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“Be not the slave of your own past…

“Be not the slave of your own past … plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience, that shall explain and overlook the old.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I love quotes and the definitions of words. Words have the power…

Champion Horse Training Tip: Recognize Anticipation

“You don’t want anticipation in your horse, but you also don’t want a slave…you want a partner, with a personality….” Multiple World Champion Trainer, Shane Dowdy

Focus On Your Weak Spots: A Thought from Cleve, Rusty & Shane

This is a quick take from a 2 Year Old Western Pleasure Clinic I was blessed to be a part of this spring. The clinic was supposed to be live but we learned very quickly that like horse training… live video is hard to do without a good connection (sorry that was a bad joke!…

Inspiration

This is the time where every year I try to sit down and plan and dream of what I want to accomplish for the nextyear. But this year WOW! 2009 was a rough year! I’m ready for it to be over. So I was searching for Inspiration. A little Motivation. And I came across this…

Strive To Develop Your Horse’s Work Ethic Part 1

When you first start working with your horse it’s like a little kid on their first day of kindergarten! It’s hard to keep them focused on the lesson. I found it really helps to be conscious about changing  my horse’s routine . If I do it step by step it prevents alot of temper tantrums….

Building Trust + Discipline= Respect

An essential skill everyone must master to be successful working with horses (and actually a lot of  other areas of life as well) is the art of balance. Balance. We hear that term a lot pertaining to horses. A balanced seat. Collected balanced movement. A balanced foot. But the area I am focusing on today…

Just Get Started…Aim for progress.

Some times the hardest part for me is just to get started! So my goal for today in working with my 2 year old filly, Gracie is to just get going! Make progress and not worry about perfection. She’s been rolling in the mud, so I’ll just work on getting her cleaned up. Here’s a…