Sunday, October 11, 2015
The Importance of Intransigence
After over a decade of building our program of teaching natural horsemanship to children and novices-more particularly teaching them to train and ride will horses--our program has never been stronger. More horses, more riders, more volunteers, more educational programs and more lives changed than ever before.
There are many elements behind this success but the most important is our intransigence. At every step of the way we have refused to make a single concession to the established horse world. To do so would not create a slippery slope. It would create a cliff for the program to fall off of.
Our program is revolutionary. Revolutions fail when, after achieving a modicum of success they revert to the ways of the old regime.
As long as the scorn of the established horse world continues to be heaped on what we do, we will know that we are succeeding.
Posted by Steve Edwards