Tag Archives: Horse training

A blast from the past

At times when I need a reminder of how beautiful Dressage can be, I look primarily to my library.  No book cheers me more than The World of Dressage, by Neil ffrench Blake.  I stumbled upon this book at a … Continue reading

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We are not so different

I love the holiday season.  In recent years I have not had the time to do all of the things I normally love to do, but I always try to find a way to celebrate with my work team.  This … Continue reading

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Playtime for Coffee

I could probably not have found a better mount for my mother than Coffee.  Perhaps I could have found something with more training – it is not ideal to have rider and horse learning at the same time.  Admittedly his … Continue reading

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Embracing challenges

What is your tolerance for challenge?  I’m not talking about that oxer you haven’t tried, or that test you haven’t ridden.  I’m talking about challenges to your ideas, decisions, or pre-conceived notions.  I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately; … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Barns

If you stay around the horse world for any length of time you will probably hear generalizations about other areas of the horse world. “All Dressage riders have hard hands.” “Western pleasure riders can’t sit anything past a jog.” “Event … Continue reading

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The Madness Continues!

I once made the mistake of buying a piece of equipment from the website of a world renowned “Natural” Horsemanship ‘guru’.  I say mistake because once they have your information, they won’t stop trying to convert you.  I choose not … Continue reading

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The End of Lofty Goals

I took a much needed sanity break.  My inspiration for these posts comes from two main sources – my own little herd and what is going on in the horseworld at large.  As the year wound down, I found that … Continue reading

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