Category: Introspection

The Whole Horse

  It was a warm and sunny morning as I chatted with Jaycee about what she would like to work on with her horse Scamp. “I’ve been making him move his feet because everyone I’ve worked with says he needs to move his feet… Continue Reading “The Whole Horse”

Removing Mental Hobbles

  Life–and horses, for that matter– both have an uncanny knack of knowing just when you need a little insight and humility. We recently posted a photo on our online Classroom page on Facebook. In the photo, one of our horses was standing hobbled.… Continue Reading “Removing Mental Hobbles”

Assumptions and Knowledge

  I was in my mid-twenties when I started training horses (and assumed I knew more than I actually did).  I brought Jack, a young gelding, home. I’d given him a couple of weeks to settle in with my older gelding Caleb before riding… Continue Reading “Assumptions and Knowledge”

In Praise of Simplicity

When I was in my late twenties, I became fascinated by the art of Dressage. Honestly? I am still fascinated. Back then, however, the trouble was that I wasn’t a very talented technical rider. And I was on an unconventional horse for dressage; a… Continue Reading “In Praise of Simplicity”

Release and Relief

I think we learn and go through life much like a pendulum; we swing all the way to one side and then we swing the opposite way before realizing that the middle is where balance and skill lie. When we begin learning about horses,… Continue Reading “Release and Relief”

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