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Started Nov 27, 2013
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We all want success and we want it now. We've been taught to "reach for the stars" and set big goals. As a result, sometimes we expect so much of ourselves and our horses that we are rarely happy with our results.
If you've ever said (even to yourself),
"I should be better than this!"
Then you end up feeling like a failure because that "I should be" is really a disguise for that self-defeating old mantra that whispers quietly "I'm not good…Continue
Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments
In recent years, rope halters have become very popular with many horse owners. Many 'natural horsemanship' gurus use them and market their own particular type of rope halter. Because they are used by these famous clinicians, many people assume they are 'kinder' than a regular, old leather or web halter. But in reality rope halters are meant to be used as training aids - not as a halter for regular, every day use.
In fact, rope halters can become instruments of…
Posted on January 20, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments
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What a beautiful horse in your display picture!
I have a little guy that I am training natural, he's my first horse.
I love the natural horsemanship.
The demos went really really well, Chris blew them away. The more i work with Chris, the more i like what i see. It has been the reverse with most of the other trainers i have worked, both on a professional level and on a personal level.
i dont know if now its just i have the knowledge to know what it is i'm looking at!!
It is thundering and lightening over here. Glad as I spent the last week putting manure around my gardens at my house. Was sweating up a storm yesterday working outside.
How are things? I miss you, and your fabulous energy.
It is with no small measure of sadness that I report that the legendary horseman Ray Hunt has died.
Ray Hunt was Tom Dorrances’s “chosen one,” the one to whom he entrusted his inner & seemingly magical mastery of horesemanship.
As Tom Dorrance embodied & Ray Hunt frequently remarked–or words to this effect: It is an inside job.
In other words: It is the human who has to change. Show the horse what you want (communicate in her/his terms) & then GET OUT of the HORSE’s WAY.
Ray Hunt was primary mentor to Buck Brannaman (The Horse Whisperer), Frank Bell, & a host of others. Buck Brannaman–a real living legend, & Frank Bell shared living quarters for a time when they both worked under Mr. Hunt–who always put the horse first. Pat Parelli mentions that he studied with Ray Hunt but some have questioned how close he actually was to Mr. Hunt & how much time he actually spent with him.
We have lost a light &, just as when Tom Dorrance died, we will not likely see another like him.
Here is Blog with a nice tribute to Mr. Hunt–including a small list of Mr. Hunt’s memorable aphorisms:
And here is the hyperlink Mr. Hunt’s Web site, with a portion dedicated to a report on his recent death:
And here is a memorial article recounting Mr. Hunt's life & contributions:
Requiescat in pace, Ray Hunt.
We used to show together, what now seems like ages ago. You showed an Arabian mare at some Arabian Hunter/Jumper/Dressage shows. I had several Arabians and Half-Arabians in that world over the years. Now I'm competing Endurance and Competitive Trail (Half-Arabian/Appaloosa cross) as well as breeding and exhibiting Sport Ponies.
Glad to see you are still in the horse world and expanding your horizons. Your works sounds interesting.
Just wanted to say Hi and Long Time No See.
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