Zeus – The Training of a Wild Horse – Part IV


January 31, 2016


Zeus arrived with a halter on. Not long after he was here I took it off. I was cautioned, ???Good luck getting it back on!??? At that point I made several commitments: I would train him without it. I would never restrain him. I would focus only on his acceptance, release and commitment. Where are we at now?


By Scott Phillips


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Zeus ??? The Training of a Wild Horse ??? Part III


January 15, 2016


December was a great month for Zeus, our resident wild horse. We experienced many huge milestones. It’s somewhat humorous: the milestones I speak of are things that we take for granted in trained domestic horses. But to Zeus, simple interaction and communication with a human being ??? let alone other domestic horses – was utterly foreign. How do you think he’ll make out having his feet trimmed?


By Scott Phillips


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


December 21, 2015


Christmas season is a beautiful time of year when giving is in abundance. We consider our friends, family and children. I know many people that extend gifts to their pets and horses as well. There’s just a good feeling in that. Have you considered what we give to and receive from our horses?


By Scott Phillips


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Zeus – The Training of a Wild Horse – Part II


October 29, 2015


I don’t believe that many times in his adult life, that Zeus has had the opportunity to let go of his prey / herd tension. So how could I ask of him something he has no concept of? Although he was trying and exhibiting releases, I felt I could present this to him in a much more beneficial and positive way. Here’s how it went.


By Scott Phillips


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Zeus – The Training of a Wild Horse


October 8, 2015


Working with a truly wild horse is a fantastic opportunity to explore the subtleties of horse mentality. It’s an exercise in patience and creativity. And the reward is an incredibly moving experience.


By Scott Phillips


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Goodbye to a Horse


August 16, 2015


Yes, horses can break our hearts. Is it worth it? Without a doubt. Because if we, as horse-people, don???t go down that road of exploring a true connection with a horse, we???ve missed out on one of the most incredible experiences that life has to offer a human being.


By Scott Phillips


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Tack and Horsemanship


May 24, 2015


Why do we use certain tack or headgear? What tack is used by the horseperson? It’s a big can of worms, isn’t it?


By Scott Phillips


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Pelvic Anatomy 101


May 15, 2015


The sacro-iliac joints, or “SI’s” for short, are a commonly discussed area of the horse. But where exactly are they, what do they look like, and why are they so important? Read on to find out more!


By Jody Schulze McMann


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Loading your Horse in the Trailer


April 24, 2015


The trailer loading event has been tackled many times in articles, clinics, videos and more. How do you ensure trailer loading is a positive training event?


By Scott Phillips


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That Special Horse – 2015 Contest Winners


April 8, 2015


Contest winners of the 2015′ That Special Horse’ Contest


By Scott Phillips


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