I have a colleague who has, on multiple occasions, asked me what secrets I’ve found to working with other of our colleagues. This person is at a level of management where one would think she’s encountered many different types of people. None of the people she has asked me about are particularly difficult to work … More Is it really that hard?
We all develop our beliefs, often based upon ‘common wisdom’. As we go through life, we have a choice – test our beliefs against our experiences, and adjust them as necessary; or stick to them no matter how facts and experience may disprove them. Nowhere are unfounded beliefs relied upon more than in the horse … More I used to believe …
I have been admittedly lax in keeping up on posts. There is little horse activity, with the wet weather we’ve had; so we decided to send the household into chaos and get the interior painted. Once the weather turns to spring, all indoor activity goes on hold for several months, until days become so hot … More “Do you have a man …”
I’ve heard it all of my riding life, but social media seems to have brought it out in full force. I’m talking about any riding advice that begins with, “You must …” I don’t think it matters the discipline, there are always those people who are convinced that what they have learned, and what has … More There is only one ‘must’ in riding
There is one constant, every winter – Noble hates the mud. Once it reaches a certain point of sloppiness, there is nothing that will entice him to cross the ‘bog’ to reach the higher ground and grass. This has been going on for years. Even when Java was around, we had to take the long … More Noble and the mud
It seems the ultimate sign of caring, to say that we love our horses. Yet, I watch as people who say they love their horses treat them in ways that do not reflect that sentiment. Even riders who create obvious pain in their horses are defended, by their fans, with the statement that “They love … More Do you love your horse?