Lindsay Grice's Blog – March 2013 Archive (4)

What's Good About Good Friday?



In my childhood, I never knew what Good Friday was all about. Overshadowed by Easter Bunny anticipation, I knew it had something to do with Jesus dying, but I sure didn’t know why He died.

Now, the death of Jesus Christ has become more significant to me. Speaking to a group of teens at Teen Ranch’s horse camp last summer, I used this analogy…



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Added by Lindsay Grice on March 28, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Horse Training Traditions

That’s the way we’ve always done it… Sometimes it takes that non-horsey person in our lives to cause us to question the root of an equestrian tradition. (“Why do you mount on the left side?”) Other times, a training road block inspires us to look for a better way. (Is a nose band really the best answer to bit evasion? Is a fat snaffle always milder than a curb it?…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on March 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Faults on the horse show judge’s score card.

Minor, major, severe. Most faults carry a numeric penalty.



That’s the way we’ve always done it… Sometimes it takes that non-horsey person in our lives to cause us to question the root of an equestrian tradition. (“Why do you mount on the left side?”) Other times, a training road block inspires us to look for a better way. (Is a nose band really the best…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on March 25, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

What motivates horses?

What’s the payoff? A happy horse is trained based mostly on motivation. Relief from pressure (negative reinforcement), or receiving a specific reward (…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on March 4, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments

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