Don’t Cheat Your Future With Your Past

Cheating delivers a big, fat, juicy, nothing-burger. Another definition for cheating is, “I don’t care.” Like human students, horses learn to cheat when they think they can get away with it and don’t have a significant relationship with the teacher. Cheating horses only do what’s necessary to remove the pressure, to satisfy. No foundation, security, […]

Pretty Doesn’t Ride

  Pretty alone doesn’t ride. What what matters most in relationship isn’t seen with the eye. Pretty isn’t a reliable indicator of ability, heart, character, or trainability.  Neither is a great hip, but it’s a better bet than an attractive head if you want to do most of the funner things with horses. Gallop across meadows. […]

Learning About Christian Character from a Horse

  Everyone is wonderful some of the time. Few people are delightful all the time. Authentic character is expressed in hard times, not days of leisure. It’s easy to be kind and agreeable when circumstances are kind and agreeable. If you’re a student of Christian character, horses make marvelous instructors. When in doubt about genuine […]