Horsemanship and Our Intermediate Test
If you have ever watch Downunder Horsemanship on RFD-TV or belong to the No Worries Club, you probably know a few years ago Cinton Anderson produced a series called Test your Fundamentals. The series took six people who had been studying his Method on horsemanship, brought them to the ranch, and critique their progress. It is a real eye-opener to see how you and your horse measure up. Well, he has plans of doing the same for the Intermediate Series. This is our application video to participate in the project going on at Downunder Horsemanship.
It is a rather intense undertaking to video thirty three exercises on horsemanship, edit them, and put together a cohesive video that show myself and my horse, Jessie, in the best possible light. I could make excuses, but the video speaks for itself – we don’t know those exercises nearly as well as we think we do. We (meaning me) himmed and hawed about making a submission at all. One of the main factors involved is the fact we do not own the new style series. Back in 2006 or so, we bought Gaining Respect and Control on the Ground and Riding with Confidence Series. There are some new exercises and different names for some of the old ones and it’s not likely we’ll get the call to go to Texas. But, hey it gives us something to work on and maybe it will inspire you to really test your horsemanship knowledge too. After all, if you want to get where you are going, you first have to know where you are at.