"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.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cha'cote update....tears of joy

History again, he was in a 12x24 stall for 6ys before I got him.  He sat here for a year and a half, in his 30x30 corral alone.  I tried for about 6mos, every weekend, putting him in with the herd during the day, to aclimate and re-naturalize him to herd life, as he was terrified of other horses and too fearful to make the journey to the water trough on his own.  About 6mos after I got him, I would catch him every once in a while in the cool crisp early morning hours playing in his corral.  He had just enough room to just barely get up a slow canter circle, a few bucks and kick out at his water bucket as I was filling it. 

He has now been in the pasture with the herd for about 3 mos.  Most of his time is spent standing in one corner of the pasture.  It breaks my heart to see him like that, but I knew he would eventually come around, even if it took forever.  He has only explored the upper half of the small pasture on his own, and only a handful of times been chased thru the unknown parts of down below, much to his horror.

Well this morning, around 6:30, as I laid in bed dreading getting up for work, the dogs were barking un-relentlessly.  I finally got up and looked out the window to holler at them to shut it....when I saw them all facing the pasture.....hmmmm.....I looked over toward the pasture to see a most glorious sight.  Cha'cote PLAYING!  He was galloping the length of the upper part of the pasture, with everyone else staring at him like he was a fool.  He was bucking and snaking his head and kicking up quite a bit of dust.  I stood and enjoyed the sight before me for a few minutes, and then thought about catching it on camera.  By the time I got dressed and to the kitchen window, he had slowed down a bit and Rose had joined in the fun.  Sorry no video this time, the crummy view thru my window and screen caused poor quality after uploaded, but I knew if I went outside they would see me and stop, so I guess just I gets to relive it again and again.    I am just thrilled that he finally has the room to truley enjoy his morning play urges and can BE a HORSE.  Makes me wish I had a hidden camera out there for these early morning treats that obviously go on while I am still in bed!

Savvy On

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