Archive for September 2015

When you take off the halter or the bridle you’re left with only one thing… The Truth

When we first moved to middle Tennessee I had to use halters to lead this horse that way and that horse this way. Twice every day at feeding time I was faced with sorting out the horses to their respective feeding stations. Each horse is fed in a specific place, determined by his or her dominance position in the herd, but since we never use stalls, sorting them into those places is often… hmmm… interesting. The “places” and feeding order are determined by all kinds of things like who eats fast and who eats slowly, who is boss of who, and who is ornery enough to walk away from hers to steal someone else’s even before she’s finished with her own. A few weeks of that was quite enough. I decided to teach each horse to “walk with me” at liberty. Read More→