Category Archives for Training

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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Been there, done that, got the bruises to show for it…

This post is a bit of a personal one so I suggest you grab yourself a drink and make yourself comfortable before starting it. I’ll wait… Ready? OK, here goes. I was working with Danny Boy today and the man that comes out to feed him, let’s call him Johnny, was walking by and saw […]

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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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Don’t forget to cook the noodles!

I want to tell you about a personal story about when I was growing up. One of my favorites, and most enjoyable classes in Junior High was Home Ec. “Home economics, domestic science or home science is a field of study that deals with the relationship between individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which […]

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Horse personalities

What part does heredity play in your horse’s personality?

If you’ve been following my blog posts, most of you know that I like to mix the scientific approach to horses and horse training along with the emotional and spiritual side. And as a lifelong learner I’m always very curious to see what my horses have to teach me. For example… I have been working […]

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We never really know…

We never really know what’s going on in our horse’s heads but we can make an educated guess. As you read in last week’s blog, 7% of human communication involves language and therefore 93% does not. 55% of human communication is body language, which means humans do have some experience with using and reading body […]

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What do you do in the first 10 minutes you’re with a horse?

Well, I had one of those questions that you don’t expect and that sends you down the ‘rabbit hole’. One that really makes you think! Or at least one that made me have to think really deeply about the answer. Let me explain. A lady from Europe came for a private clinic and after we […]

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Familiarity Breeds Connection

Last week I told you how my business partner and friend for years, Mark, came out from Germany to visit and even though we had never met before, we hit it off right away. And after spending quality time together and doing a lot of talking, it pretty soon felt like we were family… In […]

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What should my horse’s mane and tail look like?

This past week, my business partner and friend Mark came out from Germany with some of his family for a visit. We have been working together for over 5 years and talk weekly on the phone and on Skype but there was still a kind of “disconnect” as we had never actually met each other […]

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