Written by Leslie Desmond
Developing Confidence in the Self, and using Feel
By Leslie Desmond
co-author with Bill Dorrance of ‘True Horsemanship Through Feel’
Bill Dorrance was always ready to remind us that no two people and no two horses are the same. The ironic beauty in that is that most people possess an innate capacity to refine the physical senses. I’ve noticed that, when we allow ourselves to, we also share the capacity to expand and refine our instinctual aptitude for subtlety.
An enormous variety of things that will lead us to advance in our understanding of and ability with horses can be learned from cementing our relationship with the REASON for the exercises in Chapter 4 of Bill’s book. That is equally as important as mastering the technique, and being able to apply the lessons to horses of many types, ages and experience levels.
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Written by Jane Holbrook
Sarcoids: Can Garlic Help?
We had this story from Jane Holbrook, one of our subscribers
Since ancient times the healing properties of garlic have been widely acclaimed by herbalists. However, until my horse Tom began having problems with these cancerous warts, I never appreciated how effective garlic could be, other than for enlivening a culinary dish!
Tom was a six year old when I bought him five years ago. On his cheek was a dry, crusted scab, the remains of a sarcoid. My vet commented that many prospective owners would have walked away from such a blemish; but I went ahead and bought Tom. The sarcoid gave no trouble until one day, Tom knocked the scab off, exposing a raw, weepy area. From there on a sorry tale ensued.
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