Channel Archives: Learn

The Cavvy Code

It astounds me how little I know about the horse world. I have been involved with horses my whole life, though almost entirely on the English side of things and...

Mistakes with Youngsters

Two years ago, I had just purchased my then-three-year-old Warmblood True. He’d been with me for three months, and I took him to a small schooling show just to ride...

The C-Words

Ahhhh, words. I love them and since I love them so much, I’m going to explore a few that we use in our day-to-day and some that we don’t. I’ll...

“Likes to Jump”

Brain-based horsemanship makes a person pretty skeptical about what horses do and don’t “like.” Without a prefrontal cortex that can evaluate and judge, horse brains are left to innate instincts...

That’s Chestnuts For You

What makes a chestnut horse a chestnut? I have written about roans, palominos, bays and Appaloosas and today I thought I’d add to the collection and talk about chestnuts. Chestnuts...

Should I Send a Dick Pic? Take the Quiz!

Innovation in the 21st century has reshaped society in ways good, bad, and largely still unknown. In addition to rapid gene sequencing (good!), AI (terrifying!), and space travel (we’ll get...

Putting Smell to Work

If you’ve read Horse Brain, Human Brain, you know that our human noggins are designed to rely on vision as their primary sense, but horse brains are ruled by smell. True,...

Crosspole Roulette

My green Warmblood True is doing well with his early hopping lessons, except for one little thing. I call it “crosspole roulette.” Crosspole roulette is evidently some kind of equine...

Legs

My green Warmblood True, like most youngsters, has these beautiful lower legs with clear definition between his strong tendons that brings a smile to any jumping rider’s face. We protect...