Definition of “Insight” :: clear or deep perception of a situation
Synonyms for “Insights” :: acumen, click*, comprehension, discernment, divination, drift*, intuition, judgment, observation, penetration, perception, perceptivity, perspicacity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience, shrewdness, understanding, vision, wavelength, wisdom
This new page of All About Horses will share insights into “all things horses’ … equine behavior, connections, horse husbandry, equine health, nutrition and more. Be sure to check in daily for YOUR dose of … INSIGHTS.8-6-2012 :: “Be the change you want to see in your horse.” –GBS 8-8-2012 :: (a re-do of an old quote) — “”A true horseman does not look at the horse with his eyes, he looks at his own heart through the eyes of his horse.” –GBS 9-17-2012 :: A Zen Story – “A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it.” The teacher’s reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, the student answered, “But I want to master it faster than that. I will work very hard. I will practice everyday, ten or more hours a day if I have to. How long will it take then?” The teacher thought for a moment, “20 years.” 9-18-2012 :: “Awareness of the depth of horse and all animal soul cannot be emphasized enough. It should be nurtured as vital for a true connection and understanding of both other species and our fellow humans, and as a path to discover our own true nature.” — Carol Devereux 9-21-2012 :: “In his physical exertions a human being has the freedom to rest as soon as his efforts become painful to him. For a horse that is not the case. We have ways to force him to keep working, so that after a time it becomes necessary for him to take for himself, through apparent rebellion, the rest that should have been given him simply by the decency of the rider. It is easy to understand that this is not the way to strengthen the muscles and tendons. It exhausts him and is the primary cause of his eventual ruin. — Ludwig Hunersdorf, Hessian Riding Master, 1791 9-22-2012
1-10-2013 :: From the inside the outside is controlled. This is true for the horse and for the rider. This means that the dialogue between the horse and rider is inside to inside when it is correct. This kind of communication can only occur in a place of calm and kindness.All control attempted from the outside to the outside will always suffer resistance. It is only natural to protect oneself from invaders. The outside must be softened and this cannot be done by force.
Never violate the circle and only go where you are invited. Explore the edges and allow space. Respect another’s world as you want yours respected. These are ideas worthy of a good rider to explore. –Craig Stevens