I’m a firm believer in training without pain, pressure, or punishment. And MOST of my training is at liberty which means no tack either. If you want to read more about what training your horse at liberty means to me, you can visit this earlier blog… But what about equipment? Tack is a type of equipment, like a halter, saddle, bridle, ...

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Sometimes when we get caught up in our training we can hit a glitch or two. It’s normal and it happens to everyone. However, glitches are not always a ‘bad thing’. But they do cause us to take a break from our normal routine. The glitch I’m talking about today is one created by ourselves and our own time management. We ...

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The concept of training your horse at liberty has been used a lot in the last two decades. And it has been used by many people and in many different ways. Even though many people disagree with the details of what this concept means, they generally agree on the basics. This type of training usually refers to ground training in any ...

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When working with and owning horses, we all have had that moment, or moments, when we doubt ourselves. We doubt if we know enough to handle our horses at the level they are at, or even to take them further in their learning. We doubt if we got the right horse for our current horsemanship skills. We doubt if we are ...

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What is Instinct? Instinct is not a fixed quality. It grows and adapts. It changes. Everyone’s instincts can be different. Our instincts and our horses’ instincts are also different. Horses are prey animals and humans are predators so our instincts come from different perspectives. We are always learning from our mistakes which makes us and our instincts flexible and fluid. So ...

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So many times horse owners have told me: “My horse has taught me so much” “I learn from my horse every day” “My horse is my teacher” “We’ve learned so much together and are still learning” These are beautiful sentiments. I love to see that not only can horses learn from us, but that we can learn from them as well. ...

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