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Going Bitless

So You’re Going Bitless? Finally, at long last the dawn of enlightenment and common sense is reaching the horse world as bitless riding is grudgingly becoming more prominent! For those of us who have been riding without a bit in our horse’s mouth for decades, (or any contraption that may cause possible discomfort or pain) […]

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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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Marilyn Texas

My horse KoKo was 4 years old when she came to live with me. I hadn’t had a horse in several years and I knew I wanted to do things differently than I did in the old days. I began to study every so called Natural Horsemanship I could find. All the names you’ve heard […]

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Horses aren’t made to be ridden

Before you start sharpening the pitchforks, boiling the tar and collecting feathers, perhaps I should explain. It’s a beautiful cool Spring day and I’m going out riding with a very dear friend as soon as I finish writing this. In fact, we’d be long gone by now except for something that came up a little […]

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Johanna & Jensen

Then there’s this from Johanna and Jensen her PRE Andalusian stallion, (and the first stallion she’s ever ‘trained’).  We’ve had couple of interesting occurrences since starting pre conditioning… First was a few weeks ago, and it’s a bit of a confession. Jensen’s physio/body worker was due to come for a follow up visit, and she […]

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Heart of Equus

It is said that history repeats itself and accordingly, that we can prevent a great deal of adversity in our lives by simply avoiding the mistakes of our ancestors. Nowhere on earth could this be truer, than our relationship with the Horse. If we truly desire to unleash his full potential, and share with him […]

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The Evolution of Horsemanship I. Whips

It is amazing how we take some things for granted until something calls our attention to it and forces us to consciously stop and ask ‘why’ we do or use something. And so it was when the subject of using ‘whips’ was recently discussed on an Internet equine related forum. For some reason, the controversy really piqued my curiosity.

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