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Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Power of the Pause

I had an incredible reminder today of why pausing often when you are playing with your horse, and especially teaching your horse something new, is a very natural and very productive practice. We had a storm system coming into Phoenix, … Continue reading

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Move Like Mick Jagger… Feel like Mick Jagger

What in the world do I mean by that? Well it’s a fun (and apropos) way of describing the mind/body connection, and spirit/body connection that I enjoy exploring with Liberty play. I have been developing in-hand collection, elevation and impulsion … Continue reading

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Horses Play by Different Rules

We are not horses, horses are not humans. I think it can be helpful to try to understand horses as a separate species, and I think it’s important to enter their world, emulating their more benign social behaviors as best … Continue reading

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How Horses Learn vs How we Teach Them

(Video of a great way to teach young horses how to give their heads and jaws laterally. Halter should be higher up on this filly’s head though…) Probably the most interesting and eye-opening section in the recent event, Beyond the … Continue reading

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