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The character and de temperament of the horse

The character and temperament of the horse

Equestrian sports end in events that gather rituals. Now there are elements that determine the behavior of animals including the temperament of the horse.

From there, the animal kingdom is a diverse world in all its species. Each has its own particularities and ways of acting in certain situations.

The animal kingdom has its own complexities, its ways of acting instinctively.

Each animal is a product of its genetics. This is fundamental with respect to his instinct to survive in a certain space, with certain conditions of nature.

In the case of the horses, the character and temperament of the horse is according to each race.

It is important to note that there are behaviors of the animal according to its temperament. Other behaviors come from what the animal will learn throughout its existence.

In short, animals also have their own instinct and ways to react to different events. These reactions are the product of your perception.

Factors that influence the temperament of the horse

Animal behavior has its own factors that determine it.

Usually cold-blooded horses are more serene, calm and much more manageable.

Now, there are warm-blooded horses. These are the result of crossings made by experts between hot and cold blooded horses.

As a result of this composition, the horse can adopt either temperament. It can also have the effect of bringing together characteristics of both.

And of course there is also the hot-blooded horse whose temper is much smarter and more nervous. In the same way it is more difficult to train.

In this sense, the horse’s temperament is one of the elements that condition his behavior. When developing any activity we must take it into account.

On the other hand, the environment where the equine develops is essential to develop the  temperament of the horse.

In this way, the temperament of the horse facilitates the preparation for any activity belonging to the world of hipism. This is also true when considering its use in activities such as equine therapy.

The owner of the horses when handling information about the animal’s biology can better meet their needs.

Especially those from the medical point of view and also food. This will allow the most appropriate care for the quality of life of the animal.

In this way, you can make decisions in a timely manner according to the upbringing and equestrian activities to develop.

What is the horse’s temper?

Both animals and humans possess their own temperament and character. They are defining it little by little product of its nature.

The temperament of the horse is reflected in the way of being, in this case of the animal.

However, it should be noted that the character of the horse can be molded thanks to dressage or training.

It should be clarified that the temperament of the horse is noted in attitudes such as strength, firmness, and liveliness of the horse.

In particular, training is essential to forge the horse’s character. In recent years it adapts to new times and techniques.

When talking about training, some experts appeal for natural driving. In natural management, the horse is tamed considering its own rhythms and senses of the horse.

Likewise, the horse trainer must have experience and knowledge to understand the behaviors and behaviors of each horse.

For this reason, each animal is different, has its own characteristics and acts according to each situation.

It is possible that all this set of behaviors and behaviors are the means used by horses to communicate.

In particular, horses are related to their caretakers, trainers or even athletes of horse riding and dressage.

It is there when the temperament of the horse is noticed. Similarly, thanks to all this set of behaviors the horse can be understood by these experts.

Differences between the temperament of the horse and its character

According to the temperament of the horse it has to do with the characteristics of the animal that come from birth.

It is possible that character is forged throughout the experiences. The specific training that the horse develops throughout his life is also part of it.

The horse can show high levels of energy, greater stability, security, serenity, greater dynamism, among others.

Also the character of the horse could also show nervousness, temperance, hence the driving and temperance of the horse depends.

Factors linked to the temperament of the horse that facilitate training

Undoubtedly the character has a lot to do with the behaviors of the horse.

However, there are other factors that facilitate animal training. They are usually more linked to the daily life of the same.

Among them we can highlight:

  • The feeding of the equine,
  • Medical follow-up that is done to attend to your physical conditions
  • Injuries
  • Any disease.
  • Activities you are doing training.
  • Some sudden change in your training routine.

It also records the treatment of their caregivers, trainers and those who are directly related to the animal.

The temperament of the horse and its character are the living reflection of its emotions, sensations and essence as an animal.

Also, horses are intelligent animals, they learn quickly. In this sense the sum of all these elements constitute the temperament and character of the horse.

Undoubtedly the relationship of the horse with the rider in equestrian sports must have the following elements:

  • Patience
  • Understanding
  • Empathy
  • Cohesion
  • Harmony

All this will be reflected in the response and performance of the horse in the case of competitions.

Recommendations about the character and temperament of the horse

Riding horses is a complex task where you learn every day. This is because each animal is very different in terms of character traits and temperament.

Similarly, horses within their abilities are strong, noble, intelligent animals that quickly learn routines.

They are usually obedient animals. Depending on the treatment with which they are treated, they will respond quickly to the stimuli and situations of the environment.

Throughout their training, the horses will understand the orders and execute the corresponding actions.

Generally, horses when trained for competition activities will gradually learn. From the basics to working in more precise environments.

Horse reactions when he is in a bad mood

Horses, like humans, have their moments of excellent disposition as well as bad temper.

It is necessary that the coach or athlete of the riding is very attentive to the temperament of the horse:

At the attitudes that should be attentive the coach can highlight the following:

On occasions, horses with bad temper can often move their ears, and also the front legs.

The horse can move its mouth abruptly, as a sign of rejection of any situation that is living at that time.

Finally, the character of a horse is the product of good treatment, love, attention that their caregivers have. At all times and in your training sessions you should be treated with tenderness.

 

Sources:

https://gustavomirabalcastro.online/salud/el-caracter-y-temperamento-del-caballo

https://revistamundoequino.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/temperamento-y-caracter-en-los-caballos-primera-parte/

https://revistamundoequino.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/temperamento-y-caracter-en-los-caballos-segunda-parte/

 

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