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 odd question. Perhaps it is because I have never heard it posed in relation to … More Why would they deal with us?
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 were strong enough, you could muscle him in the right direction (as his prior handler … More Bratty, with a twist
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 animal topic to bring up. On this occasion she mentioned that her boss, a horse … More It’s the Quiet Moments
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 of those moments.
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 that trying to change people from a four-copy paper form/plastic tub/filing cabinet system to one … More Why I prefer horses
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. Without their “lessons” I would not have the tools I need to deal with my … More My horses, my teachers: Delight