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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

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
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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

5 Unbreakable Rules of Beginning Round Pen Training

Learn the 5 Unbreakable Rules of beginning round pen training. Only two things matter when you begin playing with your horse in the round pen - FOCUS and FEET. Beginning round pen training is done at liberty, with no halter, line, or tack on the horse. There are many ways to balance a horse, correct
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Difference between Snaffle and Leveraged Bits – Take the quiz

Ask 100 people to explain to you what a snaffle bit is and you will get a whole bunch of wrong answers. In fact, the majority of answers may well be incorrect. Most people think that a snaffle bit is a snaffle bit because it has a broken mouthpiece. And that would be the wrong
Category: Christian Horse Training

Speed Control – Train Your Horse to Slow Down

The number one reason horses speed up is to maintain their balance. Think of a toddler just beginning to walk regularly. The minute he gets a little off balance he starts to totter faster and faster until PLOP, down he goes. Horses also use momentum to maintain balance. Practical and easy exercises to slow your horse
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
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From “Tribulation to Glory” with horses and obstacle course

Using an obstacle course with horses and folks illustrates Paul's message that tribulation leads to perseverance, then to character, and then to glory!
Category: Christian Horse Training

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.
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