Working Under Saddle Archive

Some days you’re the windshield – Some days you’re the bug

Some days I feel strong, energetic, and able to do most of what I could as a 30-year old. Other days I feel more like an over-cooked noodle. I call days like that Bug Days. Today is a Bug Day. I feel fine. There’s no soreness anywhere, no bind or pull, and except for my
Category: Christian Horse Training

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

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

Rider Error # 37 – Teaching Horse to Quit

Does your horse lose his frame the minute you relax your hand, seat, or leg? If you quit insisting does your horse quit working? Riding a horse is like driving a car. Teach your horse not to quit. The best example of leadership is your relationship with Jesus.
Category: Christian Horse Training

Horse Trainers and Christians – A Requirement to “Soak”

Both Christians and horse trainers fail when either is more concerned about observable activity than time spent soaking. What is soaking? It is time spent in reflection; at rest; in relationship. Without it, all the activity in the world in Christian service or galloping in abandon is fruitless.
Category: Christian Horse Training
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