Monthly Archives: August 2011

games

I have a difficult time equating fun with learning and improving. It is not that I am against fun – I just feel like I am short changing people if that is all they get.  I forget that most people … Continue reading

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reposition

I remember a part of my first aid training (which I must update every 3 years) where we had to do the mouth to mouth resuscitation.  A rule stuck in my head about the delivery of air to the “victim”. … Continue reading

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for the horse

Horses are tough and strong and they are also sensitive. So someone who is tough and strong usually succeeds with a horse. Someone who is sensitive can succeed too. What the horse does not seem to like is something that … Continue reading

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what works

Horses in the wild use force often to get what they want.  More passively inclined horses see the signs of aggression and learn to avoid the big blow ups. Is this training? It definitely gets the job done.  And that … Continue reading

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Whose fault?

Do parents have a general lack of knowledge about their children’s (toddlers) safety around horses, or do they think I do?

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doing good or doing well

I find that doing good means you are having fun or earning ribbons, being recognized and acknowledged for achievements. Doing well is taking the horse’s welfare into consideration and perhaps getting no fanfare whatsoever. Only a life lived for others … Continue reading

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influence

I can think that I am a good teacher but when it comes to the horse/coach/rider trio, the rider is the one that can truly effect the most positive or negative results of the relationship.

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