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We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

By Franklin Levinson

This above quote from the United States Constitution is the beginning of one of the best known sentences in the English language. The sentence speaks of freedoms and equality amongs men. As I watched the movie LINCOLN recently and heard these words yet again, I was struck by the fact that what is stated is […]


When The Going Gets Hard, Go Slower

By Ari Sizemore

The application of many natural horsemanship methods operates on the foundation that the horse is being naughty, bossy or spoiled. They teach that if the horse isn’t returning the desired reaction, use more energy, get bigger, push/pull harder, etc. until the horse does return the desired reaction. This seems to work well with horses that […]


Stealing Grace

By Sarah Gummer

I was a horse thief. I stole their grace. I took it without asking. Not only did I steal it, I also disregarded it as if it had no value at all. Not only did I steal it, I squashed it, stamped on it, pushed and pulled it until it died. I used force to […]


The Superior Teacher

By Franklin Levinson

I really like this quote from my good friend Alan Cohen: “The inferior teacher tells you that something is wrong with you and offers to fix it. The superior teacher tells you that something is right with you and helps you bring it forth.” The teacher really does make a big difference in how a […]

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