Thursday, March 4, 2010

Horse Sense – Tailgate Preacher Advice

I had to share this with you all. I recently came across the Tailgate Preacher on RFD Television. Pastor Greg Moore of the Top Hand Cowboy Church is the Tailgate Preacher and has several short videos on YouTube that I really enjoyed.

The Tailgate Preacher is fond of saying “Life is Choices, Not Chances”. I understand what he is saying, however I tend to think of it as “Life is the choices you make with the chances you get”.

Everyday when you work with your horses you have the choice to give them a fair deal with the chance they are giving you......or not. I don’t think any of us approach our horses intending to lose our tempers, just happens. Like the bumper sticker says “Manure Happens”.

For me, having much less patience and abilities than I need, and knowing myself for over 50 years now, I have to make a conscious effort not to bring any, or let any outside crap effect the way I deal with my horses. Actually it’s probably good advice for your relationships with other people as well, but with people you can always explain, apologize and be forgiving.

Now horses are pretty dog gone forgiving, but they sure as hell don’t forget much. So you have to make sure you approach them with an understanding manner and with a clean heart.

The video I’ve inserted is the Tailgate Preacher with a short sermon, “Get The Crap Out Of Your Life” which I think is an appropriate metaphor, especially for, preparing to work with green horses. Enjoy the video. Safe Journey.

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