Tag Archives: behavior

Searching for a leader?

Are you in search of a leader?  Have you waited your whole adult life for someone to tell you when to wake up, when to eat, and when to move?  Do you long for the ‘security’ of never having to … Continue reading

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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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