In the spirit of iconic books such as Black Beauty and Misty of Chincoteague, join Chris Irwin for his weekly musings on all manner of current events expressed from the perspective of a horse.

This unique format is intended to help us adapt the predator nature of human behaviour to be more balanced and cooperative with that of the horse’s prey-animal drive. In other words, enlightened horsemanship is about learning how to balance the lion with the lamb.

Horses need to hear what many of us would like to hear from ourselves, and each other: calm and focused assurance. They need us to be consistent. They need us to be assertive yet non-threatening. They need us to be both strong and compassionate. Our horses need us to be our best selves.

Please feel free to send me topic suggestions on anything and everything! Want to know what a horse’s perspective would be about rollkur? Rodeo? Racing? How about terrorism and international politics?! Let me share a little Horse Sense with you and find out how our horses view our crazy world. ~ Chris Irwin

Horse Sense In A Dog Eat Dog World

In his introductory blog Chris allowed me out of my stall and gave me, his dark horse, free rein to ask the question: what is it that people are truly, deeply, asking of their horses? And the answer was that…

The Politics of Horse Sense

Why would Chris Irwin be letting me (his equine half) write this blog? Is it from a sincere desire to share his insights about horsemanship, or does his ego simply want his opinions to be heard? Well, I know him…

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