Tag Archives: equestrian

The Best in Us

“When we first came to the Spanish Riding School three years ago, you said we’d be expected to give the best that was in us, that you would settle for no less. And as time passed, we saw that you … Continue reading

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Simplest Terms

Even the most difficult problems can be overcome if you approach them in the right way. One of the many life lessons I’ve found to be extremely valuable is the fact that you can parlay success in one area of … Continue reading

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Try Something New

One of the several books I am presently dipping into is William Steinkraus’ Reflections on Riding and Jumping. If you aren’t an equestrian or are and haven’t heard of this remarkable man, I would highly recommend that you take a … Continue reading

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Deep and Broad

“The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.” – Thomas Kempis I heard the whistle of an interesting train of thought while listening to a podcast the other day about the life of Michael Page, an Olympic-medal … Continue reading

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A Better Way

“Playing both ends against the middle” is an old saying that means trying to get opposing people or groups to fight or disagree so that you will get an advantage from them. It is a way of distracting the attention … Continue reading

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Known to Unknown

I had two conversations yesterday that carried a common thread. While I was the common denominator in both, the principle outlined came from my riding coach and a new business associate, not from me. I couldn’t help but notice the … Continue reading

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