Category Archives: Thinking Out Loud

General musings on the horse and the industry

The power of influence

A recent exchange with young liberals over a New York Times article (inspiration for my last post) got me contemplating influence, and the one sure killer of influence – aggression.

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Voices of Reason Needed

It is becoming increasingly difficult to be a reasonable person in this modern era.  If you are not shouting from an extreme position, you are somehow not to be heard.  If you are not on my side, then I must … Continue reading

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Rain, rain … go away!

If you didn’t already know, California has been in a years long drought – 5-6 years, depending upon the source.  For at least the past couple of winters, we were promised wet systems that would break our drought.  None materialized.  … Continue reading

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The Madness Continues!

I once made the mistake of buying a piece of equipment from the website of a world renowned “Natural” Horsemanship ‘guru’.  I say mistake because once they have your information, they won’t stop trying to convert you.  I choose not … Continue reading

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A moment in time

Today’s post is by a guest author – Rhonda Scott, my mother.  Enjoy. There has been a lot of chatter recently, throughout social media, regarding what is or isn’t Classical Dressage.  All of the shouting brought back a single memory … Continue reading

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Off Topic: A Big Moment

I will apologize up front for going off-topic for this post; but this blog is my one platform, and I cannot let this week pass without expressing my thoughts.  This week marks the first time in U.S. history that a … Continue reading

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A visit from the vet

A few things have bothered me lately.  Not major things, just little things.  Coffee comes into the arena every day just a little bit ‘not right’.  Tally seems to have just a little extra ‘wiggle’ in one hock.  And then there’s … Continue reading

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