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Whose fault is it anyway? The truth about vices.

Why is it that we are so quick to blame the horse when he does something ‘wrong’ and yet are quite happy to take the credit when things go right. In this day and age when there is such a … Continue reading

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They’ll never understand

This is my favourite picture of Spydie and I.  It’s not a good photo in that it is blurry and the light was bad.  I don’t remember when it was taken.   I know where it was, but I don’t know … Continue reading

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Building Rapport – Part 1

Have you ever been in a relationship with perhaps a spouse, family member, friend or workmate, where you felt that no matter what you did or said, or how good your intentions were, the other person just took everything the … Continue reading

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The illusion of safety – it’s not about the horse!

Humans are the most incredible of species. We are so creative, inventive and full of fantastic ideas on how to make, fix or improve things that it’s almost mind-boggling. You’ve only got to pay a visit to the nearest tack … Continue reading

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So you think you have Control! – even Thoroughbreds can do it.

I often wonder why so many people, of the horse riding variety, seem to be under the false illusion that they can control a horse…..at all. By what logic do we think that a mere human can control and contain … Continue reading

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What good is obedience without understanding?

I was watching ‘The Miracle Worker’ the other day…the story of Anne Sullivan; the amazing woman who gave a ‘voice’ to another incredible woman – Helen Keller. During her childhood years in the late 1800s, until about aged 7, Helen … Continue reading

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Spurs

Anyone who ever uses a spur on a horse, is giving away a lot about themselves as not only a horseman but also as a human. Even if they think they are using them ‘kindly’ or ‘gently’……whatever. A spur indicates … Continue reading

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‘Accepted’ Cruelty – Why do we turn a blind eye?

What is more important? What you want or what your horse needs? When it comes to many horse sports, tragically it seems that the answer is not as it should be. There are very many – actually even one is … Continue reading

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Just who are the crazy ones anyway?

I was recently admiring a student of mine as she and her horse rode a round of jumps in a field, total joy on the rider’s face and I’m certain a smile to equal it on the face of the … Continue reading

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Conversations that leave you……………?????

Amongst the many conversations I’ve had today, I’ve had two about people getting bucked off their horses. One was about a friend of the person I was talking too, who was riding her horse, got turfed off and broke several … Continue reading

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