In my last post I talked about my concerns over those who would convince you that a good relationship with your horse is so difficult that you have to pay them for their ‘proprietary’ methods. In my experience it is only complicated because we make it so – or because someone in the horse’s past … More It is NOT that hard!
I have a colleague who has, on multiple occasions, asked me what secrets I’ve found to working with other of our colleagues. This person is at a level of management where one would think she’s encountered many different types of people. None of the people she has asked me about are particularly difficult to work … More Is it really that hard?
If there is one thing I have maintained since my youth it is the ever-present concern over how my horse is feeling. Along the way I have been told that it doesn’t matter. I have been told that I cannot possibly know how my horse is feeling, even as I was sure I could (and … More A Lesson in Overthinking
“Oh, if life were made of moments, Even now and then a bad one–! But if life were only moments, Then you’d never know you had one.” “Moments in the Woods”, Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim For too many people, riding and training horses is about goals. The first ride. The first show. Moving to … More Moments
It sounds like a battlefield all around me. Every year I think of real wars in the world – this year in Ukraine – and I imagine how people feel where the sounds I’m hearing mean life and death. I wonder why anyone wants to voluntarily live through this noise and cause this needless destruction. … More Why I Hate The Fourth
Roxie was supposed to be my fun horse. I was looking forward to starting Noble, but needed a horse to ride regularly in preparation for that time to come. A friend showed me an ad for a cute six year old Paint mare and a few days later Roxie came home with us. Nearly five … More Roxie’s Road