Some natural horsemanship instructors talk about body language, and energetic communication with horses. But it’s usually with one horse at a time, either haltered or confined to an arena.
So what happens when there are 11 horses loose in a 10 acre field? And you’re an 18-year-old guy who’s never been around a horse in his life?
Watch the video and discover what Duncan learned this summer about horses, power, body language, leadership, collaboration and so much more!
Duncan is one of my son’s friends and he worked at the barn this summer with me. As Duncan says in the video, I can’t think of a better prep for going off to college!
I was astounded at the wisdom that came out of this guy’s mouth (you’ll hear me exclaiming, “That’s amazing!” multiple times in the video) and I’m very excited to share this with you. I hope you get as much out of it as I did 🙂
Jini Patel Thompson is a natural health writer and Lazer Tapping instructor. She began riding at age 2 in Kenya, and got her first horse at age 8 in Alberta, and so continues a life-long journey and love affair with these amazing creatures.
4 thoughts on “A Teen Newbie Learns Life Lessons from the Herd”
I would like to See any Video clip on How to deal with my surviving Horse Whose buddy colic-ed And we Had to put down…My Mare is alone right now, Not any super close nearby horses for her to hang out with…White Mare (Dakota) passed, Bay Mare (Mysterious) is the survivor…
What people usually do in this situation, is to bring in a companion animal, like a goat or donkey. Or offer boarding to another horse. A herd animal really needs to be with others in their pasture for basic safety, let alone companionship. I would sit with Mysterious and meditate with her – see what comes to you. Perhaps Mysterious has an idea of who she’d like as her new pasture buddy.
I love how Montaro is the wheelbarrow guard, and he makes a way for Duncan to get out to the paddock! Beautiful!
I have learnt much from this wise young man and the herd. It will help me with my guys.
Thankyou for sharing.
ps. I have to say, I just love dear Montaro! What an amazing being he is, its just gorgeous to watch him do his thing.
Yes, he truly is a master sensei 🙂 I don’t think I will ever stop learning from him.