Ever watch someone riding with no bridle or saddle and wish you could do that with your own horse? The sheer magic of the horse-human relationship is never more clear than when both parties are in complete harmony doing whatever maneuvers they are performing.
This joining of minds is reminiscent of the movie “Avatar,” where the hair of rider and the dragon-beast are braided together so that their minds meld and yet, it is the rider who dictates where they go. Since we can’t braid our hair into the manes of our horses and end up with this fabulous and magical
Frank Higgs, Kip Strate, Bud Higgs, Colton Krueger and Makenzie Higgs gather yearling cattle from the Flint Hills in late July. (Doug Busby photo)
Watching the sun come up as cattle graze Flint Hills under blue skies with family on horseback creates spiritual reality.
“Regardless of anyone’s beliefs there’s nothing so close to the heart as that intimate feeling with Mother Nature,” Jerry Hedrick said.
“I’ve been involved with many facets of Western life, but working with family on horseback is the ultimate,” Hedrick affirmed.
Operating several thousand acres of native Chase County grassland, Hedrick brings his horseback “family’ together every summer in late July.
wehorse is a European Online Riding Academy that you pay a fee to access many different trainers who have videos available for viewing. The videos cover various training techniques demonstrated by over twenty trainers.
Once on the website, I clicked on the video page and scrolled down to see what sort of things are offered. I was specifically looking for a training video dealing with something I found interesting. There are so many to choose from!
I found the video I wanted to watch, It’s called Nervous Horses: Case Analysis and Exercises in Hand.
This video is 15.39 minutes long and starts right