Category: Ponderings of a horse trainer

Natural Horsemanship Vs. Classical Dressage

  There is a fine line between training the body and training the brain in your equine partner. While I have always used concepts of “natural horsemanship” in my building of the mind, this tool is only a slice of the big picture.   I also use many classical dressage concepts to build the athlete they need […]

Patience

Repost from 2016 Patience… Life has been challenging these last few months.   To pick up and move across the country, and attempt to start over, is a big task.   I try to approach it with an eye on the positives: new opportunity, new friends, new everything.  And extra time to funnel into personal growth, and […]

Onions and Learning

reposted from 2014 Onions and Learning… Several years ago, while I was in the thick of a busy training schedule, I had one of those defining moments in life that changes ones’ perspective completely.   I had been doing a lot of groundwork with some horses.  This involves using shoulders and arms in a way that […]

Blessed Life

Reposted from March 2012 We all have our stories, every human, every horse. Can anyone say the road they have travelled has been flawless? Yet, it really is flawless, it leads you to now. Wherever now happens to be. I have to marvel at the journey, all the good the bad and ugly pieces of […]