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Coffee, Confidence Builder

In riding, as in life, we require confidence in order to succeed.  Most of us have encountered those horses that have helped us in that journey.  Perhaps it was the horse who knew his job so well that you could … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

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…

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Love The One You’re With?

In January of 2013, at the outset of my journey back to serious horsemanship, my mother had a wreck. This was the type of riding accident that you never want to witness.  She was on Java, our 20+ Dutch Warmblood … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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