Yesterday, one of my riding students when for a long ride. It was her first time to get any distance away from the barn and we had a blast. Took her to see some country she had been to before, but on foot, and she agreed it was much nicer getting there by horse then by hiking..
My neighbor Mark caught up with us during the ride. But got there about the time we were finished. We gave him a lift back to the barn in the truck. After Deb had left for home, Mark and I got to talking about natural horsemanship, and why neither one of us like the term. I told him that I was writing a paper on why I did not like the term. He suggested I send it to Western Horseman magazine. I’m pretty sure they would not like what I was writing but thank him for thinking it was important enough that they may listen. Anyway, I will share it with you all when I get it finished.
Sense I did not get much of a chance to ride with Mark I suggested that we do a little something with his horse in the round pen. Mark is always up for learning, so we did. I showed him Al Ragusin double rein method. He thought it was great and just in a few min. you could see the difference in his horse. I think he is going to give Al a call and see about getting the equipment, so he will have it at his place.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.