First let me say… Thanks for stopping by and please take a look around.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have been in the horse world for 20+ years. I have been blessed in that I have been able to seek out and learn from horsemen and horsewomen who have challenged and inspired me.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Last night I was channel surfing and while checking out what was on a "Horse" channel I saw a well know clinician doing a demo and then taking questions from his audience. A young girl said... her horse likes to turn in and come to her when she is lunging the horse, what should she do to stop it.
We all have met people or experienced situations that challenge us to be better. Well, I met Archie, an 11yo Arabian Stallion, he had minimal handling and no use or desire for human contact. At first working with him was fairly status quo. I knew patience was going to be key, but I had no idea how much patience it was going to take. Archie’s conviction to his belief that people are far less interesting then everything else was intense and tested my patience.
I have 3 Simple Rules when it comes to Horsemanship...Stay Safe, Stay Relaxed, and Have Fun.
I will be covering each of these rules over the next few posts. For this post, let’s address "Stay Safe".
We have all seen cute cartoons, scary pictures, and videos showing people doing things that just aren't safe.
Time for Part 2 in my 3-Rules series – “Stay Relaxed”.
Whether you are interacting with your horse on the ground or in the saddle, it is our job to be relaxed.
OK, it’s time for part 3 in my 3-Rules Series - It’s time to “Have Fun”.
This isn’t about playing with your horse, even though that’s part of it. It’s about having a proper mental attitude.
Horsemanship, or to be more specific, Natural Horsemanship, just what is it? Many people think of riding off into the sunset bareback and bridle-less while others just want a better, safer relationship with their horse.