"Look back at our struggle for freedom,

Trace our present day's strength to it's source;

And you'll find that man's pathway to glory

Is strewn with the bones of the horse."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some thought and learning

The song that is on my blog really does explain my Journey. Lately I've been looking back to where I was when I first began Parelli, and where I am now. It is truly phenomenal because just as the lyrics said: "All my life
I've seen it in my dreams Waiting for the day I'm just a second away." and I'm just so happy that I am living my dream. I have figured out the past few days that even if your partner is being "pushy" you don't have to be firm and back them out of your space, rather just gently back them by the chest. Just as Honza Blaha says "By backing a horse up by wiggling the rope and they stick their head up you are teaching them to put their head up." And that is very true. Yes, I am starting to Learn by watching Honza Blaha, he has so much to offer me and Blaze.

Blaze has been advancing nicely, Tho he is probably a little upset that I have played with him so much, Got carried away with having a wonderful time. need to do some UDT-Undemanding time with him. the idea of piaffe is wonderful, he is doing very well with it, and very well with finesse in general.

Amour is just the cutest horse. I've taught her the Spanish walk, and also sideways to me, she is so smart and can learn something within 5 minutes. I'm just about ready to start L4 things with her.

Angel is Great to, I've rode her a little bit, slowly building her confidence under saddle since she tends to go catatonic. My friend Frances, really opened my eyes about a horse going catatonic, it is different from what I thought. she said "catatonic is the state of shock the horse goes into when they're about to be killed. It's mother natures way of making their death less painful." probably not exactly how she said it, but close. anyways Talking about a BFO! it totally made sense, Why didn't I know this before? Catatonic is ALLOT more extreme then I thought.

Joy is making great progress. I'm riding her more now that she is about to be 3. I cantered her last night, just allowing her to go where ever she wanted to, and she did really good. She is not at all concerned about me being on her back, she is totally LBI/LBE about it and really just doesn't like to go much, and it's not a "omgosh I'm to scared to go" it's a "Why should I? is there something in it for me? I must say this horse is so in Love with treats, I've never seen a Horse who loves treats as much as she does. her lying down is close, she goes on 2 knees easily and loves doing it now.

the others are in the process of learning the more advanced 7 games, like with obstacles etc.

I've played with a Horse everyday for the past 3/4 weeks. I am loving things.

It make some teary eyed just about every time I go to our pasture, Because I have 7 Horses meeting me at the gate like "Pick me! pick me!" there is nothing better then the feeling that ALL of your horses want to be with you.

I've made a couple of more videos, andI HAVE to share one special video

This video is of Fran Latane and her Horse crest, They have made phenomenal progress, I am so inspired, Not that Fran hasn't always inspired me to be better but this is just plain amazing! Fran never seizes to amaze me, everyone should watch it. talking about true unity!

and here is a video I made for her

and here is a new video of me and Blaze it has some old footage in it but still great (but some new footage

OK that is all for now

Hannah & Blaze