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The Elegant Solution

You know a book is going to be interesting when its preface is riveting. William Steinkraus’ prefatory comments to Lt. Col. A. L. D’Endrödy’s excellent work on equitation “Give Your Horse a Chance” provides powerful insight into how to be … Continue reading

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Calm, Forward, Straight

As a living, breathing human being, you are an animate creature, capable of orienting in, being motivated by and coloring your expression with a wide variety of spirits. The spirit which compels or dominates your expression in any given moment … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Method

The old and familiar maxim: “Knowledge is Power” shapes the way we look at education, marketing, politics, religion and many other areas of human activity. The idea that knowledge begets power is based on the limited view that humanity is … Continue reading

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Forward-Upward!

Circumstances have a wonderful way of letting you know if you’re on the right or the wrong track. They provide useful feedback that, thoughtfully reviewed, compels changes in approach or direction and occasionally in underlying orientation. Those in the habit … Continue reading

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Kronos and Kairos

Kronos (Κρόνος) is an ancient Greek word meaning chronological or sequential time. It is measured by clocks, we tend to race against it and somewhere along the way we began to equate it with money. While virtually everything in modern … Continue reading

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Facing the Mistakes of Life IX

“Right principles are vital and primary. They bring the maximum of profit from mistakes, reduce the loss to a minimum. False pride perpetuates our mistakes, deters us from confessing them, debars us from repairing them and ceasing them. Man’s attitude … Continue reading

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