much, it likes people’s attention and it communicates with pleasure, though it isn’t mounted at present, it only knows the harness, but
it is growing, it is just 2 years old, and it is still too young for mounting, but it is quite ready for different kinds of interactions with people. Now I’ll ask it to back, to yield to me: “Go back!” “Go back!” Here it is doing it. Though, it likes being scratched. And despite the mares are nearby (they are just here) (behind the bush), it communicates with people, it is absolutely not agressive and it interacts with great pleasure. Right now we have come to foals and young horses. The foals, as you can see, are
quite ready to communicate, because very often I come up and scratch and take, for example, older horses, they see it, they want to communicate, too, so they don’t run away anywhere. In general, we haven’t started
to put harness on the foals yet, but they communicate with pleasure,
they go with pleasure to contact people, they are interested in it. Now the horse has come up to the operator. When people are within a herd, they set their own rules, their special priorities for example, some horse wants
to communicate, but a person doesn’t, they can push that horse a bit away from them.
The same way as other horses do it. Here someone is coming up to us,
and we are pushing it away from us! Yes! pushing it away from us! pushing it away from us! We don’t want anybody step on us! Yes! And if someone gets too impertinent it happens like this! It hasn’t expected that! Actually, it’s what other horses
in a herd do in a similar situation, and the foal hasn’t gor frightened, it hasn’t run away anywhere. Now I let her do it, and it comes closer. Now I’m scratching it, and it says: “Oh, cool! Great!” Still it is not so impertinent any more
and it doesn’t try to step on me. You, too, come to scratch! Would you like to scratch? Here! So what are we talking about? About the fact that the life in a herd
doesn’t make horses worse, it doesn’t change the attitude of horses towards people. Horses have the same attitude to people, if people don’t change their attitude to horses. For example, if people come
into a herd and set their rules for horses, then horses take these rules for granted. But if people change their attitude to a horse in a herd, like, they have come, and horses come up
to them in an impertinent way, and people get frightened and
walk back, so horses start attacking and think they are dominant
on this territory of their herd, but people have just come as stray animals. But if people consider that they
are the dominant ones here, they go through horses, and horses walk away, then of courses horses will not change any of their attitudes towards people to any lower attitude or a less respectful attitude. I’m chasing the small one away from me. Now it has gone away. Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Though this foal is very impertinent
and wants to climb on everybody’s lap. The same thing can be done to mature horses. Even if you have come into a herd,
you must be the main one there. That’s what we are talking about, about the fact that people must always, no matter
how many horses they have – one, two, three, five, ten, a herd, when
they come into a herd or take a horse out of a herd, people
must always feel their dominance, people must be the ones setting the rules. But never ever obey what horses want people to do and never become an animal which is lower
in hierarchy than a group of horses. Then you’ll be “happy, healthy and wise”,
as the saying goes. Everything will be all right for you. That’s what we’ve talked about today. I’ve tried to answer this question, to reason a bit and to share a little of our past experience. That’s it. Best of luck to you! Watch our channel. Subscribe. Like our videos. Write comments. Goodbye!

 

21 Responses

  1. anna. Tv

    August 14, 2017 9:03 am

    Заходит на мой канал плиз будь няшкой подпешись на мой канал я поспорила что за день я наберу 50 подписчиков плиз плиз

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  2. Вадим Дорошев

    August 14, 2017 10:20 am

    Приятно посмотреть на спокойных и уравновешенных лошадей. В добавок к ролику хочу сказать что дело не в том где находится лошадь. Дело в её АДЕКВАТНОСТИ! Лошади как и все живые существа имеют свой характер. Воспитание воспитанием, дрессировка дрессировкой, а характер характером. И изменить здесь ничего к сожелению нельзя. Не один раз на себе убеждался. Вплоть до проломленного моего черепа задним копытом Орловского Рысака. Поэтому народ, держите только адекватных коней. Чтоб на него можно было расчитывать в любой ситуации. Особенно это касаетса рабочих коней.

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  3. For Schleich

    August 14, 2017 10:22 am

    ДАРЬЯ! УМОЛЯЮ ВАС! ПОМОГИТЕ УМОЛЯЮ! НАША ЛОШАДКА ОТКОЛОЛА КУСОК КОПЫТА ОБ КОРМУШКУ. ПОМОГИТЕ! ЧТО ДЕЛАТЬ?! СТРАШНО ЛИ ЭТО?

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  4. AceHard750mm

    August 14, 2017 7:26 pm

    Уважаемая Дарья, можно задать вам ряд вопросов (в личку или на почту)?

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  5. Zalina Khudayarova

    August 14, 2017 7:51 pm

    На заднем фоне темненький жеребёнок так чесался, хохота)когда Вы чесали рыжего

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  6. ТО Friendly TV

    August 15, 2017 10:48 am

    Как вы считаете правильно отпускать жеребят на прогулку в раннем возрасте?

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  7. ТО Friendly TV

    August 15, 2017 10:51 am

    И моему каналу" Олег Данилов"сегодня 3 года и от меня и от лица канала поздравляю с днём рождения.

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  8. пран кер

    August 16, 2017 7:03 am

    здрасьте дарья зделайте пожалуста видео отом к чему приручать уже большого и купленого жеребца

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  9. Анюта Рудная

    August 16, 2017 7:13 am

    Доброе утро! Диана, подскажите пожалуйста, лошадь с трудом опирается на переднюю ногу, в области пясти припухлость какую ей помощь оказать?

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  10. Renata Kazlauskiene

    August 18, 2017 7:02 pm

    Вы очень классные . Вот когда я выросту тоже хочу завести лошадей

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  11. Sweat Peach

    July 29, 2018 8:09 am

    Очень хотелось бы увидеть процесс знакомства с уздечкой и заездки Яшки, если, конечно, планируете это делать.
    Вроде бы возраст уже позволяет:)
    Спасибо

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  12. Елизавета Клепикова

    October 30, 2019 6:45 pm

    А я вот раньше лошадей не боялась,но опасалась,а когда последний раз у конюха была видела как на него скрысился его же конь и чуть не укусил,стала бояться.Но у нас здесь без вариантов,увы больше общаться с этими животными негде, придется бороться со страхами изучая психологию лошадей с Вашей помощью!

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