Category Archives: energy

Lesson 3: Offer The Horse A Sweet Spot

In my experience the most effective way for a horse to learn to do something, is for them to figure it out for themselves. Most of the time, the same is true of us, which is why the best teachers … Continue reading

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The Use Of Tools

This article by Mark Rashid is a typically insightful look at the use of tools in training. There are tools I always use – rope halters with a spliced 12′ line – and tools I sometimes use such as flags, … Continue reading

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What are you practicing?

“What you practice,” I remember Tom Widdicombe telling me, “is what you get good at.” This is undeniable, in fact it is fundamentally obvious. What else would one get good at? After all, practice is how we get better at things. If … Continue reading

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Understanding life and energy in horsemanship

Like any activity in which one can gain expertise, horse training has its own terminology and among the people I’ve learned with a critically important concept is “life” or “energy. A lot of people hear these words and think that they … Continue reading

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