Tag Archives: Horsemanship

Yet another good reason to always ride with a helmet!

This is just another illustration of why one should always wear a helmet while riding. Teenager kicked in the head by a horse after jumping (http://www.riders4helmets.com) I cannot over-emphasize the importance of riding with a helmet.

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Lewis Edward Nolan – “The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses, A New System”

One of the greatest treatises on horsemanship can be found in the form of Lewis Edward Nolan’s book “The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses, A New System” (Parker, Furnivall & Parker, London, 1852). What makes this book an important addition … Continue reading

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The Horseman as Historian – Advice to Young and Old Riders

It has been said that history is the least expensive lesson one can get on how to avoid making mistakes. This is especially true when it comes to horsemanship yet very few horsemen ever take the time to become well … Continue reading

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Notes on Horse Training – The Joy of a Well Trained Horse

So, here it was. A beautiful Sunday morning. Not too hot, not too cold. In fact, the weather was perfect for my daily ride on my curly Mustang ‘Baba’. I made my way out to the trails to give Baba … Continue reading

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The Ethical Horseman

If you’re in the horse business long enough, you will see just about everything in terms of unethical behavior. And just when you think you can say “I’ve seen it all”, someone will hit you with something you never even … Continue reading

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A Horse Is Not An “It” – A Horse Is A “Thou.”

I see it all the time – the horse with the personality of a fileted fish that comes in for training. This is the horse (like so many others) that has been passed from trainer to trainer and from barn … Continue reading

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