Some of us write about training and dogma and attitudes toward horses. Some of us could actually carry out our dreams, and some of us could not. I fall strictly within the latter category. I don’t have the skill or the experience. What I do have is the discriminatory power to know when I’m seeing the real thing, and when I’m seeing something disturbing. And then to dismantle it ad nauseum. Yes. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.
This beholder’s eye has been taught many a time by Bonnitta Roy of Alderlore: To Know the Horse Is To Know Yourself. Routine checks of Bonnitta’s blog turn up fascinating and often moving posts and video. It’s rare indeed to discover truly honest trainers who practice with skill and dedication what some of us can only preach. 😉
I would like to call attention to a series of posts in that illustrate the depth of willingness to truly see into a horse that makes Bonnitta such a treasure.