Category Archives for Training Advice

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 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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Let’s talk about what NOT to do

Normally, I enjoy talking about positive subjects, keeping the material light and fun, and teaching some sort of lesson (usually based on my own experience). But today I want to talk about something that happened that is not so positive and may be a touchy subject for some. It is something that is near and […]

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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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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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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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The Stallion Series

Hi, it’s Teddie here. Well, it’s been a while coming and now it’s finally here – The Stallion Series!! This is the start of 2 free video training series where you watch me work with these 2 Egyptian Arabian Stallions so you can see what I do, why I do it and how we all […]

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