Tuesday, January 3, 2017
I've continued to work Jessie in the curb bit working on our turnarounds, stops, and neck reining. Yes, we are still taking it slow. She's improved a bunch. Now, I'm trying to figure out how to speed things up. Although, right now, we don't need to do things quickly, so we'll keep plugging along. More rain is predicted this week to our already flooded and muddy pens. After years of little rain, we can't really complain.
My first Whoa Podcast of 2017 is out. I got to talk to Jaton Lord, the grandson of legendary trainer Ray Hunt. When Jaton was in high school he got to travel with his grandparents during summer break. Ray was giving horsemanship clinics at the time and young Jaton got to experience them first-hand.
There's a Legacy of Legends event in Fort Worth in March that is produced by Carolyn Hunt, Ray's widow, and Buck Brannaman. Thirty trainers will descend on the Will Rogers Memorial Arena to start colts for three days. It should be a good time.