Humans are impatient worriers. On the high side, it means we care but we want to know everything immediately. Perhaps a predator way of thinking; we’re always on the hunt, stalking the perceptions that elude us. The more we chase, the more understanding hides. We crave control and we’re better at fighting than waiting. Gaining … Read more
Be careful, the names you call your horse…
Trust their intelligence.
Shut up and dance.
Turning good intentions into low expectations.
Can you listen too much?
My favorite training mentor had a habit that drove me nuts. She would be working with a horse who spooked or flipped his head or had some other issue that made him a disaster and when she climbed on, if you were close, you could hear her say in a low and quiet voice, “Goody, … Read more
People love to tell horror stories. Once they know that I have horses, they can’t resist telling me about getting bucked off, run away with, or stepped on. Somehow this makes them very cool and the horses very stupid. I tend to defend the horses, most are pretty honest. Is it possible that when your … Read more