At the recent ground work conference I attended, there were two demonstration handlers who were said to be professional trainers. From the first moments, when they were awaiting their demo, there was an aggressiveness to their handling of the horses that bothered me. In most cases, they were handling horses that did not belong to … More Social Politeness
On his visit this week, our farrier declared to my mother that Noble “needs manners!” This declaration followed an ill-advised decision to disregard my mother’s advice, ignore what has worked in the past, and have his assistant catch and hold Noble. The result can best be described as a wrestling tango. In spite of the … More “Needs manners!”
I often start several drafts of posts at one time – sometimes they make it in, sometimes I go back and have lost the original inspiration. This one was drafted several months ago … and I had forgotten just how far I’d gone with it. Since I hate to waste anything, here it is. I … More Crime and punishment
You’ve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative Johnny Mercer That advice may be very sound for living your life – but it’s not so valid when it comes to horse training.