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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

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

An Outlaw In Need of Redemption

Redemption produces fruit from a barren tree. Reformation is the visible fruit of new birth. The only thing that separates the rankest nastiest horse from serving its owner in willing obedience is right relationship. But there is a caveat... Saul of Tarsus was a dangerous man. Christians who crossed his path were persecuted, trampled, and killed.
Category: Christian Horse Training

Day One: How to Establish Leadership in the Round Pen with Your Horse

The first instant you step into the round pen with a horse you are either teaching it to trust you, to fear you, or to ignore you. This is true for professional trainers as well as the newest horse owners. It is possible to establish a new beginning whether you already have a 10 year relationship
Category: Christian Horse Training

Message of faith amid the storm – “Be anxious for nothing”

There is a gathering cloud of anxiety shrouding many in our nation today regardless of affiliation of either faith or politics. Levels of doubt, fear, and worry increase even as the enormity of Hurricane Sandy's impact continues to spread. Coupled with catastrophic property damage, loss of life, loss of home and/or livelihood, and the presidential
Category: Daily Inspiration

Becoming Fearless – Human or Horse

What does "fearless" look like in a horse? How may Christians be even more certain that their Leader is worthy and faithful? Excerpt from "Amazing Grays, Amazing Grace" - by request from a reader.
Category: Christian Horse Training

Pawn Stars, Wild Horses, and Counterfeit Christians

The History Channel's reality show Pawn Stars offers insight into the problem of riding wild mustangs and the pitfall of counterfeit Christianity. How can we know if the object of our faith is real or fake?
Category: Living in the World

Faith – Blessed are the Meek, not the Pathetic

Faith is not wimpy. Faith is not feeble. Faith is not miserable. Faith is not pathetic. "Meek" and "pathetic" are not the same. How can one be humble yet bold?
Category: Christian Horse Training
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