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Understanding Your Horse: A Guide to Horse Personalities

Welcome to a fascinating exploration of 'Horsenality'......a concept that revolutionizes how we understand and interact with horses. Inspired by the work of Linda Parelli and Dr. Glenn Bradie, this guide delves into the world of horse personalities, drawing parallels...

Three Equestrian Self-Care Rituals That You Actually Have Time For

Equestrians are meticulous about taking care of their beloved horses......nutrition, mental well-being and physical health are all a top priority of the horse lover. The horse always has a “staff” of professionals who keep the horse healthy and operating at its...

Groundwork. What’s the Point?

Many equestrians think it is perfectly normal, and acceptable......to just saddle up their horse and step on… having spent little to no time teaching or training on the ground. Many equestrians feel ground work is only for unskilled equestrians, or green horses, and...
Understanding Your Horse: A Guide to Horse Personalities

Understanding Your Horse: A Guide to Horse Personalities

Welcome to a fascinating exploration of 'Horsenality'......a concept that revolutionizes how we understand and interact with horses. Inspired by the work of Linda Parelli and Dr. Glenn Bradie, this guide delves into the world of horse personalities, drawing parallels...

Groundwork. What’s the Point?

Groundwork. What’s the Point?

Many equestrians think it is perfectly normal, and acceptable......to just saddle up their horse and step on… having spent little to no time teaching or training on the ground. Many equestrians feel ground work is only for unskilled equestrians, or green horses, and...

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...