Let’s start at the beginning; loving horses is fine, but they don’t care about that. Horses will choose respect over love every time.
First, lets get our terminology straight. A barn rat is a child who might answer an ad with the headline Horse-Crazy Girls Wanted. (Yes, almost always a girl.) The Infinity Farm barn rat is 9 years old. Elana got here the usual way, begging and badgering parents who don’t ride. Through extended connections, she showed … Read more
Willard Crockett was the first man I fell in love with. I think I was 5, and he was certainly in his 40’s, but it didn’t feel like a pre-thaw February to September sort of romance to me. (I am aware that it didn’t feel like a romance to him at all.) He wore jeans … Read more
Being adversarial has been a common topic in lessons this last week. None of my clients are mean, none wear big spurs or carries whips that leave welts on disobedient horses. No one has a hot temper, it isn’t that. We tend towards a more passive-aggressive type of adversarial behavior. It starts by innocently … Read more