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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

The Genesis of one Equine Christian Ministry – Author Interview

God's disseminates His messages in many ways. In the case of Amazing Grays Ministry and Christian Horse Training that message usually involves an equine participant. Two gray horses started the whole thing. The foundation of all messages is God's Word and one avenue we use to share is in book form. ChristianeBooksToday.com is featuring an interview
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

Foundational Book of Christian Horse Training FREE on Kindle – Never Before Offered

Amazing Grays, Amazing Grace, the foundational book of our message, our ministry, and Christian Horse Training is FREE today and tomorrow in Kindle format. [Offer good October 7 and 8, 2013.] Please take advantage of this offer and share it with friends in Bible Study, the barn, at school, at work, and with family members. As
Category: Christian Horse Training

Relationship Role Models for Christians and Horse Owners

No great relationships happen by accident or luck. Regularly people say to Baber or me, “Oh, if only I had a horse like Bo. You are so lucky.” Others may ask if he is for sale; they want what I have. The truth is they don’t want Bo per se; they want a relationship with their
Category: Christian Horse Training

Shock and Assumption – Horse Show Practice Pens and Christian Congregations

If an 18th century Christian suddenly dropped into any church service in the United States tomorrow morning he or she might experience shock and horror. Actually, a better illustration for my experience today would be yanking a 21st century saint out of pew or pulpit, dropping him into an 18th century congregation for a number
Category: Christian Horse Training

Relationship Triangles and Team Building

It is not possible to have the same simple relationship with another person you can with a horse. Few people have enough insight and wisdom to objectively evaluate their own thoughts, actions, and motivation much less those of someone else. As soon as two or more people enter into a relationship blender it starts getting
Category: Christian Horse Training

Live, Laugh, Love, and Always Be Prepared

Each day is a gift to be opened with expectation, joy, and love - unless you just aren't a morning person and would rather rip into the day with a scowl as you wipe goop from the corner of your eyes and have no higher hope than to make it through till bedtime. The ability
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
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