Well today came dark and rainy, at 6:15 there was quite a storm going on outside of my camper with sheets of rain and constant thunder followed promptly with bright lightning! The 10 minute drive to the Parelli Ranch was a little bit longer due to my almost non-existent visibility. All I could think about was storm chasers and the movie "Twister"... Once I arrived at the ranch things were happening very quickly as people went about their business so they could scurry back inside out of the rain! Today we were treated to an hour long Q&A with none other than the great Linda Parelli. We sure did cover a lot of ground during the discussion that turned in to an hour and a half! I can't believe that I actually spoke with Linda what an amazing thing. Not to mention that I was able to create a coherent sentence and ask her several questions! Life is good. It is truly inspiring to me to see how Linda can handle people in a group and direct the flow of things in such a natural and palatable way! She is really and truly a person to aspire too. We got to watch some interesting dvds and also have a Q&A with some of the mastery students- this was hosted by Lee Palmer. It was great to hear about some of the up's and downs and have some questions answered! As I write this in the student lounge Pat Parelli just drove up in his shiny Lincoln Pick-up truck. I am still getting used to all of this, sometimes I forget and then I realize that I am here. This is what I have dreamt of for the past several years. Oh my gosh this is so amazing! I want to share this with all of you guys. If you are thinking about coming down here, do it, don't let your if, ands or buts stop you!
On that note I'll sign off for now, until next time,
Stay Savvy and Keep it Natural.
Kailaan and Jack
Well these past few days have been a little wet, but better a warm wet than a frozen wet! I have been busy with my
Fast-Track.There is always lots more to learn and I sometimes forget all that there is to learn about...
I think that Focus is a great thing, I am just now thinking that you still need to be aware enough to see/realize when life presents you with the opportunity to learn something, even it you did not plan on learning about what ever it is that is being presented to you. Just be aware and focused but don't have blinders on, it's like Pat Parelli says we want to be Extreme Middle of the Roadest's.
Today we had a few different simulations with conga horses and then some team building exercises with the whole group. You could definitely tell who the extroverts were! Martin Black stopped by the campus today with some of his crew for lunch and then headed up to Pat's Barn to tip some of Pat's cattle. Martin dropped off my very own Hackamore/Bosal, which I had picked out during last weekends Clinic. It is a pretty amazing feeling sitting down and eating in the presence of great Horsemen Pat Parelli, and Martin Black. -both of whom have studied with Bill Dorrance, Ray Hunt, and Tom Dorrance-
It's now about 12 days until my Externship starts, I have heard that there will be 16 people participating, 4 from the UK, 3 from Australia and more from several other places. I have started to read my horse at a different level now and I am having to employ more strategies for a Right-Brained-Introvert. I think that I am going to start having a lot more success now that I can approach my horse in a way that is more palatable to him!
Last night my horse had a session with Bryan and Donna the folks that have developed the new Photonic Light Therapy "Torch". Wow, what a good demo horse Jack was, he had a huge reaction to it. When we started we found pain in his back, hip, and shoulder, also Jack's Hyiod was out of alignment. The "Red Light caused it to rebalance and become more centered. I would highly recommend this as a tool for the vast majority of people. I know it is now on my "List" but not at the top yet!
I hope you all are staying inspired through all of the great support channels that Parelli has and if you have not checked out Parelli Connect I strongly recommend that you do; it is the future!
Keep it Natural and have fun,
Kailaan and Jack!
Wow this past weekend I got to ride with Pat Parelli and Martin Black they are the real deal t doesn’t get any better than that! What an experience! It was at a NVRHA (National Versatility Ranch Horse Association) Clinic and Schooling show. Jack and I got 4th place in the Ranch Riding novice division. Pat was amazing! Wow wow wow is about all I can say! Words cannot express how I feel about all that has happened this past two days! This has been something I have dreamed of, and now my dreams are becoming a reality. Thank you Jack you are my Partner, Hero, and so much more! I will post more later but for now I think one of the things that stood out most for me that Pat kept saying was "Go with Stopping in mind, Stop with backing in mind, Back with a quality move in mind, and Go with stopping in mind."
Bye for now, and remember Keep it Natural!
Kailaan and Jack
Four weeks in this fast track flew by!!
Jack was awesome. We met tons of great people and are totally excited for what lay ahead for us...
Among other things, Kailaan Walker is a horse trainer and horsemanship instructor. He is also a Level 4 Parelli student. Jack is Kailaan's levels horse and partner. Papa Jack, as he is now affectionately known, is a 20 year old buckskin Canadian Quarter Horse cross. Kailaan's 1st horse, his inspiration, partner and friend for more than 10 years now.