Monthly Archives: October 2012

active learning

This does not absolve a teacher from their job, but I feel more students should take it upon themselves to take control of their experience. Advertisements

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for the good of the horse

People have different reasons for having horses.  I understand that. But I find when people use horses to make up for a lack in their life, they can lose the perspective of the horse.

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it’s not just for moving

A horse needs to have the basic foundation and mind set of forwardness even when standing still.    

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grow up

With horses, as with children, I’d rather not leave it to their talents and good nature to get things done. There is a strong component of teaching and training to make the maturity happen.

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keep a lid on it

There is very little room for emotion when dealing with horses. Anger, fear, and even love can make you treat them in a way they do not respond well to.

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if it’s the right thing there won’t be as much work?

Better does not mean easier. I choose better.

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