TIDBITS FROM THE SADDLE – PART I

What we all are trying to make, I think and hope, is a more balanced, obedient, and willing horse and also to affect him psychologically to where he is more willing to take instruction and follow directions or, at least, be “willing to allow himself to be trained”…

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TIDBITS FROM THE SADDLE – PART II

The history of horsemanship is not a smooth, steady linear progression. It is rather an evolutionary, migratory, exploratory, and experimental state of affairs. And, like anything else, it has its regression periods as well as its progression periods. The regression times are highlighted by people generally having too much to do in a compressed period of time, being prisoners of technology, trying to ‘grab the brass ring’ by living 7/24/365, which the human body is not designed to do, with little time for serious deep reading and reflection….

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What Are Our Horses Trying to Say to Us?

Have you ever been frustrated when trying to have a conversation with someone who did not speak the same language as you did or tried to converse with someone in their language using only a few words of that language that you learned a long time ago?

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What the Horse Can Teach You

People are attracted to horses for various and sundry reasons: companionship, breeding, financial gain, competition, the feeling of being free when horseback, the feeling of being in control of something, being a part of history, etc….

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