One of my questions my Fly By Night publisher never responded to was how to go about getting a couple of beta readers for my manuscripts. I have this peculiar and persistent idea that my instructions and stories on horse training should be tested to make sure that they are accessible, engaging, and usable before […]
Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been incorporated into my series on horse training. Click here to see what books are available. The little prince went away, to look again at the roses. “You are not at all like my rose,” he said. “As yet you are […]
Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post is an excerpt adapted from Developing Independent Aids, the fifth book in my series on horse training. Lest people think that my insistence that horse and rider become proficient at their tasks before ever mounting up is some odd, new-fangled, or unproven, […]
By the time a horse begins to vocalize (groan) with pain IF they ever do make noise at all their situation is life threatening. Noticing signs of pain , distress, and discomfort early on is vital in schooling and competition as well as horse keeping. Learn to see, not just look!
Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been incorporated into my series on horse training. It seems that in the ensuing years, much of animal husbandry – caring for animals as they are – somehow got replaced by animal science– using animals as “production units” without considering how […]
Beudant has been one of my personal heroes since I first read his book, Horse Training, Outdoor and High School. Since I was (and am) highly opinionated about how to school, I decided that I should prove to myself that I could school a horse from the absolute beginning when I was still in my […]
Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been updated to reflect my series on horse training. Click here to see what other books are available. A survey from Victoria, Australia, noted that for children, riding was the third-highest recreational activity requiring hospital admission. For adults, it was the […]