Today, I visited with an acquaintance of mine who trains horses professionally. She works with her brother, and they train a lot of nice, very well-bred, expensive horses. Her family’s business is mainly the Western Show crowd but throw in a few hunters under saddle in the mix, and thats what they do. They charge a lot of $$ for their services but they also give you what you pay for. A programmed winner in the show ring.I have evolved over my years. I no longer want my horse to have his/her nose dragging the ground and loping at a near standstill. I want a natural, comfortable head carriage for my horse. I want my horse to show some spirit. Do not mistake me. My horse or any horse I teach, will poll to the bit correctly, have his/her hindquarters underneath them and stop on them when asked, the horse will understand what I am asking thru leg cues, and so on.
I do not agree with this type of training method. But, it does produce results. But, I prefer a more less invasive way to achieve a proper headset. I am not beyond using a tie-down on a head thrower if I am roping. My own horse does not throw his head, but a lot of ropers do. It can be a huge pain in the ass while roping if your horse is slinging his head all over the place.
I like this horse by the way! A very sharp looking gelding who is just as flashy without the saddle in the pasture.
This gelding has a long, springy stride. I would have loved nothing more than to jump in that saddle.
A Country Boy Can Survive
By Hank Williams Jr.
Toddler Terror’s doctor’s appointment went well. It took forever waiting for the MD to finish up with a minor emergancy, he apologized. I told him we understood, if it was my kid having an emergancy, I would want the same amount of time and energy put into the situation as his MD did. I was kinda pissed at Wee One tho. Dr. S. his old doctor and Dr. C. my doctor both tried to entertain Toddler Terror while we were waiting for his pediatrician to free up and Toddler Terror wouldnt have nothing to do with them. Instead, he wanted to play in the drinking fountain and break into the X-Ray room to visit with the X-Ray lady. Grrrrrrrrr! It didnt help matters that we were planted in 1 chair outside the pediatricians examining room. We’d have been better off out in the lobby with the little kid toys to keep Toddler Terror busy-oh hell, who am I kidding, he’d be a giant brat out there too……
Wednesdays, is the only day I usually make a slight effort to watch the Montel Williams show. I am not a big fan of his, but I do give him credit for airing the many, many missing persons cases and unsolved cases that deserve media coverage. This is something I am grateful to him for. On Wednesdays, Montel has psychic Sylvia Browne as a guest. She answers questions and stuff like that. I am not sure I believe her to be a true psychic but I do get a kick out of her answers sometimes. More than once, Ive noticed that Montel and Brown have a sort of routine they play for the audience. When Brown is having difficulty dealing with an audience member, Montel jumps in and diffuses the situation or goes to a commercial or goes to another audience member with a question. I have never read any of Brown’s books but people who have read them have told me they do enjoy them. Brown speaks of spirit guides, which I believe in, altho I think her definition of ‘spirit guide’ and mine are not the same. My idea of spirit guide is derived from my Native American culture, Shamanism Animal Spirit Guides Core. (I missed the program today, the only daytime TV I ever watch too!)
I did some light internet searching on Brown. I came up with Psychic Sylvia Browne once failed to foresee her own criminal conviction and Sylvia fraudulent Browne and FOXNews.com – TV Psychic Misses Mark on Miners. I suppose being a celebrity, people are going to nit-pick at her but, the 1 million dollar challenge is not something to scoff at….I’ll let you make your own decision on her. For now, I dont think I’ll be paying her $800 for a reading……….
A few days ago, we all went out for chinese food. My fortune cookie said this:
“you show your true face to the people who really matter.” Hubby and son#1 are still talking about how my fortune cookie fortune was RIGHT ON…..I am not so sure. But, just to be safe, I am going to play the numbers on it today in the Powerball Lottery and the Oklahoma Lottery. I’ll let y’all know if I win.
It looked like it was trying to brew up a storm outside. However, I think it missed us.
Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin
The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us….