Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Musings on Cricket's Horsenality Report

I promise that one of these days I'll blog in detail about Cricket's detailed Horsenality report. Work is crazy busy and just when I think things are going to ease up, they get worse.

I've read over Cricket's report and my initial reaction was "well, I know all that." Keep in mind, Cricket turns 9 this year and I've had her since she was two. I've taken her from unstarted through L4 on the ground and L3 under saddle. I think I know my horse pretty well. So it wasn't a news flash.

I played with some of the more specific concepts and I have to say I was incredibly pleased with the results. I need to read it again and lick and chew some more. As a LBI myself, it takes time for me to think through things. Play time will be limited but that will be good for reading and reflection. I promise more details and more musings. I think there's more to it than my first perusal revealed.


horsegirlonajourney said...

I look forward to learning more. Rocky isn't entirely I too plan to write more about horsenality in the coming months, especially as we will be able to do so much more now that his pain is relieved. What will happen to our relationship when we can - gasp - trot? LOL

Lisa said...

I haven't had a chance to go back and study more of her horsenality report. I think my favorite section is "how to structure a session." I've used some of these pieces and it's produced much better results. The biggest thing with Cricket is saying what I mean and really meaning what I say. Each inconsistency erodes my leadership, one little point at a time. But I truly think Cricket is happier when I am more particular. It affects her confidence and it entices her to be more in harmony with my focus. Ugh, so much to consider!