Now George Morris can whip your Breyers into shape

If your Breyer horses and riders need some schooling, who better to take over than George Morris? Or rather, the Tiny Talking George Morris action figure, scaled to size for Breyer horses. Yes, for all of you who didn’t get enough of George barking his trademark phrases at you in a clinic (or if you […]

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What’s your ride?

From reading other people’s blogs and the horse boards, people have very different riding plans for their horses. Some people ride mostly in the ring, some people ride out for miles. Some people work on perfecting the circle, or counting strides, or trot sets. These days, I’m mostly exploring the trails at the new barn. […]

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What do you do when your horse is naughty?

This post over at Horse Listening got me thinking. I have had my share of naughty horses, and the one thing that I can take away from my cumulative experience is that what works for one horse may not work for another. I have a zero tolerance for actual naughtiness (bucking, kicking out, getting light […]

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The three second rule

I think we’ve all seen horse owners who are afraid of their horses . . . and many times those horses see that leadership vacuum and step right in, treating the humans around them like they are subordinate horses in the herd — and that can mean biting or charging at humans. I’ve been up […]

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Audit before you ride

I once took a clinic with a Big Name Rider (BNR). I was riding my Trakehner gelding. The first thing she said to me after asking me his breed was, “Do you know what Trakhener means in English? Pig.” Right at that moment I realized that I’d probably thrown away $125 because this particular trainer […]

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Serendipitous Spurs

As I mentioned in an early post, Winning my Spurs, I haven’t worn the darn things in years. For my test drive I borrowed a pair that I found in the tack room. Once I determined that spurs would help, I started to lust after a better pair. A pair like the ones Suzanne has […]

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Winning my Spurs

One of my favorite books as a kid was Winning Your Spurs. I dreamed about the time when I would be old enough — and skilled enough — to earn the privilege of wearing them. Fast forward to the time when I was able to wear spurs. For several years, I wore them proudly. Then […]

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