Saturday, May 30, 2009

Time Ticks By...

How many hours have you put into your horses relationship? I will do my time with Sundance first...

Sundance on My Partner

I have spent usually at least 30 minutes or more with him a day, and we have been together since 2006. There are 365 days in a year, and it has been about 4 years... so 360 days X 4 years then times 30 at least - 43,800 minutes, divide that by 60 - 730 hours - then add demos, play days, lessons etc. probably about 1,000 hours.


Your turn! I would love to hear how many hours you have put in, along with your story.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Word of The Day - Partner

Part . ner - noun

1. One that is united or associated with another or others in an activity or a sphere of common interest.

Do you and your horse share a common interest? Does your horse also share the interest in you, as you share with him? Pat Parelli stresses us to become partners with our horses, are you doing all you can to achieve that goal? Or are you just doing the tasks to get that colored string you want? Your horse knows the difference as soon as you enter the barn... he knows if it is about him, or if it is about you today.

2. Nautical A wooden framework used to strengthen a ships deck at the point where a mast or other structure passes through it.

Without a Parnter holding up the deck, the mast could not guide the ship and take it where it needs to go, could it? Without a strong partner, the ship would be useless. Remember Pat Parelli referring to Horse-Man-Ship as a horse and a man on a ship, or a vessel taking a journey together? If we are doing Parelli, we are on that journey... without a strong partnership, our relationship will sink.

I am asking you and myself these questions, but it is up to you to answer them! If they are not answered the way you want them, I press you to live it out, fix it and make the answer what you think it should be.

Friday, May 22, 2009

TONIGHT - Interview with Natural Horse Network Radio

Tune in 5 PM MST / 7 PM EST here at Natural Horse Network, for an interview with me. Join the chat room and ask questions!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pictures from Jacksonville, NC

Playing with Saddle fit, Dominance and Freestyle with Marieanne and Left-Brained Extrovert Partner

DSC_0224 Mike, Tonya and Daughter - After Lesson

What am I looking at ?...

Mariah Teaching 

Trailer Loading with an Unconfident Horse - Peggy with Right-Brained Introvert Partner

Peggy & Mariah - Trailer Loading 

Cheese! For the Camera...



I had a wonderful time, everyone was so friendly and savvy. I enjoyed working with everyone, and hope I gave you all the tools you need to shoot forward with SAVVY!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Demo in Jacksonville, NC

I will be gone this Saturday to Jacksonville, NC to do a demonstration at a play day, I will also be offering private lessons. It's about a 4 hour drive away, so we'll be leaving around 4:30 AM so we can get there on time. I am excited about this opportunity to teach and help other savvy students, and don't worry... I don't charge people for my teaching, I can't do that quite yet! But have donations, so I can get where I need to go. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers for a safe trip!

Don't forget! May 22, 2009 - 1 Hour Interview by Natural Horse Network at TUNE IN! Hear about Mariah's Journey and Dreams, sign in and ask questions LIVE.


Mariah Helms