Beyond Acidophilus

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. My very latest summer 2015 catalogue of horse supplies includes a product that finally addresses my longstanding complaint about commercial horse probiotics. It turns out […]

Kikkuli Principles of Horse Fitness

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.   Summary of Kikkuli Principles Whatever Kikkuli intended to do under saddle, he did first by leading the horse (not in the same day – […]

The Eighth Door and the Horses of the Mist

“Thus Charlemagne, emperor and king of the Franconians and Defender of Roman Popes, is to be the one who will destroy our old world. But finally, when his God, his Rome and his Popes will fade in their glamour and terror, people will start to remember what he has robbed us of. “ A Prophecy […]

Learn To See

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! Here are a few […]

I’ve Got A Feeling

Fine horsemanship has been considered a spiritual practice for countless ages so a synonym for ‘feeling’ in horsemanship  might be ‘mindfulness’ in Buddhist practice.  Horses are naturally mindful, they are incredibly aware of and responsive to us and our awareness of them. They are also, like our emotional feelings and our physical perceptions, non-verbal. To […]

Mutualism

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. It seems that in the ensuing years, much of animal husbandry – caring for animals as they are – somehow got replaced by animal science– […]