Mar 30, 2022
A listener expresses a desire to build relationship and
connection with her horse and asks, “what does my horse really like
In this podcast, I discuss my views on the learning process in general, what role physical talent plays in the enjoyment of learning (hint: it's not what you likely think), and the idea...
Mar 23, 2022
What is the first thing that comes to mind if you picture a horse keeping its ears back? Do you think aggression? Pain? Doubt? In this podcast, a listener asks for advice on working with confident young horses that often keep their ears back. I outline two groups of words that I typically use to describe these horses...
Mar 16, 2022
1. rough, boisterous play."this ridiculous horseplay has gone far enough"
A listener asks a question about a horse that bucks when being lead. I discuss two main concepts; how the rider views the horses maturity age and the concept of ‘earning the right to be near me’ (and me earning the right to...
Mar 9, 2022
A listener calls in and asks reports that she can only touch her nine-month-old foal if she is holding food. In this episode, I describe how this situation might be viewed differently from the horse's perspective…and how the caller might even be coming across as sneaky or suspicious. Then I describe one way to set up...
Mar 2, 2022
“I’m terrified to ride her. I'm terrified to be in the pasture
with her. I'm terrified to screw her up. I'm scared to get on. I've
tried to ride my old horse to gain some confidence back. But at
this point in time, I'm scared and I want to find the joy I used to
have in riding. Any help would be great.”