Instant Gratification

Why can’t my horse do what we did the other day? It’s like he forgot everything he learnt and it’s so frustrating! It feels like we’re moving so slowly. These are issues I’ve experienced riders struggle with recently. It is easy to forget that when a horse greets us, they aren’t thinking about achieving a…

Consider Yourself

Equanimity has been systematically undergoing changes for the past few months. Transitions are incredibly taxing and the constant strain of metamorphosis takes its toll on a person. With the comings and goings of clients as we undergo these transitions, there has only been one piece of advise I have been giving clients as they leave;…

Challenge is Feedback

Humans are riddled with emotions. We are designed to be swayed by our feelings, which are connected not only to our sense of self, but also to our intuition, our perception and our outlook on the world. Often when we are working with horses, coworkers, family or friends, we bring these emotions to the proverbial…

Already Perfect

“You cannot teach your horse anything.” Sandy said, smiling with that familiar glint of wisdom in her eyes. I had to pause to think about this statement. It is not a statement one expects to hear from a trainer and it is hard to accept as a trainer as well. The more I thought about…

The Legend of Monty Roberts

In the early 1940’s, a young man decided to oppose the brutality of equine “breaking”. He traveled extensively, even as a teen, facing insurmountable odds, in order to discover more about the inner workings of Mustang herds. His work was rejected and he spent his entire life trying to prove to the World, as well…

Dial it Down!

Ignorance is bliss. There are many different “methods” available all over the world which claim to have the answer to all of your problems with horses. If you have learnt to be an open-minded individual, or are trying very hard to be (it is tricky!), then you have likely come across a variety of these…

Passion and Horses

Horse riding, especially in a competitive capacity, has always been a world of jargon, fierce comparison and intense drive. “Horsey people”, as they are quite often referred to, are a breed unlike any other homo sapiens sapiens – the closest comparison likely being competitors at dog or cat shows. This is of course an exaggeration,…