Monthly Archives: July 2011

horses are not humans – really

People need to get over that idea that horses “feel” the way do. I have a bossy little pony in my barn that the other horses WANT to be around.  Even though he tells them what to do and where … Continue reading

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It’s all you

In riding competitively, there is no real chance to win the game if you have to be placed on the bench because your play is lacking. In team sports you can be part of the winning team with someone else’s … Continue reading

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Looks are deceiving

“Sometimes the most effective solution is not the most attractive, and the easier horse may not be the best.” By unattractive I do not mean being ugly with a horse ( as in putting on another contraption to get them … Continue reading

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my rules for you and not me

I want to place/sell my horse to a FOREVER home. I can’t keep him, but you should? What happens if the new owner gets into a situation just like the seller . Should the seller feel it’s a logical and acceptable … Continue reading

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Suckered

“Her flashy chestnut horse has a lovely expression and a beautiful front end. He’s less great with his body; he’s going to scrape his belly over the back rail of this oxer. I wonder if he’s what I call a … Continue reading

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governing

can’t let small minds dictate my path   That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Ephesians 4:14 … Continue reading

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above equitation

is horsemanship.  If you desire to be a good horseman you will desire to achieve a well balanced effective position.  If your desire is to look good, your horsemanship (and horse) often suffers.

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