What can a Bucket teach us about Horsemastery. How a crisis in water caused me to think about the simple bucket and some things are unchanged over the centuries. The loss of 15,500 gallons of drinking water disappeared - gutting. It took me a few days to recover from this awful situation. Thanks to kind people who came to me with buckets, jerry cans and gave me enough water to drink & cook and took my laundry home with them and expecting me to visit for a proper shower. After spending … [Read more...] about A Lesson from a Bucket.
How to Identify if the Horse's Back is Locked or Engaged. In The Horse's Back I talk about the importance of the horse's back for correct health and training. Here I am discussing the symptoms which allow us to recognise if the horse is using his back correctly or not. If the horse's back is locked he is not using his back. Negative Symptoms First, the negatives, which show that he is not using his back. Check his muscular development when viewed without a saddle. Does your horse: … [Read more...] about Is the Horse’s Back Locked or Engaged?
Art of Horsemanship .............. Xenophon, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, and student of Socrates. He lived 2400 years ago. He died: 354 BC His classic Art of Horsemanship was the first book on horsemanship that has survived the ages, and yet it is still relevant to us now. While relatively short, this book is jammed with amazing wisdom. It is rich with gold. I recommend that every equestrian should have this book in their library. Some of … [Read more...] about Xenophon
I am talking about the horse’s back from a practical perspective. The horse's back is the truss that joins all the foundations and thus supports the whole structure. From a physical standpoint, if the horse does not engage his back correctly; he will break down, eventually. Having his back engaged you will assist him in his youthening programme. I remember Nuno telling me that an Australian rider/teacher had asked Nuno to give him a certificate and Nuno had declined and his reply was: … [Read more...] about The Horse’s Back from a Practical Perspective
AMBITION: Keep the goal. Change the priorities. Some times one has to acknowledge that an idea is not always a GOOD idea. Starting the Blog was not the problem, it was the fact that I thought I could produce 26 different topics in a bit more than 31 days. "Easy Peasy" was my comment. "Silly me!" However, it made my creative juices start and I am constantly running back into the computer to make some notes on something which I want to share. Conversely, it has slowed down my preparation … [Read more...] about AMBITION
About this website and my blog. I guess the first thing I need to say, I am not a journalist, in fact my writing certainly can be improved - dramatically. With my previous writing I was given lots of assistance, however, unless a fairy godmother (or godfather) comes along to tidy my thoughts, education and teaching. I am sorry; but I ask that you bear with me and I hope you find value with the ideas despite the grammar and my occasional loss of words. Your feedback is important for me as I … [Read more...] about Hello world!