Monthly Archives: June 2014

Military “Centaurs”

At the symposium I attended in Tucson, earlier this year, Charles de Kunffy opened by playing this video for the audience.  As it ran, he made points about how all of this was done without any gimmicks, no fancy tack, … Continue reading

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Predator and Prey?

If you read this blog for very long, it will become clear that I have no trust for the “Natural” Horsemanship movement.  From my first exposure, with a now world famous practitioner before he was anybody, I have listened to … Continue reading

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Listen To Your Horse!

I was looking forward to finally riding Nash last Sunday.  He’s been off for over a year and a half, and is finally fit and sound enough to return to work.  As he is the best trained horse in the … Continue reading

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Indefinite Art

Although talent is a gift from God, the true development of the artist is only through great introspection, diligent work, untold energy and enormous patience. Horsemanship is an art that does not live indefinitely through its creations (because horses die) … Continue reading

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Oh The Guilt!

One enormous change in the horse world, since I was riding and training seriously, is the spread of the internet.  Oh, it was there – but social media was a few years from taking over.  Now, anyone who owns a … Continue reading

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Love The One You’re With?

In January of 2013, at the outset of my journey back to serious horsemanship, my mother had a wreck. This was the type of riding accident that you never want to witness.  She was on Java, our 20+ Dutch Warmblood … Continue reading

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Of Horses And Chess …

“In matters regarding their nature, it is hardly surprising that horses can outwit the rider with considerable ease – after all, they only need to be themselves to succeed. This is so, because in horsemanship the task lies entirely with … Continue reading

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