Tag Archives: Erik Herbermann

Don’t scribble on the billboard!

Below is a quote that I find somewhat unique in its approach to the subject.  It is from Erik Herbermann’s A Horseman’s Notes.  In it he addresses one of my favorite topics – that allowing the horse a voice, then … Continue reading

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Respecting the laws of Nature

In my equestrian library are a handful of books that I return to repeatedly – either for reference or just for the pleasure of rereading.  One of these cherished books, A Horseman’s Notes by Erik Herbermann, was a suggestion by … Continue reading

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Ambitions or ideals?

What is the difference between ambitions and ideals? Ideals are personal guidelines or aspirations we choose to set for ourselves by which we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Inevitably they encompass efforts at self-improvement, bringing us to direct our … Continue reading

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Thoughts are things

Through their astonishing sensitivity, horses show us that thoughts are things. Therefore, just as a correct physical position which is in harmony with the laws of physics is indispensable to allow essential energy patterns to flow through our own and the horse’s … Continue reading

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Of Horses And Chess …

“In matters regarding their nature, it is hardly surprising that horses can outwit the rider with considerable ease – after all, they only need to be themselves to succeed. This is so, because in horsemanship the task lies entirely with … Continue reading

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