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Mark

Mark is the founder and editor of HorseConscious, which provides a haven for those seeking a gentler, more equal way to be with horses that doesn't involve force or pressure. As well as building a community, where people can meet and exchange ideas, HorseConscious is also a focal point for education in these methods. The site is free for all and we are continually adding new articles and features and we'd love to hear of your experiences too!

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Is This Really Desensitizing A Foal?

By Mark

I wanted to pick up on a recent Facebook post which Margrit Coates had cross-posted asking people for their comments. I can’t link to Margrit’s post as it was on her personal account but here’s the original post showing some ‘horse trainers’ apparently desensitizing a foal: https://horseconscious.com/l/fb-video-1 Here is a selection of the 240+ comments […]

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A Cowboy’s Initiation

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You never forget the day you become a cowboy. For me, that day happened during spring roundup. After bugging my dad for weeks, he finally agreed to let me go join the big cowboys and help gather cattle. We lived on the Lazy B ranch located half in Arizona and half in New Mexico. It […]

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My Buddy – A Poem

By Mark

      Approaching the Barn I call out his name Buddy… Turning his head He glances my way He neighs He walks Ever so gracefully He is my Buddy My dear sweet Buddy Greeting me He lowers his head Rubbing his nose on the gate Watching me His heart outstretched; He pulls back ever […]

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Reporting And Tracking Of Animal Abuse

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It was announced this week that from 2016 the FBI will start to track animal abuse cases instead of just dumping them in an ‘other’ category along with a range of petty crimes. Animal abuse will now be placed in the same category of offense as crimes like kidnapping, homicide and even rape. The current […]

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How To Communicate Without Words

By Mark

If there was any further proof needed that horses have emotional intelligence and sensitivity, here it is as a boy with Williams Syndrome meets a new friend…

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