TEACHING MY YOUNG HORSE TO LAY DOWN (Turn on subtitles!)

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You see Rede in the back, already showing signs of laying down. I am showing the same behaviour, making myself small and pointing to the ground as a cue. Flip is such a superstar, laying flat – completely surrendering to the exercise, making Rede even more confident. Hear me repeat the word ‘down… down… down…’ Important here is to IGNORE her, just keep talking. As soon as she lands, my voice goes up in pitch. I do give her treats, but limited. I scratch her everywhere to make her comfortable. (Flip is sleeping hihi, he knows the drill) I keep the treats pinched in between my fingers so it takes her longer to get them. It’s more distraction if needed. I combine things she already knows with her new exercise to make her more at ease. I keep talking, sharing my happy emotions with her. I cuddle her from different positions to make that normal. Her move here was so good! She got comfortable again, so I rewarded that. Flip waiting patiently, napping, but always alert. Again, standing up and making her comfortable with my new position. I said “zit” which means ‘sit up’, just to try. As you see, no response ofcourse, to soon. You can tell she is really searching for my happy talking again, offering the ‘smiling’. by working with Flip while Rede is with us, she learns the cue’s and feels part of the session. Rede was pawing there, scraping the sand, saying ‘ok what can I do now?!’ In horse-training, give the example! I layed down… used a treat to stretch her a bit further back, and WOW! I allow her to come back up when she wants to. Again, maaaaabye she will sit and I am quick enough. not reaaaally rewarding, I praise with my voice; sitting will come one day!

 

44 Responses

  1. Nina Zora

    February 28, 2019 4:20 pm

    Flip is so cute! <3 He tries to get some attention but he is always very gentle and respectful. Love your work! Well done!

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  2. Regina

    February 28, 2019 5:03 pm

    Geweldig๐Ÿ˜ Ook hoe Flip zo netjes alles doet en braaf op zijn beloning wacht! Onwijs mooi om jullie samen zien te werken ๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Amber

    February 28, 2019 6:04 pm

    Wauw Eva! Ik heb zoveel respect voor jou! Hoe je met je paarden omgaat, je ziet dat ze het ook super leuk vinden om met jou te zijn!โค๏ธ

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  4. Carmen Wessels

    February 28, 2019 6:52 pm

    Wat een leuke video! Echt geweldig de manier hoe je met ze omgaat! 1000x belonen! Geweldig! Flip deed het voorbeeld heel stoer voor!๐Ÿคฉ

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  5. Katharina jaja

    February 28, 2019 9:03 pm

    This is amazing! So beautiful to see how you train your young horse. Without any pressure or force, just with patience and this great teacher Flip! Love to see that!

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  6. healingsprings11

    February 28, 2019 10:35 pm

    Eva you an affinity with horses. Endearing to listen to you and watch the process of kind teaching and bonding. Very kool !

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  7. Payton Eaker

    March 1, 2019 5:24 am

    I just love how she uses reward and ignore the rest others donโ€™t reward the good and then use anger when the animal isnโ€™t sure what to do

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  8. JoysFavoriteThings

    March 1, 2019 2:23 pm

    2019-03-01, Eva, first, I really like your videos. Second, have you ever watched any Klaus Hempfling videos?

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  9. MarietjeMaijka

    March 2, 2019 9:23 am

    Wauw zo mooi om te zien dit! De ontspanning en het vertrouwen straalt er gewoon vanaf!

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  10. Trish van der Kroon

    March 2, 2019 10:00 pm

    1:30 Flip is hier zwaar deprisief omdat hij ff geen snoepje/aandacht meer krijgt!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

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  11. L Wilson Carlisle

    October 2, 2019 5:41 pm

    Love how you use your voice especially and your body to help Rede. Thank you for the tips on
    training this way, very inspiring, happy. Flip is so smart. Love him!

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