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The horse is a great equalizer, he doesn't care how good looking you are, or how rich you are or how powerful you are-- he takes you for how you make him feel.
Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we're not capable of filling ourselves.
The horse saved my life, so that's kind of why I'll spend the rest of mine trying to help them.
I’ve always wanted to do the right thing by a horse, that’s never changed, its just that as my knowledge grew I’ve been able to offer the horse a better human being, as time has gone on.
There are things that the horse did for me that a human couldn't have done.
Whether it's horses or whatever it is you do, it doesn't become an art until your soul goes into what you do.
It is all about the quality of the communication, not the quantity.
When you find that the horse is compelled and interested in you, something in you changes. That can be healing or move you deeply.
You try to do as little as you can, but you need to do as much as is necessary to get a result. When you get a result, you do less.
The horse can just be a great vehicle for some people to overcome things in their life that they might not be able to overcome otherwise.
That absolute pure honesty of the horse, man that's just the greatest thing there is
Gentle in what you do, Firm in how you do it
The horse is so honest.... they live in the moment. And what they do, whether they need to protect themselves or whether they need to accept you really is directly relative to how you make them feel.
Nobody has to lose for me to succeed and that is a unique job. Everybody wins, horse wins, people win, I win.
When you're younger, you ride with 90% physical and 10% mental. But if you could learn how to use 90% mental and 10% physical you'd be better off.
It’s not about how much pressure you put on, it’s how good you are at taking it off.
You might measure your approach to a horse the same way as your approach to people because there are going to be some horses, like some people, who might be inclined to tune you out.
You can't look forward and backward at the same time...........so I choose to look forward.
Solutions to problems often come from knowing when to ask for help.
The horse is a mirror to your soul... and sometimes you might not like what you see in the mirror.
When riding, ask yourself what will my horse get out of it if I get what I want? Many times, human nature is to take and to not give anything back.
Your Horse is a mirror to your soul.
I take the horsemanship very seriously and I treat it with the same integrity that one would any of the fine arts.
If you miss the beginning, the basics, then you are destined to go back and visit the basics.
Horses and life, it's all the same to me.
The horse needs to respect you, but sometimes people confuse respect & fear. And they're not the same at all.
I'm still on the move, I'm getting better because I'm still studying. I still want to be a better horseman.
There are no problem horses, only problem riders.
A lot of times, rather than helping people with horse problems, I'm helping horses with people problems.
It's a matter of timing and of patience. Although it may seem nothing is happening on the surface, there may yet be profound changes occurring a little deeper. Waiting isn't bad.
Controlling your emotions is the biggest challenge for a horseman.
Horses are very sensitive and perceptive. You don't have to be physical with them.
It’s amazing what a healing effect horses can have on kids, particularly troubled kids, that might bridge the gap that a well-intended human just can’t do.
Well you learn from making mistakes. It's that simple.
Every time you interact with a horse, you are teaching the horse.
My teachers used to tell me you need to learn to adjust to fit the situation. Don't just do what you've always done because it might not always work.
I've often told people who ask if there is a God: Get around enough people with horses and see what happens. See how they survive in spite of all the things they do, and you'll become a believer!
My work is my play. I found a way to make my passion to be the same as how I make a living.
One of the biggest challenges of a horsemen is to be able tot control your emotions.
All your horse looks for is the thing that matters most, peace and contentment. Give it to him.
I help horses with people problems
A horse can have a job and not be a slave. He can look forward to it and enjoy it. That's the same for me.
You want your kids to feel happy and good about themselves. The rest they'll work out on their own. You never know what your kids will be drawn to.
With the horse I always consider that if I do too much in too little time and I'm not patient, he's gonna shut down and I won't get anything done.
I often tell people in the clinics, the human possesses the one thing that means more to the horse than anything in the world, and that is peace and comfort.
Don't get on a horse that's moving.
The road may bend out of sight at times, but I know what lies ahead: the faraway horses.
Simply put; I'm trying to see what I can get done with the horse without him being troubled about doing it.
There are things that change all through your life the way you deal with people, the way you approach problems.
You can't make something happen with a horse, but you can fix things up and let it happen.