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 going to ask for your opinion since I don’t have an answer to the question.
This article compares the basic “commands” Jesus gave to His disciples with the four basic “commands” we give to our horses. Read on a bit further and you’ll begin to realize that rarely will these four be used in a commanding manner.
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 me buddy,” or “Pick up my hind feet at your own risk,” or “Touch that girth and I’ll bite you”?
“This year’s American Horse Council National Issues Forum was titled, “Where Have All the Horses Gone?” During the recent forum in Washington, D.C., the question was answered on several levels, but the data also led to more questions.” 7 answers to the question…
The essence of Christian faith is personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Saving faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit that bursts into the human heart to take up permanent residence. New Creations in Christ are transformed – different – more – than they used to be. Clicker training does not seek transformative relationship with […]
Horses often mirror the behaviors and emotions around them. Horses also serve as uncannily accurate Relationship Barometers. Watching someone in a mirror tells you a lot about their behavior but little about their motivation. Horses watch what we do and also make pretty good guesses about what inspired our actions. People are not as naturally gifted in this as horses. You can tell WHAT your horse is doing pretty easily, but how often do you know WHY?
Transformative relationship with God and horses is not a destination; it is a journey of joy. Horse love training faith
Humans are hard-wired to react rather than respond to challenges. The first plan is usually to do too much rather than take a moment to correctly diagnose any problem – or opportunity! Grace and mercy recognize moments of distraction and corrects them with love, patience, and supportive guidance.
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 other times aggression is demonstrated by a horse that insists on not only having a vote, but veto power as well.
Specific characteristics of aggressive and assertive people and horses and how to respond to them.
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 or found. But for those in the family of faith a change of perspective lightens the load and reveals a brilliant ray of hope and joy.
What can a herd of wild horses held in a containment corral teach Christians about loss?