In one of my previous blogs I mentioned that I had asked another trainer for help with a specific training issue while I went away for a month. Briefly… I had gotten Merlin used to being around a horse trailer but didn’t have one myself that I could practice getting him in and out of. So I asked a young trainer ...

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Unfortunately this past week I encountered a horse person that I haven’t seen in a long while… angry, negative, aggressive, dictatorial, pushy, and disrespectful. It made me so frustrated, sad, a bit scared, and grateful all at the same time. I know, those don’t normally go together. I was sad for this woman’s horses, as I knew that they would never ...

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Communication between person to person is easy, right? We do it every day. It should be natural, right? Not always. How many times have you had a conversation with a friend or a spouse/partner and just shook your head afterward? How many times have you been frustrated because you either couldn’t get your point across or you didn’t understand their point? ...

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Well, it’s been another exciting week! I finally finished renovating my backyard pond. Or should I say my “Serenity Space”. First I had to clean the old one out, remove all the rocks, put the fish in an inside tank, pump out the water, and throw away the liner. Lots of heavy-duty manual labor. It was a good workout. Then the ...

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Today’s blog is just for fun. As with your horses, a balance of learning and playtime is very important. So, let’s play! The old wives’ tale is that we choose animals that have similar personalities as our own. And that if we took a hard look at what we see in our horse, we could see ourselves reflected back. Take a ...

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Recently, I was trying to remember what my first training experience was, how old I was, and was it my cat, dog, or horse. After much thought, I remembered… It was actually my baby brother, Bryan. I was 15 years old and my brother was about 12 months old. He had just started saying his first words. His first word was ...

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