"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, June 24, 2011

L4 ~ Zone5 draw backward Video

Well, I think we are getting a view of our once lost relationship! This is a VERY short video. I havn't really played with Rose for about 9 months. Kills me to even think of that. But she offered this and I took it, like a thief!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Big news on the Mustang Rescue!

Cha'cote is finally in a herd again. It has been a long 7.5ys of solitude for him. Even though he passed OLL3 in 6mos, it has taken me nearly a year and half after I got him, to rehab him back into a herd (weather played a big part) He finally gave me the green light 2 wks ago, and Sunday was sink or swim day. He dog paddled! The mares are not interested in him, but he steers clear of them anyways, and Spirit got a buddy to swish flies off his face. He has been imprisoned, having never committed any crime and Savvy gave him a pardon. While he will never run free in the wild again, at least he can begin being a horse again. Three cheers for Cha'cote!!! Hip, Hip, Horray!....

While this video is not the most ‘exciting’ thing on the planet….just think of it as the happy ending to an Animal planet Sunday Special……Local woman does good! There is some good horse/herd behavior in there to watch, and also you get to see RBI’s in action. You can also see some WHR's leading from behind! It is a good day for my new Friend…..rejoice and enjoy on his behalf…..he IS happy…..exhausted…..but happy!
Savvy On My Friends……..Savvy On!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Well in case anyone is wondering where I disapeared to....

I found this great rock to crawl under and got stuck there.  My life fell apart and some things needed tending to.  The good news is that Cha'cote is making great progress despite my doing nothing with him.  He is coming from a whistle, sometimes even runs to me.  He also has found his playful side.  He has finally decided that the herd has something to offer him.....FUN.  He has even had a fun loving bucking sessions with them.  Of course he scared the crap out of himself while doing it, but I think he is ready to be turned out with the herd.  The weather has been miserable for california.  It is JUNE and it is still raining and SNOWing!  So I think, come hell or high waters....literally....he is going out with the herd this weekend or next...for good. I just didn't want to throw him out with out shelter, when shelter is all he has known for 7 years.  I am thinking of splitting the pasture into two sections, half for Snookie and Rose and half for Cha'cote and Spirit.  That will give him a chance to learn how to play, without the threat of the girls attacking him.

I am going to the horse expo this weekend despite the virus outbreak.  My friend and I are going to bleach up before we come home and of course will not be touching ANY horses or shaking ANY hands while we are there.  I can't believe they are going thru with this thing, given the nature of how many horses are coming from all over the united states.  But they are, so I will be taking advantage of seeing my long lost horse buddy who moved away 8ys ago.  I miss her desperately and hope she moves back some day.
Savvy On