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This Horse Ain't Broke

They used to call it breaking a horse.  Many still do.  Breaking his spirit, breaking his independence.  Taking something correct and complete and destroying it.  It’s fitting terminology for what it used to look like (and still does in some circles). 603 more words


The Faraway Horses

Everyone reaches crossroads at points in their lives, and that is where I find myself now. After many changes over the past couple of years, I find myself sort of searching for the right path and how to go forward with happiness, strength and purpose. 550 more words


My horse doesn't respect me ... and neither does my daughter.

There’s a rather famous Buck Brannaman quote that says “Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you won’t like what you see. Sometimes you will.” I never really understood that quote until recently. 749 more words


Learning to write and learning to ride

“Horsemanship and life, it’s all the same to me” ~ Buck Brannaman

The novice horseman and the novice writer will

  • learn skills, learn approaches, learn theory, and then forget about them and just do it…
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Wordless Wednesday, June 8

“The horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will” – Buck Brannaman

My Extras

All things old...

Monday, May 23, 2016

As promised, work has been busy after returning from the Buck clinic. Still I’ve carved out a get back on the trail afternoon for a 12 mile ride and snuck in a morning to warm up our arena skills inspired by seeing the work in action in Reno. 1,367 more words

Unnatural Horsemanship 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bull butter… It’s not natural horsemanship. There is nothing natural about it. You’re asking a horse to give up their nature and partner with you. 2,704 more words