|Jack Brainard, Connie & Farah|
As a kid in the late 50's & early 60's, Cowboys were King! Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, The Lone Ranger... On Sat. mornings the Watts Hardy Dairy hosted movies a the Boulder Theater. You brought your empty milk cartons to for a free admission. The Westerns were my favorite! Horses, lots of horses, shoot-em up plots, fast riding - plenty to keep a horse crazed kid entertained :-)
In my early teens, I worked a few weekends at the local drive-in restaurant; Twin Burger - to pay for riding lessons at Green Meadows Riding Stable. Then - lived for the summers on my Grandparents farm in IA - where my mare Topsy waited. The minute we arrived, I was out of the car, begging for a pickup ride out to the pasture. Once we spotted her, I'd jump out & call her name. Even Grandpa had to admit that she remembered me - she would lift her head at the sound of my voice & trot right up to me!
|Connie is Concentrating!|
If you have an interest in riding a better horse - this book is for you! If I Were To Train A Horse. It's hard to put down & will have that well-worn look in no time.
My private lesson today, was a personal revelation - trusting Jack enough to give myself up to the ride - I felt that by the end of our too short time with him - I'd gained a huge amount of trust in my mount & she in me. Our communication had taken a huge stride forward in mutual understanding. After all - that's the beauty of the true relationship we strive for with our equine partners~
(Thanks for coming with me Dave, photos & support!)