"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.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Playday turns trailer day....good thing!

So I finally had another play day planned, and chose to take Cha'cote because it was a new place, with no toys, and no telling what the ground was like, so no need to risk a fall in the mud trying to ride.  My friend had to work, so there was not much time on the docket to play.  She was going to take some mini's to thier new owner for a visit, and bring her boy to play with while there and invited me along.

As happens all to often, a glitch changed our plans.  Her truck wouldn't start, so I loaded up Cha'cote to pick up the mini's at her place.  I was pleased that Cha'cote loaded well, though not the way I would hope for.  Ever since his first ride on his first outing, he has decided that the trailer is bad.  I had previously asked myself what is needed to be able to go on weeknight playdays with him....and the answer was....he needs to be able to go from his stall to the trailer and load up.  No warm up, no play time first....just get in and go.  So before the time changed, I used each night for nearly two weeks, to come straight home, grab him and go straight to the trailer.  Then the time changed and of course a few other things got in the way of going to a play day.  Anyways, once the door shut, he got worried, but traveled fine to her house.  When I got out to help her load the mini's in the tack room (btw i love my trailer!) I tried to comfort him through the window and he got worse, so I decided to just leave him alone and let him be quiet on his own.  He scrambled a little bit while the babies got in, and off we went.  10min drive, and the sun was already setting when we got there, so I decided it might just be best for him to just sit quietly in the trailer, and realize he was not going to die in there, rather than run into problems getting him back in.

when I got home, he got out in one shot, all 4 feet at once.  I disegaged him, and sat on the trailer edge, with his face in my lap until he started to lick and chew and yawn.  He didnt' seem afraid of putting his head back in the trailer, so I think this may have helped him.  It has been raining all day today, so I hope to either take him to another play day tomorrow, OR maybe take Rose and Snookie and go for a little bit of a ride.  Who knows what I will do.....I guess I will just have to wait and see if he will even be willing to get back in.  Sighs....I wish I had an answer for him...I really do.

Savvy On

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