The Rail Birds!
What a time we had this past Saturday with Sue, our host, and a bunch of great people from over in the valley!
The morning started with registration, where people agree to not hurt me if things go wrong, which they never did, and take responsibility for their own safety, which they did. These folks were from all over the place when it came to experience and abilities and they all came together to become better horseman. What a wonderful time Kathy and I had working with these folks.
I know I have talked about this before, but when people come together with their horses to have someone tell them what they are doing wrong they get a little nervous. And I for sure get that. But here are some folks that were willing to put their pride aside, for the sake of their horses. They paid attention and really tried to understand why I was asking them to do the things I was asking them to do. Some of the things I was asking were such a departure from what they had ever done in the past, and it took awhile to get them to give it a try. But they were willing to try. To try and look at their horsemanship and see if they could use the information I was offering them, and by the end of the day the folks riding in the clinic and the Rail Birds, I like to call them, came to see how it all fits together, and they could see the result in their horses and in themselves. I think they began to see what I mean about a program, a way of doing what you do, not just doing something.
The hostess with the mostest!
So many things happened at the clinic I just don't know where to start, but for sure I want to thank Sue, our host of the clinic. Without her this clinic would have not happened and it would not have been so cool, literally. We had a great place to work and listen and learn. So thanks tons. And for all the folks that paid their money and trusted Kathy and I with their horses and their emotions THANK YOU ALL!
Coffee is on me!
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.