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Breathing Down Your Neck

I sat motionless on the hard ground with my legs folded under me, in no position to help me stand. I had just fallen from my horse and as I sat, slightly dazed and confused, I had only two conscious thoughts in my head. One thought was the basic instinct to review the last thirty…

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Relationship-Based Horsemanship in Nova Scotia

It’s muddy in the paddock after several days of summer rain, and the pasture where I usually play with my horses is soggy. I take my seven-year-old gelding Kai to a back road that leads to the beach. He’s wearing a new cavesson I made for him out of paracord. I suggest lateral movements on…

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What is a Horseman?

Horses have floated in the dreams and imaginations of man for as long as we have been creatures together on Earth.  Perhaps in the beginning, we saw them only as food — something to stalk and kill and eat… but then, something shifted.  We instead saw a beast that was intelligent, fast and strong. It…

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