I just got back from mucking out my stable and paddocks, a time many horse people know is the perfect time for reflection and thought! Some of my best ideas came to me when engaged in simple repetitive activity, like long distance driving, poo picking, or trail riding. DISCLAIMER: LONG POST AHEAD! I have broken … Continue reading The General, Gardener and the Guide
Oops. I said it. A bad word! Did I say it to get your attention? Perhaps? Did it work? If you're reading this, then yes. If I turned a potential reader away, it is probably for the best. Because if you are uncomfortable with The Uncomfortable, then it is best that you do not read … Continue reading Shit!
trust /trʌst/ noun 1. firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. It is so important to me. Without trust, there is nothing. Nothing can be done, nothing can be achieved. Nothing can be risked or changed or grown without trust. If you want to work with a horse, you have … Continue reading Trust
Check out any kitschy or cliché horse movies or children's television shows and the word spirit will appear regularly. Prior to employment of this word the horse in question will have done something extreme, such as a rear, or a strike, a buck or a kick and is often accompanied but those cheap, canned neighing sound effects. … Continue reading Spirit
This might become a bit personal. This is a topic that I wish I understood less intimately. When it comes to self-protection, I have TOO MUCH life experience for my age. Considering I was not born in a third world country, but into the middle class of a first world country, and have travelled the … Continue reading Protection
Truth can be hard. Hard: meaning a certain amount of finality. A total immovable and insurmountable awareness that gives you no wiggle room for something otherwise. A hard truth, a type of honesty that cannot be manipulated, explained, excused or danced around. Smoke and mirrors cannot distort it. You are almost coerced into confronting it. … Continue reading Truth
It is a word I hear a lot. People look at my horse at a distance and think he is a normal chestnut flaxen draft horse, until they get a bit closer, look at the lines of his anatomy, the length of his hair, his movement, his character and suddenly it is clear; this is … Continue reading Strange