Tag Archives: bonding

Why would they deal with us?

If horses had friends and food at their disposal, why would they want to have anything to do with us?  This is a question I see frequently posed; or, more frequently, something asserted in the positive.  I find it an … Continue reading

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Bratty, with a twist

I’ve written before of my ongoing challenge with young Mr. Noble.  When he first arrived, and the age of six months, he was already a big strong fellow – and not what I would consider halter broke.  Oh, if you … Continue reading

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It’s the Quiet Moments

I recently had lunch with a good friend – a very non-horsey friend.  In fact, she’s not much of an animal person at all; however, she knows that they are a big part of my life and frequently finds some … 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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Why I prefer horses

A few years ago, I was working on a technology project for a branch of our organization.  Their practices were quite literally unchanged since the 1970’s, and I was trying to bring them into the twenty-first century.  You can imagine … Continue reading

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My horses, my teachers: Delight

One reason I started this blog was to tell the stories of the horses in my life.  As I work with each of our current herd, I think back on those that have come before, and what they taught me.  … Continue reading

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Lessons from Facebook

I think Mark Z. and his crew have created a new algorithm for Facebook – a teaching algorithm.  That is certainly how it felt this past week.  It started with the news about horse sports getting worse than ever.  Dressage, … Continue reading

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