Francis and Jerry’s Journey

I have been doing FT with my gelding for the last couple of years, we seem to be taking the slow route through the program but on the other hand our relationship has improved tremendously. I was nearly 49 when I started learning to ride, and a couple of months later met him – 8 […]

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Audrey – Texas

Hi folks, This is the post I have sent to my other horse groups about my visit to Chuck’s this morning…. If you have not seen a video or seen this ‘live’ you just cannot adequately grasp what is going on between Chuck and the horses. No wonder Chuck has such a hard time putting […]

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Claudio

Avete presente quando, dopo tanti sforzi e fatiche, si comincia a pensare di essere arrivati a un buon punto del proprio percorso e, per così dire, a capirci davvero qualcosa? Magari anche con un certo compiacimento e soddisfazione? Insomma, finalmente siamo sulla strada giusta! Se la risposta è sì, si può anche immaginare cosa si […]

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Stop Training Your Horse!!

I can’t help anyone who ‘wants to train their horse.’ That’s not entirely true. Let me rephrase that. I can help anyone who wants to ‘train their horse,’ but I choose not to. Why? because if I did, I would be sending them down the same pathway that leads to chaos. Let’s start at the […]

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The Story of Cowboy

One summer, a new occupant arrived in the empty five acre pasture across the street from our property. He was a 16.2 h, bay Quarter Horse named Cowboy. Day after day I saw him wearing a halter 24/7. Seeing him watching my horses and I interact and play together while wearing it day after day, […]

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Equine Equitherapy Evaluation

The following evaluation was developed as a minimal guideline for horses interacting with children between the ages of six and seventeen utilizing group Immediate Intervention Equitherapy. It was developed for the sole purpose of minimizing physical and/or emotional trauma caused by negative interaction between horse and client and is quintessential for any type of adolescent/equine […]

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Problem – Captain Jack ?

From the movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude toward the problem.” ~ Captain Jack Sparrow ~ How utterly absurd that a fictional character in a movie could possibly offer any enlightenment in the world of horsemanship! And yet, in truth, Captain Jack’s insightfulness is actually […]

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Stalling/Caging Your Horse

Sometimes when we want to continue doing or believing something for whatever reason, (tradition, personal, peer pressure, etc.,) we tend to rationalize to justify the beliefs or actions of what we want to continue believing or doing. If we didn’t, we might be forced to admit that what we are believing or doing, (in this […]

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Apples to Apples

Because we have no need for tools, aids, or gadgets, (an often small mechanical or electronic device or contrivance with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty) it may have left the impression that some of us think those who use clicker training with their horses are somehow ‘bad.’*Nothing could be further […]

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