Tag Archives: Horse training

Searching for a leader?

Are you in search of a leader?  Have you waited your whole adult life for someone to tell you when to wake up, when to eat, and when to move?  Do you long for the ‘security’ of never having to … Continue reading

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Bendigo, the Event horse who wasn’t

My first horse sport was Eventing.  It was a growing sport in our state, and its lack of formality appealed to the university crowd I grew up riding with.  Wicki came with miles under his girth, and was a great … Continue reading

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Why do you ride?

Riding is a selfish act – there is really no getting around that fact.  Horses do not ask to participate in the activity, they are conditioned for it.  That said, I have over forty years of experience that horses can, … Continue reading

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Small gifts

If there is one piece of wisdom I would wish to impart to anyone who trains horses, it would be this: appreciate the small gifts.  If your goal is to win prizes and make money, then that wisdom may not … Continue reading

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What is the goal of training?

If you hang around the classical Dressage crowd for any length of time, you will hear someone say something to this effect: “Horses already know how to do the movements, in the field; training only consists of teaching them to … Continue reading

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“Then comes a revelation …”

“Then comes a revelation, finally feeling that a horse behaves gymnastically correctly, and the new convert displays a fervor the likeness of which has not been known since the conversion of Paul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus.” Charles … Continue reading

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What type of horseman are you?

As I navigate through the real and virtual horseworlds, I am finding that new ‘breeds’ of horsemen have been created since I first started riding.  Whether it’s the changing times, or the advent of social media, any differences in aspect … Continue reading

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