Most of you will remember our big dog Wally. Well I don’t know how many times I’ve told him to be careful where he sticks his nose. Well, he didn’t listen. Saturday he came back to the house and I noticed that his face look a little swollen and it was. It kept swelling and you can see the results. I’m not sure what he got into. Could have been a bunch of bees or a rattlesnake. It don’t seem to bother him much other then his head is bigger then it usually is. He is breathing just fine and still has his appetite and a desire to fetch the ball. Kath wants to take him to the vet and she may do that today.
I think that Wally illustrates the importance of not sticking our nose where it don’t belong. At least that’s what I’m taking away from this. There is a fine line between helping someone with their horse and using their horse and the opportunity to help them with it into a probing exercise. I see trainer and especially clinicians use a persons horse to show them what a terrible person they are. You know, “your horse is like this because you are like this”. In some cases that may be true but making someone cry or feel bad about “who” they are because you think it will help the horse is BS. Most people I have worked with, already know the problem with their horse is “them” and in the process of working with me, they start to see what they need to do to be a better leader. That in turn helps them become a better owner, a better friend, a better mother, father the list goes on. Not that that’s all it's going to take to be a better person. My job is not to make you a better person. My job is to help you with your horse. Being a better person is up to you, not me. You having a better horse is up to me, and you.
This is my rant. I don’t like it when people pay good money to get help only to have the clinician stick his nose in to one's private business. They need to be careful. They may end up like Wally.
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