With Try, There’s Hope

The story below came from one of my students, Laurie. Laurie has done such a great job with Annie, a rescue horse, that I asked her to write about her experience. I think she did a tremendous job and I hope you enjoy Annie’s story as much as I did through Laurie’s eyes. – Kirsten

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Change: The Story of Grace

I know I am not alone in my struggle to override the “I’m too old” bomb because I hear those very words come out of my students regularly. If it is not in reference to themselves, then it is in reference to their 10, 12, 15 or 19 year old horses as we begin the rehab process.

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Tom Dorrance and Horsemanship

The day I accidentally met Tom Dorrance was a really important event in my life.

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Horse Rescue Work

The Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation of Palm City Florida, has been a regular stop for me since 2006. Originally I showed up to help my friend Daryl with a few horses.

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Demo with Prima

Pulling Prima back out for a small demo held some interesting lessons. Prima and I used to do demos all over the country..

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The Seven Habits of Horsemanship

Steven Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is a fantastic model for people getting along with people. Using his model, I have taken the liberty of applying his ideas to horsemanship to share a perspective on how riders can perhaps get along with horses a bit better.

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Mic and Prima at Home

Where to begin? I have actually been really unsure what to write about other than news because I have been pummeled with lessons that are worthy of sharing – and haven’t we all?

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Equine Imbalance

...."Many problems (of the horse) can be caused by unbalanced patterns of tension in the body"........
....."Uneven tension will often result in uneven body use, difficulty carrying a saddle and rider, stiffness generally 'through the back' or the body as a whole, behavioural problems etc..... " Gavin Scofield D.O.
Founder of Equine Postural Training &
Official Osteopath for the British Endurance team

Acknowledgements

Photos Contributed by:
Jim McCleary - McCleary Photography
Christianne Gentile - True by Christianne
Sarah Wengernuk - Essence Photography

Quote Of The Day

The rider must know his horse physically as well as mentally. He should have not only a thorough knowledge of the horse’s anatomy and of the functions of his joints and muscles but also be able to understand his feeling and anticipate his reactions
~Alois Podhajsky