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Do the right thing, the right way, at the right time and all things are possible.

Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult.

Be black and white, Let your yes be yes and your no be no.

Think, Ask, Tell, Make!  (Four fazes of communication )

Recognize the smallest change and reward the slightest try.

You’re not working on your horse you’re working on yourself. 

You have to have a picture in your mind of what you want your horse to look like.

Don’t make a big deal out of anything you don’t want to be a big deal.

Pressure only works with a release and release only works with pressure.

The horse is a reflection of the rider,  if you want a better horse be a better rider.

The horse will teach you if you will let them.

Horsemanship Quotes

Quotes Collected by Scott DePaolo from other great People and Horseman

Believe in your horse so your horse can believe in you.

You have to have a vision in your mind of what you want your horse to do.

Hair, Skin, Muscle, Bone!   (For fazes of pressure)

    It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of the deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,  whose face is marred by the dust and the sweat and the blood,  who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again,  because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who does actually strive to do the deed, who knows the great enthusiasm,  the great devotions,  spends himself in worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst,  if he fails ,  at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. 

           ~Theordore Roosevelt



The Man in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,

and the world makes  you king for a day.

Just go to the mirror and look at yourself

and see what the man has to say.

For it isn't your father or mother or wife

whose judgement upon you must pass.

The critic that counts most in your life,

is the one staring back from the glass.

Some people might think you're a straight shootin' chum,

and call you a wonderful guy.

But the man in the glass says you're only a bum

if you can't look him straight in the eye.

He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest

for he's with you clear to the end.

And you've passed your most dangerous test,

if the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

and get pats on the back as you pass.

But your final reward will be heartache and tears,

if you've cheated the man in the glass.


The longer I live the more I realize the

impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts: It is more important than the past; than education, than money, than circumstnaces, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than apperance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, or a home. The remarkable thing is that we all have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past, we can not change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... We are incharge of our attitudes.

~Charles Swindall

Bidirectional healing: horse heart healthy study

"Recent studies conducted by the Institute for HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bi-directional "healing" that happens when we are near horses. According to researchers, the heart has a larger electromagnetic field and higher level of intelligence than the brain. A magnetometer can measure the heart's energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body. While this is certainly significant, it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse's heart is five times larger than the human one (imagine a sphere-shaped field that completely surrounds you). The horse's electromagnetic field is also stronger than ours and can actually directly influence our own heart rhythm! Horses are also likely to have what science has identified as a "coherent" heart rhythm (heart rhythm pattern) which explains why we may "feel better" when we are around them. Studies have found that a coherent heart pattern or HRV is a robust measure of well-being and consistent with emotional states of calm and joy that is, we exhibit such patterns when we feel positive emotions. A coherent heart pattern is indicative of a system that we can recover and adjust to stressful situations very efficiently. Often times, we only need to be in a horse's presence to feel a sense of wellness and peace. In fact, research shows that people experience many physiological benefits while interacting with horses, including lowered blood pressure and heart rate, increased levels of beta-endorphins (neurotransmitters that serve as pain surppressors), decreased stress levels, reduced feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience and self-efficiency."

Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no

There is nothing like the outside of a horse, for the inside of a man.

-Winston Churchill

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