Classical and Western dressage. What's the difference? Tips on riding the current popular western discipline patterns: competitive trail, horsemanship, the new ranch horse pleasure patterns.…Continue
Started Jul 30, 2013
Reinforcement: An outcome a horse receives which increases the likelihood that a response will occur again.Following a behaviour with a reinforcer (an outcome or a payoff) will cause it to happen…Continue
Started Jun 5, 2011
Lindsay Grice has not received any gifts yet
I did a double- take as I walked by this camel in Israel – he wasn’t tied and he wasn’t fenced…
Though I’m no camel training expert, I guess he’d earned the “privilege” of freedom because he’d learned the boundaries by trial and error.
Same way horses do. They learn by bumping into pressure and finding release. And they choose to stay where there’s freedom. That’s self-carriage – when a horse between the aids without being held there.
But what about you and me? What makes us stay within our own boundaries? Play by the rulebook? I wonder if it’s part of the human condition to think the grass is greener on the other side, look for loopholes, and push the limits J
For me, I’m inclined to test the fences too. Only an inner conviction –a belief that the best way to avoid life regrets is between some life guardrails …Continue
Posted on November 4, 2015 at 5:11pm
My coaching colleagues and I are often in the “image- advisory role” in regards to horse show turnout. While you gotta love those folks who are blissfully unaware of their personal appearance, in the show ring, presentation matters! Like a job interview…
Reprinted from the AQHA journal’s Five Ways Showing Preps You for Job Interviews
Using Non-Verbal Communication
When you walk into an interview, you want to
exude confidence: stand straight, make eye
contact and connect with a firm handshake.
Doesn’t that sound familiar? Exhibitors in
classes like showmanship, horsemanship
and hunt seat equitation especially have
mastered poise and personality.
Dress the Part
Despite casual dress codes at most
Posted on November 4, 2015 at 5:00pm
Thoughts on AQHA's lip chain rule…I'm all for policy developed on evidence – which often collides with emotion In the horse biz, where we can get stuck in "we've always done it this way" kinda thinking.
Glad to see AQHA committee members consulted with animal welfare, vet, and professionals in their decision to eliminate lip chains. So this is how the evidence weighs in to me…
Posted on April 30, 2015 at 6:00pm
It’s easier to check up on claims of “success stories” these days. Show records are readily available and information abounds through a simple web search. AQHA, for instance, provides detailed records of the show ring performance of horses and riders. It’s now easier to “look before you leap” into that horse purchase or new coach alliance.
Skeptical by nature, that’s the way I came to stand upon the Christian faith – compelling evidence. The Easter story is one of a Jewish teacher who made startling claims and then backed it with miracles, predictions which came true and coming to life from death.
“If a man can predict his own death and resurrection, and pull it off, I just go with whatever that man says.” Author, pastor Andy Stanley
Christianity, if false, is of no…Continue
Posted on April 6, 2015 at 8:39am