Turns out my yahoo account is all messed up. So I have no email until I get it straightened out. I'm on it, I promise.
You might have noticed I'm not writing much.
Just my usual 3,000 to 7,000 words a week I gaaaaack up at work every week.
My brain fried just a tad.
But I gave my clinic on Saturday. It went pretty well.
My favorite part was when we broke for lunch.
I had just given one of my favorite lectures.
"Your horse cares about four things. Eating, pooping, standing in the sun and running around with their friends...,"you guys know the one.
I was urging the over achievers to volunteer to work, groom, handle more than one horse. I explained that horses, especially the young ones, have the attention spans of a gnat.
Although they may like your company, they get to the point when they want to hang out in the pasture.
So, I suggested, they could work more than one horse, help the rescue and give their horses a chance to digest the lessons they were giving them.
I also recall at some point saying,"You know, once in a while a swift kick in the butt is all they need."
I think I was talking to them about Leland, the colt I've handled about 15 times....
Sooo....there was a guest speaker at lunch. An animal communicator. Who talks to the animals. Who said the only way to talk to your horse is to spend hours listening to them. You will never get to know your horse if you are not with them every day...
The horse will gladly leave his herd mates or allow you to join his herd if you commit to just one horse.
It's all good. I'm going to interview her for the paper.
My guess is if we sit and really visit we'll find out we have more in common than we think.