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 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 be for you; you have in mind gifts the horse cannot provide, save for the … More Small gifts
I got Roxie out to work her, on one of those evenings when I’d had a very long day at work. The light was waning, so I was just going to do a ‘down and dirty’ lunge session with her – fulfill my duty for the evening, as it were. As I got her clipped … More Like sex without foreplay!
My mother was down with food poisoning. Though nearly an octogenarian, she was not content to handle it curled up in a blanket on the couch, as most people even decades younger than her would. No, instead she was dragging herself out to feed snacks to horses, and texting me complaints about not being “made … More Enjoying each other’s company
The barn was dark. It always is on winter evenings. We keep the power to the barn off, most of the time, to lower the risk of fire. Instead, we operate with headlamps as we make our way through evening chores. Heads reach over each stall as I pass through, noses touching my arm, or … More Is it affection? Or just my imagination?