I am a green, novice horse owner and rider, and these pages reflect my own subjective impressions triggered by that experience; they are not to be taken as any kind of “expert” advice but are purely expressionistic, random musing on my expanding experiences with animals and horses.  At the root of this experience is my initial introduction to the approach known (sometimes controversially) as “Natural Horsemanship” via my initial interpreters, Helen Johnson of Blackhawk NH Center and Caitlin Huntress of Huntress Horsemanship, Inc. (who both studied with Joe Wolter and Bryan Neubert, who studied with Tom Dorrance).