Monday, October 21, 2013

Making the Right Choice the Easy Choice

I was encouraged to read this article about how Natural Horsemanship works--an overview of the 2013 Colt Starting Challenge in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.

Horse Trainers Take On Challenge to Tame Wild Horses Within Hours

Pittsylvania Co., VA - Experts say taming a wild horse is something that takes months to do. Saturday, however, a group of skilled horse trainers got together at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, and did it in just three hours.

It was all for a chance to be named the winner of the 2013 Colt Starting Challenge.

"The old way of getting on and bucking, bucking, bucking, that's gone. Now we use their natural instincts," said David Tuggle, President of South Eastern Farriers & Horseowners Association.

Natural horsemanship is a way of transforming a wild horse to one that's obedient. It's something that usually takes horse owners six months to a year to do. (Read more.)

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