7 Ways to bond with your horse

27 September 2019

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When you get a new horse, you want it to naturally have a loving bond with you. Horses are loyal and thoughtful animals so trying to bond with a horse is the right step. Horses that have moved around won’t automatically fall in love with you nor have a strong bond. You must be patient with a new horse because they are in a new environment that they are not used to.

Here are a few ways to bond with your horse:

 

  1. It can be hard to work a full time job and find the time to look after a horse. It is important that you don’t just show up for riding time. To create an amazing bond you must try to visit more often. You can take the horse for some grazing, scratching their bellies or necks or just relaxing with them to ensure a solid bond.
  2. There might be horse people out there that don’t believe in feeding treats for the horse but horses are there for pleasure. It is always lovely to see horses enjoy their treats. You must ensure that you feed the treats safely.
  3. When trying to create a bond, you should be firm, fair and consistent. You must be firm in your leadership. You must communicate clearly and concisely regarding your horse’s behaviour.
  4. You need to understand your horse’s body language. By changing your body language, you will communicate better with the horse and create a closer bond.
  5. Horse’s allogroom a lot and it is common behaviour seen in horses. This is when two horses nibble each other’s crest and back, this is also known as mutual grooming. If you want a deeper bond with your horse, grooming is the way forward. The horse will like it when you start to brush the areas that can’t be reached such as chest, belly and between the legs.
  6. Just like humans, shared experiences between horses and humans can bring them closer together. This is explains the close bond between a young man and his horse in the War Horse show. They had a lot of time together understanding each other, they would train and ride together. The bond between a horse and their owner/keeper is mutual respect, once it is established you and the horse will share an amazing experience together.
  7. To create an everlasting bond you must respect that your horse is a horse. You must not compare then to a human or a big dog. Even though the horse will enjoy being by your side, it will also enjoy the company of other horses. Horses are simple animals, they don’t care about how they look or whether they are colour coordinated. They mostly care about whether they have shelter from extreme weather, good pasture, water, companionship and leadership form someone that they trust.

If you love horses, you should get down to the War Horse London theatre, we are showing an award winning play that will give you a warm feeling. War Horse London tickets are reasonably priced so all the family can go.

Are you a horse rider? Want to see horses in theatre? Come and join us, watch War Horse in our London theatre - a moving and imaginative drama show. Book your tickets now!