Tag Archives: behavior

“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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Having a moment …

Have you ever had one of those moments, with an animal, where you suddenly realize that the relationship has transcended the norm?  Where you are no longer just their person – you have become “the” person?  Today I had one … Continue reading

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I am a horse!

A recent interaction with our new boss led me to a sudden realization – I am currently living the life of so many horses out there!  It is not as far fetched as it sounds …

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A lovely Spring weekend!

It rained Friday night.  Here in California, we are into our fourth year of drought, so any rain is welcome.  The nearly one inch of rain won’t go very far to impact the drought, but it means the plants won’t … Continue reading

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Getting to the Real Root of “My Horse Won’t Do What I Want”

TSB author Denny Emerson on the Morgan stallion Lippitt Tweedle Dee at the 1961 Morrisville, Vermont Horse Show. It is a common misconception among many new to horses, and sadly some with a…

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