Tim's Articles

Tim Hayes writes monthly articles and blogs on Horses & Humans. All of his work is U.S. copyrighted. Please feel free to print a single copy of any of his articles for personal use only.

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A New Year - January 2017

Be a Better Human, Be a Better Horse®- November 2005

Be, Do, Have - November 2016

Buying a Horse - August 2014

Buying and Selling Horses - August 2008

Cross Training: Good for Humans, Good for Horses - April 2017

Does Your Horse Have an Emergency Brake? - July 2013

Does Your Horse Have a Solid Foundation? - September 2015

Do You Dominate or Intimidate Your Horse? - October 2012

Fear in Horses - September 2014

Fear in Humans - October 2014

First Develop a Great Relationship - Then Ride Like the Wind in Any Saddle You Want - November 2012

Force: The Natural Enemy of the Horse - May 2013

Getting Hurt by Gentle Horses - April 2012

Horses and Spirituality - July 2015

Horses and the Power of Now - July 2011

Horses Don't Get Divorced: Today's Troubled Teens and Youth at Risk - May 2016

Horses, Humans, and Egos - July 2014

Horses in Winter - February 2012

Horseplay - April 2013

Horse Time vs. Human Time - May 2014

If You Own a Horse, You're a Trainer - February 2013

Know Your Horse, Know Yourself - February 2006

Know Your Horse's State of Mind - September 2012

Natural Trailer Loading - March 2013

Observe, Remember, Compare - August 2011

Over 40, Over Stressed, Over Weight, Over Anxious and Love to Ride? - October 2006

Riding and Natural Horsemanship Part I - October 2009

Riding and Natural Horsemanship Part II - November 2009

Riding and Natural Horsemanship Part III - December 2009

Riding and Natural Horsemanship Part IV - January 2010

Riding and Natural Horsemanship Part V - February 2010

Riding and Natural Horsemanship Part VI - March 2010

Robert Redford on Horses, Healing and the book “Riding Home” by Tim Hayes - August 2015

The Four Reasons a Horse Says "No!" - March 2014

The Four Stages of Competence. What Stage are You? - August 2010

The Gifts of the Horse - December 2013

The Nature of Horses - October 2010

The Power of Intention - August 2012

The Secret of Great Riding - June 2014

The Tools of Natural Horsemanship: Part 1 - October 2013

The Tools of Natural Horsemanship: Part 2 - November 2013

The Walking Wounded - Horses for Heroes - April 2015

The Wild Horse Inmate Program - June 2015

Tim and His Horse Austin - June 2005

What is a Natural Horsemanship Clinic? And Should I Do One? - May 2017

What's Your Horse Thinking? - March 2008

Why Groundwork is So Important - April 2017

Your Horse is Never Wrong - June 2013


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