I got involved in a discussion the past couple of days on how to catch your horse. A lady had a question about what was the best way to do that and there were about eight of us that chimed in on how we thought it should be done. What I took away from the discussion was a little troubling. As I have often said, there are lots of ways to get something done when it comes to horses. What I try to show people is a WAY, not THE way, but a WAY. During this discussion, the past couple of days, there were some who were offended, hurt, that others would suggest another method. Then it kind of turned into a argument, and ended up that the person that asked the question felt bad about bring it up.
When it comes to horses there are lots of ways to get things done, and to think that my WAY or your Way is the only way, is short sighted and sad. Every horse is a little different, thank god they are not so different from one another or we would not be smart enough to train them, but different enough that we need to have tools, not A tool, but many tools in order to get the job done. If you had a carpenter come to your home to do some work and the only tool he had was a hammer in is bag, how would you feel about him working on your cabinets? Just because the hammer worked on the last job does not mean it‘s going to work on your job. My point is the minute we think we have it figured out, especially when it comes to horses, is the minute we should probably take up something else to do, like toy trains.
I think that everyone has something to share when it comes to horses. It may not be the best way, but we can all learn from one another, even if, after it‘s over, we find out that someone else’s method is not the right method for ME.
My goal is, and has always been, to help people with horses and horses with people. You can’t do that if you're not willing to listen to what they have to say, and accept that you don’t know it all, yet.
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