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There she is standing tall and strong on the stone-strewn sand of the paddock but with a spring in her stance, much like an athlete poised on the balls of her feet, ready to surge forward whenever need or fancy might spur her to do so. Her liver-chestnut coat is sleek and shining dark along […]

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Some time after I started the series, Towards Riding (see my post entitled Towards Riding 1: The Horse on this blog and raised the question of To Ride or Not to Ride (see my post entitled Towards Riding 2 – To Ride or Not to Ride?), Vicki drew my attention to the fact that some […]

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There are times when life takes you up in its active arms and hurries you along, depriving you of moments for reflection, as humans, horses or other creatures pass you by in ever-changing situations and new ones take their place until, in the midst of this wild whirl, this audio-visual kaleidoscope of jumbled colours, shapes […]

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As we move into the latter half of September, I am acutely conscious of a convergence of developments which are inviting me to contemplate what is required of the human, if the latter is to become someone whom a horse wishes to be with. Not only does this question penetrate to the core of my […]

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Last month Vicki and I attended the first two days of a three-day horse and human clinic given in the Netherlands by Noora Ehnqvist, a young Finnish horsewoman and former student of and assistant to Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, who has taken what she has learned from the master who dances with horses and others to […]

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