After the last blog, a friend/trainer thought legs should have been mentioned. Or as she put it, “‘The Mechanical Leg?’ It taps and bumps and wiggles and kicks and urges the horse along just due to habit and maybe some well-intentioned but less well educated former trainer’s instruction.” She’s totally right. Over the … Read more
A better question is what is it about horses that hook us so deeply?
Escalating cues equals escalating anxiety.
We need to let them be horses. No more or less.
Beguiled by a young horse…
It’s an obstacle course, by golly. And there’s a pedestal, by golly. We both see it, but one of us acts like it’s a meteor from Krypton. The lead gets tight, the handler doesn’t notice because the world has fallen away. Now the handler is nothing but pedestal, pedestal, pedestal. Horse thought balloon: (what’s wrong. … Read more
The best argument for positive thought.
Shut up and dance.
“… not wanting to be a namby-pamby nag.”
Us, from our horse’s perspective.