Tag Archives: safety

Is your instructor worthy?

One reason I dropped out of teaching and training was the epidemic of anyone who won a few ribbons hanging out their shingle as a trainer.  In some cases, people who rode horses trained by other people were getting their … Continue reading

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Living with doubt

I was inspired to write this post by some recent days when I was suffering from doubts in my own abilities, only to have the horses make wonderful progress and prove my doubts unfounded.  I was prepared to post it … Continue reading

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Fence Day!

It was finally here.  I’d been waiting for this day for  over a month.  Actually, truthfully, I’d been waiting for it for years!  It was the day the contractors would come and we would finally have three safe turnouts for … Continue reading

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Leader or attachment figure?

I recently read a thoughtful post that addressed what I would agree is a forgotten area of horse training – that the horse is naturally programmed to make attachments. I say forgotten because, unlike the author, I have read many … Continue reading

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