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  • Immagine del redattoreGiulio di Renzo v.Freymann

4 REASONS NOT TO RUSH IN WITH TALENTED HORSES

There's often pressure to capitalize on the horse's natural abilities quickly. High expectations from owners, trainers, or even oneself can lead to rushing the training process, skipping essential steps, or pushing the horse beyond its physical or mental limits.


“Progress in training is rarely linear. There will be setbacks, plateaus, and moments of frustration”


Talented horses may possess exceptional physical abilities but might also have strong personalities or sensitivities. Balancing their talent with their temperament requires a nuanced approach to training. It's essential to tailor training methods to suit the individual horse, taking into account its strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities especially to avoid  pushing them too hard to unlock their full potential without a proper foundation


Building a strong foundation is essential for the long-term success of any horse, regardless of its talent. Rushing through the basics can result in gaps in their training, which m



ay manifest as problems later on. Taking the time to establish solid groundwork in areas such as obedience, balance, and responsiveness lays the groundwork for more advanced training and competition success down the road.

There's a tendency to expect instant success with talented horses, but progress in training is rarely linear. There will be setbacks, plateaus, and moments of frustration along the way. Managing expectations and understanding that training a talented horse is a journey that requires patience, persistence, and a willingness to adapt to challenges is essential for long-term success.

Talented horses often possess a lot of potential, but they also need time to develop mentally. Rushing their training can overwhelm them, leading to stress, anxiety, and behavioral issues. It's crucial to give them the opportunity to adapt to new skills and challenges at their own pace, ensuring they remain confident and willing partners in their training.Every horse is different, and talented horse have unique strengths and weaknesses that reflect their outstanding nature. Training talented horses often involves overcoming challenges and obstacles that are difficult to assess due to the horse’s ability to “compensate” along the way.  Trusting the process sets the stage for long-term success. By focusing on gradual improvement and consistently reinforcing positive behaviors, it is possible to identify the issue at it’s core and develop a strategy to  help the horse reach it’s full potential. This approach leads to a more sustainable career  and rewarding partnership between horse and rider in the long run.

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