Tag Archives: behavior

How would you react?

In many parts of the world it is the season of celebration.  Imagine that you have been invited to a festive dinner party.  You’ve been told that children are welcome, so you bring your toddler along.  The minute you pass … Continue reading

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Ah, capricious youth!

It is not by accident that every modern sitcom surrounding family life makes jokes about kids who are sweet one minute, and acting like a brat the next.  I have known many a parent who will remark how much they love … Continue reading

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Transformation or just transitory?

A wise old horseman once told me that geldings settled at seven years of age, and mares at eleven (stallions were not mentioned).  I always accepted this as just a general comment that geldings settled sooner than mares, not really … Continue reading

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Don’t be a drill sergeant!

I recently read two different pieces about horse learning/training that made a startling contrast to each other.  As I read the two pieces, it was obvious to me which was horse-centric and considerate – yet the other piece was written … Continue reading

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Horses as pets?

Should horses be kept as pets?  This is a question I’ve pondered for many years.  At times, my own horses have been relegated to the role of “pet” – when I no longer had the time or motivation to ride.  … Continue reading

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Doggie Detour

We interrupt this usually horsey-oriented blog for a slight doggie detour.  Our household includes two dogs: Macie, a nearly 8 year old Brittany, and Kenzie, a 17 month old Border Collie mix who is still very much a puppy.  It’s … Continue reading

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“Needs manners!”

On his visit this week, our farrier declared to my mother that Noble “needs manners!”  This declaration followed an ill-advised decision to disregard my mother’s advice, ignore what has worked in the past, and have his assistant catch and hold … Continue reading

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