June 28, 2019
Trainers Symposium

Thank You Anne York for sharing these photos from last weeks Trainers Symposium in Fallbrook Ca. My plan when asked to participate was to take my stallion, Hermano. Three weeks prior he injured himself playing in his paddock. Feeling desperate and needing someone to show I pulled this six rear old Lusitano out of his paddock and […]

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June 8, 2019
5M Ranch

Karen Patterson joined me with her camera at the beautiful 5M Ranch in Murrieta this week. I started this young Lusitano gelding for Tiffany Nelson McDaniel a little over a year ago. He is hot blooded and opinionated, qualities that I love. In the photos you see I am beginning to ask him for a bit of collection. […]

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March 28, 2019
Join The Conversation

When I started teaching Horsemanship I created Lazy Oaks Ranch so I could remain a bit anonymous. Much of what I teach comes from Horsemen who lived centuries ago. I’m merely the messenger. I never want the message to be about me. It’s about the horse. Recently the talented Anne York contacted me and asked for permission to […]

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January 26, 2019
An Essay by a Reluctant Horseman - A Few More Thoughts Regarding Force

The teacher asks one day, in terms of lightness and freedom of movement are there any limits to what the horse can give? I quickly respond, no. The teacher corrects me, the horse is always limited by the talent and knowledge of the rider. I think of this quick conversation often. Especially when the issue […]

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October 7, 2018
An Essay from a Reluctant Horseman - A Bit About Balance

Working with a horse is all about balance. There are the obvious types of balance, like the riders ability to stay on the horse. There is the balance of the aids, how much hand, leg or seat are needed. To be an effective teacher/communicator a rider needs to balance their emotions. There is the need […]

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