Throughout a 50 plus year career of working with the horse in varying capacities, I have seen a great number of concepts, ideas and techniques utilized in the interest of "breaking" horses or trying to get them to do things that in many cases they did not understand, or were very afraid of. Some of these things have been very good and have truly benefited the horse, however, sadly enough a great many of them have not. During the course of this continuing process I have always tried to remain open and receptive to new and sometimes different approaches to help my horses and riders find success. I have tried to embrace the things that were successful, and have not been afraid to discard the things that I felt were not, in both cases letting my horses continually be the judge of what does and doesn't work for them. I have clearly come to the conclusion that the horses aren't the problem; it's the things people try to do to them that create the problems! With these things being said, I would like to share a few of my ideas concerning my own approach to horsemanship.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral character can be judged by the way it's animals are treated"