Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo 2013

We will be at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, giving some demonstrations, and show casing my thoughts and ideas on problem prevention & solving, along with trailer loading, which gives me a chance highlight some of the nuances that allow or head off a forward understood and willing progression. Speaking of and operating with a feel, timing, & balance, to fit the horses needs to achieve the unity between the horse and human. So many times I'm told by someone that their horse will do this or that, what ever that is, to see that the horse is doing this or that, but the horse is still troubled, or reluctant, or  somewhere else mentally, not feeling of, or for use, and the transition isn't understood to its fullest potential. I will be pointing out to you the slightest changes & slightest tries,. Being fully aware, that just because a horse changed, doesn't always mean they tried, or at least tried the thing we were looking for. Know that last sentence can mean a verity of things, depending on how you perceive a horse. The horse is always trying to find that pleasant, kind of a pleasing place. So come down and say hello, I'm really looking forward to visiting with old Friends and meeting new ones, And while we have the horses there we won't have to talk in   theory, we can work from where the facts are. P.S. The horse I'm riding is a Peptoboonesmal stallion, of Starlight farms in Bennett Colorado. Notice he's not troubled. He's let down working from a feel, and in no way concerned about the mares feelings, that I'm preparing to ride. When I see pictures like these, it makes me happy to be where I'm at, and eager to learn more.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Willing Communication Equals Safety

           When you have a willing communication, that is understood you have something that is united, between the human and the horse. I heard a major clinician wanting a horse to be obedient. That is as primitive as it gets, as far as I'm concerned. Obedience is what you are looking for when you haven't prepared the horse to the position for a transition. You end up punishing the horse for what it did. I want to replace the thing that I don't want the horse to do, for something the horse and the human can both get some good from. The horse may run into there own pressure as they get off coarse, making the wrong thing a chore, and come off of that pressure, and find balance that is mental, physical, and emotional. Willing communication is a product of a understanding of a horses movements and thoughts and how one influences the other. And understanding are responsibility to the horse in any, and all situations. Feel, Timing, & Balance are components I use to keep me centered, and promote a willing communication, that develops a trust  and confidence that prepares the horse for the unimaginable.