Phone Kate  + 61 (0)458 298 338


TJ's Seeing Things

Kate Fenner - Sunday, December 01, 2013

Click on the photo above to watch the video.

Today TJ and I worked mostly on his right side.

He wants to turn and face me when I am on his right hand side. By doing this he puts me into his binocular visual field and this is the only place he has depth of field so he can see how close or far away I am.

The diagram below shows the horse's visual field:

Copyright © 2006, Susan McDonald

As my hand reaches up to touch his rump on either side it goes into his marginal field of vision which prompts him to move, both his head towards me and his hindquarters away, in order to get a better view of what I am doing.

The video shows he is slowly learning that it is alright if I go into his marginal areas from time to time but there is still a lot of work to do.

TJ had a great day. He learned a lot of different things and is really starting to 'think' first and react second.

Post has no comments.
Post a Comment

Captcha Image

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.


Free Training Videos

Sign up for the newsletter: 

Captcha Image



    Kandoo Equine - Performance Through Practical Horsemanship

    Kandoo Equine 

    753 Tiyces Lane, Towrang 

    Goulburn, NSW, 2580


    Ph: +61 (0)458 298 338

    Get Directions