Kathy and I had good friends from town come and visit the first of the week. We don't get much company out our way, we live a long way from the paved road, so it was a treat to have them both stay in the bunk house while they were here. Linda loves to look for indian stuff.. So I took her and Don to a place not far from the house so they could poke around. NO. they did not rob any graves. We were not paying attention to the sky above us when the sky open up and dump rain on us.. Was nice to have the rain but Linda did not make it back to the truck in time. We spent most of the time on the porch, just visiting. We hope that they will be back soon.
I'm off to town today to check on a friend that has come down with a bad gulblader. He is pretty young and will have an operation sometime the end of the month. Clay loves horses and the doc has told him to stay off of them till all this is over and it's killing him. So, I thought I would go by and we could talk horses, even if we can't ride.
Tomorrow I have an all day lesson with a new student. She was at the clinic and want to really take a new approach to her horsemanship. She is very accomplished already, but the approach that I have shown her in the past has got her looking at areas that she wants to improve in. It is not often that, I find anyway, people that are really serious about their horsemanship and want to look at, perhaps a different way of doing things. She has a lot of experience with dressage so I'm hoping that I will be able to learn something too.
Starting next week I want to try and explain the three principles of horsemanship that Kathy and I have come to love. Intuition, control, trust. These principles are hundreds of years old, and I learned them from Henry Whymalen. He learned them from the French Riding Academy I think. So I hope to be able to show folks how they can apply these principle of training to their program to better themselves and their horses.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.