My name is Eileen O’Connor.

In 2007, I became an owner of my first horse.  In 2008, I started this blog.  Since then, I have learned that ownership is a loaded word.  I also learned that much of what I thought I knew about horses, and what I was told about horses, was wrong.  Some of it, maybe a lot of it, was pure evil.

My horse’s health challenges became my puzzles to solve, and caused me to think about what good health or homeostasis means for horses.

My horse’s health also led me to learn and question many “accepted” practices and training methods inflicted on horses by humans.

The address of this blog was inspired by a quote from Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, an early 20th Century astrophysicist. Eddington once wrote, “We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about `and’.”

In this blog, I want to look at the “and” between horses and humans, and try to answer the question of how much, if any of it, is good for the horse.

3 Responses to “About”
  1. pat says:

    you have a very pretty horse. Your blog is a very impressive site, and reminded me of your wonderful writing style.

    Truth be told, however, I have always harbored a deep fear of horses. (They are just too big) I didn’t even want to ride the ponies as a kid (too smelly as well)

    But that is not to say that you should not continue to follow your passion. That is what life is all about.

    There, you now have three comments.

    Happy Bday

  2. kidshorsinaround says:

    Hi Eileen, You first paragraph on your “about” page really grabbed me! How is your beautiful horse doing now? Read a few of your posts and you write with much insight. Hope all is well in your world today. Gayle

  3. Lisa LeBlanc says:

    Hi, Eileen.

    I hope you are well and whole. I have missed your articles.

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