your horse is your mirror

mirror: v. to show a reflection of. your horse is your mirror.  this is something to think about.  IF your horse is your mirror, then what do you want your horse to look like?  act like? if we manage our emotions then our horse can manage his. “your horse is only as brave as you […]

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something for the weekend

i read this blog over at parelli central blog and LOVED it!!  it speaks volumes… this video made it onto parelli tube!  yay billy and the parelli ball! this talks about the game of contact and how to get your horse happier with the bit and having contact. okay.  after reading this, there REALLY are […]

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Having Patience with Horses

Patience: n. The quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: To have patience with a slow learner. Quiet, steady perseverance; even tempered care; diligence; to work with […]

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lightness part 2

lightness: n. 6. Delicacy or subtlety in craft, performance, or effect. billy has taught me just how much a horse understands and how often we spend our time YELLING at our horses.  “a horse can feel a fly land on them” is a common analogy told by horse people.  then we go out and YELL […]

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lightness

lightness: n. 3. Ease or cheerfulness in manner or style. 4. Freedom from worry or trouble. 5. Lack of appropriate seriousness; levity. billy has taught me so much about being playful and silly.  i always thought horses were serious stuff, hard work.  there was very little room for laughter.  you must never let the horse […]

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billy blaze comes into my life

my allergies had gotten worse.  i couldn’t get within 10 feet of a horse without having an asthma attack and feeling like plucking my itchy eyes right out.  it was awful.  i had gone almost a year without a horse and was paying for it.  what was i going to do? i was doing some […]

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