Blackford Blog – John Fyfe
Western riding, bees, ramblings
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Blackford Blog

Primarily created to promote Western Riding and Good Horsemanship. This blog also reflects the interests and activities associated with the Blackford Glen Community.



Western riding Instruction

John Fyfe on Western Riding Instruction

Western Riding Lessons: Useful things to know before you begin to work with a Western riding Instructor. An understanding of the things I note hereunder would be beneficial to you and your Instructor before you commence Western riding lessons. Knowing these things could speed up the initial...

My Legacy of Ledgends

My Legacy of Legends

What is my legacy of legends? How did I learn,  what did I learn,  from whom did I learn, and how did I learn enough to think that I could be a teacher?   I learned from the words and example of 20 or so good horsemen...

John Fyfe on Riding lessons – Inhibiting Factors

Before embarking on a course or riding lessons consideration should be given to some factors which can inhibit or delay productive learning. Instructors and Students must address these issues before constructive teaching can be begun.   Some of these inhibiting factors are as follows:   An ill-mannered horse The ill-mannered horse...

John’s Early Days

John's Dad was born in 1896 and survived the 1914-18 war. He married a 17 year old girl in 1926 and by 1928 they had two sons.     John was born in 1942 when war was raging from North Africa to Moscow and in the Pacific from...