Monthly Archives: October 2011

irresponsible

I received an email about a horse that received a non life threatening injury but the owners decided to put it down. These owners were considered irresponsible by the executive director of a horse rescue. The rescue organization was given … Continue reading

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desensitized, unfeeling or unafraid

I just lightly scanned yet another article on despooking your horse. The technique was taken by someone who had seen the method work with cats. Predators and prey – yup – those animals have the same outlook on life. I … Continue reading

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using the horse

Most of the activities that we do on horses these days are mere shadows or blow ups of the duties they were actually called upon to do. A cutting horse is revered because it almost drops to his knees in … Continue reading

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never the horses fault

I know horses bite, kick, run people over, buck them off, rear, spook, poop in water buckets, break through fences…. If you do not like it, sell it to someone else or train it – don’t blame it.

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Fewer answers

Horses are not complicated.  People are. There are not as many problems in horses as people would think. Most of horses problems stem from humans wanting the horse to accommodate their way of thinking. Then things get messy.

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taking someone for a ride

No matter how good – it is not worth $350. http://novascotia.kijiji.ca/c-pets-accessories-orig-PAT-PARELLI-BAREBACK-PAD-brown-W0QQAdIdZ320455830 (in case the ad disappears – it is a parelli bareback pad)  http://shop.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com/product.jsf?productId=1240

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flowing

Riding a horse reminds me of going with the flow and making it work for you.  I sometimes think people feel that what they just did with the horse is what they do again – like they are rafting in … Continue reading

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