Eye of the Beholder

A Facebook friend recently posed the question as to why so many people enjoy watching today’s competition, and don’t see the ugliness and the damage done by the training methods being used.  Why do they not seek the beauty that many of us in the 50-plus age group grew up with?  The answer is simply … More Eye of the Beholder

A warm glow …

I was having a conversation with one of my team leads yesterday.  Have you ever had one of those moments when something someone says really strikes a chord?  One of those moments when you think “Wow!  Someone else feels the way I do!”  It may be something you’d thought, but never heard someone else put … More A warm glow …

Getting to the Real Root of “My Horse Won’t Do What I Want”

Originally posted on TSB BLOG:
TSB author Denny Emerson on the Morgan stallion Lippitt Tweedle Dee at the 1961 Morrisville, Vermont Horse Show. It is a common misconception among many new to horses, and sadly some with a lifetime’s experience, that horses “plan,” “scheme,” and “plot” to frustrate and embarrass us, and always at the…

How I Got Here

Horses have been part of my life for over four decades.  I was horse crazy then, and I’m horse crazy now.  But a lot of life has passed in between those times.  Horses have been a continuous part, but not always the focus. Like most horse crazy girls, I had big dreams – I’d ride … More How I Got Here