Horses

Articles for horse owners, trainers, and everyone who recognizes the unique and precious gift that is the horse. Discover how to earn attention, inspire trust and obedience, build leadership skills, and create relationships that few enjoy. Practical to inspirational. Great resource materials for equine ministries and Cowboy Churches.

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” — John 14:15

Do Children and Horses Mirror Your Mistakes?

Biology isn’t the only criteria for who is or isn’t a mother or father. Raising bold, believing children requires knowledgeable, dedicated, persistent, and God-fearing parents.  Likewise, it takes knowledgeable, dedicated, and persistent owners or trainers to develop confident, reliable horses. The cause of most disobedient or dangerous teenagers is parents who were absent physically, emotionally, or both. Horses without firm,

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Seeing the Real You In the Eyes of A Horse

Horses give you the gift of simplicity—seeing the world through their eyes. There is no pretense with a horse—they’re direct and only say what they mean.  Horses don’t care if your eyebrows are plucked, if the crease in your jeans isn’t sharp, if your boots are hand-me-downs, or if you missed a juicy promotion. People are impressed or intimidated by

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The Wrongness of Worry for Christians

Most Christians agree that adultery is wrong. God’s beef against His people in the Old Testament was serial spiritual adultery, worshipping other Gods, disobedience, and breaking covenant. We are blessed by the Holy Spirit, yet continue to worship the idol of worry. In the late 1970s, I bought a Sherman on the Mount greeting card. I cut it in half,

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How to Correct or Discipline a Foal

Foals are never too young to learn boundaries. They’re cute, but they’re also big horses in training. Like all little children, they have the potential to get sassy while still technically infants. Foals get their first set of incisors a week after birth. In a matter of days, helpless wobbly foals can kick and bite.. Give them a free pass

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Intimacy with God–The Power of Small Gestures

What’s your personal sign from God? A cloud formation, a song that comes on the radio while you’re praying for guidance, a dragonfly, or a glorious rainbow when it isn’t raining? Mine is red cardinals. We most cherish the intimate things of God in our relationship with Him. Intimacy is impossible without familiarity and connection. Your husband’s fingers touching yours

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Trust is Essential in Relationship With Horses–Part 3 of 3

Trust is an essential element of relationship, especially when one of you weighs nearly ten times as much as the other. Little girls and grown women dream of the perfect equine partner, then wonder what went wrong when the dream fizzles. Learn how to earn your horse’s trust by avoiding the six most common mistakes. Training, riding, competing, and even

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