Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lessons from Facebook

I think Mark Z. and his crew have created a new algorithm for Facebook – a teaching algorithm.  That is certainly how it felt this past week.  It started with the news about horse sports getting worse than ever.  Dressage, … Continue reading

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Ouch!!

Have you ever gotten a sliver jammed in behind your finger nail?  Hurts, right?  Now imagine that the sliver is actually a metal chip … and that you have ten times the nerve endings behind your finger nail.  Squirming yet?  … Continue reading

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Grazing psychology

We all know them – the picky eater, the person who “plays” with their food, or the one who cannot have the things on their plate touch.  I remember, years ago, hearing of a study where they tied male personality … Continue reading

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Equus interruptus

I have been away.  Duty called, and I winged my way across these United States for several days in the D.C. area.  I spent those days learning things for my job.  I would rather have been riding and learning horsey … Continue reading

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Listen …

“The art of conversation lies in listening.” – Malcolm Forbes I’ve been noticing a trend of professional trainers who have suddenly “seen the light” and realized the horse is a sentient being.  They offer their confessions of a life sinfully … Continue reading

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Tonight we played!

For the past three days I have been on vacation, which is to say that I have taken paid days of leave from work.  For when you own property with as many inhabitants as ours, real vacation is generally out … Continue reading

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“It’s MY turn!”

I’ve lived with Noble for a bit over a year now and, without spending much time teaching him anything, I can already tell that the boy is going to keep me on my toes!  He is sharp as a tack, … Continue reading

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