|Jo and Honey
I would like to sincerely thank you for a wonderful day at your
If you remember, I said that this was my last chance, if Honey
didn't learn how to slow down she had to go.
Well you proved that it can be done. We had a great day with
all the ground work that I had previously tried, but didn't get
the gist of, as I had never seen it in practice.
In the afternoon we got in the saddle and for the first time
I was able to control Honey's speed. She responded very well to
the point when I was so confident I didn't need a bit, I asked
you if I could ride in a halter and rope. Your response was "You
are my kind of girl!" I had no fear at this point because
I knew I could do it.
Honey and I walked, trotted and cantered around the arena. The
cheers from the crowd and others riders were so inspiring.
I couldn't have done it without you. You are the most gentle-natured
horseman I have had the pleasure of meeting. We bonded very well.
Everything you spoke about made so much sense.
Honey was so happy and relieved to be ridden without a bit. I
would not have believed it myself if it wasn't for that lovely
lady taking photographs of Honey before and after the bit. The
evidence was in the photos.
Thank Julie for a lovely lunch and thank you again. I hope to
see you again soon.
And yes Honey is still with me.
Joanne and Honey
Jo and Honey at the beginning of the clinic - fighting each other.
At the end of
the day, relaxed and riding in a halter with
understanding and communication.
|Gary and Shiraz
As a passionate believer in natural horsemanship I want to give
my young Arab horse Shiraz the best possible start in life, with
no shoes, no bit, no rugs and a natural lifestyle. To find a horse
listener like Carlos who believes in the same horse management
principles as I, is a dream come true. To have Shiraz started
bitless, the way I ultimately want to ride him in endurance rides,
is such a great benefit.
I purchased Warrawee Vendee Shiraz in November 2005 from a stud
near Lancefield. Shiraz is a long-term project who will ultimately
become my first string endurance horse. I started some basic groundwork
and basic saddle work before sending him to Carlos for starting
and further education. Shiraz spent a month at Carlos's property
in that time he transformed him into a light, responsive equine
partner that I can trust and respect.
I have to thank Carlos for the sterling job he has done with
Shiraz. I can't tell you how good it is to have a trainer of his
calibre, who believes the same as I do, in the natural horse management.
Carlos you have turned a good horse, into a great horse.
Thank you Carlos!
Regards Garry King
|Tam and Spish
Very rarely are we graced as human beings with the opportunity
to be in the company of a true master; somebody who follows up
with his actions everything he professes with his word.
Carlos displays consistent, unfaltering gentleness and respect,
combined with an extraordinary depth of understanding of the horse
and his relationship to man.
If the observer opens their heart as well as their mind, they
have the opportunity to see that Carlos' teachings go beyond his
abilities with these magnificent animals. They open the door to
the desire in every one of us to have a 'soft place to fall',
and what it means to be that place for our equine (and other animal)
companions, as well as our fellow humans.
Tam and Spish