Announcing my new Book

"The Horse Listener"

available now. Go to my books page

STAY TUNED FOR MY NEXT TWO INSTALLMENTS IN THE HORSE LISTENER TRILOGY

No.2

"Dazshtan, Shahwan's Legacy"

No.3

"Preserving the Bloodine

      


"Six Golden Principles of Training"


1. To Foster a more equal relationship, based on trust and respect, in which horse and man learn from each other.

2. Never to adopt “standard “ or inflexible methods of training but to recognize that each horse develops as an individual and reacts differently to the same stimulus.

3. To reduce stress as well as to become a safe, trusted “haven” for the horse.

4. Always to be patient and never push too fast or too insistently and on the other hand, not to allow the horse to get bored.

5. Never to use force or become angry.

6. To establish a more “natural” form of communication--that is, to further new methods.

Six immutable principles from:
"Gallop to Freedom" Frederic Pignon and Magali Delgado

Natural horsemanship is the philosophy of working with horses by appealing to their instincts and herd instincts. It involves communication techniques derived from wild horse observation in order to build a partnership that closely resembles the relationships that exist between horses.

“She is one of those steeds of race that stretch themselves fully in their gallop, springing and light of foot, pressing on in her eagerness, her longing is the far-extended desert, plain giving unto plain...”
- Judith Forbes

"It is said some lives are linked across time..... Connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages....... DESTINY" Prince of Persia.

""Believe deep down in your heart that 
you're destined to do great things."... Joe Paterno 
"For the dominant quality of Arab blood is its eternal, its immortal persistence. Wherever, as the horseman of today looks about him and among these horses, observes beauty, speed, grace, fire, activity, docility and fineness yet toughness of fiber, he sees that eternity, that immortality, incarnated. It has triumphed over everything mundane, thousands of years, hap and circumstances, time and tide, incredible hardships and immemorial adversities, misuse, and abuse, the exigencies of mankind's daily life and the flame and blood of the battlefield, unconquerable, indestructible and victorious. Everything worth while in the shape of a horse in the world today partakes of it. The Greeks believed it Godlike, and verily they made no mistake."
- John L. Hervey

As time goes...More and greater things will come in
the form of training from these two special friends...
Mark Hanna and his beloved HMA CAZSMIRA. Lee Dougherty

I do my best to survive and I am sure glad I am alive.  Mark M. Hanna

...and I whispered to the horse; "Trust no man in whose eye you do not see yourself reflected as an equal." 
- Don Vincenzo Giobbe

Ten Commandments for Horses
1. My life is likely to last 20 or more years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you take me home.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial to my well being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long. Don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I have only you...
5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when it is speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.
7. Remember before you hit me that I am powerful enough to hurt you, but choose not to.
8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I have a problem that you are not yet aware of.
9. Take care of me when I am old. You too will be old one day.
10. Go with me on the last journey. Never say "I can't bear to watch or Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a passionate Natural Arabian Horseman.
         "The Horse Listener"
       "Easily and Effortlessly"

 

The horse "whispers in our ears, He becomes the whisperer and we become the listener"

 

I am a passionate Arabian Horseman. I profess the Natural Horsemanship manner of training horses professed by the Masters. I listen to horses and adhere to the "Easily and Effortlessly" motto.
I have a goal to make an impression on the Arabian Horse Industry by bringing back the Natural Way of showing our beloved Arabian Horses with a lack of stress and fear with an understanding that will result in the trust and respect of both horse and horseman. I believe in Love, Language and Leadership in equal doses.

When a true genius appears in the world you will know him by this sign―That all of the dunces are in confederation against him.” Jonathan Swift

 

"The Song Remembers When"

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I was standing at the counter
I was waiting for the change
When I heard that old familiar music start
It was like a lighted match
Had been tossed into my soul
It was like a dam had broken in my heart

After taking every detour
Getting lost and losing track
So that even if I wanted
I could not find my way back
After driving out the memory
Of the way things might have been
After I'd forgotten all about us
The song remembers when

We were rolling through the Rockies
We were up above the clouds
When a station out of Jackson played that song
And it seemed to fit the moment
And the moment seemed to freeze
When we turned the music up and sang along

And there was a God in Heaven
And the world made perfect sense
We were young and were in love
And we were easy to convince
We were headed straight for Eden
It was just around the bend
And though I have forgotten all about it
The song remembers when

I guess something must have happened
And we must have said goodbye
And my heart must have been broken
Though I can't recall just why
The song remembers when

Well, for all the miles between us
And for all the time that's passed
You would think I haven't gotten very far
And I hope my hasty heart
Will forgive me just this once
If I stop to wonder how on Earth you are

But that's just a lot of water
Underneath a bridge I burned
And there's no use in backtracking
Around corners I have turned
Still I guess some things we bury
Are just bound to rise again
For even if the whole world has forgotten

The song remembers when
Yeah, and even if the whole world has forgotten
The song remembers when

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