TRAINING AGAINST THE ...CLOCK!
The main purpose of our Horseback Archery Team “GREEK CENTAURS” is to improve skills of our Horseback Archers in every field of our martial art. It means, our priority is given to the field of horse training in order to have suitable horses for our activity. So we have to choose rough paths in order to walk on.
It was a great opportunity for us to accept with pleasure, the last donation of an active race-horse from a famous Greek-Hippodrome stable. This young horse has already won a race cup, and we receive the duty to change its stressful mind-condition to a peaceful one which declares a real warrior, as every Horseback Archery’s horse has to be. Our goal was to success from the very first moment our acceptance from the side of our race-horse. We had to ask our race-horse to accept us already before to change its race-bridle, as it was still in its race environment. It was not a matter of a simple achievement than a matter of an achievement …against the clock!
One of our beginners, Harpalycus (trained for three months, only) achieved to success our goal! Harpalycus, calming and friendly, after a short contact achieved to switch-off racing “memories” of our race-horse make it to entrust us!
Natural Horsemanship is the great way for a complete and stable understanding horses and its founder, the Greek Xenophon remains the great Teacher through centuries.