Saturday, October 16, 2010

Please Read This

Tom at Eight Horses - One Winter has just put up this post - go read it, go read it now!  It's simple and profound and lovely all at once, and just about made my day!  This stuff is so hard to express, and Tom really nails it - for all horsemen and women, whether you do dressage, eventing, hunter/jumper, reining, cutting, ranch work, pleasure or just have fun riding down the trail.  Thanks, Tom!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks Kate for the link. I loved it. Very insightful about finding that sweet spot - that joyous space of balance with the horse.

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  2. Great link Kate, very thought provoking.

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  3. That really does hit the nail on the head, thanks Kate!

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  4. Ah, Tom, one of my favorite blogs.
    Always has a gem at his spot.
    His book is great too!

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  5. I agree with him about the french books and philosophies. We have read Francois Baucher, Phillipe Karl, Anje Beran, and Jean Claude Racinet and they are wonderful books. I've also become a great fan of Phillipe Karl and have watched his set of DVD's more than once. There is a lot to be learned and a lot to think about once you've become more educated by these authors.

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  6. I need to check out these Frenchmen, I think.

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  7. It's possible that I missed the point, but one item that jumped out at me was, "Well, for years I heard people saying stuff like ‘get your horse off the forehand’ and I had not the slightest idea what they were on about."

    When I was first learning to ride (I am still, and always will be learning), one of the biggest frustrations for me was terminology. They may as well have been speaking Greek to me.

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