Horses and Philosophy

Consider Your Horse

CONSIDER YOUR HORSE By Neil Davies Do you think your horse enjoys it When you tie him up to fight Do your really think he’s happy As he pulls with all his might Do you think your horse is having fun When you chase him… Read More »Consider Your Horse

Horse Experience

Horses have been part of my life since the day I was born. My father and grandfather worked with cattle and horses all their lives and I, in turn, grew up working with cattle and horses. In my late teens, I started competing in campdrafts.… Read More »Horse Experience

No Ifs Buts or Maybes

People often say, ‘Never say never when it comes to horse training.’ ‘Oh but,’ they say, ‘If you’re having problems, maybe you’ll need to resort to other techniques.’ I beg to disagree. No matter how much trouble you’re having with a horse, here are some… Read More »No Ifs Buts or Maybes

For Your Horse’s Sake

FOR YOUR HORSE’S SAKE By Neil Davies When you walk into the stable Don’t try to show who’s boss Your horse won’t understand you And he’ll be at a loss Instead, just go and rub his head Be kind, and furthermore When you walk into… Read More »For Your Horse’s Sake

A Better Way for Horses

I’ve seen many big name trainers working with horses and I don’t agree with much of what they do or what they say. I don’t agree with harassing horses with ropes and flags, or letting them buck with the saddle, or chasing them until they’re… Read More »A Better Way for Horses