If you hang around the classical Dressage crowd for any length of time, you will hear someone say something to this effect: “Horses already know how to do the movements, in the field; training only consists of teaching them to do them with a rider added.” It might also be slightly modified to include “on … More What is the goal of training?
This week we received a call that we knew would come, eventually. Ricky, the mustang I adopted as a yearling and gave to my mother for her fiftieth birthday, had died in his pasture. Ricky would have turned thirty later this year. In his nearly three decades on this earth, Ricky touched a lot of … More Memory of a Mustang
Twenty seven years ago I did a crazy thing: I went to a Mustang adoption, adopted a yearling, moved him into our rented barn under the pretense that he belonged to a client, and on this day twenty seven years ago, I presented him to my mother as a fiftieth birthday present. Potential recipe for … More The Birthday Mustang