Update: I got the URLs wrong - sorry. Hopefully corrected now
Over the winter here in the UK there was a great BBC tv series "Edwardian Farm", filmed on and near Dartmoor in Devon, (where Steven Spielberg filmed some of his War Horse film). It featured lots of draft horses on the farm, as well as a horse whsiperer taming a Dartmoor Pony:
Modern tack, shop-bought lunge whip...whip in rope halter by mistake.
Nevertheless, lovely scenery and something I will enjoy watching if I see it on tv.
As an aside, if anybody is in UK near the New Forest, do drive to a favorite haunt of ours - No Man's Land (yes, there is a signpost and everything) where there is a pub you can sit outside and the New Forest ponies will come right up to you.
I don't why people feel the need to label every thing in a cowboy hat an accent "Horse Whispering". I was a raised with these techniques, we never called it Horse Whispering (TM) or Natural Horsemanship (TM). This guy is a good HORSEMAN, I see no need to call Horsemanship "Whispering/Natural" or otherwise. Meh.
lol There's nothing "whispery" about that. I hope people don't actually think that sort of handling is special or unusual in anyway. A little NH, yes.
Edit: Uhh... did anyone notice the pony suddenly acquired an actual halter at about 4:25 in the third video? He just had the rope around his head and then the camera went back and he was wearing a real rope halter. Strange...
Tru : April 14, 1996 - March 14, 2011
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