Monthly Archives: May 2011

Leverage bits

Levers are great things when used properly. Levers are to be raised or lowered. The pressure put on the acting end should be little. Please be aware of this when riding a horse. Pulling on levers is misusing the tool. … Continue reading

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Perspectives

What you like, what you don’t like , what makes you comfortable or what makes you cringe.  What you have seen over and over again and learn to consider normal. I think we need to keep clear head when something … Continue reading

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horse carries rider – rider need to carry rider

Borrowed information:     THE PROPER CARRYING WEIGHT FOR HORSES UNDER SADDLE   Are you and your tack suited for your horse’s ability? The common dictum is that the average horse can carry 20% of its body weight.  Anything over that requires … Continue reading

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freedom from what?

Horses lend themselves to being captive by so many things.  A lot of it is necessary for their safety in our domestic scenario. The line starts to blur when it is no longer their welfare, but our egos that dictate … Continue reading

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suprised

We really should not be upset when our horses break through the fence for the new grass.  We should be happy they don’t do it more often. We forget what a big creature they be and how “effective” little things … Continue reading

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learning

It is not so much about what I teach the horse – it is more about what the horse teaches me.

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Failing?

Even partially achieving the proper goal is better than totally achieving the wrong one.

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