"The secrets of perfect horsemanship are not new; in fact they are ancient wisdom, know,if not always expressed, by the world's true horsemen. Knowing the secrets focuses the mind on the connections between horse and rider and brings their energies into harmony.When the secrets are revealed to the superior horseman, he opens his mind and uses the secrets. Lesser horsemen close their minds, and ignore or laugh at the secrets. They are afraid to take responsibility for their actions.When gimmicks or tricks are offered as a shortcut to horsemanship, lesser horsemen are quick to embrace them. The promise of fast cures or equipment miracles are dismissed with good humor by superior horsemen.When information is offered to improve horsemanship, its value can only be validated in practice. So it is with the secrets. They must be studied, accepted and applied. Then their truth can be know. Then perfection in horsemanship is attained."
What a great introduction...I am excited to read the rest of the book!!! Thank you Rocking Dog Ranch!!!
Now for the "Passing it on" part :) All of you who are interested. I will be drawing a name of someone to get this book. How do you enter? Simply by commenting on this blog entry what your training goals are for you and your dog. I will put the names in a hat and draw a winner and send you this book! Can't wait to hear what everyone's goals are!