Thank you Cacowgirl & egrogan for reading and commenting! Appreciate the responses
We did finally get that roundpen done!
It's awesome. I'll say I never knew what I was missing in not having one. There's just so much more freedom to move about and signal my horse while watching responses that I didn't have before. Zoot didn't like it too much LOL! But he settled down and adapted to it and we've got some work under our belt now. It's not perfect, but neither is he or I so it's all good. I'm not in any race. Hubby's horse Dorado did better with it. But to be fair, he'd been in round pens before and Zoot hadn't. So we are learning to adapt to Zoot's needs while keeping Dorado's experience in mind when dealing with both horses. It's an interesting juggling act to say the least.
Now onto the drinking of Kool-Aid. As I've grown older I've realized I am best off NOT drinking in anyone's theories. About anything. Not just horses. I come up with my own stuff. However, keeping novice hubby in mind. I can't always do that. I also can't articulate well what I do or why.
He won a couple of tickets to see Clinton Anderson in Tampa. I'm always up for an adventure and I've never seen him except on TV so I figured why not. Let's see what this guys about for more than 60 minutes once a week.
Here's a couple of shots of what we experienced.
Talking to the crowd.
Working with a young horse.
Capitalism at its finest!!
But truly, I enjoyed the weekend. Got some decent information saw some great equipment. Anyone got $1800 bucks for a Martin saddle? *holds out hands* LOL!
All in all I was pleased with it. Hubby drank the kool-aid. But in the end I decided that was okay. At least he picked someone decent to get information from. As long as he doesn't use it as the gospel according to CA and keeps his mind open to all things, I think it will be just fine.
I did find the man intriguing to listen to. He's not what a lot of folks make out of him AT all. He is quite humble and will tell you straight up there is a lot of folks that can train better horses than he can. He tells you he's not naturally gifted with horses. He tells you that you don't HAVE to buy his stuff. His niche seems to be being able to communicate to his audience in a way they understand and can retain. He's a no-nonsense type of man with a no-nonsense approach that usually makes sense and does get results. No horses were beaten, flogged, run to death or any other imaginary ill's.
So that's it for this installment. No kool-aid for me. But I do have respect which is about all one would get from me. Hubby has the kool-aid mustache!!!