Category Archives: Five Element Training

May 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: How Self Confident is your Horse? 2. Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: How Self Confident is your Horse? Below is a newsletter I wrote when I first got Martini. I have had her 2 years now and … Continue Reading »

February 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Horse Temperament: Does your Shao Yin lack self confidence? Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Does your Shao Yin lack self confidence? Self-confidence is something every good horseman wants to see and develop in a horse. Horse temperament has a lot … Continue Reading »

December 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Why They Balk Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers ================ 1. Why They Balk Failure to move forward when asked (balk) is what causes many training challenges. Each horse personality has a different reason for not wanting to move forward when asked. Fire horse temperament: These … Continue Reading »

May 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue:1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse When a person thinks about the Wood horse temperament what often comes to mind is a racehorse. The … Continue Reading »

April 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Does Your Shao Yin Lack Self-confidence? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: Does Your Shao Yin Lack Self-confidence?Self-confidence is something every good horseman wants to see and develop in a horse. Horse temperament has a lot to do with the level of self-confidence a … Continue Reading »

July 2018 – Mid Month Update

July 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Martini Settles In 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Martini Settles In Martini, my new ShaoYin mare, has been with me for about 3.5 months. She seems to be happily settled in. I have found it … Continue Reading »

June 2018 – Mid Month Update

June 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How Self Confident is your Horse? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How Self Confident is your Horse? Martini, my new Shao Yin (Fire/Water) mare is not very self-confident. Understanding horse temperament has helped me recognize … Continue Reading »

March 2018 – Mid Month Update

March 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Attitude vs Geography – Does Your Horse Respect You? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Attitude vs Geography – Does Your Horse Respect You? Horses are very detail oriented. They notice every nuance … Continue Reading »

February 2018 – Mid Month Update

February 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Why Do Horses Set Back? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Why Do Horses Set Back? Some horses are never taught to properly yield to pressure and this can be a reason for … Continue Reading »

December 2017 – Mid Month Update

December 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – Why Boundaries Matter 2. Horse Harmony’s 12 Days of Christmas =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – Why Boundaries Matter Why does one horse get pushy, one get sullen and another flighty when they … Continue Reading »

July 2017 – Mid Month Update

July 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Tale of 2 Wood Horses 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. The Tale of 2 Wood Horses Wood Horse #1 Wood horse number 1 was born on a breeding farm … Continue Reading »

May 2017 – Mid Month Update

May 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Tale of 2 Metal Horses 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Tale of 2 Metal Horses Metal Horse #1 Metal horse number 1 was born on a big ranch. He … Continue Reading »

May 2016 – Mid Month Update

May 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Case report – How the Metal Formula Helped Cooper 2. Five Element Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Case report – How the Metal Formula Helped Cooper Cooper is an 8 year old, Metal temperament, Quarter horse. Cooper … Continue Reading »

January 2016 – Mid Month Update

January 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – Why boundaries matter 2. Special Horse Harmony Offer =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – Why boundaries matter Why does one horse get pushy, one get sullen and another flighty when they are all … Continue Reading »

SKIPS SNAZZY MOON: aka ‘Bruiser’

Guest blog by Larry Hannon AQHA Professional Horseman Certified Horse Temperament Typologist http://larryhannon.com This is one of our colts that was 3 months old when this picture was taken.  Bruiser was very ‘Stand Off’, and his mother left her impression on him.  I was a good 30 yards from him, and used the zoom on … Continue Reading »

Finding the True Personality of Horses

Guest Blog From Larry Hannon, Professional Horseman Member AQHA Professional Horsemen Madalyn recently published a blog on discerning the true personality/temperament of horses that are so far out of balance that they are almost impossible to ‘TYPE’ correctly. I have run into that same predicament in my clinics, and find that it takes a lot … Continue Reading »

March 2014 – Mid Month Update

March 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Trailer Loading Tips =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: Trailer Loading Tips I have been loading horses for years and noticed there does not seem to be any loading method that works best for every horse. It … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Cody, a Silly Shao Yang

Cody was bought as a jumping prospect off the track. He had a lot of talent but he was not a consistent winner. As a Shao Yang horse temperament(Fire/Wood), Cody could be volatile and unpredictable when out of balance. I could certainly see how this affected his career as a racehorse because working on Cody … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: The Case of the Aggressive Metal Horse

Here is the history on Cooper, a Metal horse temperament, from his owner, Pat. She was so frustrated with Cooper’s aggressive behavior. Cooper is a 5 year old Quarterhorse gelding that stands 16 hands. He has been easy-going and calm since he has been a foal. When in the pasture with other horses, he has … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Remi Ropes Again

The first time I stepped out of my trailer holding a rope Remi’s eyes got wide and he pulled back on his lead rope. I had forgotten that he had once been a roping horse and I guess it was not a good time in his life. As a Yang Ming (Metal/Earth) horse temperament, Remi … Continue Reading »