Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Build A Program Of Your Own

Margaret Matray's excellent article, "Healing Ground" in the February 23 edition of the Virginian Pilot went, as the phrase goes, "viral". I am delighted that it did. It gave America a chance to read the work of one of the best young journalist that I have ever met and it gave everyone a chance to meet Ashley and Peter. Ashley is one of the brighter spots in my life and her horse Peter is well matched with an owner who loves him and who learns with him and from him.

I am even more pleased that we have been contacted by people who want to learn how to build a program like ours. That is what I want more than anything else.

I would love to have people come down and spend a few days with us and see how we do things in order to learn to build a program like ours, or one even better than ours.

What we do is important, but it is also attainable. Anyone who cares about kids and horses and will work to teach natural horsemanship to kids for horses can do what we do.

The first thing to do is to get rid of that nagging voice in your head that says, "It can't be done." It is that same nagging voice that says things like, "Four formerly wild stallions could never be gentled and trained and even if they could they could never be ridden together."

(The picture above is of four formerly wild stallions that we gentled and trained about to go off on a ride together.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are literally dozens of pictures like this that show the same things...(most are in this blog) Elmo as a little tyke shoving Croatoan around, Sarah Lin on on Croatoan in the round pen...on and on, proving what can be done is exactly what "they" say can't be done..If you haven't already done so, folks, flip right back to the beginning of this blog and read the whole will laugh, you will cry, you will grow...and I just bet...there might be a tiny spark struck from the slow pace of the Swamp against the fast steel of life, and who knows? It may just start a raging fire. I hope so, both for the kids and for the horses. Go on...git ta readin' Pilgrim! -Lloyd