"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, May 12, 2010

Jason and 3 new games!

Well, as usual, my own play time has been on the back burner for a week. I couldn’t play fri-sun, as I went to Reno with a friend, to hang out with her while she showed her miniature horses. We had fun….but boy was I exhausted when we got home. Monday it was pouring rain AGAIN! And since my horses hadn’t been out to graze since Thursday, I figured I would let them do that instead. So I encouraged my son to peel himself from the WEE wrestling on TV that he soooo loves, to come and play with his pony. We of course started with everything he has now checked off his list, and added three new ones. He started the squeeze between the barrels, sideways along a fence and ………drum roll please…….trailer loading! Spirit actually loads just fine, but is terrified to do it. So I figure since Jason has already gotten all 4 feet on the pedestal, we should be spend time with friendly with the trailer with no where to go. As, that is all Spirit knows. Get in and go somewhere. The somewhere has most always been a new home, with the exception of two trips to a show. So I can imagine how stressful it is for him, as he probably thinks every time he gets in the trailer, he will be leaving his home behind. Best we start showing him that it isn’t always going to be like that. And hopefully build his confidence with the trailer. Spirit had some trouble with the sideways. I played with him, regardless of my son’s disapproval, as he wants to do it ALL himself. But I needed to figure out the ‘how” to do it, so that Spirit could understand ‘what” we were asking of him, so that Jason could do the “doing”. In the end, Jason was able to get a few steps of sideways by himself. I am hoping to get some play time in myself after giving a lesson on the way home. Jason needs to play again too, so we’ll see how that goes.

Savvy On


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