The main topic to be considered, is in asking an unnaturally burdened horse to move. What type of movement is most beneficial for that horse’s physical foundation and development with regard to carrying weight, his emotional stability and the enrichment of his conscious mind with education, practices and experiences?
…a ‘Master’ in the making… Note: The difference between a broken automaton and a willful, conscious, opinionated, expressive being** comes down to the type and quality of interactions the horse (or child or anyone for that matter) engages in. It comes down to the governing principles and philosophy of ‘people’, which is in turn, isContinue reading “Rosie: the unfolding of a beautiful horse”
10-11-2021: I’m on my way to meet some Icelandic horses. Their ‘owner’, Rachel Hochman has reviewed my book, Coherent Horsemanship: Combining the Quantum and the Classical, and since winning an award for Excellence in Equine Media announced by American Horse Publications in September (2021), has invited me to interact with her horses, and maybe rideContinue reading “Icelandic Horses in Vermont”
Bridges can be built when we look at our similarities, not our differences. Overview of horse and human bones – the foundation This illustration shows that each bone of the horse and human vertebrae. They are color coded to match from the atlas (C1 or cervical vertebrae number 1) to the caudal vertebrae (vertebrae formingContinue reading “Comparative Anatomy”
This lion is a symbol for anything that ‘devours’ a horse, mentally, physically, emotionally or spiritually. In today’s world, horses often say ‘no’, but their communications are missed, misinterpreted and ignored. I’ll never forget the words of a Natural Horsemanship trainer. ‘Don’t ever let your horse say ‘no’. They learn to defy you. They learnContinue reading “Don’t Ever Let a Horse say ‘No’?”
Introduction For all equine sports and disciplines, motion is a crucial element. We make big demands on how horses move, where they move, and how fast they move. Understanding the ‘equine motion muscles’ is valuable information for any horse person.
Discipline is the internal governance of the rider or trainer. This self-guidance isn’t rigid, intransigent or hollow. It is a gentle, hyper-engaged, and positive demeanor that projects steadiness and engenders trust. Combined with knowledge and experience, the disciplined rider/trainer can project groundedness, self-control, calmness, love and empathy.
Have a horse that is claustrophobic or difficult in structured spaces (indoor or outdoor arena)? Starting with a new horse or playing with a foal?
Use a makeshift arena corner in a field, paddock or pasture to introduce friendly, intriguing spacial ‘elements’.
Add innocence, fearlessness, and unwavering desire.
It equals Belief.
One day, a magnificent and very exciting dressage prospect plucked from a lush field in Europe somewhere arrived at a small humble farm in New England. He was five years old, ‘uncut’, surly, energetic, light on his feet and very proud. It seemed he’d been left too long without human discipline and so, had becomeContinue reading “Power of Observation”