Category Archives: Learn

Managing body condition with forage

Many horse owners struggle with the body condition of their horses. Some horses seem to gain condition easily others seem to eat and eat while not gaining body condition and...

Do Horses Have Emotions?

I’ve been asked a couple of times if I think that horses have emotions. People have wondered about animal emotions for a long time. For example, Charles Darwin compared facial...

The Road Back to Riding

You’re middle-aged and you’ve decided you want to ride. It may be for the first time, or it may be after years out of the saddle. You may have watched...

Do You Know Your Riding Blind Spots?

  I was inspired to write this article by a quote I come across from a friend of mine, Melinda Harrison, a former Olympic swimmer who specializes in helping athletes transition from the...

Not Your Typical Horse Sport

Cedar Creek, VA. The year, 2004. My mother and I packed our bags and prepared for battle. We joined up with a few friends and embarked on the long drive from...

Resurrecting the Wild Horses of Abaco

At one time or another, most horse-crazy adults can recall being inspired by the wild-maned protagonists of their favorite children's books: Black Beauty and Sham from King of the Wind; Flicka and...

Don’t Call My Horse Ugly

This morning I shared a photo of my horse, Spike. I posted in a couple of Facebook groups that I belong to, and within literally seconds of them going up,...

Q&A: Looking Between the Ears With Kerry Thomas

Each year, the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale becomes the epicenter of the global thoroughbred industry. Pedigree analysts pore over thousands of pages as conformation experts dutifully examine every inch and...

What Is Your Mistake Formula?

Here is a common misconception about mistakes: they are nasty. Not true. What would you miss without them? How about learning, growth, and risk experience. If your mistake formula is mistakes...