Pete Rodda & Kalley at NVRHA. Photo by: Kirsi Kesaniemi
Hello all, it has been a while since my last post but if is not for lack of things to say! These past few weeks have been very busy, educational and full of all different types of learning... Last week we spent most of the week in Pat's company during his Wow with Cows course! It was absolutely amazing we all learned a lot and I had countless opportunity's to interact with Pat and I started to have an understanding of what it is like to be up in his world all the time and all I can say is I am excited for the day when I find my self up at his barn!
We held a NVRHA clinic/schooling show on Saturday which was totally awesome just getting to see a bunch of Pat's top students riding some of Pat's horses and also some of there own was thrilling! I had the great opportunity to manage all of the sound for the event -Wow with cows- from Wednesday on till Friday. This included responsibility for Pat's mic and the portable speakers and music for the savvy clap. I would not have had this amazing opportunity if it had not been for Pete Rodda! Pete had faith in me to let me take over what is usually his job - so as to give him the chance to ride in the course. Then on Saturday I got to be the announcer and timer for the timed events. It was such a cool experience and I had a blast with it! This past week was absolutely extraordinary!
Today we had a full day in the class room with a man named Jim Patterson and it was all about "Playing to Win" and self discovery and self awareness. We had a lot of highlights around open, healthy and clear communication especially, how to move towards our goals in the most direct way!
I hope this note finds you all in good company!
Keep it Natural,
Kailaan and Jack
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.