With Try, There’s Hope

The story below came from one of my students, Laurie. Laurie has done such a great job with Annie, a rescue horse, that I asked her to write about her experience. I think she did a tremendous job and I hope you enjoy Annie’s story as much as I did through Laurie’s eyes. – Kirsten

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Change: The Story of Grace

I know I am not alone in my struggle to override the “I’m too old” bomb because I hear those very words come out of my students regularly. If it is not in reference to themselves, then it is in reference to their 10, 12, 15 or 19 year old horses as we begin the rehab process.

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Red – The Newest Addition

A horse named Robert Redford came into my life this past July. “Red” as I affectionately call him is a 17hh, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding.

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Are Horses Really So Different From Us?

According to scientists, when a horse is happy or in fear the chemicals produced in the body are exactly the same as with people.

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Solving Your Horse’s Problem By Introducing New Ones

The solution to horse behavior problems, often lies in introducing the opposite problem; one uncharacteristic for the horse

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Solving Horse Problems

Working out a relationship between a prey animal (horse) and a predator (human) is inherently challenging

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Quote Of The Day

"I call horses 'divine mirrors' - they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that"
~Allan Hamilton