Monthly Archive:: June 2013

Choose which Wisdom Quotes to Share Wisely

Quotations are fun, engaging, educational, and sometimes communicate a particular concept perfectly without having to think up something pithy myself. Some days are pithy days, some days just aren't. I've been thinking a lot about wisdom lately. The idea of adding a quotation to what I'd already written about wisdom in a new book led me
Category: Daily Inspiration

The Valley of Vision – When you don’t know what or how to Pray

In times of either great stress or great joy, we sometimes find that our conscious mind cannot find or utter words to describe our need or our praise. Vocabulary and thoughts fail. Paul reminds us that in such straits we may call upon the Holy Spirit and He will pray on our behalf. [Romans 8:26] On
Category: Daily Inspiration

A Funny Story about a Serious Subject – Equine Colic

Colic is the number one cause of death in horses. It is always a serious matter, whether caused by a gas bubble, looped intestine, impaction, or other issue with the gut of a horse. Over the years and hundreds of horses, we've only lost one mare and one foal to colic even when surgery was
Category: Christian Horse Training

Repairing the Broken Places

If you parent or teach special-needs individuals or victims of abuse you already know that reaching and repairing broken places is far different that teaching and relating to humans or horses who don't think, react, or process in completely "normal" ways. CAN'T and WON'T look very different in horses or humans who arrive with obvious
Category: Christian Horse Training

Drive-By Relationships

The most influential factor affecting the quality of a relationship is the amount of time spent together. Once you are actually in the company of one with whom you enjoy relationship, the quality of the time you spend together becomes significant. Drive-by relationships involve people who meet up with each other, slow their schedules down
Category: Living in the World

Red Bucket Brigade – Sentinels of Hope for Hungry Horses

My best straw hat drooped low on my head as a constant stream of rain flowed from the center front brim onto the mud that was building up on my equally good boots as I scurried to place each red bucket properly. The seemingly endless stacks of red buckets are filled every single day, rain
Category: Christian Horse Training

Grace in your saddle-bags kicks Frustration to the curb

In one simple word, "grace" defines the Golden Rule of Christian Horse Training. Some horses seem to have real difficulty staying focused, consistent, or have what seems like a major case of bull-headed resistance. Every "No" your horse gives you is caused by one of two situations; he is either unwilling to do as you
Category: Christian Horse Training
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