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 through the front door, into the festive crowd within, off dashes your toddler!  She runs … More How would you react?

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 lived as a way to sell their new, enlightened approach.  The stories I’ve read typically … More Listen …

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 (September 2014) was an item on a research study that showed the “lead mare” to be a … More Following the leader?