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Horses and Spirituality

For over two decades, I have been teaching the principals of natural horsemanship (or what was once referred to as “horse whispering”) helping humans create better relationships with their horses. During this time,…

Horses and Humans in Winter

Winter can bring the doldrums even to our horses. In their natural environment, the air gets colder, the ground gets harder, food gets scarcer, and predators get hungrier. Like us, sometimes they just don’t…


In 1996 I participated in a three-day self-awareness workshop. It was enormously helpful and quite enlightening. One of many concepts I learned made a huge…

Holidays and Horses

It’s the holiday season: families, friends, eating, travel, reflection, spirituality, and gifts. Before running out to buy the new iPhone or that GAP gift certificate, I’d like…

Horses, Humans, and Healing

By Tim Hayes I am proud and deeply grateful to share with Equine Journal and it’s readers that after it’s first year as a best selling hardcover, St. Martin’s Press has just published the paperback edition of my book Riding…

4 Reasons A Horse Says "No!"

  By Tim Hayes The most asked question in the equine world is, “Why does my horse sometimes refuse to do what I ask him to do?”  No matter what situation is occurring, the problem is always some form of horse…

Buying A Horse

By Tim Hayes Of all the major decisions people are faced with—getting married, having children, buying a house, buying a car, changing jobs or getting divorced—buying a horse, unless you are a professional horse trainer or have years of horsemanship…

In This Issue

- Flatwork to Improve Your Horse over Fences
- How Exercising in Cold Weather Affects Horses
- A Cross-Country Jumping Primer
- Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy in College

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