Category Archives: Thinking Out Loud

General musings on the horse and the industry

What is a master?

There has been a recent debate, in a Facebook group, on what qualifies someone as a “master” in the realm of Dressage.  It has been triggered by several “Master Classes” conducted by people whose only qualification has to do with … Continue reading

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Where is your line?

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 … Continue reading

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We are not so different

I love the holiday season.  In recent years I have not had the time to do all of the things I normally love to do, but I always try to find a way to celebrate with my work team.  This … Continue reading

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Making a happy mouth

A Facebook friend shared an interesting online magazine about bits and bit fitting.  This was following a conversation around a very old style bit (pictured at right), and whether it was appropriate or not.  All of this got me to … Continue reading

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Gratitude

We were in line at the grocery store, next to be checked out.  It is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and the store was filled with shoppers picking up last minute ingredients for their feasts.  Most were not in … Continue reading

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Why would they deal with us?

If horses had friends and food at their disposal, why would they want to have anything to do with us?  This is a question I see frequently posed; or, more frequently, something asserted in the positive.  I find it an … Continue reading

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Playing God

Not long ago I had lunch with a friend and colleague.  He is someone who has never had animals in his life, save for a brief stint with a dog who ended up being passed on to another family member.  … Continue reading

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