"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.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

L1 Online basically done

This week has brought some depressing downpours of rain. I couldn’t do anything with him, not even a little undemanding time. Everything is pea soup here. I noticed the blues are running rampant thru the herd, so a much needed turn out was in order for the girls. I had put them on hold for the grazing because I didn’t want them to upset Cha’cote until he was very comfortable with his home and me. Just as I suspected they would, they all run straight away to him and scared the crap out of him. He spun and ran into his shelter and would not come out. They did everything they could to get his attention, and he would have no part of them. After about an hour, I went in with him and haltered him and brought him to the fence to meet everyone. He almost touched noses with Snookie once or twice, and over all I was pleased with everyone’s behavior. Certainly a nice sunny day grazing, chased away the cloudy blues. I just felt sorry for Cha’cote that he couldn’t join them. He learned to take carrots in small pieces from my hand and he was quite grateful for the treats. We got a really good start in the figure 8 pattern, though it was tough for him to understand. I started with leading him in the pattern, which progressed to being able to do one circle to the right, stop, straighten him out, then one circle to the left, stop, straighten and begin again. By Sunday he was really starting to get the “send” and a phase 1-2 from the stick. We ended the weekend being able to do 2 full revolutions of the figure 8, though choppy at best. I pray for him that next weekend we/I will be confident enough to take him out.
Till Next week,
Savvy On,

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