Lately, I’ve been investigating a few tips to help me with my horse. While Milo is basically a good horse… he does have some quirks that I’d like to iron out. I’ve been very lucky with Panama and before him, Willow. They each had a light touch, turning with the minimum of rein pressure. Milo steers like a Mac truck.
For quite a while, I’ve been watching videos on YouTube by a man called Pat Puckett. An older cowboy with a soft and gentle touch, I enjoy his insights and his old time cowboy wisdom. His interests lie in the Californio style. While I wouldn’t want to pursue that training with Milo, the basics would work. His YouTube videos aren’t on a schedule so I follow him so I can get alerts when he posts.
Then, not long ago, a friend put me on to Eddie Landers. A fast talker from Arkansas, his videos can be found on Facebook but he is switching over to Rumble. He has the perfect technique I can use with Milo to polish up his steering. He is down to earth with great southern stories and an infectious manner. His basic training also includes a cue to have your horse side pass to you so that you can mount. I’m definitely teaching Milo that! He posts every day, so there are many videos to go through.
I am hoping to clear up those pet peeves of mine and begin to enjoy more of my time with Milo. I like riding, but when you end up fighting your horse, it’s not enjoyable. Hopefully, I can clear up our disagreements and have a good, enjoyable horse again! Go check these guys out, (it’s very easy to get Rumble to watch Eddie) and you may pick up a few things you might use with your horse, your dog, or even people!