Tag Archives: horsemanship

Waiting for Answers

I am told quite often that I ask good questions.  In fact my Fell Pony mentor in Cumbria has, after taking phone calls from me for seven years now, developed the habit of starting our conversations with, “And what questions … Continue reading

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If He Bites, Say Thank You

I heard a story about a woman whose abdomen was covered with deep blue bruises.  The welts had been caused by her stallion when she was handling him; he would reach around and bite her stomach.  While I am fortunate … Continue reading

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A Litmus Test for Riding

“I would never ride a horse that wouldn’t let me swing a rope around its hind legs, under its chin, and around its neck.”  So said a nationally known natural horsemanship clinician recently.  A client who bought one of my … Continue reading

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Equines and Increasing Your IQ

In her Newsweek cover story “Buff Your Brain,” Sharon Begley describes 31 ways to increase your IQ.  (1)  Begley writes, “…one discovery from 2011 … stood out above all the others:  that IQ, long thought to be largely unchangeable after … Continue reading

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