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I was judging the state 4-H team public speaking on equines this morning, and some thoughts popped into my mind. The kids really did a good job–for the most part they had practiced, had done their
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I was judging the state 4-H team public speaking on equines this morning, and some thoughts popped into my mind. The kids really did a good job–for the most part they had practiced, had done their research, and worked well together. That brings to mind our cover story for this month–Communication.


You know, we as humans have a hard enough time communicating with one another that you would think trying to “talk horse” or understand what horses are communicating to us would be beyond us. What we often find, however, is that their language can be superior to ours. It’s clean, it’s straightforward, and it’s honest. No double talk. No lies.


That doesn’t mean we communicate well with our horses. That takes what the 4-H teams did to perfect their talks–practice

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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