Build Your Horse Resource
Sometimes horse training can seem like a lonely undertaking. That’s why I think it is important to build a “horse resource”. I can’t run out to a trainer every time a problem pops up with my horse. I wouldn’t want to, anyway. But I need to have some place to get a solution.
It is a library of horse training books, dvds, cds, along with a journal I keep about my horse’s health and training. I collected the foundation of the library as a member of the Downunder Horsemanship No Worries Club. The first month the Club opened, I joined. My membership lasted for 7 or 8 years. Then I added the Clinton Anderson Gaining Respect and Control on the Ground and Riding with Confidence Series. I also picked up DVDs from Julie Goodnight (Balance & Rhythm, Communication & Control), Richard Winters, Jerry Tindell (Groundwork), and Dr. Robert Miller. To round out my collection, I have a few dvds from the Horseman’s Gazette, one called Tapadero about the Californio Vaquero. And, I have some fun ones too, like the Buckaroos of Northern Nevada. You need to have some practical knowledge about equipment. One dvd is all about caring for tack .
Broaden Your Horizons
I didn’t want my horse resource library to be just one trainer or one philosophy. That’s why I went for variety. After studying a variety of trainers, I chose Clinton. I believe it’s important to have one philosophy forming the foundation of your interaction with your horse. While I could have chosen Craig Cameron, Chris Cox, Parelli, or any of the others, I related to Downunder Horsemanship the easiest.
Why have a Library?
With the increasing popularity of YouTube, you might think a library isn’t important. There’s something about having my collection that offers a little security. Maybe it’s the countless hours I’ve spent watching, I don’t know. But. almost every time I watch a video, or read an article again, I pick up something new or see something old in a new light.
Thanks for joining me on my horse channel!
My Non-horse YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3fziIJV
Listen to the Whoa Podcast about Horses: https://apple.co/3hDDA4J