The Paradox

”I believe that going through traditionally taught methods (whether it be the riding instructor down the road or the college program) does not encourage riders to think out problems. Case in point – how many riders have come to me with their hands frozen to the saddle pommel! They fear moving them because they might ‘ruin the horse’s mouth’. But the paradox is that now they have gained the dead and unfeeling hands they wanted to avoid in the first place!”

- Bill Dorrance

From the book ‘True Horsemanship Through Feel’ by Bill Dorrance which is available through his website:


Image of Bill is by Mindy Bower

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