Monthly Archives: April 2011

change

People want to stay the same but have the horse change.  They want to keep their habits that are deterrents to the horse’s well-being, without having the horse respond.  Yet they want a responsive, safe horse. People who want their needs catered … Continue reading

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what you like

If you like Chinese food, do not frequent their establishments and complain that they are not serving Italian and worse, complain to others to try to get them to avoid the place.  If they are not poisening people or making … Continue reading

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submission or subjection or just because I can

One of the useful traits of horses is the willingness to comply.  They will succumb to methods that most humans would fight against.  They are animals of prey who desire to be rewarded by being let go of. This desire to give … Continue reading

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the unbelieving

It is very difficult to show something new to someone. They have most likely previously been indoctrinated in a way that appeals to their base desires. To admit to something else would admit they were wrong and had to change.

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fingernails on the blackboard

Is there anything else you don’t like – because I will push those buttons too.  To test you and see what sets you off, so I can irritate you with them until you tolerate them. The desire to make a bomb proof … Continue reading

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Stress

Horses can either reveal or release your weaknesses.  You cannot not hide who you are when you ride.  Most people enter the relationship with baggage, and then try to place the blame on the horse or instructor for their lack … Continue reading

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impossibilities improbabilities or just misdirected thinking

Are there just situations where I am expecting way too much? Is it wrong to think that an able-bodied, able minded person can lay aside their emotions long enough to apply sound principles and get a job done? Their are a … Continue reading

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