Well it's been a little while since I last posted here. Now I am in the final week before I start my Externship! I had an amazing weekend this last weekend past! On the Saturday we went to Jacksonville to watch Pat and his western performance team at a Reined Cow Horse show, it was an awesome experience. It opened my eyes to a what some interesting specialization might look like. I was also presented with the opportunity to help out with the horse watering and picking the stalls of these amazing horses in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, an ounce of savvy might be passed on to me from these wonderful teachers!!!! All this and much more happened there... Needless to say the whole experience was absolutely wonderful!
Sunday saw me driving down to Tampa FL to visit some friends - Danny, Shannon and their two lovely kids Parker(3) and Piper(15 months). We all packed up and headed down to the beaches of FT. Dosoto where the sun was scorching and the water was still quite refreshing! We swam and then we kayaked around the area near the shore and pier.... We saw some truly beautiful and majestic dolphins in the water right next to us. They were around the whole afternoon swimming and jumping all over! We then came ashore and I flew a kite for the first time and really enjoyed the feel of it! We went to dinner at the crab-shack and I headed home after that!
This past week so far has been very rewarding, Jack and I have made some awesome breakthroughs, especially as it relates to having Jack be more exuberant and having more of a connection and draw!
Last night a really special person named Mariah Helms (currently an extern) showed me how to do the beginning steps of the waltz. It was an absolute "ball" (forgive the pun). On a more serious note, it was really cool how I could feel her and start to imagine what harmony feels like... like when a little foal is in true harmony with it's dame(mother). Very cool stuff! For more information on Mariah's journey you should visit her blog at:
Bye for now and 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.