Trigger Points

I started asking the Choctaw Princess to reset the tension in her head, neck and shoulders using some of the infamous 19th century French horse master Baucher’s ground exercises after she let me know just how much she resented the halter. Baucher claimed that he could render a horse calm, confident and cooperative in just […]

On Longeing a Princess

I learned quite a bit about the Choctaw Princess’s history and perception of humans while free-longeing her last fall. I learned that she had, as her previous owner put it, been ‘over-schooled’ to freeze when a human put a rope around her neck or a halter on her head. As soon as there was pressure […]