I have a colleague who has, on multiple occasions, asked me what secrets I’ve found to working with other of our colleagues. This person is at a level of management where one would think she’s encountered many different types of people. None of the people she has asked me about are particularly difficult to work … More Is it really that hard?
The controversy still swirls around the method known variously as rollkur or LDR (low, deep, and round). Someone from a Facebook group I’m part of recently posted photos and video from Falsterbro, a high level competition in Sweden. This evidence showed that the method has truly become mainstream, with not a single rider working in any other fashion. … More Which would you choose?
While I’ve been pining to be back in the saddle, the horses decided it was time to remind me that the journey can be amazing, even from the ground. The stars, this time, were Tally and Nash.
I’ve been spending my spare time playing with the new sand in the arena. More on that in another post. For this post I wanted to bring back some of the words of wisdom shared in the ground work conference I attended last week. The location was a sanctuary of my “past life”, where I … More The Aid System
I’ve written before of my ongoing challenge with young Mr. Noble. When he first arrived, and the age of six months, he was already a big strong fellow – and not what I would consider halter broke. Oh, if you were strong enough, you could muscle him in the right direction (as his prior handler … More Bratty, with a twist
I recently had lunch with a good friend – a very non-horsey friend. In fact, she’s not much of an animal person at all; however, she knows that they are a big part of my life and frequently finds some animal topic to bring up. On this occasion she mentioned that her boss, a horse … More It’s the Quiet Moments