A Learner's Journey

#57 Spooking on the Trail: A Sneak Peek into Tom Moates' New Book

Tom Moates generously shared a chapter out of his new book, Mane Thoughts: Essays on Horsemanship, with us. The chapter gives a wealth of insight into handling spooks out on the trail.

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#56 A Conversation with Tom Moates on Changing a Horse's Thought

Tom is an award winning equestrian journalist and author. His work is regularly featured in Western Horseman, Equus and Eclectic Horseman magazines. In this conversation we delve into the lessons he's learned from master horseman, Harry Whitney. The importance of having our horse's mind with us...

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#55 Practice Being Pleased

Back in 2016, I hosted a clinic with Carol Coppinger, 6* Parelli Instructor, in Olympia, Washington. I had never seen her teach but had had a wonderful conversation with her when we were both at the Parelli ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and I asked her if she'd be willing to come and teach in...

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#54 A Conversation with Russell Higgins on Trailer Loading and Turning your Can'ts into How's

Russell Higgins is a gifted horseman who has been teaching people and starting horses since 1999. In this conversation we dive into trailer loading, an injury that almost cost him his riding career and how to turn your can'ts into how's.

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#53 Divided Attention

I was raised to look people in the eye when they're talking to you. I had wonderful role models of active listening- listening from a place of curiosity and engagement. My gramma and my mom both provided this for me. When I was telling them one of my RIVETING childhood stories, I felt like I was...

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#52 Warwick Schiller Part 2: Brene Brown, Milk & Eggs and the 4 Channels of Awareness

In Part 2, Warwick shares about how Brene Brown has impacted his life and what the 4 Channels of Awareness are and how they can improve your horsemanship.

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#51 A Conversation with Warwick Schiller Pt 1: Improve Yourself to Improve Your Horse

Warwick Schiller moved from his homeland of Australia as a young man in pursuit of career in horse training. He achieved that but his continuing journey to understand horses led him on a path to understand himself. He now travels the world helping people improve themselves...

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#50 Lessons as a Protege: A Conversation with Courtney Crane

Courtney Crane has been Linda Parelli's protege for 3.5 years. Those years have been rich in lessons in horsemanship and life. In this conversation she shares several of these lessons with us- she's super fun and inspiring to listen to. 

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#49 Four Ingredients of Greatness

For Christmas this past year, our nephew Rainier gave us an amazing cookbook: "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" by Samin Nosrat. It's different than any cookbook I've ever read. It's been her life's work to find how great chefs are able to create amazing dishes night after night without a recipe-...

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#48 A Conversation with Lillan Rome: Frustration and the Importance of Authenticity

I had so much fun talking with Lillan Rome of LR Horsemanship. Her enthusiasm and joy for learning and horses is so evident! We explore a fresh take on frustration, lessons from the competition world, and how horses respond to authenticity.

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#47 The Safety of Firmness

Firmness is something I need to improve in my horsemanship toolkit. There's safety in it when applied with fairness and care for our horses. This week I decided to share a video instead of writing out my thoughts on this... I'd love to hear what you think. You can share your thoughts on A...

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#46 Preparing for the Mongol Derby- A Conversation with Lena Haug

The Mongol Derby is the longest horse race on the planet. Join me as I visit with Lena Haug, one of this year's riders to talk about how she's preparing for the greatest adventure of her life.

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