Monthly Archives: April 2015

A lovely Spring weekend!

It rained Friday night.  Here in California, we are into our fourth year of drought, so any rain is welcome.  The nearly one inch of rain won’t go very far to impact the drought, but it means the plants won’t … Continue reading

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Teenagers!

I have not raised any children of my own, but I have worked with many over the years.  I have, however, raised a number of young from other species. In my experience, and comparing notes with friends who are parents, … Continue reading

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That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

The title of this post is a line from one of my favorite American Musical Comedies, Company, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  The song happened to be playing on Pandora when I watched the video below.  I’m sure this … Continue reading

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Seunig on walk

I’m still making my way through Waldemar Seunig’s Horsemanship.  I’ve been reading a lot of the old masters over the last couple of years, and I have to admit that Seunig is a bit of a slog compared to most.  … Continue reading

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Leadership – empathy is key!

It has been quite a week at work!  Our director is leaving (finally!) and a new manager is stepping up as the interim leader.  We will, at last, have a leader who knows how to lead.  I have written before … Continue reading

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Do you hack?

Still on the banged-up list, from my domino impression earlier this week, my only horse activities have involved carrots and curry combs (the latter at least is constructive, being smack in the middle of shedding season).  But Spring has clearly … Continue reading

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Getting to the Real Root of “My Horse Won’t Do What I Want”

Originally posted on Trafalgar Square Books Blog:
TSB author Denny Emerson on the Morgan stallion Lippitt Tweedle Dee at the 1961 Morrisville, Vermont Horse Show. It is a common misconception among many new to horses, and sadly some with a…

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