You have an amazing horse who consistently gives you a nice ride. You enjoy working with this horse, and he consistency excels at what you ask of him. Then, rather suddenly, things go bad. Your high performing horse begins to struggle. His great attitude begins to turn sour. You no longer enjoy working with him … More When things turn bad
It was three years ago that I first posted this. Recently I was telling a friend about the events related herein; so when a request to re-post this followed a short while later, I decided it must be time. In honor of Halloween, I’m taking a break from my usual equine subjects to tell a … More My Ghost Story (repost)
“The horse is not a piece of sports equipment, but our partner. And all our actions should be to develop what the English so brilliantly call ‘horsemanship’.” Hans Gunter Winkler This month the world lost another great horseman when Hans Gunter Winkler died. The post below was written when I’d first discovered the story of … More Revisited: Horses are amazing!
Things are a bit chaotic in the barn this week. We’re tearing off an unused overhang on the back of the barn, in order to add runs off the backs of the stalls. The roof overhangs a very low spot behind the barn, and is barely tall enough for us to walk under, let alone … More Try not to laugh …
There is safety in numbers, so they tell us. When you are in battle, or attempting to evade predators, that can certainly be true. But, more than safety in numbers (and perhaps as a byproduct of it), there is comfort in numbers. Having a team now staffed at work certainly has made my workday much … More Venturing out alone
As I worked Tally on the lunge today, watching her move in or out, changing her tempo based upon my movements, I started to ponder a video I recently saw. (I’m an introvert – pondering things is what I do.) The video, posted on a Facebook group, introduced a member’s approach to groundwork. At the … More Body Language Reality Check