Wow time just flies by... it astounds me! Well, a lot has happened since we last talked and I will do my best to tell all that has happened true and in it entirety.
I finished my first Externship here in lovely Pagosa Springs CO on July 3rd. I received my 1* Star Trainee status, after having applied to stay on and continue my education as a student here on campus.
So, I have been invited to stay and participate in another Externship to help me refine my Horsemanship. It has been such an amazing journey!
Just after my first Externship finished and before my second one started, I got the opportunity to ride in the July 4th parade with all of the Parelli tribe! It was very cool to ride on the road in downtown Pagosa Springs! I was intrigued to find out that my horse thinks that skate boards are horse eating monsters! It is amazing all the things that you get to see and do if you're in the right place and time. Kinda reminds me of LUCK and we all know how to spell LUCK right? "W-O-R-K" and it's where preparation meets opportunity!
This new Externship got off to a great start, seeing all of us run the Parelli Games on campus with Jake Biernbaum and Tanya Bennett spear-heading the effort and me supporting/leading the whole Extern team. We are at the beginning of week 3 and closer than ever and working as a team!
Time sure does fly around here! I once heard Pat say that "the days are long but the weeks, months, and years just fly by!" This has been very true for me! The group we have here for this Externship has been great so far. There are 18 of us and the dynamic is pretty cool having so many individuals together... The program is so progressive I can see changes even from the last one I just did. The HMS (horsemanship) has been awesome! Berin is really on his game!
Just this past weekend we got to watch Linda and some of the top students on campus from both Pat and Linda's barns get a lessons from Walter Zettl, and then the next day go to a cutting with Pat and his Apprentice team -which was totally awesome! Then on Monday we went back to the arena were the cutting was held for a half day cutting clinic that Pat and his team went to! Then out for lunch with the whole team at a casino nearby.
So, more cool news to follow in coming days. I will try to write more often to keep you abreast of current happenings!
p.s. I have my 17" Parelli Natural Performer Saddle for sale...
-It has a:
-Standard width tree
-Medium length fenders.
-It is a light oil color
Its also posted on Savvy Forum in the Tack thread.But please feel free to call or text me if you have any questions... My cell is 310-890-2953 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep it Natural,
Kailaan & Jack
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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.