“The mind is everything.  What you think you become.”   Buddha

I just got home from our National show.  I am very proud of all the clients and horses and this was probably our most successful showing at a national event.  Thank you to all involved.

It set me back a bit when I was looking through Facebook and I saw a few video posts of what the poster considered animal abuse at that show.  I am not calling out any discipline or trainer.  Some people consider riding an animal abuse.  Some call Arabian halter class’s abuse.  I think it is all relative.  A friend of mine said he had seen much more severe abuse using a smooth snaffle in bad hands than a spade bit in good hands.

Let’s think about the Buddha quote above.  Mind is everything and what you think you become.  If our goal is to make the horse showing world and the horse industry a better place then shouldn’t we be concentrating on the positive?

Whoever came up with the halter guys riding in a western class was brilliant!  They all did a great job for a great cause and it showcased the horsemanship in everyone.      www.horsemensdistressfund.com  The entire show seemed to have more energy around it with congratulations and help whenever it was needed.  I believe all shows and events are heading in a great direction.  The more we focus on the positive the more positive we have.

Share something positive in the comments about USN or anything!

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00November 4th, 2015|Horses|4 Comments


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    Mary Trowbridge November 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Rock on Big Dog!

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    Gordon Potts November 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Great comments and perspective, Hoyt ! Brightened my day!

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    Peggy Meacham November 4, 2015 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Great Blog. Congratulations to all P&H. Looked like you wrapped up an awesome year!!

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    Angela Norton November 5, 2015 at 3:01 am - Reply

    I think our Nationals gets better every year! I attended in 1973, 2004, & each of the past 8 years (2008-2015) & I hope to be there again next year. THANK YOU for your blogs & for accentuating the positive! Congratulations on a successful year & best wishes for all the years ahead.

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