Category Archives for Training


The Dangers of Groupthink to You and Your Horse

Over the past couple of months I’ve been talking with prospective students for my coaching program and the more calls I’ve done the more I’ve started to see a certain pattern developing. Before I reveal what this pattern is and what it might mean for you, let me give you some background… People generally like […]

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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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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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