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Tips, resources, and articles for horse owners, trainers, and everyone who recognizes the unique and precious gift that is the horse. Practical to inspirational. Great resource materials for owners, equine ministries and Cowboy Churches.

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

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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6 Reasons Why Your Horse Doesn’t Trust You – 2 of 3

Consistency is wonderful as long as you consistently do the right things. Like any progressive learning process, testing reveals the degree of mastery over subject matter and the effectiveness of the teaching. Part 1 of this series is a deep-dive into the primary reason your horse doesn’t trust you: inconsistency. This part introduces the next two ways you sabotage trust:

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6 Reasons Why Your Horse Doesn’t Trust You – 1 of 3

Horses that spook, refuse, or don’t progress in training often have trust issues. The number one reason your horse doesn’t trust you is because you aren’t believable. He either learned not to trust all people or you in particular. Frustration is a common result when your horse has little or no trust in you. Prey animals are hard-wired to doubt, to run

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Positive Responses to Frustrated or Emotional Horses

You cannot believe that your horse just WENT THERE; refusing, rejecting, back-talking or worse – releasing a boatload of adrenalin into your bloodstream and a bushel of irritation in your heart. What are you going to do about it?!? Regroup and settle down. There are times in any relationship when the right response is retreat, dialing back your emotions, and

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Preach the Gospel by Example – Lessons from Horses

Sharing the gospel has much in common with both teaching and leadership because the most effective way to share your knowledge and experience with others is to use both show and tell. Are you looking for a new way to share the gospel? Consider using horses. Merely talking about Jesus doesn’t always enhance understanding or relationship. The best opportunity to preach the gospel

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Top 7 Benefits of Living in a Barndominium

House-Barn combinations (barndominiums) are fabulous. I designed, built, and lived in one with my husband, horses, and dogs for almost nine years. There are three groups of folks who benefit from house/barn combos; younger folks looking for economical living options, older folks looking for easy maintenance, and everyone in-between. If economy, eco-friendly spaces, and low maintenance are high on your

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