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…

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…