"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.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Taking Territory from the HERD! Muah ha ha

Well that was fun!  I think this is starting to sink in with Rose that I am the leader, not just another lowly member of the herd to fight over pecking order with.  I fed everyone, and had filled my pocket with cookies.  I came in, mosied around a bit, and Spirit and Miyagi were keeping an eye on me.  Snookie and Rose were not.....soooooo.....as the leader......I snuck up and bit her on the butt!  They both took off, and the munchkins stayed put.  I pushed on thier space a teeny bit, and they were off too.  Since they were hungry, they all tried to come back in, and I OWNED all the hay.  I invited them back in, and they scurried around instead.  I tried to approach Rose with her permission, backing off if she looked away.  It was too much pressure so I just went and gave cookies to the munchkins, who were more agreeable to let me approach.  So I had them follow me to the hay, and left the girls out to wallow in thier pitty party.  A minute of that, and they let me aproach, feed a cookie and take them back to the food.

I repeated it again, and this time Rose had her eyes on me, just as in the eye contact rituals.  She she didn't move, I pushed on her space and she and Snookie left, but didn't go to far this time.  I was able to approach quickly, give the treats and invite them back to my hay in a matter of a minute.  NOW, they were both able to FEEL me.  They started to listen to the pressure and understand that if they would just give me that respect....I would back off and not persue the ritual anymore.  Rose became very sweet and even left the hay to come and be with me for a few minutes.  She didn't even frisk me for a cookie.  Maybe she was saying sorry for being such a pill.

I feel the rituals at this time are important for me to do with Rose within the herd because of the Snookie dynamic.  Everyone knows, if you can get Snookie to do something...you are magical!

So that was a couple nights ago, I will try to play with them again tonight.
Savvy On


  1. All hail to Michelle the leader. Well done lol x

  2. YEAH, Michelle! I was waiting to hear about this diet stuff. Your descriptions were awesome. Yeah 2 lbs, keep going! You can do it!

    Change the settings on your other blog, so I can comment there. It says that comments are only for blog owner or something like that.

  3. Thanks Cilla...as always it is a work in progress! My CRAZY RBE smooshed my arm today....friggin whack job....things would be easier if not for her panic stricken moments to stir everyone else up......they would make so much money if they made xanex for horses!

    Savvy On


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