"Thinking of your horse as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your horse as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help him through his distress."- The Concordia Connection
This month’s blog is all about an amazing lady who inspires me and everyone who meets her. Her name is Bernice. Her horse’s name is Altea and together their ages total well over 100. Altea being 20, so you do the math.
Bernice and Altea have been at my barn for about a year, but I’ve known Bernice for many years. She was originally my teacher when I was at University and was fondly referred to by all the students as ‘the dragon lady.’ You did not mess with her.
Bernice had been doing work with the clicker for several years with me off and on at another barn where she was boarding for several years. Zack, her old Arab, had been trained by a wonderful fellow and knew how to do lots of things, including some high school dressage, but he was getting on and had many health issues so things, while they progressed, we...
I sure hope all of you have been enjoying this great fall weather and getting out riding while we can. I will admit my blog is a little late because this is exactly what I have been doing!
One of the ladies, Heather, who came to my summer intensive clinic wrote a fabulous blog about it so I thought I’d best get writing about the clinic and take the opportunity to share her impressions of the clinic with you!
It was six intense days of horse play. I had only four students for most of the clinic and it was amazing. It was so wonderful to be able to share the knowledge my fabulous schoolmaster, clicker super stars with other like-minded people. All these ladies were familiar with Alexandra Kurland’s program and were also in her online course so they knew how to speak their language.