Take It Easy on Your Horse’s Mouth!

I keep coming across reports of how many riders injure their horse’s mouths, especially during competitions. I do not see many articles about how to reduce the number of horses with injured mouths. Nor do i see any explanation of why those who want top performances from their horses in competition are the very people […]

Social Media and the New Mexico Horse Council

I joined Facebook last fall with the intention of broadening my social horizons. So when a couple of members of the New Mexico Horse Council group asked to friend me, I agreed. I wanted to know what horse people in New Mexico were up to. I found that the actual NMHC group is pretty quiet, […]

Light in the Saddle Offer

My Light in the Saddle series on schooling horses and riders is now priced at 9.99 each. I am offering a free one hour video consult to the first ten horse people to send me documentation that they have bought all six volumes by May 31st, 2021! Click here to reach my WordPress contact page.

Light Hands in the Olympics?

I have been wanting a ‘Light Hands’ award in horse shows, especially in Dressage, for decades. Now high tech has made my wishes come true. Ipos Rein sensors give real-time feedback on how much pressure is being exerted on the reins. So far Ipos has found that: ‘The higher the level of a rider was, […]

Documenting Cyber-Harassment

I am posting these examples of cyber stalking by James Mits Annon as a safety measure. Documenting cyber harassment should be helpful if he escalates into property damage or threatens my or my animals physical safety as he has done in the past. According to the Stalking Risk Profile site, my brother falls into The […]

Unhappy the Land that Needs Heroes.

In the first half of the 20th century Bertol Brecht, a German dramatist, addressed the fascist extremes of ‘true believers’ in Europe in his plays. His observations are still apt. He wrote: “Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have […]

Confronting White Dude Shamanism

I managed to get the first book in my series on the Rune Field out just as this global resurgence of fascism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism began to hit the news. I now find myself addressing three different groups all with highly charged emotional approaches to the Runes. The first two groups define each other. […]

Girths, Cinches and Science

I just now found an article published in September of 2020 discussing the ‘performance inhibiting spinal pressure’ researchers documented when racehorse trainers strapped a roller or surcingle around their yearling’s barrels. I was intrigued because when I was researching background information on the impact of girth position and tension for my series on horse training, […]

Saddle Points and Limit Cycles

A comment on my FB group when we were looking at images of Square Horses at the trot got me thinking about how horseman learn to see patterns of movement intuitively. Sometime back I found an article where a member of one of the North American Horse tribes explained the markings they painted on their […]