If Edgar Rice Burro were to title this Bev Doolittle-like photo, he might call it Beauty and the Beast. He lives with this mare, but she is always fussy about something. She’s a huge control enthusiast and it wears him down. The mare has no ears to speak of and an overly dramatic tail. She … Read more
Dear Fellow Primates: It is our instinct to grab. It is our instinct to talk in imitation-semaphore with our hands, to eat with our hands, and react to fear or alarm with our hands. We start when we’re babies being offered a finger to grab and we never let go. We use our hands … Read more
Pull, twist, cluck, resist.
Bits were never the problem.
Too tight versus too giving? How do I know what’s right for her?”
Learning contact creates the sort of frustration that makes a rider want to take up insanely precise and complicated needle point just for a breath of fresh air.