Horses Challenge Us to Change Ourselves

Horses Challenge Us to Change Ourselves

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Victor Frankl For years I have taught a concept called The Learning Frame of Mind, applying it to both horses and riders in equal measure. The Learning Frame of Mind is...
For Fast Acting Relief, Try Slowing Down

For Fast Acting Relief, Try Slowing Down

“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” – Jane Wagner Today’s thought to ponder is about considering our normal level of energy compared to our horse’s normal level of energy. As a high energy person I was always attracted to hot blooded horses, but that was...
Balance is an integration of opposites

Balance is an integration of opposites

How is it that a new problem can help overcome an old problem? Ironically, the solution for many problems we face with horses, often lies in cultivating the opposite problem; one that is uncharacteristic or not normal for the horse. The process of finding balance...
Change at Any Age: The Story of Grace

Change at Any Age: The Story of Grace

During certain stages of my life, I remember thinking, am I am too old to make this big of a change. This thought has crossed my mind every decade from teens, twenties, thirties and even in my forties. At least now I can recognize that self-defeating thought and have...

Horse Bio-Mechanics

Some of the common indicators that people use to determine if a horse is moving correctly include: An arched neck with the head on the vertical Lengthening the stride so the horse is over tracking its front hoof prints Light or no rein contact or steady, even heavy,...
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