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Ground Center Grow

In canter, I scribe Lazy loops in the sky One two three One two three One two three Fly. Downward I ask From canter to trot Ground center grow Breathe in breathe out Trot. In trot, I draw Rolling waves … Continue reading

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Leo’s Life Lessons

“The Horse” by Ronald Duncan Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, Friendship without envy, Or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is served with muscle And strength by gentleness confined He serves without servility; he … Continue reading

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Subtler Ways

Subtler Ways by Gregg Hake I asked my steed to lift me high, “Collect yourself, give it a try!” He weaved and bobbed and said “I shan’t” I bid him more, he said “I can’t.” So once again another day … Continue reading

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Praise or Persecution

In the face of persecution, you have two options. You can either assume the role of the victim and be overcome by the attack or you can use the energy focused against you to move you closer to your goal. … 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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Energy, Discipline, Spirit

Managing people, like training horses or parenting, is all about harnessing energy and teaching discipline, while preserving spirit. The best managers, like the best trainers, possess a remarkable capacity for empathy and their high expectations are never lowered by sympathy. … Continue reading

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