Category Archives: Trainers/ing

May contain sweet and sour: my views on Big Name Trainers and people who follow them.

Equipment Explanations

Rugby Player, the young man I’ve convinced to be the cannon fodder (i.e. ride Z) comes from a Cowboy background. That is okay because he is willing to do it my way even though he would, personally and left to … Continue reading

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Getting it wrong (on purpose)

I’ve some prior posts that explain some things you might want to read before continuing… such as My Way of Helping, Exploring (1) and Exploring (2). Those posts help to further put things into perspective on what I’m trying achieve for myself … Continue reading

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Exploring (2)

To further understand why and when I experiment, I must give you some back history to explain my path in horsemanship. My progress through learning about horses and riding was pretty typical until about 18 years ago (I’m guessing, that’s … Continue reading

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Exploring (1)

When I was on LiveJournal, one of my horse acquaintances was deeply disturbed by what I’m going to write about next. He was a beginner rider who had fallen under the charismatic spell of a Cowboy Trainer who was selling … Continue reading

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My way of helping

I’ve given Z the week off due to her injury but will be starting her back this week to her life under saddle. It’s one reason I’ve been so quiet on the blog – the other being we were in the … Continue reading

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