Friday, June 25, 2010

Zorro! Load Up!

There was a time when Zorro, (my arabian gelding who is featured on my website float loading demo) was very afraid of the float! He would rear, pull back, trip and fall, spin, run sideways and bolt off if led up to the scary cave on wheels! Although it was many years ago, I still remember it clearly ... and from that day I had a strong desire to help him overcome that awful terror he must have felt! No point in analysing the 'whys' - I just vowed that I'd work on my abilities to where I could get him to understand the float was ok! I wanted to work on myself to where I would be able to call out the kitchen window: "Zorro, Load Up" - and in he would go! Now, yes, he will do that, and we have fun with the float, having turned it into a game. Being able to 'play' with your float, and using your dominant playmate skills will get you there, if you enough Heart and Desire! Have a look at Zorro Loading Up here!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Grand Old Lady

If you've had horses in your life and been caring for them for a number of years, the chances are that you may have lost one - through old age or illness or a tragic event. While I'm not going to get all sad here ... these lovely friends we've said goodbye to will never be forgotten - for all that they were and everything they brought into our lives. I'm remembering the sweet old mare, Susie, who came into my life not so long ago, and graced it with her lessons of trust and love. She died, quite tragically,nearly two weeks ago, and is missed very much. Her story is an inspirational one ... and causes me to encourage all horse people to give their older horses special care and loving. Just look in their eyes and you'll see the love and trust that they deserve in return. Rest in Peace, Susie ... and Thank You.