What do horse training and salmon have in common?

Do you ever feel like you’re swimming upstream against the current? “To swim upstream. To go against or disagree with a prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave contrary to the majority of others.” Yeah, me too. When I first started to go out on my own and do things my […]

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Asking for Forgiveness

“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission” – Grace Hopper But what does it really mean? Here is another variant of that saying… “if you’ve got a good idea, and it’s a contribution, I want you to go ahead and DO IT. It is much easier to apologize than it […]

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Am I good enough?

Growing up – even well into my late 20’s – I was so insecure it was painful. My insecurities were deeply rooted since childhood. And they went far beyond just feeling a little bit nervous at a party or wondering whether my hair looked good. I was brought up to be a “good girl” and […]

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Before the Clydesdales

We are all very familiar with the Budweiser Clydesdales from the Superbowl and holiday commercials. You can’t help but love them, right? But did you know that before they used Clydesdales for promotional work, Anheuser Busch, the makers of Budweiser, used an Arabian stallion called Bahim Hisan. Here’s a video of him in his prime: […]

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Location, location, location…

Isn’t that what they say about finding or selling a home? It’s all about a good location and where you are, right? Where are you? Well, I learned something new from my horses and thought I would pass on their wisdom in today’s blog. My boys are always teaching me or reminding me of things. […]

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Horse Rustlers in 2020!

I remember watching the old westerns when I was younger and loved the chases on horseback, the beautiful scenery and the open wild wild west. Then they would show the cattle and horse rustlers and the adventure started to get them back. That made good TV back then, but I didn’t think that in 2020 […]

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Horses know more than we think

  I give my horses a lot of credit and believe that they are teachers, healers, best friends, and family. But sometimes we humans don’t give them enough credit. I’ve heard lots of wonderful stories and read lots of research that shows horses can intuitively see right through a person and know who we really […]

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The power of encouragement

This is Mark again with another of my rare appearances on Teddie’s blog. Teddie encouraged me to write this after I was telling her about the 2 new cats we have just acquired. She said that although it concerned cats and not horses, the same lessons apply, so here goes… Back in August last year, […]

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Is the grass really greener on the other side?

Today I’d like to tell you a quick story of what happened this week with me and my horses. I have been around horses all my life, literally, and it still amazes me that after 30 years with my boys, Jazz and Apollo, they can still surprise me… in a good way. This week I […]

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The 4 Stages of Horse Training

I want to thank everyone for the wonderful email responses and comments I received after last weeks blog. It took me literally hours and hours for me to get back to everyone. There were lots of great, and sad, stories of how accidents have changed our lives as well as stories of accomplishments and overcoming […]

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