Tag Archives: horse whisperer

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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The Complications of a Rescue Horse

It was an honor and privilege to be the featured speaker at New Options Equine Rescue’s first big fund raiser.  Out of the many stories of rescue horses I’ve had in training over the years I couldn’t deny the most … 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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The Old Mare – Will She Remember?

After ten years without a horse I finally had the property and the means for a horse to live with me instead of boarding.  I had bought the “dump on the block” with 4 acres for which my mother cried … Continue reading

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SECRETS TO HEALTHY YET SIMPLE HORSEKEEPING PART II

Less is best is my driving mantra when it comes to my horses well being.  As I discussed in Part I Secrets to Healthy Yet Simple Horse keeping SIMPLICITY is the key to a healthy and happy horse.  Now for … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Bit to SAFER Bitless Riding

For many horse riders riding bitless is a scary idea.  The common concerns are “I won’t have any control without a bit”, “I would never ride my horse without a bit, it’s too dangerous”, and “I’m scared that my horse … Continue reading

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