Forming a "Growth Mind-Set"

Our brain behaves like a powerful, mysterious muscle: growing stronger, more refined and with heightened endurance every minute we engage it. The Scientific American explored this concept, as well as studies concerning “talent” and how it’s perceived, in a very interesting article titled: The Secret to Raising Smart Kids.Reading this article, I almost misread the title as being: The Secret to Raising Smart Animal …

Choice

My short, sweet stay at the Lichman ranch had been a healthy dose of “horse-lover’s high”: morning to dusk rides, and all the horsey smells and good times that come with that. Driving down from Sacramento, I noticed that most all of the experiences and knowledge I have gained with my animals have been rooted in communicating with them, not …

Go Fetch!

My short, sweet stay at the Lichman ranch had been a healthy dose of “horse-lover’s high”: morning to dusk rides, and all the horsey smells and good times that come with that. Driving down from Sacramento, I noticed that most all of the experiences My first full day at David Lichman’s horse ranch! Alyson, who is also a working student …

Welcome!

This blog documents how I teach a wide variety of concepts to different animals. My method follows the understanding that animals are perfectly happy without humans around! Anything I ask of an animal is an effort on my part to present something of interest to them: benefiting the two of us in one way or another. There can be no …