Was a pretty slow day with horses yesterday, but sometimes I have to make time for other things to get done. So I had to replace the toilet in the bunk house. There is nothing wrong with it, other then I think it was meant to be used in a grade school for little kids. It was so little you felt like every time you used it you were camping. So out it went and a new one went in, one of the really tall ones for old farts like me.
After that, I needed to make copies of the ground work review dvd that Kathy and I produced a few years back. We made the dvd as a way of helping folks that come to our clinics remember the exercises that they learn there. It's hard to remember everything that you do and why you do it in one day, so the dvd has really been of help to folks that attend. They, the folks that attend the clinics, get the dvd for free. Others have asked about it and so we have made it available on the web site. I think it is under training or something like that. And it's cheep, the cost is, that is.
While making copies of the dvd, it takes a little time to burn forty or so of them, I looked at some educational info I have in the bunk house. I have thousands of dollars of educational info from all over the place. Some of the folks you would recognize from t.v., others I'm pretty sure you may not know. Anyway I spend the afternoon re-looking at some of that info. Some of it is great and it is so nice to have some place to go to remind me of other ways to get things done. So it was a nice afternoon.
I often tell folks when working with them that what I am about to show them is a way of doing things, not the only way, but a very good way. And I encourage them to explore other methods of training so that they have a lot of information to use when working with their horses. We all have stuff to sell folks. We are trying to make a living at this, but when someone tells me that they have the only true horsemanship method I get a little nervous. My methods, some, are ancient and other parts of my method come from the hard working cowboys I have had the privilege to ride with. Some work really good in one situation, and not so good in others, but time and experience helps you to know where they will work and where the won't. When Kathy gets the mail, she is always bring in something that I ordered online and asks "More?". I say yes dear, and she just smiles.
Charles and Nancy have finished up the garage, the picture at the top of the blog, and have finished up the repair to the barn, where I tried to tear the door down. Charles has finished up the new doors on my stock trailer too... Just some updates on things I have talked about in the past.
Now it time for coffee and time to get after it.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.