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When the professionals cheat, revisted

Last August, I volunteered to check bits at a local dressage show. I wrote about the things that happened to me. And what didn’t happen, this year. Please go to my Google blog, http://thehorsemadscientist.blogspot.com I no longer use Word Press. … Continue reading

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The Scapegoat

I spent twenty one years in the Army, doing jobs not normally done by women: I climbed communication towers (yes, those BIG ones), and repaired M1A1 tanks. The only female in my platoon, I took my forty men to the … Continue reading

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Why I was always so tired after riding.

(cartoon by Thelwell, from “A Leg at Each Corner”, EP Dutton, 1962) After my poor performance in my first dressage test, I read the judges’ comments. She said, “Horse very athletic, but naughty and resisted contact.” Trooper, my normally well … Continue reading

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How to get your horse to love you.

Don’t you just love it when you walk into the barn and your horse nickers to you? That doesn’t happen overnight. You have to earn this sort of affection. There’s many ways to get a horse to love and trust … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trainers

The mark of a good teacher is seen in the success and advancement of his student. That would only make sense, correct? Alas, not in this country. No, teachers don’t teach. They bristle (and strike) when the people who pay … Continue reading

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