|Posted by cntrares on July 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM|
My year just keeps getting better, and busier, which is a great problem to have!
I successfully passed the colt start course with Pat Parelli in Texas, and then returned to a full teaching schedule through the end of June. One of my biggest take-aways from the colt start was that I need to be practicing perfectly everytime I do a basic foundational task, such as mounting or haltering. Doing these correctly and excellently is so important especially when handling an untame horse or giving a colt its first ride. Are you practicing perfectly?
At the end of June, I taught my first 4 workshops, and I couldn't be any happier with how they went. Each student made positive changes with their horses and I loved seeing all the "ah-ha" moments whether it was understanding why to use spurs or how to prepare for successful liberty. I truly enjoyed teaching these, and I'm looking forward to the next workshops in my summer series (July 19th Durand, MI & July 27th Holly, MI).
Now that its July, there are only 3 months left till the American Horswoman's Challenge, so MonteCarlo's development will be a major focus for me. He's had 3 rides, we've begun playing at liberty in small areas, and he's playing confidently with obstacles on a 22ft line. He's a super learner, who puts extra "try" into all that he does. I'll be having some special "Meet Monte" events in August and September, so stay tuned for details!
I'm doing lots of traveling to teach lessons lately, so be sure to check my calendar to see if I'm coming to your area. I'm always looking to expand my student base, so if you are in a different area, let me know and we can set something up for you and your nearby friends!