Monthly Archives: December 2014



“There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.” Zig Ziglar   There will always be people who criticize.  Don’t be one.  Someone told me once “if your going to bitch about it then you better be willing to help fix it.”  I try to focus on the fixing. Life is a series [...]

By |2014-12-28T21:29:01-06:00December 29th, 2014|Life|0 Comments


A person’s mind is so powerful we can invent, create, experience, and destroy things with thoughts alone.  Unknown Next week is a new year.  Are you creating a better future or a worse one?  Are you creating your future or are you letting someone create your future? Have a great weekend!

By |2018-12-17T14:02:24-06:00December 26th, 2014|Prosperity|0 Comments


With it being Christmas tomorrow I was thinking about memories of Christmas from when I was a kid.  There are two memories that stand out involving horses. My mother would ride a horse and with a long rope pull my sister and I on a toboggan.  The only sounds were the horses feet, the toboggan [...]

By |2014-12-23T22:56:51-06:00December 24th, 2014|Horses|4 Comments

Thank You

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Thank you!  I enjoy writing this blog and everyone who reads it makes it even [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:24-06:00December 22nd, 2014|Life|0 Comments

Get Broke

“I want to train the world a horse”  Hoyt Rose I have been working on a way to help more people with their horses.  Training is expensive and not everyone can afford it.  Lessons are sometimes hard to organize.  Clinics are good but few and far between with limited real interaction with the clinician.  I [...]

By |2014-12-19T01:34:12-06:00December 19th, 2014|Prosperity|0 Comments


Ann Brinkman - I would like to hear your thoughts and training process for weanlings: tying, clipping, desensitizing to clippers. It's always good to hear how others approach the basic manners training. I always learn something or pick up ideas from other horsemen. Thank you Ann for the question.  I believe that young horses and [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:24-06:00December 17th, 2014|Horses|1 Comment

100th Blog

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” - Zig Ziglar This is my 100th post. Thank you for reading. I have thought a lot about what this blog has done. I have faced the fear of writing in public. I have set a few new goals. I have grown by learning from and [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:24-06:00December 15th, 2014|Life|1 Comment

Enjoy the Sucky Parts

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” ― Sigmund Freud I think about this concept a lot and the saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Someone told me once there are no good experiences or bad experiences only learning experiences. I am starting a bunch [...]

By |2014-12-12T08:37:43-06:00December 12th, 2014|Prosperity|0 Comments

Shut the trap

I received a question on a previous post from a good friend Tom Theisen.  “What is your approach for a mouthy, loose jawed horse?” I don’t use a caveson very often, especially with a horse that has a problem holding the bit.  I like teach the horse to hold onto the bit when possible.  Before [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:24-06:00December 10th, 2014|Horses|4 Comments

Making a Decision

I had a question from a reader on purchasing a horse and how to know what you are getting is a good one. Let’s be honest here and state the facts that some horse people are not honest. They shade the truth or flat out lie. But it has been my experience that most are pretty good. Most [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:24-06:00December 8th, 2014|Life|1 Comment