"It's to cool boss"
Man, it's cold here this morning. It's morning like this that make me wish I would have spent my money on a heated indoor arena, instead of a house. But Kathy, she don't see it that way. I know, I know, it's not nearly as cold here at it is other places. A buddy of mine that works in Alaska is home for a few weeks and just before he left he had three feet of snow, on top of the two feet they got the day before. And I get that, it's colder other places, but I moved here to get away from the cold. I keep telling Kathy, we need to keep heading further south. She always just smiles at me and put another log on the fire.
This time of year, when I find myself spending more and more time by the fire, I think more and more about my training program, and ask myself how can I improve it. Am always looking for new or different information and comparing it with what I'm already doing. I have picked up a few things this year that I have been using and look forward to sharing some of it with folks that attend my clinics. I share a ton of what I'm doing and trying here with you folks. Kathy says that I'm giving to much away, and she is probably right, she has always been the one in the family with business sense, but she knows that's just who I am and I can't help myself. If it wasn't for her I would probably be living in my horse trailer. Anyway, the reason I bring this up is I think that we all need to keep looking, searching, trying new things to improve our horsemanship. Like a good friend of mine says, "You don't just want to drink the cool-aid do you"? And she's right. There are lots of good trainers and clinicians out their, but when they start saying that they have THE way to train horses, and folks buy into the idea that there is no other way to train horses, then they a starting to drink the cool-aid. Now having said that, I do have a way of training horses, that works really good for me, and has worked really good for lots of other folks. I don't think it's the only way, but it's a pretty good way. I have spent a lot of time and practice, figuring out how the average person can train their own horse, without getting hurt or hurting the horse. The older I get, and yes, I'm getting older, the more and more I realize that I can't, and don't want to, take chances like I use to. So the method that I have developed, altho not new, focuses on the fact that I want to do this a long time, and if I'm not safe and careful, I won't be.
I hope you too will always look at what you're doing, with your horses, and look for ways to improve and be safer.
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