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D'Artagnan having a ball

Just Having A Ball!

I can’t tell you how surprised and appreciative I was with the outpouring of emotional support that I received from so many of you, my readers and virtual friends. It was very hard for me to put that last email out and I was a bit afraid of how it would be received. I didn’t […]

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D'Artagnan

Why I strive to help give horses a forever loving home

A couple of years ago I was hanging out with my horses when a friend called and I was telling her about this guy I hadn’t seen in 35 years who’d called me up out of the blue and asked me to lunch in LA. I told her I didn’t want to go as it […]

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D’Artagnan napping

How opposite sides of the same coin can help you connect with your horse

Since I’ve started writing these weekly blogs, I am so enjoying getting to know you and I love reading your comments. Some of you have known and been exchanging messages with me for a while and others for just a short time, but I’d like to think we have become (virtual) friends nonetheless. My life […]

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My mother always said I was special

My mother always said I was special…

Welcome back. I first want to say a big thank you to all those who took the time to respond to last week’s post. I got soooooo much great feedback, it was like a herd pulling together, and I can’t tell you how much each one of those words of encouragement helped me. So thank […]

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How to trailer your horse

How to trailer your horse… especially if he’s previously been traumatized

I’d like to feature an email I received from a lady who was having issues with trailer loading her horse, as you may resonate with some of the angst she was experiencing. I have changed both her name and the name of her horse for privacy reasons. I’d love to hear what you think so […]

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How badly do you want it? Really.

Here we are into the second week of March which means nearly a fifth of the year has gone by already. It’s scary how time flies, especially when you get older! So I have a question for you, how are those New Year’s resolutions holding up? However, if I lost my resolve all together and […]

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Becoming Superhuman - The Icewoman Cometh

Becoming Superhuman – The Icewoman Cometh

Disclaimer: The following features stunts performed either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals. Accordingly, the producers insist that no one try to recreate or re-enact any stunt or activity performed in this film. This was the description under a recent YouTube documentary I watched. That was enough to catch my eye before I […]

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The ol' cowboy

It was time to show the ol’ cowboy the front door!

Welcome to this week’s horse story. I rescued my horse Jazz from a rough and tough old cowboy and Jazz seemed to understand the ordeal I had saved him from.  So in turn he looked out for me like a watch dog.  I protected him too and have been very gentle with him because of […]

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Pile of carrots

Life with horses isn’t a paint-by-numbers experience

When I was younger and was taking riding lessons I would practice what my trainer told me to do every chance I got because I wanted to perfect it. This was right after I had purchased Jazz, so we were both new to each other. One day I was working on a lesson that I […]

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Sir Winston Churchill

Did the X Technique not work for you either?

Today’s post is going to be a little different from usual for a couple of different reasons as will become clear as you read it. It’s a topic that’s not much talked about in the horse world but one I believe to be hugely important when it comes to the relationship you share with your […]

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