Teddie and foal

Life’s not all sunshine and roses

Life as well as training is not always sunshine and roses. You might be thinking, “Yea, I already know that.” And I’m sure you do. But, do you put that into practice with your horse? Do you get frustrated? Do you just walk away sometimes stuck as to what to do next? Do you lose […]

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Think before you Train

I’ve talked about my farrier, Scott, in an earlier blog. He is a very nice man who tries his best with horses and has handled my horses really well. He’s even worked well with how I’ve been easing Danny into getting his feet done. We have had quite a few interesting conversations while he was […]

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What does Religion have to do with Horses?

This is a question I’ve been asked several times recently for reasons I’ll explain in a moment. And the people asking the question have done so because they feel that the two are polar opposites but to me, they aren’t. Let me explain starting with… Background – part 1 My mother was a very religious […]

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The hurrier I go, the behinder I get

It has been a whirlwind of a week for me! I have been working on finishing up the last little details of my new website, finishing a new 7-Day mini-program for boosting confidence with your horse, making more lesson videos, putting the finishing touches on my new online Academy, as well as my normal chores […]

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The Power of Treats…

Well, there is a big ongoing discussion on if you should give your horse treats or not. But, I think there is more than just “to treat or not to treat”. ​​Each of the “what”, “when”, “how”, “why”, and “if” questions are very important. They can mean the difference between a well-mannered horse or a […]

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Horses Still Amaze Me!

I want to thank everyone for the kind thoughts and condolences I received after the passing of my horse Jazz two weeks ago. He had been my best friend for 32 years and we shared so much. He will always be in my heart and my memories. It’s also been a tough two weeks on […]

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Does your saddle fit?

In this week’s ’emailbag’, there seemed to be a theme so I thought I would share two of my readers’ opinions with you. Personally, when I used to ride in a saddle I always had someone who claimed to be a professional with saddles come out and do a saddle fitting for my horse. They […]

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Why? What makes you cry?

I was taking part in the Tony Robbins Comeback Challenge and it really made me think. Tony Robbins is an amazing inspirational speaker and he can really pull some good stuff from inside of you. He asked, “Why do you do what you do? and What makes you cry?” What he was trying to pull […]

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Horses are Great Teachers!

“What did you say?” My husband and I go back and forth on this. We both say the phrase a lot. My mother used to call it, “having a mom and pop” conversation. You know those conversations where you think you’re talking about one thing and then find out that your “significant other” is talking […]

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The perfect combination to use with horses

When I’m not with my horses, or reading a good book or research article; I am outside working on my pond, gardening around the pond, or just relaxing at the side of the pond. You get the idea – pond, reading, or horses. But not in that order. That’s the bulk of my world right […]

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