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Alternative Horsemanship with · 1M ago

Client feedback... Success over time

Over the past few days I've heard "feedback" from clients both in the States and abroad. If you've ever read anything from my blog, website or posts on FB, you'll quickly realize I do not of...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 1M ago

Instant Gratification... Harming our Horsemanship. How auditing can change everything!

I recently finished offering a three day long Full Immersion Clinic. I've titled these clinics that because we cover so many aspects of horsemanship and riding. I never have an agenda as to ...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 1M ago

Proactive Riding- Raising the Rider’s Awareness

Creating conditioned and patternized behaviors, or routines, while interacting with our horses can lead to “dishonest” conversations between the human and the horse.  Whether heading out on ...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 3M ago

Making Summer Memories...

It is a glorious summer day and I just returned from adventures down back country roads, where folks pull over and fill up water bottles at natural springs; where you slow down and smile as ...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 4M ago

Keeping the curiosity...

Curiosity is often taken out of the horse the more "training" it has... I've mentioned before Pico is the official "greeter" and I have to be careful not to leave any door open anywhere... I...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 5M ago

Spring time considerations for all things horse

It has been a long, snowy, wet winter and thankfully it looks like spring may be nearing soon! As the upcoming riding season approaches there are a variety of factors to consider when prepar...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 6M ago

Exploring the use of a round pen- an alternative perspective

A FB friend posted an article on anti round pen usage... Here was my in depth perspective/answer:I find 95% of folks misuse a round pen, whether under the guise of "exercising" or teaching c...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 6M ago

Pressures from others: Making appropriate choices for you and your equine partner

The initial romanticized idea of what equine ownership can be, inspires many people to commit to buying a horse, but it can quickly diminish with the realities and learning curve they experi...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 6M ago

Demo Day April 10, 2017 Oakzanita Ranch

FINAL CA Clinic of the season... April 7-11 Oakzanita Ranch, Descanso CA. Here's what's special... there will be a DEMO day! There are still a few one hour, private, participant spots avail...
Alternative Horsemanship with · 7M ago

Sending the horse to the trainer: Things to consider

The idea for this blog has been in the back of my mind for a while, but the other day as I was about to cross-post a different blog on a blog directory, three titles of articles written by o...