Tag Archives: listening to horses

Looking through your horse’s eyes

Looking through your horse’s eyes Please go to my Blogger site, The Horse Mad Scientist, to see my latest blog post. I don’t usually post on Word Press due to their inane posting policies, but it does seem to get … Continue reading

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The amazing feeling of oneness

I’ve been riding Raven for over  a year. Most of it’s been bareback. I like bareback. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy-the only thing I have to clean up after a ride is my breeches. Riding bareback means I’m warm while … Continue reading

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The things horses fear

These days, horses don’t have much to fear. Oh, there are the usual things: horse trailers, veterinarians, unexplained noises, etc. But the things they evolved to fear: lions, tigers and bears (oh my), are no longer threats to them. Despite … Continue reading

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The Freedom Song

Yesterday, Sue related to me, Raven was bad. He is usually a sweetie, but he does have a bit of the devil in him, and it popped out after she schooled him. Because it’s only polite, she and I usually … Continue reading

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When Manure Matters

A couple of years ago, I was given the Stamp of Authenticity as a horseman when a non-horseman told me “you horse people are weird”. (See “Wierd at last”, 12/12/2011). I was told this when the non-horseman discovered me mucking … 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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Doug O'Neill made the tough (and right) decision.

Everything about the Triple Crown is big. The crowds are big. The track is deluged with enormous numbers of people. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent in bets alone. The media scrutiny of the horse’s ‘team’ is overwhelming. You … Continue reading

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