‘The relationship path where horses and humans find their calm’. Relationship focused horsemanship between human and horse through their interactions and connections.
ChilMan Equine horses or own horse. Ground work and basic riding lessons.
🙏NEW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 🙏🙏🐎🐎
This coming Wednesday 2nd March is new volunteer Orientation and Induction day. If you feel you would like to potentially volunteer with us, and find out more about our organization and what we do, then we look forward to seeing you. No need to register just come along at 1pm for a couple of hours. More information can be found on our website
Please note: if rain produces more flash floods this event may have to be cancelled
Feeding 19 horses in this beautiful weather is so much fun. Just as well I love them.
Dakota and Bailey just before the rain came in yesterday. #dakotaandbailey
Zane and Seb.
Sometimes we can be paralyzed with fear of making mistakes. We worry about ruining the horse, so we do too little, or nothing at all.
I’m far from perfect, and have certainly made many many mistakes with horses. What I’ve found is that horses love feeling guidance and certainty from a person, and very much dislike feeling wishy washy guidance.
I had an art teacher in college who would come around, watching all of us anxiously staring at a blank page, and he would say- “when you don’t know what to do, do something.”
You’re bound to make mistakes. Don’t be afraid to make them: learning is messy.
If you’re feeling like you don’t know anything right now, consider that you may know a lot, you are just far more teachable and open to change. If you think everyone has it together, remember those who think they know it all often are not open to receiving contrary information. You being open makes you teachable, and though you are likely very uncomfortable, consider that you are in a perfect state to learn.
Photos from Murdoch Method LLC's post
Dudey enjoying cuddles with Jade. After nearly 3 months of no riding and Jade comes back with a great position in the saddle. Well done Jade! #dudeandjade
Of course these hippos go swimming in the dam when they have freshly washed rugs #tigerlily #dude
Chilly update! 2 months post Kissing Spine surgery. Physio assessed and treated him last week and his pain levels certainly are significantly reduced. Just a bit of soreness in his glutes. He is changing shape and is generally looking a lot softer. We have been doing physio exercises for 1 week and we can already see his body shape changing.
Photo was taken yesterday our daily work.
#OTTB #chilly #kissingspinesurgery
Doesn't matter how big you are. It all comes down to confidence, consistency, timing and clear communication. #dakotaandsophie
Malcolm and Lisa swapped horses on Sunday at Nambour Jump club. It was Lisa and Tigerlily's first time participating so the swap was to help Lisa get some confidence on an experienced jumper and for Tigerlily to get the same from an experienced jumping rider.
They had a blast and will be back on their own horses next time around!
Photos by ozshots
Photos from ChilMan Equine's post
Max and Dallas doing super in their lessons on the 'T' horses together this week. #tiaandmax #taoanddallas
Today's Wise Words come from Grand Prix rider Nancy Lavoie👏
"The rider may have to influence the horse in a positive way more often to avoid the negative aid with commands such as, 'Do this, go here, slow down, bend there,'" says Lavoie. "When the true meaning of the aids is mentally and physically understood by the horse, he will perform better."
To create throughness with correct bend when your horse is crooked...
Imagine your crooked horse as a kinked hose. You need to straighten him to get the kinks out and get the water (his energy) flowing. Then you can bend him correctly.—Annie Morris
Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz
Welcome back to all our students.
We start back in sessions tomorrow, Monday 17th January.
We are asking if you or anyone in your family is unwell to please cancel your session. We would appreciate if you can give as much notice as possible as we have a wait list and spaces can be filled only if we receive enough notice. However, we do understand that illness can strike at anytime.
Also note, all cancellations need to be done by text to 0400 845 844.
We appreciate your understanding.
Go Tigerlily. We have another keen jumper in our herd.
Now they are really flying. 1.07m today. Woohoo! Legends.
What we do in our lesson break. Part 2.
What we do in our lesson break
Friends 😍 #Dakotaandtao
Next stage of our facilities complete. Roundyard set up. Driveway and parking with drainage and road-base. Around the tackshed rolled with road-base.
Next stage will be tie up rails, water tank feed yards, and hose down area. Power is on the long list as well.
Photos from NH Equestrian's post
Malcolm and Zane gate crashed Tao and Lisa's lesson this morning. Probably one of the factors that put a spark in Tao's step.
Time to switch it up. Been awhile since these have had a lesson. #taoandlisa
Well that is wrap for 2021. Thank you to all our wonderful students for your support. We look forward to seeing you all back in 2022.
Have a super merry Xmas!
Ethan had a lot of fun with Zane yesterday.
Dudey looking after Seb again this week.
Beautiful Jess with Tia today.
Super session for Max and Dakota today.
Jordan and Tia in this mornings lesson.