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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sideways to the Left… a Gift

My mini Bonaparte has some challenges with his stifle joints, especially his left one. From what I understand, this is not unusual in this diminutive breed. When a horse’s skeleton is “shrunken,” even in a breed whose genetics are asking … Continue reading

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Energy Attraction- What does it Feel Like?

How do you describe the feelings that you get when you walk into a room of people? It feels inviting… it may feel off-putting… it may feel exciting… And how do you describe to someone how you arrive at these … Continue reading

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Pt 3. Thinking Horses – Release and Reflection

This short clip shows a process of “Release and Recovery.” This has to do with relaxing the nervous system. The “Release and Reflection” that I will be describing in this post is the release you see in this video, followed … Continue reading

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Pt 2. Thinking Horses… Showing, then Waiting

Banjo, seen in this video, is thinking throughout, of course. However, he has some great expressions and he shows “the look” of a thinking horse often. Unfortunately, many horses, probably most horses, have had to modify (or adapt) their thinking … Continue reading

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Thinking horses – the “Look”

https://vimeo.com/186103883 There’s a look that horses have when they are thinking through something… it’s best described as a “far away look.” In the video above, you will see this look right before this young horse decides to put his hoof … Continue reading

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Beyond the Ride- Event with Leslie Nichols

I am very excited to announce that I will be presenting a day of new thinking with horses called Beyond the Ride. This is a brand new type of event for me and it is a very interesting departure from … Continue reading

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Why I am such a Fan of the Picadero!

I posted a few videos on the Equine Liberty Sports facebook page (and personal page) with some Liberty play in a picadero, or small square working area. I’ve included 2 videos in this post. Someone asked my why I use … Continue reading

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Food Rewards may be Less Interesting to Horses that Graze all Day

Admittedly, it may be a bit early to come to this very interesting insight… but horses that have access to grass or grass hay all day, and are able to graze as desired, are proving to be considerably less zealous … Continue reading

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