Social Politeness

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

“Needs manners!”

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!”