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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Which wolf are you feeding?

A friend of mine is going through a tough time right now. He had a terrible car accident about two months ago. The good news is that he amazingly didn’t break any bones even though he was going about 55 mph and was T-boned by a car going about 35 mph. However, he did hit […]

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The Importance of Touch

I’ve been sick for the last month and during that down time I noticed something interesting. There seems to be two types of people when you’re sick. The ones that are good caretakers who bring you soup, medicine, and make sure you’re tucked in and taken care of and those that are afraid of getting […]

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” was one of my mother’s favorite sayings and I’ve tried to live by it ever since I was a kid. I talk a lot about staying positive and having a positive attitude, but life can sometimes throw you a bit of a curveball and that’s what the end […]

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Do horses have a play ‘circuit’ too?

I’ve been meaning to write a follow-up to an email to one you may have read titled “Bracketology and why horse training has nothing to with basketball”. To give you a summary, in that email I compared the knockout process in the annual college basketball tournament known as March Madness with supposed hierarchies in wild […]

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Common Behavioral Problems in Horses and What Causes Them

As we are all just about to go into full holiday mode and are frantically running around doing last-minute shopping etc, I’ll keep this week’s post nice and short 🙂 And as it is the holidays I have a little gift for you! It’s a result of one of the most frequently asked questions I […]

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What I learnt from my little brother…

I’m the oldest of three and being the oldest I’ve always felt responsible for helping, teaching and taking care of my two younger brothers whenever possible. Growing up they always seemed to appreciate it and we grew very close. Mom took care of most things and then big sister took care of everything else. You […]

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