Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
The Gentlest Touch
I have been thinking about writing this ever since I first ran into the idea that it is ALWAYS wrong to allow the horse to enter your space, an idea I found mostly in the modern aspects of Western horsemanship. This seems to be tied into the idea of teaching the horse to “respect” the human.
All through the 44 years I’ve handled horses I have reacted strongly to any horse that rudely and suddenly invades my personal space. My reactions range a…Continue
Posted on September 27, 2014 at 1:00pm
Surviving The Summer
Well, I seem to have survived the summer heat. It has been a challenge living without air-conditioning but I got a wonderful surprise, this summer I had a LOT more endurance when riding in the heat. My youngest son, who has a BS in Biochemistry, told me that organisms have a mechanism when it is hot that protects the body’s proteins, and when the weather turns cold (or if a person is in air-conditioning a lot) the body stops doing this particular…Continue
Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:27pm — 3 Comments
A Week of Forgetting Things
The heat has definitely arrived here in NC, not full summer heat and humidity yet but it has been a challenge living without air-conditioning. Bless the person who invented the electric fan! I have managed to stay cool enough so I am staying stable physically with my MS, but my memory is not as good as it is during cooler weather.
So Wednesday I forgot to do my final check-off of all the stuff I take to my riding lesson and forgot my Corrector…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2014 at 2:59pm
Mia Patiently Tries to Explain Something to Me This Week
When I was riding Mia on Friday I had a great time. She continued to keep contact with her JP single jointed full cheek snaffle, reaching out confidently and not flinging her head or curling up when I made a mistake with my hands. When I made a mistake with my hands she would start inverting, but when I corrected myself and sent her on she would reach out again and accept the bit. She was quite alert and looked around…Continue
Posted on June 8, 2014 at 3:30pm
I Give Eli a Helpful Hint
The heat has started to come to North Carolina, and due to thousands of dollars of unexpected expenses plus expected money not coming in I am having to adjust to living without air-conditioning this summer. Just today we got an air-conditioner in one room, the room we fixed up after our water pipes froze last winter, the smallest room in our house. So I am not doing as well as normal, but that has been the story of my life this year.
Posted on May 25, 2014 at 6:24pm