I have wanted to play with my horse for a long time but did not know how or how to build anything. Anyway, I have just ordered your DVD with PayPal and made a payment. Are you planning to make any more of these types of DVDs? Would you put me on your mailing list? Thank you so very much again - all the best.
This is Chris from the Big Island of Hawaii. We have your DVD which is great and I loved getting your newsletter too. Thanks for enhancing our imaginations with our horses. We just had our friends and 3 Star PNH instructors Marc Rea & his wife Mary stay with us here for clinic and privates. Had the most incredible play/lesson at liberty for me and my 3 kids and our horses. Totally launched us into another playing field and our horses were sooooo happy I could feel them smiling, yippee!!!! Thanks for keeping us motivated.
I can't wait to start building! I especially appreciate the emphasis on natural horsemanship and respect for the horse. One of my frustrations with our 7 games is that I'm not very imaginative, this will certainly change now! Thanks again for the fantastic resource.
Loved the bloopers and it was a GREAT idea to include them! Loved the mini jumping the jump...LOL. I was laughing so hard hubby thought something was wrong with me.....LOL
Well, I got the DVD in the mail today. Talk about fast turnaround!!! WOW!! Every little thing about it is great!! I'm so glad you left in the bloopers at the end! I love watching you guys playing and having fun with your horses all the while getting better communication with them! And the 3 year old paint.....well, better you than me! Thank you so much for the fun and laughter! I took it out to the barn and let a couple of others watch. They are starting on their journey's of natural horsemanship and loved the ideas too! We will be having a workday at the barn this Saturday and making some new toys for us to play with! Again, thank you for the ideas and "how to". I have so little imagination that it is scary! This helps me think out of the box! I will be using some of the toys with my 'special students' (I teach handicapped riding as well). Thank you for such a nice product.
I've been involved in Natural Horsemanship since '97 & am working in a therapuetic riding center as an instructor. We use Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for kids with emotional, behavioral & abuse problems. Your message about reading your horse is one I at times have a hard time with others at work. My horses are my partners while others consider them tools. Your plans are great & I look forward to constructing them. Thank you, yours & your horse partners for making this informative video.Hugs & nickers,
I received my DVD Sat and have watched it several times getting great ideas for our confidence course we are building for our therapeutic riding sessions we give for special needs kids and kids in foster care-God has blessed us with this ministry and used the horses for bringing much hope,joy and healing! Our program is called "Hope and Joy on Horseback" and we have a very basic confidence course(barrels, poles, bridge etc) but wanting new ideas to build confidence in both our horses and riders!! Your ideas are awesome and the manual great - I loved watching all of you and how REAL all of you are. Praise God for people like you willing to share your ideas to help folk like us out here! God Bless
Just thought you might like to see my cob loving his 'HJW2HF' pedestal! I train lots of 'difficult and problem' horses and play with lots of toys. Yea, people think I am mad but where do they learn their fine balance from or how to get their hind quarters underneath them? Pedestal all the way! Makes them more 'stable' in the moving trailer too. I used to work at a yard in Scotland so there were lots of old whiskey casks around so they were great for training foreleg pedestals. I once was asked to use the mounting block by a posh instructor to get on my horse so I put the pony on the mounting block! She was not amused! But I was!! I enclose a 'whisky' pic and two of my cob using a pedestal done from the designs on the CD I bought from you. He loves his pedestal and I find him on it when I come into the field! Hope it is of interest, Best wishes,
Just wanted to know that there is someone out here in the horse world that ALWAYS enjoys your newsletters and is absolutely BLOWN away by your toys, products and creativity!While I don't need to "pre-order" a Saddle Sidekick, since I hardly ride during the Northeast US winter, I will definitely be looking to get one of these in the spring for my rolly-polly Fjord pony whose saddle rolls like crazy. I always chuckle when we are out riding because we always add a breastplate as well as a crupper to hold the treeless saddle in place now and someone always holds the opposite stirrup during the mounting process. Seeing this truly ingenious product just shows me that I need to expand my imagination to figure out what other horse body parts I can use to strap that saddle on even more securely.Thanks!
I am so impressed with the ideas, content & making of the DVD. The directions appear to be VERY clear & easy to follow. I love how the parts lists for each toy were made to print out on one page. I cannot WAIT to get started!!!! I have a 13 month old paint gelding that I have been doing Parelli/Clinton w/since Thanksgiving. We were getting sooooo bored doing the same old things day in & day out. He is becoming dull & I am running out of ideas to try to prevent that from happening. I was beginning to feel like I was "letting him down" as his leader. I can totally understand that after our obstacle course is built how each & every day will bring a new & interesting challenge/experience for us, maybe the wind is blowing more or less than yesterday, or the sun is casting a different shadow, or the course is rearranged. The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!! Thank you, so much, from the bottom of our hearts. PS.. I am emailing your website to the rest of my "horsey" friends so they too can be enlightened :)
I received my two saddle buddies recently and I used mine yesterday. It works really magnificently!! I was in the possession of a bareback buddy already, and I have used it on many occasions in the past, from mounting in the middle of nowhere using it over my saddle to using it when wanting to swim in a lake with my horse bareback (I have a very big Gelderlander so it comes in handy). I prefer using it over my saddle so I don’t put too much pressure on the withers while mounting. I ordered it more than ten years ago when it was still produced by the people of Hot stuff for horses.So I used the saddle buddy yesterday on the Arab horse I ride nowadays. Using the bareback buddy is much more fuss and It goes around the neck of the horse when not in use, which is not really fine on the horse when the weather is hot. The saddle buddy is really simple to use and easy to take with you attached to the saddle. It’s perfect! I use it on my English style endurance saddle and my friend is going to use it on her western saddle. I’m going to recommend to all my horse loving endurance riding friends! Thank you for producing and sending me this wonderful mounting aid.Love, Suzan
With my building confidence at an all time high (due to my success with the other toys) on Saturday morning I purchased the material for the bridge/tetter totter. I had it finished up by 2 PM and had my husband help me drag it into the pasture. He was very impressed with my handy work. The best and most rewarding part of the day was when I finished playing with Chief online and removed his halter he went back to the bridge (totally on his own) and crossed it again (see pictures). He really loves the bridge and I love the fact that I have provided (with your instruction) a playground for him that motivates and excites him during our play sessions. THANK YOU!The only thing left for us is the pedestal. If I can get my husband to make the cuts for me I am certain I can put it together relatively easily. Our playground is definitely going to be the envy of all our horsey neighbors.You guys really are GREAT!Keep up the great work and keep those ideas coming.
I stumbled across your website looking for interesting things to do with my horse. I am just beginning Parelli Level 2, playing the 7 games with an obstacle.....a piece of poo doesn't work too good for me. Your website is awesome and your ideas are ingenious! Have you shared this site with the Parelli's? If not I think that you need to! Good Job.
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