A Good Start

It’s lovely to see happy, confident horses getting out and about.

I started this young horse under saddle some time ago and asked his owner to write a few lines about him. Here's what she said:

"Lomond has been going really well lately, he is really starting to improve in everything but especially jumping. This would not of been possible without the hard work Kate Fenner put in while she was starting him. Starting a horse under saddle is the most important stage and without Kate's help Lomond would not be where he is today. I can't thank her enough for all the time and effort she put into Lomond."

There is no doubt that giving your horse the best start is the most important thing you can do. This is what I wrote back to Samantha:

"You've done terribly well with him and the point is 'starting' is just that, a start. The advantage of doing it in an evidence-based and ethical way is that it makes the rest of the training, all of your work, that much easier because the horse isn't always expecting something dreadful around the corner. Well done to you."

I encourage owners to start their own horses if at all possible. I find that it sets both horses and owners up for success in the future.

The Kandoo Club will be opening for memberships again very soon and you will find step-by-step courses for starting and re-starting your horse right here!