The Horse Book(s) Are On!

Last fall author Kip Mistral approached me about turning my posts on horse and human training into a book for her publishing company Editions Mistral. (Click here to take a look at Dressage Sabbatical by Rose Casler) When I agreed, I started out with the intent of making sure people understood that from the horse’s […]

Kikkuli Principles of Horse Fitness

Thank you for coming to my blog.  I appreciate your interest, and want to let you know that the content of this post is being incorporated into a series of books published by author Kip Mistral through her publishing company Editions Mistral. (Click here to take a look at Dressage Sabbatical by Rose Casler.) Horse  […]

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 coming to my blog.  I appreciate your interest, and want to let you know that the content of this post is being incorporated into a series of books published by author Kip Mistral through her publishing company Editions Mistral. (Click here to take a look at Dressage Sabbatical by Rose Casler.) […]