Monthly Archives: August 2014

Following the leader?

If you are one of the thousands who bought into the “lead mare, “alpha”, “dominant/submissive” theories touted by the “Natural” horsemanship folk, then you may not like what I’m about to tell you. In a recent issue of Equus magazine … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Talaria? Part 2

I spent a lot of time researching trainers in my area, trying to find someone that would start Tally under saddle in the manner I wanted. I thought that I’d made a careful selection, and I thought that my expectations … Continue reading

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Ambitions or ideals?

What is the difference between ambitions and ideals? Ideals are personal guidelines or aspirations we choose to set for ourselves by which we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Inevitably they encompass efforts at self-improvement, bringing us to direct our … Continue reading

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Facebook is killing Dressage!

Have you ever had someone share something on Facebook that you were dying to respond to, but you knew that your response would anger or alienate some of your friends or “friends of friends”?  It’s a fairly regular occurrence for … Continue reading

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Thoughts are things

Through their astonishing sensitivity, horses show us that thoughts are things. Therefore, just as a correct physical position which is in harmony with the laws of physics is indispensable to allow essential energy patterns to flow through our own and the horse’s … Continue reading

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Music video surprise!

I’m taking a break from Tally’s story (and work is keeping me hopping), so I decided to share something fun in the meantime. I’ve been a growing fan of One Republic for the past few years. I like the fact … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Talaria? Part 1

In my last post, I wrote of my ill-fated decision to send Tally away, last year, to be started under saddle.  During the four months that Tally was laid up from the injuries sustained at the trainer, we began to … Continue reading

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