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 think for yourself again? I will not dismiss the possibility of someone answering “Yes” to … More Searching for a leader?
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 through the front door, into the festive crowd within, off dashes your toddler! She runs … More How would you react?
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 their teenager, but will follow it with “But sometimes …” This aspect of adolescence is, … More Ah, capricious youth!
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 thinking those actual ages were serious. However, after the events of this week, perhaps it’s … More Transformation or just transitory?
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 by a wildly successful trainer. I am continually puzzled by how many people are taken … More Don’t be a drill sergeant!
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. Truth be told, at the moment they aren’t much more than that – though I … More Horses as pets?