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ADHD, Video Games, Multi-tasking, and Horse Training

I wonder about a lot of odd things. This morning I realized I had "fried" my brain in much the same way I fried that of my first show horse, General Silver, some 25 years ago. In the course of my morning wonderment I came up to a question about ADHD and video games. I'm
Category: Christian Horse Training

What to do when your horse says, “NO!”

When a horse puts up figurative yellow caution tape around part of its body or resists a particular situation there is an obligation to resolve the problem and tear down the tape. What do you do if your horse says, "You can’t get on my left side," or "Don’t even think of using spurs on
Category: Christian Horse Training

Trapped – A Parable for the Hopeless

The last sister was alone. Her parents and siblings were gone and she was trapped. She couldn’t go backwards and there was no escape to either side. She sat. She thought. She despaired. Yesterday she had fussed, fumed, and wailed about the unfairness of her plight. “Why me?” she cried.
Category: Daily Inspiration

Have you met Jesus?

Numerous historical sources recount the activity and death of a man named Jesus from Nazareth. His family is known. His friends are known. A continual record spanning two millennia has consistently carried the story forward. Have you met Jesus? Some might consider that a silly question – or worse. If such a man lived it was
Category: Daily Inspiration

It takes more faith to wash dishes and clean stalls than move mountains

Do you remember off the top of your head when Jesus laid aside his garments, girded himself with a towel, and washed the disciple’s feet? Jesus performed this mean service for His disciples just before Judas left to betray Him. One of the final lessons Jesus taught the disciples was to elevate drudgery and
Category: Daily Inspiration

Christian Horse Training – The difference between being Assertive and Aggressive

Many people have trouble figuring out the difference between assertiveness and aggression in other humans. Sometimes we have the same problem trying to nail down our own motives or actions. Aggressive behavior in horses sometimes manifests as pushiness; a lack of respect that invades your personal space or recognizes a cue but purposefully ignores it. At
Category: Christian Horse Training

Losing a loved one – From grief and despair to hope and joy

One of my Facebook friends shared a message of sadness at the passing of a beloved friend whose cheerful and infectious spirit enlivened one of her riding groups. I can understand the unmitigated sorrow people who do not know Christ experience when a loved one dies because there truly is no comfort to be offered
Category: Christian Horse Training

How to Fix it when your Horse CAN’T do what you ask

Miniature horses should never become pancakes. Horses fail to properly respond to a cue or display perfect manners for only one of two reasons. Your horse either CAN"T do what you ask or your horse WON'T do what you ask. Before you can take the appropriate action to fix the problem you have to know why
Category: Christian Horse Training

How to repair problems in marriage, parenting, horses, and your walk with Christ

Problems aren’t ruining your relationships; the problems within your relationships are causing your problems. “I found Christ, now what?” Many folks silently ask this question days, weeks, or years after accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Similar questions may have occurred to you about marriage, having children, or while contemplating the hairy half-ton of equine attitude
Category: Christian Horse Training

How does faith eliminate fear? Practice. Practice. Practice.

Fear floods in when faith runs out. Some people think you can study, listen, or think your way into faith. It doesn't work that way. The Bible contains the entire foundation, method, and "secrets" of finding faith to overcome all fear. The problem lies in the application of those concepts. Simple and Easy are not necessarily
Category: Christian Horse Training
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