Of Cowboys and Frenchmen

‘Any horseman who cares to risk Becoming unpopular among his best friends Can learn some surprising things about horsemen and horsemanship Simply by asking, Every time he hears a dubious bit of stable lore, ‘Why?’ Or even worse, ‘How do you know? To about nine out of ten There is no more baffling, More exasperating […]

The Counted Walk Part III- Hands Without Legs, Legs Without Hands

When legs and hands are used simultaneously, The former instinctively correct The blunders of the latter, And vis versa, The rider is unaware of their mistakes On the contrary, Their alternate use deprives the rider Of these instinctive and reciprocal corrections. Horse Training, Outdoor and High School By E. Beudant Once the horse stays calm […]

One Must Observe the Proper Rites . . .

The next day the little prince came back. “It would have been better to come back at the same hour,” said the horse. “If, for example, you come at four o’clock in the afternoon, then at three o’clock I shall begin to be happy. I shall feel happier and happier as the hour advances. At […]

The Counted Walk Part II- Adding the Horse

Unfortunately for him we usually blame the horse, and generally wrongly. In all probability He has responded to the aids actually applied And not to the aids we think we have applied. The fault is nearly always with the rider, who, not knowing the language of the aids correctly Has failed to make himself understood, […]