Laurie and Pepe!
Laurie is a student of mine who’s horse, Pepe, has spent a little time with me here on the ranch. Pepe is a great horse, he’s just a lot of horse. At times he can be as calm, as you could ever want. Other times he asks like he high on crack.
Laurie has done wonders with Pepe and despite the times when he tries to be hard to control, Laurie has and is making really good progress. To see them together at the clinic was a joy for Kathy and I. Laurie continues to work with Pepe on the skills that they both learned here and I saw real progress when they were at out clinic a few weekends ago. With a horse like Pepe a person has to have a little heaver hand then they might with another horse. Pepe like to be in control of everything. To be his leader you have to be consistent with every thing you do with him. Looking forward to seeing them both again soon.
The horses here on the ranch in training continue to make good progress. Bop/Buddy is really starting to settle into the training program. He has some difficulty with backing up from the ground so we will continue to focus attention on that skill as we go along. All in all, he is coming along just fine.
Tenawa’s mom will be here this afternoon to work with us. Ilene is a dedicated owner and despite the fact that she does not want to be a trainer, she is learning that she has no choice. If you are going to have horses, unless you have a trainer that lives at your house, your going to have to be a trainer. You are either teaching your horse the right thing or the wrong thing, every time you are around them. So if you find yourself in Ilene’s spot just understand that’s the way it is. If you don’t assume your role as leader/trainer, you will always have issues with your horse.
Ilene is on board with that thinking and is now really focusing on what she will need to do to help her horse when he goes home.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.