"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, December 1, 2010

Winter juices flowing.....I need sun!

Well it seems that mud, muck and darkness are upon me, and here to stay.  The horses and myself depressed....so I decided to not let the winter be a waste of time.  With the dvd review thing I am doing, it is something to keep me somewhat busy....but....shippping times are slower than netflix....I still sit around waiting for them to come....SOOO, I decided to start a few books too.  I haven't read a horse book for YEARS.  I used to be found with my nose in one, every spare minute of the day when I was riding dressage. So I have a library of great dressage books.  I did read 'the far away horses' by Branneman a couple months ago and it was a delightful read, but not really an educational one, rather an auto-biography.  As someone said on the savvy forum today, more like lessons thru stories.  He is a great story teller for sure.

Well I signed up with some other members to do a book club, and didn't get my book ordered in time and will be behind them a bit in the chatter.  The first book club book is, Tao of Equus.  I also got Mark Rahids "Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building trust between horse and rider".....So it seems I will be doing book reviews too.  Guess I should get one of those bookshelt widgets for here...I am soooo NON savvy with computers!


  1. Winter arrived early here too!

    I have Buck's book The Faraway Horses and hope to read it after The Tao of Equus.

  2. it SUCKS....i hate this time of year.

    the far away horses is an easy read. I should know...I am a slow reader.

    cant wait for my 'tao of equus' to show up

    here's to lots of written learning while the weather glooms outside the window


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