Not much new here that you can see from the road, but if you're standing here it's pretty cool.
One of the biggest problems that folks have, that they tell us about at clinics is, they don't know when to stop with their horses. They want to spend time with them and work with them, but they don't know when a good time to stop is. I know how they feel. If I have the day to work with my horses I want to spend the day working with them, but that's probably not the best thing to do. See a horse does not have a very long attention span, and if they are young horses their attention span is even less then that. I'm not saying that you can't ride your horse all day, say if you were going to go on a long trail ride with friends. But there's a big difference in a trail ride and schooling your horse. You could compare it to you and I going for a walk around our place and having to go to the office or job site, big difference. The horse knows the difference too. But back to when to quit. When my horses understands the concept that I'm trying to teach him, when he gets it, I quit. That could be an hour, thirty minutes, or five minutes, and it don't matter to me which one it is. They key is quitting, that's what the horse will remember when you come out to get him the next day. He will remember that when he did the skill, and did it to the best of his ability that day, you quit, and he will work hard to find that place again, the place where you quit. Remember, horses don't wear watches, time does not mean that much to them, cause they have no concept of time in the same way that you and I, humans, do. He is looking for the place where he is comfortable, and once you show him where that is, he will come back to it time after time..
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Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.