In my last post I talked about my concerns over those who would convince you that a good relationship with your horse is so difficult that you have to pay them for their ‘proprietary’ methods. In my experience it is only complicated because we make it so – or because someone in the horse’s past … More It is NOT that hard!
I have a colleague who has, on multiple occasions, asked me what secrets I’ve found to working with other of our colleagues. This person is at a level of management where one would think she’s encountered many different types of people. None of the people she has asked me about are particularly difficult to work … More Is it really that hard?
If there is one thing I have maintained since my youth it is the ever-present concern over how my horse is feeling. Along the way I have been told that it doesn’t matter. I have been told that I cannot possibly know how my horse is feeling, even as I was sure I could (and … More A Lesson in Overthinking
“Oh, if life were made of moments, Even now and then a bad one–! But if life were only moments, Then you’d never know you had one.” “Moments in the Woods”, Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim For too many people, riding and training horses is about goals. The first ride. The first show. Moving to … More Moments
I recently lost a favorite pair of web reins when my mother’s horse, Coffee, managed to step on them. Web reins have been a favorite since my early days Eventing. I like the weight and pliability in my hand. That was not only my favorite pair, it happened to be my only pair of web … More Tacky Stuff!
In spite of the best efforts of scientists, it is still a mystery why we fall in love with one individual over another. We know the chemicals and brain centers that are involved in how we feel, but not what actually triggers them. I certainly had no idea that I would fall as hard as … More Falling for Chase