No Kid Gloves

Might be best for some of you boys to roll up the windows and fasten your seat belts. OK. ‘Short and sweet’ meaning; dealt with very quickly; to the point. Which, (at least to my understanding) is the way any man worth his salt would like it; in your face, point-blank direct, down to-earth, no […]

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Second Renaissance

In the last generation, the phenomenal interest expressed by horse owners worldwide has been focused in three basic areas. Acquiring a greater in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Horse in his natural environment and herd dynamics. Searching for more compassionate, humane methods of training. The last, and perhaps most difficult to define, is the feeling […]

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‘Natural’ Horsemanship? Maybe, Maybe not….

In the normal intra-herd relationship, herd rank is a survival aspect of herd dynamics. Intimidation, pressure, discomfort, and if needed, physical punishment are used to establish and maintain the highest herd rank possible. Our present day natural horsemanship trainers predicate their basic training format on the documented empirical studies of highly accredited equine research scientists […]

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The Search

We would strongly suggest the very FIRST place to start is learning more about the specifics of the animal they are dealing with from the empirical studies of equine ethologists and research scientists. Why? Why learn about the Horse in his natural environment? Why take the time to learn about equine instincts, culture and herd […]

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Life is a matter of choices

"And living with the rewards and consequences of those choices" – part 1 – The loud yelp of shock and pain exploded, shattering the quiet, early evening air like a china plate smashing on a concrete floor. It was instantly echoed by the crunching snap of fence boards mixed with the dirt-softened thud of a […]

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An Open Mind

With so many "new and natural" training formats out there…. And with some of us having experienced various degrees of disillusionment after trying them…. (once burnt, twice shy) Coupled with the expertise of national marketing, sales and public relations exerts…. It is sometimes difficult for the average horse owner to "separate the wheat from the […]

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A Dressage Critique

I am the owner and administrator of several equine websites. I am also the author of most of the articles published on these websites. This is the reason why I am publishing information about myself, for which purpose I’ve made this website available. Since many of my articles bring to light various controversial issues in […]

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