Welcome to Gospel Horse, the home of Amazing Grays Ministry. After more than seven years of productive growth, service, and change, the Board dissolved the non-profit in late 2016. Now we pursue the ministry nearest. Like you, our ministry continues to be everything we do day in and day out. Gospel Horse is the continuation […]
One of the buzzwords of “natural horsemanship” is respect. Clinicians teach dozens of ways to encourage, earn, or require respect from a horse. Of course, you can’t “require” respect. Doing that is synonymous with invoking fear. But – is it ever okay for your horse to tell you, “No”? You might be surprised at the answer.
There are days when I wonder if the ones I love (especially dogs and horses) have lost their minds. They behave in outrageous ways that shock or mystify. My first response is usually, “What were you thinking?!?” Why it’s necessary to think before reacting and the reason dogs and horses do obnoxious things…
Success is the quality of the journey that begins with submission to God’s will and continues until His will becomes our joy. Transformative relationship with Jesus Christ opens the door to similar relationship with our horses.
Robust imagination feeds life shared with Jesus Christ and horses. Nature is both work surface and buffet for seekers of truth, lovers of all things equine, and the passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ. Imagination produces a warm cocoon of relationship with forests, fields, and the creatures who call them home.
Most bomb-proof horses have two things in common: patience and contentment. Good ‘ol rope horses are hauled, borrowed, and stand tied for hours to arena rails, trailers, trees, and truck bumpers. Horses also learn to patiently stand tied to nothing more than one another.
Nervous or uncertain riders often seek skills to manage anxiety. Some horses are anxious and look to the rider for stability and guidance. Gospel Horse teaches riders a variety of mounted exercises to (1) learn how to maintain focus, and (2) offer horses the opportunity to know what is expected of them in a way that promotes calm, purposeful, reliable results.
What do you do if your horse bites you? Is food aggressive? Takes a sneaky little nibble when being led? How do you earn your horse’s respect?
Horses and dogs are far better at relationships than people. What can we learn from them about quality of life issues?