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!
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.