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Feel Pleased

Feel Pleased

"So here’s your challenge friends, feel pleased." Horses are masters at reading our intention and focus. Mother Nature programmed them to be able to read predatory behavior and outwit it. It’s kept them alive in nature and the instincts inside of them are just under...

Rewarding the Slightest Try

Rewarding the Slightest Try

This is an interesting topic, one that I could probably discuss for days on end in great detail. But, I wanted to see if I could simplify this statement and share why it’s so valuable at the same time. This concept of rewarding the slightest Try a horse offers you can...

Connection is Key!

Connection is Key!

Connection is key! But how do you get it with your horse? Here are a few ways to go about it: * Realizing it is a game. Don’t get frustrated or impatient, or you’ll lose his respect. Try saying “How interesting!” when you come across something that you may not want or...

No Quick Fixes

No Quick Fixes

In horsemanship and health there are no “quick fixes”. There are ways of being that are more natural to the horse and practices that serve your health. It takes time and practice to be the best we can for our horses and it takes consistency and discipline to make...

Everyday Asks

Everyday Asks

As I was playing with the horses under the shade of the barn, as the sun continues to scorch us, I realized there is still SO MUCH you can do with your horse to continue progress in a small space. When you’re dealing with less than perfect weather conditions or...

Progress with Stall Rest

Progress with Stall Rest

Two Faced Dude... Dudley! He is an interesting one. He is actually the inspiration for a lot of creative tasks and asks that I teach that are appropriate for horses on stall rest. He’s been on the road to recovery for some time... over a year I believe, and it’s been...