Below is a quote that I find somewhat unique in its approach to the subject. It is from Erik Herbermann’s A Horseman’s Notes. In it he addresses one of my favorite topics – that allowing the horse a voice, then listening to what he tells us, gives us the best path to becoming better horsemen … More Don’t scribble on the billboard!
We all have a line. It is invisible. You may not be aware of your line, or think much about it. But, you know when someone has crossed that line. Everyone’s line is in a different place. Take the recent scandals of sexual misconduct. Harvey Weinstein’s behavior crossed nearly everyone’s line. Al Franken’s crossed some … More Where is your line?
In my equestrian library are a handful of books that I return to repeatedly – either for reference or just for the pleasure of rereading. One of these cherished books, A Horseman’s Notes by Erik Herbermann, was a suggestion by a used book seller when she did not have the book I was after. She … More Respecting the laws of Nature
At times when I need a reminder of how beautiful Dressage can be, I look primarily to my library. No book cheers me more than The World of Dressage, by Neil ffrench Blake. I stumbled upon this book at a thrift store, twenty years ago, and a better dollar was never spent! Published in 1969, … More A blast from the past
The goal is to elevate the horse to a level of strength and elegance it would never reach on its own, improving Nature to the point of “Art”. Charles de Kunffy
It has been an emotional roller coaster for two weeks – I hate roller coasters of any kind! Tremendous recognition at work was followed by a serious set back to the project I’ve been shepherding for over a year. Lovely moments with the horses were coupled with facing some tough decisions. Plans for the future that brought … More needs a title …