The Equus model for training Horses enables us to approach our horses freely, without any special equipment, and educate them using the same language their mothers used when they were foals and the alpha uses with them daily. This training model elicits certain responses from the horse, both intentionally and unintentionally, using their language.
Learn about the Equus model, introduced by Marlis Amato. This training model takes advantage of the horse's instincts and uses the same language that horses use to communicate with each other. It helps create a mutual understanding between the trainer and the horse. Equus model teaches instructions to the trainer that are easily understood by a horse (because they are part of their instincts) and also teaches the training how to understand the horse's body language in reaction to the given instructions. This training model is so comfortable for the horse that you don't even need a round pen to train it.
Click here to view a video clip that provides an introduction of the Equus model to educate your horse. This video clip explains how a Mare mother teaches her foal to stay at her side and explains how that same methodology can be used to educate your horse by using only a halter and lead line.
The following 3 video clips provide more details on how to use the Equus model to create a partnership with your horse so you can easily train it:
Did you know that horses, asses (donkeys), and zebras belong to the Equus group, which is part of the family Equdae of mammals? The term equine refers to any member of the Equus group, that most likely originated in North America and spread quickly to the Old World. Equines are odd-toed ungulates with slender legs, long heads, relatively long necks, manes (erect in most subspecies) and long tails. All species are herbivorous, and mostly grazers with simpler digestive systems than ruminants but able to subsist on lower quality vegetation.
While the domestic horse and donkey exist worldwide, wild equine populations are limited to Africa and Asia. Wild equine social systems come in two forms; a harem system with tight-knit groups consisting of one adult male or stallion, several females or mares and their young or foals; and a territorial system where males establish territories with resources that attract females, which associate very fluidly. In both systems, females take care of their offspring but males may play a role as well. Equines communicate with each other both visually and vocally.
Click here to watch a video that presents some additional details about the Equus group.
This picture is of an electric yellow and a red Mbuna Cichlids fish. These cichlids are some of the most colorful freshwater fish for the home aquarium. Mbuna are very aggressive and territorial fish, they are not suitable for beginner fishkeepers. A suitable aquarium setting includes many rocks, adequate filtration, caves, and hiding places; plants may be uprooted, so they are best avoided, but a small number will work well in the aquarium. One of the plants that can be used with Mbuna Cichlids is the Java fern, which may become the object of Mbuna aggression, but will not be eaten due to an undesirable taste.