Einstein the Great and Einstein the Very Small

Published on August 16, 2013

Einstein the Great

Do you know of a horse showing "behavioural issues"? Before you blame the horse, read about Einstein, a brilliantly trained gelding who had "had enough" of self-focused riders. He wanted a "rider he could call his own".

"Einstein knew exactly what he wanted in life. For fifteen years, he had worked diligently to master his craft, and though he wasn't ready to retire, he desperately needed a change of pace....He couldn't stand teaching the basics to a bunch of trendy dilettantes who had no real appreciation for the subtle insights he tried to share. What he craved was a sensitive, well-educated, female companion who at least had the potential to match his talent, someone who was more interested in acquiring knowledge than amassing fame...."1(The Tao of Equus by Linda Kohanov).

How could Einstein tell anybody if no one was listening? He "misbehaved".

The more arrogant and self-absorbed the rider, the greater the fall of pride off Einstein's back. The fancier the clothes worn by the would-be rider, the more assuredly Einstein would leave the rider in the dust.

And he definitely did NOT want to be a school horse.

Finally, two women entered his life: one to understand what he wanted, the other to provide what he needed: an educated dressage rider, a skilled, sensitive horsewoman who would appreciate and use his abilities.

Perhaps a horse is "misbehaving" because s/he is trying to tell you that something is wrong. If you're not sure, contact us at northernlightsequine.ca/our-services/

How well do you listen to your horse?

 

Einstein the Very Small: the smallest horse on record.

Born in 2010 in New Hampshire, Einstein is the smallest horse on record, weighing just over 6 lbs at birth and only 14 inches high.

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Einstein with larger equine friend and soccer ball thanks to Barcroft Media

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