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Harness Racing Australia – I applaud your effort, but I think you screwed your people over…

By |April 30th, 2017|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

So if you haven’t heard Harness Racing Australia (HRA) will bring in a complete whip ban in September 2017. Now you may think this doesn’t effect you if you aren’t into harness racing… but I urge you to reconsider that thought. […]

We all use pressure… some just don’t like to talk about it…

By |April 27th, 2017|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

When did using pressure to train horses get such a bad rap?  […]

#talkbacktuesday 7.03.17 – What is ‘Flooding’ and the ‘Inside rein to outside leg’ phenomenon…

By |March 7th, 2017|#talkbacktuesday, Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

Question from Christine (Schierensee – Germany) “If I apply two aids at once am I ‘flooding’ my horse?” […]

#talkbacktuesday 28.2.17 – Why does the ‘old way’ work then?

By |February 28th, 2017|#talkbacktuesday, Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

Sam’s reply to my answer to her question from last week: So how come the old way works? […]

Stories from the Arena #1 – The horse must continue…

By |February 27th, 2017|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses, Tales from the Arena|

So yesterday while riding I had a realisation…  […]

“Insignificant moments in time”

By |January 11th, 2017|Musings about the journey through life|

Mahatma Gandhi said… “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” […]

Equitation Science: Part 2 – Classical Dressage/Natural Horsemanship/Art v’s Equitation Science?

By |May 31st, 2016|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

Some feel that what we are discussing is a method. It is important that I repeat this again – ES is not a method. I have fashioned the above title in a way that indicates it is, as initially when I first encountered ES, I was one of those people; I thought it was a ‘method’. However as far as I am aware it is the first and only base of principles ever conceived that are applicable to any form of horse riding or training. […]

Equitation Science: Part 1 – What are we talking about?

By |May 31st, 2016|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

It must be mentioned that Equitation Science is NOT a method, it is a philosophy/education base on which any horse training method can be built. In fact I will guarantee any good horse trainer already practises some of its tenets… […]

Why I Write

By |May 2nd, 2016|Equitation Science, Musings about the journey through life, Ponderings on horses|

To help promote the discussion of Equitation Science between all equine related people. “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” Winston Churchill […]

3 Important Lessons

By |March 22nd, 2016|Musings about the journey through life|

So it’s taken me ages to really get started on my blog, and for a while I was really asking myself ‘why’, until a few days ago. […]

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