Inspired By Horses ~ Jonathan Field
On today’s show we have a terrific trainer and horseman Jonathan Field. I first met Jonathan at Horsemen’s Re-Union in Paso Robles last year. He was starting colts and one look at easy, smooth moves in the round pen and you knew he was relating to theses young horses. His story is quite inspirational. While a young man working in Canada, Jonathan suffered an industrial accident that nearly amputated his hand. He recovered and was drawn back into the world of horses. Yes, you could say he was truly inspired by horses.
Jonathan has studied under some of the greats in the horse world including George Morris and Pat Parelli. He has developed his own style and program of horsemanship he calls Inspired by Horses. Jonathan has performed at Road to The Horse, has presented many times at Western States Horse Expo. He headlines at horse shows and expositions all across Canada including The Mane Event and even produces his own equine conference called Jonathan Field and Friends.
Jonathan has used his Inspired by Horses philosophy to write a book, The Art of Liberty Training. And he has also produced The Foundation for Excellence JUMPING with George Morris. All this in addition to his own DVD training series.
Today we talk about his life and how he got inspired by horses. We also talk about a few “real life” training issues I’m having. Jonathan offers some great advice and I am already seeing results!
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