"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.

Friday, March 12, 2010

I passed! I Passed! I PASSED! Freestyle L2

I am officially a L2 Graduate! I can't believe how fast I got my results. Submitting my audition via email, and having the video available on youtube certainly helped. I just got the email, congratulating me on a score of 2+. I can't believe it. I hadn't touched Rose in 4-5 months, oh except for a trail ride I went on with my best friend Joni back in Oct or Nov. Can't remember. None the less, I have not really ridden her since my surgery back in July of '08. So this is good news for everyone. Look at my video and pay attention. It is the relationship that matters when you audition. Well skill is definately something to strive for, obviously, but at the heart of it, it is the relationship that needs to shine through. You don't have to be a skinny kid, you can use a skinny 11yo kid to tape it for you, and you don't have to be perfect. They can see your level of savvy by the way you handle yourself when it doesn't go right. I knew I could have tried to force her to steer better in the fig 8 trot, or to trot more in the fig 8, but THAT would have requried a jab at out relationship, and that would not have been good. A few more sessions and we will be back to doing things well. Gosh I feel on top of the world right now. All the things that the stupid car accident has taken away from me, all the things my fear has taken away from me, all the things my personal home problem took away from me.....I am now....FINALLY...starting to get some of it BACK! So there! That is the middle hoof for all of those who have tried to take me down!I am BACK!
Savvy On

No comments:

Post a Comment

I know I am not perfect.....so be nice!