I love this saying as I think it is so true - coupled with IF you are willing to be open to finding the right answer.
As I haved played with many different horses over the years and observed their behaviors, the more I realize that horses need far more time than we allow them to digest new learnings, experiences, people, places and things. Granted, they learn 3 times faster than humans do BUT to be fully confident in learning, I really feel that time is the best resource we have.
TIME can mean a couple of difference things - for a horse that needs to "lick and chew" on things, it can look like going really slow when introducing new ideas or desires - so giving them time within the training and then after.
For the high energy, super learners, time may be teaching something relatively quickly to keep their attention but then not staying on that "subject" long and keeping the session short - giving the TIME between sessions.
Or, for the less trusting or uncofident horse, TIME may mean breaking down your training goal into small steps, giving them time on each to gain their confidence.
What I have discovered is the more TIME I give to each of my 3 horses, the better the results I get the next session and I am rewarded with a much stronger bond and desire from the horse. Try it and you will be surprised at how taking the time will actually increase your results too.
As we tend to our pastures and lawns, keep in mind the toxicity of the chemical choices you make
As featured on my favorite website www.oneradionetwork.com
written Sayer Ji
Lethality of Roundup ‘Weedkiller’ May Extend Beyond Plants To Humans, Study Shows
A shocking new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, “…may be the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment,” capable of contributing to a wide range of fatal human diseases. A new report published in the journal Entropy links the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide known as glyphosate with a wide range of fatal diseases.[i]
Glyphosate is the world’s most popular herbicide and is designed to kill all but genetically modified “Roundup Ready” plants, such as GM corn, soy, beet, cottonseed and canola. Over 180 million pounds of the chemical are now applied to US soils each year,[ii] and while agrichemical manufacturers and government regulators have considered it ‘relatively safe,’ an expanding body of biomedical research indicates that it may cause over 30 distinct adverse health effects in exposed populations at far lower concentrations than used in agricultural applications.
The new report, authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc., brings to the forefront concerns voiced by an outspoken minority that Roundup and related glyphosate herbicide formulations are contributing to diseases as far-ranging as inflammatory bowel disease, anorexia, cystic fibrosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and infertility. In fact, the authors propose that glyphosate, contrary to being essentially nontoxic, “…may be the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment.”
The researchers identified the inhibition and/or disruption of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes as a hitherto overlooked mechanism of toxicity associated with glyphosate exposure in mammals.
CYP enzymes are essential for detoxifying xenobiotic chemicals from the body. Glyphosate therefore enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. The researchers also showed how interference with CYP enzymes acts synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria (e.g. tryptophan), as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport, a critical biological system for cellular detoxification (e.g. transulfuration pathway which detoxifies metals).
This effect, according to the researchers, can contribute to causing or worsening “…most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.”
This new report may help to explain why over 30 adverse health effects associated with Roundup herbicide exposure have been identified in the peer-reviewed and published literature so far. Please help us spread this information by utilizing our Roundup Toxicity Research and GMO Research pages and sharing them with other concerned individuals and groups.
Here are some products I found that may be better for our horses and ourselves: