Monthly Archives: September 2010

What is known

is more about showing than what a horse is really all about.  Follow the horse and you can ride and show.  Put the show and ride first and the horse will lose. Advertisements

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Practice and Game Time

  There are definitely elements of practice in your game and without practice, game stinks, but they are vastly different. Stretches, suicide runs, having balls thrown at you from all angles with nary a break – that is not game.  Low … Continue reading

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I am fine with your horse’s head that low…

just take the bridle and saddle off and let him eat.

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Training

Training simply stated is the result of accepting reward.  And it is sometimes bizarre and unsettling what some horses agree to as reward.

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Learn the horse learn the horse learn the horse learn the horse.  Getting credentials is one thing,earning ribbons makes people think you are good, and following tradition has its place, but none of that replaces or proves a genuine concern for … Continue reading

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Attitude

I do not enjoy listening to experienced horse people label horse’s mental characteristics as bad, or stubborn, or having attitude. It is a horse.  An individual to be sure, but still a horse. An animal of PREY living in the … Continue reading

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