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January 2017 Tip

January 16th, 2017 by admin

I do not like the sentence, "IT IS WHAT IT IS". Yet people use it all the time so I must just be in the minority. If you say these words to me concerning your horse then I will translate it to mean that you're saying: "It is what you have settled for".

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August 2016 Tip

September 11th, 2016 by admin

You have the potential to mold your horse into whatever you choose; so what are you doing with that potential?

 

Because I own a boarding stable I’m privileged (perhaps it’s more of a curse) to watch owners interact with their horses in all sorts of ways. Now before you start thinking that I’m some judgmental horse trainer who thinks my way is the only way to handle a horse, take a deep breath and just hear me out.

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January 2016 tip

January 25th, 2016 by admin

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Do you give treats to your horse from your hand?  Today’s tip is going to offend some of you but I hope you will read on with an open mind; willing to learn some facts on why I rarely feed them to my own horses.
 

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September 2015 Tip

September 25th, 2015 by admin

Don’t fear failure, fear accomplishing nothing!  This tip today is focused on women and how they allow their fear to get in the way of successful progress with their horse. 

 

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March 2015 Tip

March 21st, 2015 by admin

Most every good lie has a little ounce of truth hidden in it somewhere. Ask anyone who has ever purchased a horse and been disappointed. Truth is, the horse industry has been plagued with many good, lying, sellers ready to make you the deal of your life.

 

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October 2013 Tip

October 24th, 2013 by admin

If your horse could talk would he say that he looks forward to spending time with you or would he nicker over to his pasture buddies that you are the most boring person in the world?

 

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November 2012 Tip

November 28th, 2012 by admin

 Cross Ties….Hum, a lot of us use them but do we really need too?  The more I work with horses the more they show me.

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Words to live by

November 28th, 2012 by admin

 Two things that should inspire you to strive harder to improve your riding skills:  Watching those who ride better then you and watching those who don’t.

Words to live by

May 20th, 2011 by admin

When it comes to training your horse; better to set your goals too high and fail then to set them so low that you succeed.

May 2011 Grooming Tip

May 20th, 2011 by admin

Has the sun dried up your horses mane and tail leaving them dull and frizzy?  Here is a simple solution that will add luster and shine and actually help repair and nourish the hair.

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May 2011 Groundwork Tip

May 20th, 2011 by admin

I am a firm believer that teaching your horse to back up in hand is one of the best things you can do.  Now before you think, "My horse can already do this" and disregard reading further……humor me for just a second. 

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May 2011 Tip

May 20th, 2011 by admin

Cell phones – love em, hate em, and how do they effect our horse?  A rule at our stable is if you go out for a trail ride you must take your phone just in case of emergency. 

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

March 1st, 2011 by admin

Your horse will never be impressed with how much you know until he knows just how much you care.

March 2011 Grooming Tip

March 1st, 2011 by admin

Why pay big bucks for the popular brand name products to detangle, add shine and luster to your horses mane and tail. Go to the hair care section of your local store and look for a product called PINK. 

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March 2011 Groundwork Tip

March 1st, 2011 by admin

Something I see nearly every time I watch someone work their horse in a round pen or on a long lung line is the constant nagging of the horse when he is already doing what you've asked him to do.

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March 2011 Tip

March 1st, 2011 by admin

Teaching a horse that bites to stop can be very challenging and frustrating, especially if you've actually been bitten and know first hand just how bad that can hurt. 

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