That’s one of my mares telling one of the geldings to move. In the horse world, it is pretty much all FEMALE leadership. The alpha mare is the one who decides where the herd grazes today, when they move on, where they will stand in the stand to swish flies, when they will go to […]Read More Feminine Leadership
Now you’ve read on my blog that I’ve got a problem with people who breed their mares and stallions simply because they have a set of registration papers with some famous horse’s name on them (usually four to six generations back-which genetically speaking means that the horse in question has ABSOLUTELY no influence on the […]Read More Why Are There So Many Stallions?
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They’ve perfected this and it has worked for a lot longer than we’ve been around. Seems to me that we should be learning from THEM. Just my opinion. Leadership According to A Horse-Lead-Change GroupRead More Leadership: Horse Style
Folks- I don’t know about you, but just the word ‘disaster’ makes me want to grab my loved ones and run hide. Most people ‘think’ of disaster in terms of hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires, tsunamis, mud slides, and so forth. These are disasters-no question. But there are little disasters as well-but they are still disasters. […]Read More Equine/Pet Identification (Particularly In Disaster Situations)
I’m sharing a blog that I believe needs to go viral. I believe this. I’m working to change what is wrong in our society. I can’t undo the wrongs of the past. I can only change what I can in the present and work towards a better future. I know, for example, that my ancestors […]Read More White Christians Need to Fix this: NOW
Now I’ll be honest-as if you’d know if I weren’t-I have no use for a horse that won’t stand tied or a human that caters to one that won’t. “I’ll just have to hold her because she pulls back.” Well, sister (this is almost invariably a female) get your big girl panties on and teach […]Read More Tying That Pony
I’ve ridden, trained, bred, and competed in the horse world for over 50 years now. I learned the same thing that just about everyone does: that you need the right bit to stop and control your horse. you kick to make the horse go. Spurs are to make them run faster (or spin harder or […]Read More Don’t Rush Your Horse
These are some of the most adaptable critters around-and they have learned to live in amongst humans regardless of what we do. There are coyotes that live entirely in big cities such as Chicago, Detroit, and New York City. And why not? The cities are full of their prey-rats, mice, feral cats, stray dogs, possums, […]Read More Coyotes-Misunderstood? Threat?
I read some equestrian news yesterday that Sinead Halpin retired one of her top mounts, and she quoted her husband, Tik Maynard, as saying, “A great horse would jump through fire for you if you asked, and a great horseman would never ask.” I can think about this for hours. It might be one of […] […]Read More A Great Horse Will Do Whatever You Ask, A Great Horseman Will Never Ask