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

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Speed Control – How to Train Your Horse to Slow Down

Bucking and bolting are always unwanted horse behaviors. No matter the reason, it’s not pretty when your horse pitches a fit or streaks off at warp nine. Speed control is a beautiful thing. Horses have to learn it. Which means you have to teach your horse how to slow down. This article explains how to teach, not how to rehabilitate

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5 Unbreakable Rules for Beginning Round Pen Training This 2015 video shares my first session with six-year old rescue horse, Journey. His responses were mostly normal and I expected to be riding him in a couple of weeks. But first impressions can be deceiving. Journey is the most dangerous horse I ever worked with yet became the most responsive horse it’s been my privilege to train. None

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The Upper Hoof – Who’s Top Dog in Your Barn?

Who has the upper hoof in your barn? Are you really in control, or has your beloved horse got your number?  Who models leadership, you or your horse? Don’t tell me you’ve never been totally irritated by an equine bad actor.  “Why did you tear up your brand new blanket?” “How can you not know what I want??? You did

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Playing Video Games with the Horses

Ace and Asti are similar to toddlers and teen-agers. They love to watch themselves on video and play games. And cuddle. Ace is the chestnut gelding, Asti the black mare. Hope you enjoy this short moment of fun from our barn!

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“Ephemeral” by Andie Andrews

Few books grab me as Ephemeral did. If I didn’t know the author I might not have read it. It’s (mostly) fiction, which isn’t my usual genre. I qualified that because it’s impossible to imagine the nuance of relationship between a woman and her forever horse without personal experience. This is the best horse novel I’ve ever read. Ephemeral is entertaining,

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What to Expect If You Ignore Horse Problems

Few problems spontaneously fix themselves. Certain physical issues, like lacerations or sprains usually resolve themselves. Relationship issues, however, seldom resolve themselves without action. Bad things happen when you ignore problems. When you pretend that a difficulty isn’t there, horses can reasonably assume approval because you didn’t complain, act, or stop the behavior the instant it began. Ignoring Problems Isn’t a

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When Riding Goals Compete with One Another – Put Your Horse First

  Six weeks after my right knee was replaced I was ecstatic! For years I knew each ride could be my last. My new knee gave me the ability to do things I hadn’t done in years. Instead of moving away from riding, I was moving back. I considered new options, plans, and possibilities with excitement and gratitude. To my

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Introducing the Dreaded Fly Spray to a Horse – VIDEO

Fly spray is an absolute horror for many horses and their owners. This short video offers you an immediate solution for flies and the method to properly introduce sprays (and lots of other things) to spooky or anxious horses. Learn how to introduce your horse to fly spray. The system is the right one for any horse. Bomb proof horses

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