Monthly Archives: December 2010

Remember the salt

A little thing can make a whole whack of difference to the flavour of the ride. Advertisements

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drilling and filling

In the ideal world, reading the theory in the books would be all it took to get a good ride. There are elements that come into play however, that do not allow the run of the mill theory to work. Brushing … Continue reading

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Copping Out

A failure to fulfill a committment or to face a difficulty squarely. It is not necessary to be perfect or to take on every problem I meet, but knowing the facts and acting accordingly can help me not to cop-out … Continue reading

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Intent

A very hard thing to prove.  Two processes can look very similar but intent can make one beneficial and the other harmful. We rarely analyse intent because we consider that judgemental.  Asking the underlying “why” can make a huge difference in the long-term … Continue reading

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Another way

People often see others riding or dealing with horses and think they have no chance because they are not like them.  There are other ways to be with horses that are just as fulfilling as jumping 4 foot jumps or … Continue reading

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Make it easy

Know the horse’s body and mind, know yours.  Then do things to make the job of learning as simple as possible.  I read someone’s quote : Well behaved horses rarely make it to Grand Prix.  It made me think again … Continue reading

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