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Franklin Levinson

Franklin Levinson has been a professional horseman for nearly 50 years. At 13 years of age he was the youngest registered polo player in the US. He was an outfitter and wilderness guide at his ranch on the island of Maui for 30 years and created The Maui Horse Whisperer experience, which was the first Equine Facilitated Learning program in the Pacific basin and one of the first in the US. He travels worldwide giving clinics as well as offering private horse training and phone consultations. www.wayofthehorse.org

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We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

By Franklin Levinson

This above quote from the United States Constitution is the beginning of one of the best known sentences in the English language. The sentence speaks of freedoms and equality amongs men. As I watched the movie LINCOLN recently and heard these words yet again, I was struck by the fact that what is stated is […]

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How To Use A Round Pen

By Franklin Levinson

Round pens, or round arenas have been utilized when training and gentling horses for ions. Lately however, there seems to be some controversy regarding this particular tool. I call it a tool because that is exactly what it is. Like any tool it is neither good nor bad within itself. It is all up to […]

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The Superior Teacher

By Franklin Levinson

I really like this quote from my good friend Alan Cohen: “The inferior teacher tells you that something is wrong with you and offers to fix it. The superior teacher tells you that something is right with you and helps you bring it forth.” The teacher really does make a big difference in how a […]

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Seeing is Believing For Horses

By Franklin Levinson

If we step on the paw of a dog or cat is sequels. If someone steps on our toes or we close a door on our hand we make a sound that says; “that hurts!” Often we use an expletive, four letter words we would not use unless something is really painful physically. Horses do […]

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