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human animal bond


bonding with your horse

When I was asked to write an article about bonding and gaining your horse’s trust, my first thought was: “One of the simplest yet hardest things to do. And what …

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relationship

Humans and horses share the need for complex, emotionally rich and enduring family relationships. There is an amazing depth and range of emotions within the herd, as well as a …

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intuitive understanding

As a horse lover, it’s important to have a basic intuitive understanding of the nature of horses – what they look for in a leader, for example, and how they …

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The teachers at our small school knew little about Emily. She seemed to be another forgotten foster child enrolled in our special-needs school in central Ohio. Emily’s only companion was a …

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horseman

For many years, I have marveled at the great horse and horseman combinations throughout the world, and indeed any individual who has attained ultimate success in their chosen career. I have …

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While many little girls growing up in Fresno, California in the 1960s dreamed of being “Miss Raisin Queen” or the “Cotton Princess”, Mary Ann Simonds wanted to be a horse …

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In many disciplines, grooming is an important part of competition. But it’s even more important as part of your horse’s daily routine. Grooming provides valuable insight into what mood he’s …

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Although Katie had her heart set on a mature paint mare, there was something about the big three-year-old bay gelding that touched her heart. That night, as she pondered the …

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Unfortunately, many tools still commonly used for communication with horses pretty much date back to the same era as the tin can telephones. They are designed to lead a horse …

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eye contact

Our eyes are the windows to our souls — to our true feelings and emotions. We can control our mouth and our smile, but not our eyes. Eye contact is …

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