Tag Archives: horse training

The trouble with Rebel

Rebel moved into the barn about two months ago. Rebel isn’t his real name, but it is his real game. Julie, his owner, is a timid, mousey little thing. She’s very retiring, doesn’t say much. She’s, oh, in her early … Continue reading

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Show Ring prisoners

In America, we have a form of punishment for criminals called “solitary confinement”. Personally, I think that such imprisonment isn’t ‘cruel and unusual punishment”. The criminals given this form of imprisonment have demonstrated that they cannot control their violent and … Continue reading

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An appalling dearth of ethics-and compassion.

In late 2010, I began a lease on a 7/8th Quarter Horse gelding named Hank. (Barn name, not registered name.) Hank was a 12 yr. old chestnut gelding. He had three white feet and one area of white hairs on … Continue reading

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The Jerk

Yesterday, I had a far too long session with Paula, my saddle fitter. I wasn’t happy with the way it fits Alydar. There doesn’t appear to be any room between the gullet and his spine. He’s done a lot of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and riding instructors

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” –Wm. Shakespeare Three days ago, I stopped at the barn to handle my new horse, Alydar, Afterwards, I stopped to watch Cher long reining Miko, a Friesian/QH mare. At least I … Continue reading

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