Monday, June 18, 2012

"Professional Neglect" - a Video

Finally, I managed to upload some video from day three of my ride on Red at the Mark Rashid clinic.  It's about a three-minute clip.  Mark is sitting outside the frame to the left - that's his horse Baxter whose hindquarters are on the left side of the screen (note that it's very unusual for Mark to sit down during a clinic - but it was the last ride on day three and he was recovering from pneumonia).  Red's bolt occurs when we switch directions to the right, but I was proud that we recovered and just kept on cantering.

The title of the post is "professional neglect" - it's a phrase Mark uses during the clip to indicate that I should be doing less - the line between giving the horse direction and leadership and overdoing things is a fine one, particularly with a super sensitive horse like Red . . .

Here's the video - enjoy!

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