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Is Horse Training a Sisyphean Task?

Horses by nature will always feel anxiety in some shape or form. It's our job to help them roll it up the mountain every time it appears!

 

Teaching the Spin at Liberty

Who is Teaching Who?

 

Epic Disaster at an Obstacle Course

Or "Just another day with horses"

Patxi, poor guy, found himself at the center of a storm of terror because of one falst step or two. Thank goodness, all ended well...

 
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Magical Moments

Txoko looks inside my soul and offers up what I was hoping for

 

Horses and Baby Pools

Should they coexist?

Oh! The things I ask my horses to do!

 
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Training for Teamwork

My herd and I, becoming great teamplayers!

 

Olimpia and


the Geese...in Greece!

 

Discomfort Zone: The Place to Be

A new saddle? Crazy weather? Rabid dogs? I train for confidence no matter what discomfort comes our way...

 

Giving Thanks for Patxi

My heart fills with gratitude just thinking about this lovely teddy bear of a horse!

 

Finding your "Inner Zero"

A breakthrough thanks to Sharon Wilsie

 

Tzeri -- The Big Little Stallion

Transforming Tzeri into an engaged partner was transformational! See why...

 
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Connecting the Dots on the Island of Crete

I get to glean big insights, all because of three horses, two of which are miniatures. And stallions to boot!

 
 

Slow Work Is not Slow Going

All great horsepeople have said this one way or another: "If you want to get there faster, do so slower." Here's how that has panned out for me...

maia
 

Reporting from Road to the Horse 2018: Day One

Reporting from Road to the Horse 2018: Day Two

Reporting from Road to the Horse 2018: Day Three

 

Bend it like Patrick

Patrick King taught me an amazing exercise that has transformed my horses and our relationship!

Baking with Horses

""Master Chef" Warwick Schiller has made me a much better baker because of his recipes and his explanation of how to prepare the ingredients!

 
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What is Stickiness? Should you Fear It?

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17 Hours A Day

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Relaxing Work: An Oxymoron or Pure Unadulterated Genius?

 

Playing Catch Up

Stepping Out of and Enl(ah)rging Your Comfort Zone

Misbehaved? Or Misunderstood?

 
 
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Mares vs Geldings -- Apples vs Oranges?

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Herd Leadership -- Part I

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Herd Leadership -- Part II

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Horse Whispering in New Hampshire

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Ignorance is...

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Ode to Txiki and the Joy She Brings to My Life

 

Why Me?

 

Part I of My Odyssey to Become a Horseback Rider

Part II of My Odyssey to Become a Horseback Rider

Part III of My Odyssey to Become a Horseback Rider

 

Part IV of My Odyssey to Become a Horseback RideV

Part V of My Odyssey to Become a Horseback Rider

Part VI of My Odyssey to Become a Horseback Rider