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Lily’s Story – Part 7

It’s been quite a span of time since Lily 6 was posted.   We had regrouped from Lily’s explosion and continued with her training. Her explosion was one of total fear and loss of mental control.  Because of this we returned to ground work.  I…

Do no harm: understanding the function of tie-downs, martingales, and draw reins

jumper wearing a running martingales

“Brutality begins where knowledge ends. Ignorance and compulsion appear simultaneously.” ~Charles de Kunffy. It’s rampant in every discipline, every breed. I see it in training barns, show arenas, boarding facilities, and backyards: people using devices that restrict their horses’ natural movement. I am appalled…