Monthly Archives: May 2015

My Paper Anniversary

A year has passed since I started this blog.  At the time, I was one year into a determined attempt to reconnect with my horses and riding.  That first year was plagued with illness, injuries and ill fated decisions.  With little … Continue reading

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Before It is Too Late …

“What is it that leads to the violent treatment of horses in the training process?” – Per Waaler I recently read a column on why violence enters into horse training. The whole column is very good (read it here), but … Continue reading

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How do you learn?

I was reading the training principles that Colonel Carde has on his website, and it left me with one thought – if every rider stopped to think about how they learn, and approached teaching their horse as they want to … Continue reading

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What a punk!

I have been a bit absent.  Every spare moment from work, or bit of energy left at the end of a day, I have been trying to give to the horses.  Things are feeling good on that front, but I … Continue reading

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A big hit!

Another crazy week at work. It’s been a bit disappointing, on the horsey end of things. After a lovely ride on Nash, last Sunday, I was ready to get into a routine. But, the demands of work proved that it … Continue reading

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Fence Day!

It was finally here.  I’d been waiting for this day for  over a month.  Actually, truthfully, I’d been waiting for it for years!  It was the day the contractors would come and we would finally have three safe turnouts for … Continue reading

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Writer’s block… and rider’s block

Too much going on at work once again left me with a week of just visiting my horsey family. Watching Noble turned out in the evening helped me relax, but did little to further any of us along the path. … Continue reading

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