Long months after its conception, I’m thrilled to see Natural Horse Training Methods Blog become a reality! This blog has its roots in my core beliefs, and takes flight on wings of daily experience with the horses and people I train.
What do I mean by that? I was a horse crazy little girl that grew up to become a horse crazy adult. Horses helped form who I am, and who I can help others become. My passion is unlocking the secrets of what makes horses and people tick, and how to combine them to tick with each other. I firmly believe that horses and horse people are doing what they think is best, using what tools they know. Hand in hand is the belief that the majority of abuses that occur in the horse world arise out of ignorance. The Natural Horse Training Methods Blog is my way of reaching out into the horse world. I believe by “paying forward” all I have learned from horses and horse people who have gone before me, I can make a difference.
What do I mean by “wings of daily experience?” My best teachers have been my students. I’ve been a professional horse trainer all my life, yet I continue to learn daily from horses and riders as they strive for unity. My students give life to words in a book and to ideas bounced around between training philosophies. They are proof that when truth doesn’t match up to theory, it doesn’t pay to deny or complain, but to figure out “why” and “where we go from here.”
The study of natural horse training methods has been a lifetime journey. Welcome to the adventure!