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What in a Horse

What in a Horse by Gregg Hake What in a horse Lifts man’s spirits To the heavens? His graceful air, His gentle strength, His serving heart? His pliant will, His playful mind, His quiet look? What in a horse Draws … Continue reading

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The Ride of My Life: Life Lessons Learned on Horseback

“They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.” – Ben Johnson Despite my best laid plans, I’ve … Continue reading

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Moral Collection

My wonderful horse, a large and long Hanoverian named Leo, has taught and continues to teach me a great many lessons about life. One of the latest centers around a concept which is just beginning to germinate in the soil … Continue reading

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The Ascending Spiral

There exists a remarkable parallel between raising children and schooling horses. Both horses and people move through a period of intense physical development in their youth, followed by mental and emotional growth and maturation. Handled rightly, this process oscillates back … Continue reading

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Indispensable Self-Control

It takes time to develop proficiency and even more time to come to the point of mastery in any field of activity. That said, the more perfect the practice and the more consistent the progression, the less time is spent … 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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