Tag Archives: horsemanship

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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“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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Eye of the Beholder

A Facebook friend recently posed the question as to why so many people enjoy watching today’s competition, and don’t see the ugliness and the damage done by the training methods being used.  Why do they not seek the beauty that … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship

In this era of learning everything by YouTube video or Facebook posts, people seem to rarely have the patience to spend time learning anything in depth.  I have read many an article that says we no longer need experts because … Continue reading

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The measure of a horseman

A video popped up on Facebook depicting a “horse training” demonstration by a world famous horseman.  The friend who posted suggested that people write to the organization to voice their displeasure.  The organization is not in my country, so I’m … Continue reading

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A great resource, now free

When I first started trying to find my way back into the equestrian world, and struggled with how much it had changed (and not for the better), I was lucky to find Epona.tv.  The two journalists who founded it had … Continue reading

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