Tag Archives: equine psychology

A New Year Message from Pom ….

“It’s a little known fact that we horses are great believers in New Year Resolutions.  Or at least Reflections. Let’s face it.  We can realistically expect to celebrate far fewer New Years than you, our human counterparts. So instead of … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

My husband complains that there are four of us in this marriage, and that he is usually last in line for my attention. He’s not at all impressed when I put forward the argument that the British cavalry became the … Continue reading

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Fresh New Year, Fresh New Horse

It’s not hard to guess if and where my sweet-itchy horse is itching. As soon as he sees me he will either plonk that part of himself directly in front of me or point to it with his nose.  Though … Continue reading

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Stick or Treat?

Stick? Or Treat? ……. Excuse the simplistic title, but I couldn’t resist the Hallowe’en pun! How often have you heard, “Don’t give horses treats, it’ll make them bite”? I’m not a complete anarchist, but I don’t like rules without reasons. … Continue reading

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Brunehilde’s Terrible Fate … drawing inspiration from disaster

“La Vie du Château” Aah …. the good life, in French. And here’s a rather gorgeous, distant view of a pair of châteaux which crown a rocky outcrop above the Gorges d’Aveyron, an hour or so’s drive from here.  (You … Continue reading

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My Little …. Zebra?

I apologise if my last post sounded as if I’d awoken from a long slumber and got out of bed on the wrong side.  In the period since my post about Pom recovering from his temper tantrum (Welcome Back Dr. … Continue reading

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Is “Alpha” Better?

It is a credit to most assiduous, amateur horse-owners that they will try almost anything, give most new theories a chance in their quest to improve their riding and relationship with their horses. Forgive me if, having seen more than a … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Dr. Jekyll

I know some of you have been concerned about the way things have been going here. Me too. You never realise quite how pernicious a force anxiety can be until you find yourself deep in a worrisome hole and there … Continue reading

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Character Forming?

This week the rain desisted, the sun came out and so did my mini, early daffodils. Oh good, I thought, Spring can’t be that far off.  My grass arena and the country tracks should dry out and I can get … Continue reading

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New Beginnings – and a Little Chat with the Horses

Easter is such a significant time, the real start of the calendar, when life re-emerges from underground.  Rather like our spirits … I hope you’re all enjoying the renaissance of spring weather, whether it puts a spring in your step … Continue reading

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