E·gre·gious Acts of Cruelty

When horse cruelty hits the pages of USA today, I do stop and take notice. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/11/horse-abuse-soring-bills-in-congress/6304321/ And if I had any doubts about the sorry state of our nation’s leaders ethics and/or  their egregious cruelty this has put them to rest: https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/trump-and-mcconnell-team-up-to-prevent-rule-that-would-virtually-end-horse-soring/ Just a note people, remember that it is well documented that people who […]

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 […]

Words are the Source of Misunderstandings.

“What must I do, to tame you?” asked the little prince. “You must be very patient,” replied the horse. “First you will sit down at a little distance from me–like that–in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of […]

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 […]