Category: Introspection

You Can Be You.

Have you ever watched someone do something with their horse and thought, “That will never be me.” Or, even worse, had a trainer, experienced horse person or complete stranger (as they say in Texas “Bless their heart.”) tell you, in so many words,  the…

Respect: A Eulogy

  There is a phrase that is used in the horse world  I hope soon dies a quiet and peaceful death. I’ve been inviting it over for tea and taking it for walks to discuss other points of view. Helping get its affairs in order….

The Spiral of Learning

If horsemanship is a spiral of learning, the outermost ring would be figuring out how to safely handle horses, learning the physical aids of riding, and how to efficiently balance ourselves on a horse’s back.    Another turn of the spiral, and we learn…

Through the Maze: Riding After an Accident

“Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.” Peter Levine Part One It’s raining today. Clouds mumble thunder, but it looks like they also have snow on their mind. It is, in other words, a perfect day…

Duet: Part 1.

Friendship: a state of mutual trust and support.  Synonyms: harmony, accord, understanding, rapport.   Over the last several months while teaching, I’ve heard myself saying “Treat your horse as though he’s your friend.” This doesn’t come up with every horse and rider. And it doesn’t…

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