T H I N K is it Thoughtful, Honest, Intelligent, Necessary, and Kind? All through my life I’ve struggled with the words that come out of my mouth. In last weeks blog I talked about how “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. What I want to talk about this week is … Continue reading T-H-I-N-K before you speak.
The most important trait or characteristic a person or a horse can have is a good heart. What is a good heart? The Bible says “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So what comes out of your mouth? When you speak, do you raise others up or do you tear them … Continue reading The greatest journey is the journey within.
Do you ever feel like laying on the couch and disappearing into the television? I have to admit that I do feel that way more often than I would like to. It’s during these times that I need inspiration. Zig Ziglar says “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we … Continue reading We need to be inspired.
We get a lot of responses on our blog when horse slaughter is a topic. One thing that keeps coming up is that the “big breeders” are to blame. However, I’ve been to quite a few of the ‘killer sales’ and I have yet to see a horse go through the sale pen with current … Continue reading Who’s to blame?
Stacy and I have been to two events recently that I’ve been thinking about. One was a sale held weekly here in Ohio where most of the horses are sent to Canada for slaughter. The other was the Quarter Horse Congress, the biggest single breed horse show in the world. I know some people don’t … Continue reading The Importance of an Educated Horse
I’ve been around a lot of people that ride horses. I’ve been around people that ride reining horses, cow horses, natural horsemanship and a multitude of other disciplines. There are many people that can get a horse to do what they want. Some of them can train or teach a horse quickly and others slowly. … Continue reading What is the difference between a horseman and a horse trainer?
When it comes to picking your partner……..choose wisely. It is important in life to know what your goals are. If you are the kind of person that likes to cuddle up on the couch and talk and watch movies with someone then you probably shouldn’t choose to marry someone that can’t sit still till it’s … Continue reading When choosing a horse: pick your partner wisely.
I’ve heard it said that the highest level of everything has a dark side. Whether you’re talking about athletics, business, government or the horse industry. The greed that we have as people is a sad thing to witness.To achieve something and show the world what we are is important to us and to do so … Continue reading Championship vs Horsemanship
Recently, I was out riding with a lady whose horse had its head in the air and was looking off in the distance most of the time. The problem with a horse like that is they don’t see the ground that is right in front of them and they tend to stumble when the ground … Continue reading Where is your attention?