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Recent Blog Posts

  • Maybe dogs and horses aren’t so different

    Maybe horse and dog training isn't all that different

    I’m not a big fan of tricks for treats. I was steadfast in my resistance to this with horses through all the “new and improved” training techniques over the decades that heralded food as a “positive training” motivator. That’s good for creating muggers and distracting the horse from what you’re trying to communicate, but not very good at creating lasting understanding with your equine pal. I’ve never really been a big fan of food bribes with my dogs either. Due…

  • Horse bill of sales aren’t just for big operations

    I must admit, my horse bill of sales paperwork has been shabby. As the daughter of an attorney, I should know better. I’ve spent decades in the business world operating mostly on the ill-advised handshake, so tend to be a lot more casual than I should with transactions. While I do provide a bill of sale for each horse, the brevity of this document could be problematic. I suppose I’ve been fortunate in identifying the right kind of people. You…

  • Do you know your Western boots?

    Know your horse boot differences

    Geoff Hineman, Marketing Manager for Lone Star Western Décor, approached me about a month ago asking me to post a western boot infographic on the Horse Sense and Cents blog. Frankly, I don’t have a lot of experience in the Western world (a bit of team penning – now that’s fun! – and a Wyoming client roundup ride – but that’s about it), so found what I learned from this visual interesting. Hopefully some of you will too. To boot…

  • How horses teach us what therapists can’t

    Find equine assisted therapy ideas and examples in this Ash Stevens guest post at http://HorseSenseAndCents.com

    Thanks to Ash Stevens for providing this guest post. Find out more about her at the bottom of this article. Enjoy. Winston Churchill said, “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” And don’t we know it. Much of the world has forgotten about the power of the horse with the craziness of modern life, but there have always been families holding tightly onto the legacy of the horse. This has also made them more necessary…