"A horse is like a mirror, and it's reflecting what and who you are."

This is just a little diary of my horse life. I teach natural horsemanship and dressage. I am currently working on getting back to L4 Parelli after a car accident and surgery.

I suffered from a fear of failure, as things had not gone according to planned after my time off from my injuries. It had been an paralyzing disability (fear) but my healing is coming along nicely, and I hope to pass my level 4 before the end of 2011.

I don't know where I am going, but I am NOT lost!

I am now reviewing dvd's and books, and blogging my reviews. The link on the left in the categories (DVD Clinician Reviews)will take you straight to it. You will find links to the websites of all dvd clinicians I review and they are located on the left hand side bottom of page of the page. None of the clinicians or trainers I am reviewing, sponsor, endorse or authorize this site. For more info about them please click on thier link.

I hope you enjoy!

Savvy On,

I will be giving Savvy Star Ratings based soley on my opinion of it's value to a parelli student as such

***** Must own

**** Must watch

*** Worth watching, but you won't die without it

** Eh' take it with a grain of salt, you will have to filter alot

* OK, but there is better stuff out there to spend your time and money on

0 stars....skip it, it just isn't worth your time.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HMM How interesting

So I start off the night making Snookie's food and meeting her at the gate. She saw the carrot stick and walked away but came right back. Rose and Spirit are far away. I halter her and we walk down the hill. We start off to the left as we have been and added 2 laps totalling 12. Rose and Spirit narrowly close to watch the alpha be my minion. Snookie's circles take an egg shape as she gets close the the others. Small rest near Rose before we change direction. Turn to the right and proceed with a small..."I'm old, I don't think I can do this today" protest. I assure her that she can proceed and aim her toward the rock free path down the hill. She stops again and looks at me..."are you sure I have to do this?"....I assure her that YES she does. One lap complete and yet another question on the down hill path. "lick chew, lick chew..NO" I reassure her that even though she is old...she will not die from this. 3 laps down...I get the "let's see if she is really serious" look. YES I am serious....please keep walking. I don't want to be down her tonight either...so let's do 5 more and we will call it quits. 4 more laps down..now totalling 7. No sooner do the words..."one more" leave my lips...when something up the hill causes Rose to take off in the only way an LBE can......SQUEALING AND LEAPING. All of a sudden my "I can't make it another lap" senior citizen has an RBE moment and is careening around, in the only way an RBE can...."I don't care if I break my legs in the process...I will not be left to die alone" 1lap, 2laps, 3 laps 4....I lost count... could be more!...lots of dust and rope wiggling and back to something resembling a non right brain horse makes a lap that is walking, thinking, licking and chewing again. As we walk up the hill toward the gate, I turn to her and say..."I thought you couldn't do any more?" She replied..."Ya well...where's my grain". We walk thru the gate and I notice my wonderful husband was tearing out the broken door jam of the garage and making horse eating monster noises. Thanks hun. She is definitely getting stronger just 3 more days and I am changing to a spot where she can trot. I plan on riding Saturday and Sunday at the walk.

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