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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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‘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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No bit no brakes

It took me by surprise when recently a student I was talking with told me that, on a recent trail ride, a fellow rider had trotted past her uttering these words. “No bit, no brakes!” It surprised me for two … Continue reading

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Time to Change

Time to change – by Meredith Ransley “The danger from horse riding is compounded by the interaction of two species, human and horse, which may result in unpredictable events.” – Dr Raymond A. Cripps, AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit “We … Continue reading

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