just wanted to share with you all how my weekend last Sunday went.. a true testament to our QS horses, the programme and the skills we all develop.
I went out to a competition day doing something called Arena Sorting which I’ve never done before. I rode in a team with girls who I know through horses but have not ridden with.
We had to sort the 10head of cattle in numerical order starting from whatever number the judge gave us in under 2 mins into a small pen.
The whole day highlighted to me how much the knowledge I have gained from the programme and how I was able to use this to either help Spirit out or to get those cattle where I wanted them.
I was unsure at first how Spirit would take the cows, he had never been asked to chase cows before but you know what.. he just did everything I asked, I said go, he went, I said swing your hind at that cow, he swung. He looked after me in there and kept a level head, if he did get emotional I was able to use my sideways to soften him and get his mind back on the job within a split second. And all in a hackamore.
So Thankyou to Shane and Meredith for discovering a method which actually works and developing a system so your knowledge can be shared, so grateful to be able to go out to strange places/events, in my hackamore, and know that my horse has my back and I have his.
And show people it’s got nothing to do with what’s in their mouth and everything to do with how you communicate with them.