One of my students from the Aug. clinic in the valley sent me an email yesterday with an update on how she is getting along with her horses. We sent out an email announceing the date of our Nov. clinic, on the 11th and 12th, and she was replying to make sure she was on our list to be there. I asked her how she was getting along with her horses and here is some of what she said.
Mackie, I have always hated ground work but with the clinic and DVD to take home - and the fact that you make the lessons "bite sized" I am able to find both the time and the enthusiasm.
Looking forward to November.
I can't tell you what it means to Kathy and I to get an email like this. Someone who really appreciates what we have to offer, and not only that, takes it home and gives it a try. Most of us are busy folks with jobs, kids, husbands, and it's not always easy to spare, even a little time, for our horses. But what I have been trying to help people to realize is, you don't have to be a professional trainer to get things done with your horse. Whatever time you have, if you can spend even a little time, fifteen minutes, you won't believe what you can get done, if you have a program. The program that we offer is not the only way, but it's a good way, and some folks are seeing that in their own work.
I can't express how excited I am to get a chance to work with this student again in Nov. A chance to help someone become a better leader, a better horseman, is pretty special.
Last night I was watching Austin City Limits and they had Lyle Lovett on. He made a comment that I wanted to pass on. He said that, it's pretty special when you get to do what you love, and then to meet people that love what they do, makes it even more incredible. That's how I feel about working with horses. What a joy it is, for me, to get to do what I love, teach horses and people, and then to be around people that love what they do and their horses, makes it pretty special.
Well I better get at it, but first coffee.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.