Lessons from Behind the Team:
Article 5 "Is Causing Making?"
Hello everyone! I'm hoping today to give
you a mental puzzle and something that I want you all to debate about with all
like to use one of Pat's sayings: "cause your idea to become you horse’s idea". I told this to a
student the other day and she seemed confused, so I continued to try and
explain it further. And finally she said, “I understand what your saying but at the end of the day
isn't your job to get the horse to do it?
Lessons from Behind the Team Article 6
Things to Keep in Mind - Part 2
“Believe in your horse so
your horse can believe in you"
I have a special place
in my mind for this saying, because there is also a Pat story attached to it.
I’ll give you guys the short version. I’d like you to rewind your clocks to
2009, summer season Colorado: simply breathtaking. The ranch crew was cutting
hay; some Externs and Interns were helping too (I was an Intern).
Lessons from Behind the Team Article 6:
Things to Keep in Mind - Part 1
These are some of my favorite quotes. These things often fly into
my head right at the correct moment to save the day! And often I'll be
struggling to find an answer and unconsciously one of these quotes will appear
and 9 times out of 10 it's right for that situation and that horse. (The *
after people’s names is just saying that it's not just that person who said it
--- most of their mentors and students will have said it to.
INTENSIVE STUDY September 2011 - Beginning Overview
This month we have had a pretty exciting start to our Intensive Study. Our group has a higher understanding of horsemanship than I expected we would attract when we started this program. Because of this, we have had a lot of fun taking their higher understanding of principles into purpose and in doing so, I believe they have gained an even higher understanding of the Parelli Principles and their importance in Horsemanship.
Lessons from behind the team article 3
Respect or Assumption?
Hello again! It has been a while (or it feels like it). In this article I'd like to talk about something I have trouble with myself: Living in the moment. I find that a lot of people say, "My horse can't drive because (this) happened to her when when she was young", or "I taught him that pressure on the chest means back, therefore he could never learn to pull". Or they had an wreck in a cart so "they can't even get their horse close to a cart".
LESSONS FROM BEHIND THE TEAM
Left Brain Horses vs. Right Brain Horses
In this article I would like to address a common pattern that I see in all students from beginners through higher levels. And to do that I’d like to ask you some questions, but first, let’s make some lists:
When I say “Left Brain Horse”, what do you think of? Make a list in your mind of the first things that come to mind (if you really want to see it then write it down).
Okay, now what about when I say “Right Brain Horse”?
Welcome to my little world --- this should give you some insight into what I'm up to at the moment and some things that are coming up in the future.
I've been playing with a young horse called DiDi. He belongs to 2 star professional Steph Gaunt he's a 16 hand(ish) multicolored RBE Knapstrap (I know I can't say it either). He's very sweet but gets himself all worried over nothing. My horse Kazan is his new best friend. for those of you crazy enough to read this I have a question for you to answer in the comments.