Tag Archives: Relationships
Knowing when to choose your battles wisely is as important in the horse industry as in any walk of life. Shooting your mouth off at the wrong time can do lots of damage that can’t be undone. Here are some tips to remember.
1. Remember that you will have a tendency [...]
The most common way to sabotage a job search is to put too many limits or requirements on your search. Horse industry employers are not in business to provide your dream job. It is amazing to me how many equine job seekers think that a job should be something made to order with [...]
It happens, co-workers sometimes get emotionally or romantically involved with each other. If this happens to you or your employees, handle the situation with care. Responsible adults have a right “get involved.” However, the right does not extend to impacting job performance or damaging the horse business. Here are some things to watch [...]
As Pat Parelli says “Horses are nature in its finest form.” They teach us our dependence on each other in this earth bound herd we live in, and they teach us how to build sound relationships with each other. If you are in doubt about the world being built on relationships, consider Charles [...]
Some employers complain to me that they can’t understand why their employees don’t stay very long considering the fact that they are treated “just like members of the family.” Sometimes employees complain to me that they never see their boss except when they have done something wrong and are never appreciated for what they [...]
In my conversations with job seekers and employers, I quite often hear people say that they like horses more than they like people. I sympathize with this sentiment. People can be unpredictable, devious, hurtful, and downright nasty at times. Horses are generally predictable, straight forward, and honest. [...]