Casino waiting his turn!
I know I talk a lot about the magic pill, time, but I think that I need to remind myself that it applies to me too. When you train for a living you know that folks who are paying you money are watching the clock too and that old saying, time is money, is true and can, and will affect the way you do things. Does me any way. And that can sure affect the way you go about doing things if you are not careful. We don’t get horses here very often that the owners are willing to invest in the magic pill, so when that happens I can take a breath and know that I don’t have to get it all done in 30 days or today, and that sure makes my job easier. But when you get a horse that is only going to be with you for 30 days you worry that the owners will not be happy with the results. You can only get so much done in 30 days, and most people know that, but you still feel the pressure and what happens is, you put that pressure on the horse. Some thing he does not understand, or like, and what happens is you cause yourself, and the horse, more harm then good. So I have to keep telling myself. Take your time. See it’s not the horse that minds swallowing the magic pill, it's the trainer and the owner that has the problem. Funny thing is, it’s always the human that gets in the way.
Kathy and I are in Kingston NM this Saturday to ride in their centennial celebration. We are just going to be riding around the little town with our horses so that city folks can get a feel for what it uses to be like. Herb, of Herb’s Body Shop has asked if I would mind packing some of his famous “Man Bar” lotion to sell while I was up there. Herb don’t have many friends so I told him I would be happy to. So if you have ever wondered what the “Man Bar” is all about just stop me and ask.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.