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So I have been SLACKING!

I totally slacked on writing about my last workouts with Chief, riding and groundwork… but they were pretty uneventful.

Groundwork he was a total angel until this last Sunday when I worked him.  360 more words

Understanding the Flight or Fight Response ®

Understanding The Amazing Flight or Fight ResponseThis is a fascinating topic to me since I have experienced it so many times in my life. Many times I did not understand what was happening or why. 104 more words

Natural Horse Care

Recovery Rider

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking at my old treatment center as an Alumni, after which feedback prompted me to continue sharing with as many outlets as possible. 239 more words


How Simple Life Can Be

When I started learning Parelli, a huge lightbulb moment came when I realized how easy life can be when you cause your idea to become your horse’s idea. 501 more words


Bouncy ball

Today I did some ground work with Biscuit and a big pink ball.

He wasn’t at all spooked or particularly bothered by it. After introducing him to it- we then progressed to throwing it around, over him and through his legs… again not much of a reaction! 60 more words

Biscuit's Training


One of my worst habits is failing to accept credit for small pieces of progress I make.  Learning about horsemanship has forced me to begin to make changes here, as the phrases “find the try” and “reward the try” (meaning that you’re looking for the smallest effort from the horse, because you’re pushing them and they may find things really hard) are key. 562 more words

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Perceptions of Parelli

On a recent trip to a Parelli Professionals, we discussed the question, “Why does Parelli have such a bad reputation?” Parelli probably gets the most criticism out of all horse-related programs in the world. 518 more words