The story of the 2 Abes and the eight-dollar plug-hat

The story of the 2 Abes and the eight-dollar plug-hat

I was reading an article the other day on Abraham Lincoln and came across his retelling of this story: “I was jogging along at a slow gait, immersed in deep thought, when suddenly I was aroused – I may say the arousement lifted me out of my saddle as well as out of my wits […]

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What you can learn when the grass is greener…

The day started off just like any other day… I finished my morning coffee, kissed hubby goodbye and headed out to the barn to see my boys. Everything seemed perfectly normal and the horses were in the pasture happily eating the new grass that was starting to grow with all the rain we’ve been having. […]

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Here’s to a New Year and a New Outlook with Horses

Happy New Year! I hope you had a good holiday season.Mine was, shall we say, a little different than normal and not quite what I had been expecting.However, I won’t go into the gruesome details but suffice it to say there were times when I wished it wasn’t just the turkey being stuffed.I should have […]

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A New Perspective for the Holidays

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid…At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade” Ah yes, the soulful tones of the lovely Paul Young singing the opening lines of the ground-breaking, original version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’.I’m sure those of us of a certain age will never forget […]

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Chicken or the Egg? Carrot or the Stick?

It’s the age-old question, isn’t it?The Carrot or the Stick? Which should you use when it comes to training your horse?Is it possible to develop a close relationship with your horse and still get him or her to do what you want?These are questions I regularly get asked by students.  So, if you’re wondering the […]

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To Blanket or Not to Blanket?

Your horse could be exiting the thermoneutral zone! Sounds like something from a science fiction film, doesn’t it? It’s actually more mundane than that but of great importance to us horse owners if we care about the welfare of our horses, especially at this time of year. So what is it? The thermoneutral zone or […]

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Do you Know Why Horses Lick, Chew & Yawn?

Wow, what a blowout! As you probably know, it was Thanksgiving yesterday here in the US so if you celebrated too I hope you had as beautiful and positive a day as we did. This year our entire family got together at my mother-in-law’s house, 23 of us in total. She’s an amazing cook and […]

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The Story of Dave and Bob…

Dave had been around horses most of his life and was an “old cowboy”. When I saw him actually tear up at the end of our second day together I knew he could feel a connection with his horse he had never felt before. The horse in question was called Bob. Bob was a large, […]

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Why Did The Turtle Cross The Road?

“Turtle???” Yep, that was the thought front and center of my consciousness as I slammed on the brakes of my truck. I saw him just in time and the brakes did their job. Phew. So, I opened my door and got out to ‘save’ this little turtle as I didn’t want anybody else coming along […]

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“Be Careful, He’s a Real Ogre”, They Said…

“He’s a real ogre, I’d watch out what you say or do when he’s around.” This was the introduction to my new boss from my colleagues. This was back in the day before I became a trainer when I started work as a behavioral psychologist at one of the nation’s leading mental health facilities. I […]

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 The Stallion Series

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