Tag Archives: empathy

How would you react?

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 … 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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Leadership – empathy is key!

It has been quite a week at work!  Our director is leaving (finally!) and a new manager is stepping up as the interim leader.  We will, at last, have a leader who knows how to lead.  I have written before … Continue reading

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Listen …

“The art of conversation lies in listening.” – Malcolm Forbes I’ve been noticing a trend of professional trainers who have suddenly “seen the light” and realized the horse is a sentient being.  They offer their confessions of a life sinfully … Continue reading

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Following the leader?

If you are one of the thousands who bought into the “lead mare, “alpha”, “dominant/submissive” theories touted by the “Natural” horsemanship folk, then you may not like what I’m about to tell you. In a recent issue of Equus magazine … Continue reading

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