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All The Same!

In general, horsemanship should be consistent regardless of the location or situation you find yourself in, though it is of course acceptable to alter your strategy slightly if circumstances demand it. 802 more words

The Journey Journal

Emptynesting 2.0: Everyday Magic, Day 870

There’s no socks scattered on the living room floor or in between the sofa’s cushions. I open the refrigerator and can actually see my food, and the cream cheese I bought yesterday is still there. 491 more words


The Om in Horsemanship

It’s pouring down rain, so there won’t be much horsing around today.  My goal of riding Bridger every day as a cure for our woes is on pause this day.   328 more words


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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