Tim Hayes


Be. Do. Have.

In 1996 I participated in a three day, self-awareness workshop. It was enormously helpful and quite enlightening. One of many concepts I learned made a…

2 days ago


Humble Pie

I woke up at 6am this morning and refused to leave my bed. It was a bitter 8 degrees outside in Lexington so instead I…

2 weeks ago
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Your Horse Is Never Wrong

Have you ever watched or ridden your friend’s horse and thought: “I wish my horse was like that?” Have you ever known the husband or…

3 weeks ago
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Amateur Hour

Be the Barn Rat

Recently, a trainer that I admire on Twitter asked me, “How much would you ask to be paid to set jumps?” I thought this was…

2 months ago
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Mark Russell: My Brother In Spirit

On June 12th, renowned horse trainer Mark Russell suffered a catastrophic neck injury while hosting a clinic in Massachusetts. The accident occurred as Russell was…

7 months ago


Doing Your Horse Justice

“I don’t do this horse justice.” How often have I heard someone with a nice horse say something along those lines. “My horse could do…

8 months ago
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Just Another Deluded Cowboy

The kind and natural approach Several years ago, in search of an ethical alternative to the harsh and seemingly senseless mainstream training techniques, I began…

1 year ago