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Enlightened Horsemanship’s Favorite Posts of 2009

If you blog, what was your favorite post from last year? I’d love it if you posted it here in the comments, so we can all go and read it.
If you have a favorite from EHTT in the past year, let me now what it was.
Thanks,
Kim

January 2009

Mindful Monday: On Mistakes

February 2009

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor: The Missing Disclaimer
Verse Thursday + Completely Un-Horse-Related Ramblings of a Buddhist Nature

March 2009

How and Why Did Popular Natural Horsemanship Get So Far From Its Roots?
Handler Independence and Calm, Secure Learning in T.T.E.A.M.
Ray Hunt, Rest In Peace
Just Hold Your Horses!

April 2009

Horses, Shamans and Autism in Mongolia
The Mindlessness of Equestrian Vanity
Sally Swift, Godmother of Mindful Horsemanship, Dies At Age 95

May 2009

Another Bridleless Riding and Communication Tool: The Tellington TTouch Balance Rein
Ever Thought Something Was Too Good To Be True?
Guest Blog Contest Winner: Lost Trail Ranch’s High Mountain Muse
You Asked For It, You Got It: The Liberty Neck Ring

June 2009

The Nose Knows
Toward An Equine Bill of Rights
Embracing Groundlessness

July, 2009

Petition to Allow Bitless Bridles in USEF Rated Competitions
The Dominance Model and Horsemanship by Equine Ethology Are Dead
I Need Your Help and I Need It Fast! (Mongol Derby Animal Welfare Violations)
Affirmations of Awareness for Horsepeople: On Perception
Another Post About Demanding Your Horse’s Attention
Do You Demand Your Horse’s Complete Attention?
The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare A Solid Foundation For An Equine Bill of Rights

August 2009

What can I say? Some months, you just don’t hit your stride. I should have gone on vacation. Go back to July. It was a good month. Or check out September.

September 2009

Styles in the Horse World: Trailer Loading
Parelli Parade of Preposterousness
Science Friday: Heart Rate & Heart Rate Variability And Emotionality in Horses
Verse Thursday: Puerhan on Hurt
Unprecedented BLM Mustang Roundup Hearing Tomorrow: Please Make Your Voice Heard

October, 2009

Eye Contact: Necessary for Catching Your Horse?
Reader Dilemma: Catching A Horse In The Field
Backing Up; The Holy Grail of Horsemanshp?
Parelli Natural Horsemanship Cake Recipe

November 2009

Mindful Monday: Don’t Just Do Something–Sit There!
Interpretations of “Pressure”
Routine Tasks With No Inherent Meaning Diminish the Spirit of the Horse
From Gallop to Freedom: Do we REALLY Know What We Do?
Horses In Transition: A Call To Action

December 2009

We Are All Made of Stars
Sage By Nature: Horses Drawing Out Our Goddess Force
I Ride/A Simple Statement
Dressage Derailed at Horses for Life
Another Brick In the Wall: Trainers Eschewing Rope Halters

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Enlightenedhorsemanship's Favorite September, 2009 Posts

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Nothing In The World Like Mama’s Lap, posted on September 14, in Horses and Photography. Beautiful photos of a Gypsy Vanner filly and her dam.

Styles in the Horse World: Trailer Loading, posted on September 22, in Horses and Horsemanship.  The number one spectator sport in all of equestrian sport?  Trailer loading!

Photo Caption Contest, posted on September 23, in Horses and Photography.  Check the post to see who won.

Anybody Else Need A Vacation?, posted on September 29, in Horsemanship, MIndfulness, and Horses. Learn about the Equine Experience with Wyatt Webb at Miraval Resort and Spa.

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Enlightened Horsemanship's Favorite August, 2009 Posts

Enlightened Horsemanship's Favorite August, 2009 Posts

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Mr. Biggs: TWH’s Life Ruined by Abusive Training posted on August 8 in Horse Care and Horsemanship

The perils of old-fashioned and rigid attitudes toward training horses to move “a certain way.”

Don’t Eat Steak In Miami posted on August 4 in Horses

Has the current economy forced hungry people to prey on backyard horses in the Miami area?

Science Friday: Horse React to Human Heart Rates posted on August 7 in Science Friday

Duh!

Increasing Awareness and Performance with the Tellington TTouch Body Wrap posted on August 9 in Horsemanship and TTouch® & TTEAM

Learn the applications of the body wrap.

Dwarf Mini-Horse posted on August 14 in Horses

Koda was born with a lot of disadvantages, but it hasn’t stopped him from living what many would call a “big” life.

Science Friday: Positive Reinforcement vs. Negative Reinforcement posted on August 14 in Horsemanship and Science Friday

Scientific studies are usually based on the use of positive reinforcement. This makes it hard to study the efficacy of different methods of horse training because most are based on negative reinforcement.

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Enlightenedhorsemanship's Favorite July, 2009 Posts

icalsmallToward An Equine Bill of Rights

The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare: A Solid Foundation For An Equine Bill of Rights

Do You Demand Your Horse’s Complete Attention?

On Perception

Mongol Derby Animal Welfare Violations

Another Post About Demanding Your Horse’s Attention

20 Ways to Get Good Karma

The Dominance Model and Horsemanship By Equine Ethology Are Dead

Which one was your favorite?

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Enlightenedhorsemanship's Favorite May, 2009 Posts

Enlightenedhorsemanship's Favorite May, 2009 Posts

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Affirmations of Awareness for Horsepeople, posted on May 1, 2009 in Horsemanship.

Any blog with the word, Horsemanship in it deals a lot with how people relate to horses. I’ve been looking over the content of my posts only to discover that I write a lot about our attitudes toward horses. That’s fine. But I don’t write nearly enough about our attitudes toward ourselves as horsepeople and riders and how it affects our relationship with our horses.
Just look at the word: horse + man (sorry, ladies) + ship. I’m not going to go all Parelli on you, except to say that the horse and the man parts are equal, and I think they should get equal attention. I’m going to start a series of posts on the man part (sorry again) in order to attempt to rectify that inequality here. They will be entitled, as above, Affirmations of Awareness for Horsepeople. At least I can rectify the gender one-sidedness with my own title!
Think of theses posts as a one-sentence affirmation upon which to meditate as you go about your daily chores, or as you ride or interact with your horses.

Seeing Eye Horse?, posted on May 1, 2009 in Horses and People.

Dogs are not the only animals trained to help the visually impaired!
I’ll be you already know this. Monkeys, like the Capuchin Monkey, have been doing it for years. But how about horses? Horses live longer than dogs and have better vision, but aren’t as easily house trained as dogs.

You Asked For It, You Got It: The Liberty Neck Ring, posted on May 4, 2009 in How To and TTouch® and TTEAM.

This stiff neck ring, made of lariat rope and adjustable in size, is flexible and easy to use. The lariat is used in bridleless riding taught by TTEAM instructors and TTEAM Practitioners.
That’s a mighty short description of this little wonder tool. It also makes it seem as if the Liberty Neck ring is exclusively for advanced riders. I have used it, and I am no advanced rider.

Guest Blog Contest Winner: Lost Trail Ranch’s High Mountain Musings, posted on May 13, 2009 in Blogging and Guest Blogger.

Late Blooming
I was not a horse kid. In fact, I barely knew what a horse was as a child. I couldn’t even convince my folks to get me a cat. Though I did catch mice from time to time and kept them in a fish tank with a screen over it. Mice can jump out.
As a youngster, I never saw a horse up close, never touched one, never smelled one. Don’t remember seeing a Western, and certainly never went to a horse show. Didn’t know anyone who rode, let anyone who actually owned a horse. The closest I got to a horse was the big gentle giants that pulled the fancy buggies around Central Park. We’d walk by them on the crowded city streets when we’d go down town to look at the Christmas lights, all bundled up and still cold in the damp winter air. I remember being little, holding a big person’s hand so I wouldn’t get lost in the push and crunch of the crowd, and trying to see those horses as they clip clopped past us on the frozen pavement. Peaceful dragons, with smoke billowing from their nostrils. They looked tired, but wise, and deep. I don’t know if that’s the right word for it, but that’s rather how I felt about them. Deep.

Another Bridleless Riding and Communication Tool: the Tellington TTouch Balance Rein, posted on May 21, 2009 in Horsemanship and TTouch® and TTEAM.

In an earlier post I offered information on an item people keep coming to me for in internet searches. I’ve made it pretty clear that I don’t believe that you have to buy fancy equipment from brand-name trainer in order to learn what they are teaching. Half the time, I see something I think would be useful to the development of my riding skills and communication with my horse, and proceed to make one of my own. I have used a simple piece of yachting rope (left over from sailing days) for use in the same way as the Tellington TTouch Balance Rein.

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