Zeb the Black!
We are home! It’s always nice to get to see family and getting to see Kathy’s mother, father and brother is always a treat. But, and they would all agree, it’s sure is nice to watch the sunrise in your own back yard.
Will get back in the groove here in the next day or so. Have some catching up to do, go to the post office and check the mail, that’s 25 miles away. Then get ready for our daughter’s visit, she will be here in the next day or two. So, needless to say I’m going to be busy for a while.
Need to get back to the horses as well. You have probably noticed that I have posted a couple pictures, over the past couple of weeks, of horses laying down. I don’t show folks that come, how I do that. The reasons are varied but the main reason is that folks don’t understand why I, or for that matter anyone else, do that.
I was looking on line the other day and came across a video of a trainer laying a horse down. He did a great job with the horse that he was working with. But, the number of folks who badmouthed him was unbelievable. I have watch lots of horses be laid down on the ground and this guy was really good and kind about it, but a lot of people just did not get it. That’s the reason I don’t show folks how to lay their horses down at clinics. The only time I have ever shown a person how to do this, I was asked specifically for help. This owner knew that her horse needed it and she understood the reasons for doing it. She went home and followed my directions and now has a much nicer horse.
Laying a horse down to teach it’s place in the herd, has it’s benefits. It’s not necessary on every horse, but can sure make a big difference on horses that need it. My black horse Zeb and Bitsy, the outside horse, are good examples of horses who need it.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.