Never underestimate the power of leverage on a horse’s head.  A recent Facebook post, by a trainer recognized by many as upholding classical standards, showed the power leverage can have.  The post was regarding a young mare and her transformation over a few short lessons.  The mare traveled in an inverted fashion under her somewhat … More Leverage

What is “cruel”?

I’ve been pondering the question of cruelty a lot lately.  There certainly is more than enough cruelty in the world.  But if you go by the internet, you would be hard pressed to find anything that we do with horses that isn’t considered cruel.  Bits, shoes, blankets, stalls, clipping … even riding has been called cruel … More What is “cruel”?