Misunderstood: Teens & Horses

Good Morning Beautiful Human I've been thinking lately about the horses who come into our lives. In my life as a horse trainer people rarely come to me with "well behaved" horses but it does happen from time to time. One of my favorite horses I work with is named Diamond and he is such … Continue reading Misunderstood: Teens & Horses

Making Contact

The little blue horse I encountered in the round pen was simply shut down.His eyes alternated between vacant and worried, his body always coiled tight and ready to flee at any moment, yet he stood stock-still as if thinking any wrong move would result in punishment.  Perhaps in his past, that was the case.   How … Continue reading Making Contact

Are you in an Abusive Relationship with your Horse?

Recently, I was observing the handling of a few horses.  I aim to observe through the lens of curiosity rather than judgment, though at times it's certainly a challenge.  There are many different approaches to horse training, everyone does it differently.  My least favorite approach is domination, sometimes called "horse breaking" which happened to be … Continue reading Are you in an Abusive Relationship with your Horse?

Trusting the Whispers and Shouts of Intuition

I want to talk to you about Intuition and the importance of listening to yours when dealing with horses.   This sweet boy's name is Rhett, he's about 11 years old and his people contacted me to come out to work with him and their mare, Daisy.  They are Brand New to horses and eager to … Continue reading Trusting the Whispers and Shouts of Intuition