Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I had the priveledge of being able to work on a large breeding farm, were they bred Mules. I was able to learn to work with them, train and break them and learnt a lot from the years I was there.
I was given a few Meredith Hodges books as gifts and learnt a ton from her wealth of knowledge, and was able to find her via e-mail. She's a hoot!
One experience was working with the Mammoth Jack they owned, his name was Cracker Jack - he was a blast, and adorable.
The biggest thing you have to learn, is to work with them without the "You are going to do what I saw" mentality. They don't say "ok" - they ask questions. "Why? Why are you asking me to do this stupid thing?" "What benefits will I have by doing this?"
You have to let them think, that it is their idea - not yours. Meredith will help you :)
Last edited by MIEventer; 12-31-2011 at 12:10 PM.