Monthly Archives: June 2010

Knowing the Danger

I think lots of people think I am tough and mean and strict and opinionated. I do not hand out the gushing praise to keep my customers “happy”.  Safety and truth mean more than money, fame and looking good. Riding … Continue reading

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horses sleep standing up

Which some people interpret – horses do not lay down to sleep.  Horses are big and tough  Which some people interpret – horses are not sensitive. Horses like to bite and kick Which some people interpret – horses are naturally … Continue reading

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credit cards

They allow you to indulge in things you want.  You spend what you have not earned or may never earn.  They can allow a lifestyle that many envy. Horses are four-footed credit cards.

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Too Good for Us

Sometimes I think horses are way too good for the likes of us.  The submission they show when unbalanced, frustrated riders demand perfection is pretty amazing.  We are lucky they are not predator animals. People should take more time to … Continue reading

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Your Strength

The power has to come from somewhere. Getting the horse to work for us requires knowledge and understanding.  Brute force and ignorance fill the skill void.  Re-riding a horse after it has learned experiences that leave it passive(regardless of how … Continue reading

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All Truth is not Equal

There are so many ways to get things done.  Success, if measured by what “works” is attainable in various ways.  Horses are both movers and animals of prey.  They can be conditioned to go or go around doing next to nothing. … Continue reading

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Teaching to Swim without water

Not the perfect analogy for my thoughts, but close.  Not that many people want to ride without the horse, but they sure act that way. They do not want to take in the factors of the horse or their lack … Continue reading

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