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He Just Wouldn’t Perform

The young gelding was a new purchase by a lovely kind-hearted woman that wanted a nice trail horse for her family.  He was a big chestnut Quarter horse about five years old who had extensive training in reining and cutting.  … Continue reading

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Horse Communication – Beyond Action & Words

I think we can all agree that communication between one another, human to human is complicated right?  Now add inter-species communication, human to horse, we quickly discover our good intentions are not enough to be safe around a 1,000+ lb … Continue reading

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HELP MY HORSE IS TRYING TO KILL ME

“I am afraid my wife won’t come home one day from the barn.  I just want her to get rid of that dangerous horse”, Wendy’s husband said to me as he pulled me aside.  “I’ll do everything I can to … Continue reading

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A Star Reborn Part 1

When he arrived his mane was dread-locked, his body covered in numerous flesh wounds and his knees were skinned.  The beautiful buckskin paint Arab had just been gelded at the age of 5, only two weeks before coming to my … Continue reading

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The Sentient Horse

Do you court your horse before riding?  Do you wait for your horse’s permission before mounting?  I was all set to go for a trail ride early Saturday morning as I bounded out to the barn to get my faithful … Continue reading

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How do I become a Certified Horse Trainer – Your Questions Answered

Thank you to all who have expressed interest in the Training the Whole Horse® Certified Master Horse Trainer program.  I have had many questions of late so for clarity I’ve posted them below.  Please let me know how I can … Continue reading

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My Why for Bitless Horsemanship

As a dressage rider I grew discontent with the lack of a deep bonded friendship with my horse.  She was well trained and always responsive, but I yearned for the relationship I dreamed of with a horse as a child.  … Continue reading

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