We are happy that Taisie has found a new home with three young girls to spoil her. She will be missed here on the farm but we are excited about her new life.
I recall a particular event where a large competition was taking place between three individuals, an event that was viewed by a large audience. One session with one of the trainers, came to a turning point. The horse was not ready to be asked to go to the next level of learning. The trainer could clearly feel and see the horse was not ready. He could have chosen to push the horse and perhaps succeeded, but in a moment, he made a conscious decision not to continue. At the time I was disappointed as was the audience, it was even possible he lost respect in that moment. Today when I think of this situation, I applaud him and realize how courageous he was to not care what the audience was thinking or how he was being judged. He chose to consider the horse and what was best for that horse’s development. He let go of his ego and his choice became clear. What a brilliant lesson.
I am not certain that I should have the words refreshing and manure on the same web page, regardless, I am happy to have somewhat completed the revamping of my website. The last few months have been exciting, busy, and full of change. After all, change happens as does manure.
I officially resigned from the Vancouver Police Department last month in order to pursue my passion. As well as developing and refining new programs for women, girls and horses.
My focus in working with horses has been changing over the years. I have found it is sometimes awkward fumbling forward as I let go of the more traditional approach of horse training/riding/coaching and discover the benefits of learning more positive based methods. There is so much more to learn and experience. I look forward to it and I hope that you will find benefit from our programs.
Until next time….