Sunday, May 17, 2015

Horsey News


I am selling the mini's. 

Oh yeah, I am also moving to Texas. 


Woah. Wait. WHAT!? Alyssa must have gone crazy. How could she be possibly selling those little adorable 32 inches of horse. 


I am not being crazy at all. To hear the whole story though, you have to go back a few weeks to when I stumbled across one of this guy's videos:









This is Clinton Anderson. I have known about him for years, but had focused more on Pat Parelli and  the more "Natural"  side of horsemanship.  In the video above, he is using his techniques on his 19 year old Australian QH mare, Mindy. After this video, I found that he had a TV show (in HD!)  and  watched every single episode he had available. I was hooked.  I also got my mom and dad involved, and we spent almost every night for a week watching on how to fix bucking problems, fear problems, rearing problems, herd bound problems, etc. I did the work with Ollie and he has acted much differently (in a good way) ever since. 




For Mothers Day, my dad bought my  mom the whole Fundamental, Intermediate, and Advanced series of Clinton Anderson's training. In over 90 hours of video time, Clinton shows you how to get the same results he does on his horses and how he trains other people's horses. Mom cried, and I was ecstatic (about the DVD's). 

Anyway, Clinton has a training program for people too. If you are 18 or over, you can apply to his Academy. If you get accepted (only 15 people will be allowed into the Academy each year) you are professionally trained by Clinton himself for 1 1/2 years (for a Certified Clinician certification) and 3 years for a Professional Clinician. I would stay at his ranch in Texas  and work 4 horses a day. I then knew that going to his ranch and getting certified would be what I wanted to do after I graduated. After my mom and dad and I saw a  1 1/2 video of everything that happens for the 1 year and a half (which is what I would do) at his ranch, my mom and dad decided that it would be a good route for me to pursue after school. 



So..in 2-3 years I will (Lord willing) be packing my bags and going to Texas. 


Yes, Ollie has no halter on. 


Now, why would I be selling the minis??

Okay, so I need to start making more money in order to be prepared for Clinton's academy (and a little left over for misc. stuff). So, teaching horse lessons is a good option. However, I cannot do it on Ollie because he really enjoys testing people and would not be a good lesson horse. So, what I would have to do would be to sell the Minis and get a large sized pony or small horse that is very broke and kid safe.  While it is sad for me, it is time for me to move on, and the mini's aren't used as much since the big horses arrived. Both Half Pint and Rosie will go together and I hope to do a first right of refusal if the other person somewhere down the line decides to sell the Mini's.

I took Rosie's sale photos today.




BTW, here is her ad. Sadly the pictures are not working on the website, which is sort of irritating.
http://www.horseclicks.com/red-wine-and-roses/horses/801707#FiXZmw5e4rXJpCJB.97


Because Rosie and Half Pint are leaving soon, I have been spending a little more time with them, and just playing with them a little. In the pictures below some leftover runoff from the snow of Mother's Day made a temporary pond and I brought Ollie and Rosie out for some fun time in the water. They both enjoyed it.



                                                           The snow on Mother's Day. 










I will keep you updated on the Minis' status and my search for another horse! 

~CBL


14 comments:

  1. Wow! That's exciting and sad and just a lot. Fingers crossed for you and I hope that it all works out for your Clinton Anderson project. I also hope the minis go to a great gone and that you find a great lesson horse.

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    1. Thank you so much. It is very stressful selling the minis (and quite sad) but I need a lesson horse for me to move forward and do the Clinton Anderson Academy. You comment blessed me so much and has made my day. :)

      ~CBL

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  2. Woah that is big news! Just said a quick prayer for you and I hope that you're able to find the minis a good home. Happy hunting for a new lesson horse!
    Kathryn

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    1. Thank you. I sure hope that I find a lesson horse quickly and smoothly. That would be nice for sure.
      ~CBL

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  3. OMG ALYSSA!!! haha that's a lot of news! It's great that you're pursuing Clinton Anderson's clinician academy! I have spent many days thinking about whether or not I would do it and I think I will. He's Amazing!!! I love his training! I know what your feeling with the minis... we had to move and I had to sell my mini's too :( Fortunately for me, their old owner took them back in a heartbeat. I will keep you and your minis in my prayers and I'm crossing my fingers for ya! Good Luck! and Keep up the great work!

    Have an extremely blessed day! ~ Bella

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    1. Thank you so much! Your comments are blessing me in such an explainable way. Maybe you and I will both be in Clinton Anderson's Academy together!? Wouldn't that be awesome!? I am leaving in 2-3 years though, so you may have already left....that would be cool though!

      Blessings!
      ~CBL

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  4. That would be amazing!!! No, I have not left yet. I have about the same time as you :) It would so awesome to meet you and maybe some day work with you at CA's ranch! Who knows, God works in extraordinary ways.

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    1. IKR!? That would be awesome. Would you be there for for year and a half or the three years..??? I think three years may be a little too long for me because I would miss Ollie way to much (He will probably stay down in Colorado).

      ~CBL

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    2. I have no idea! Lol I don't think I could be away from my family for three years! I can't decide if I want to do the CA clinician academy or do an internship with Ken Mcnabb.

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    3. Go to CA! Not for selfish reasons on my part of course... ;). I was offered two internships by two very well known horse trainer here last year but I turned them down because I wanted to go the Pat Parelli route, but now I am all Clinton Anderson.

      ~CBL

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    4. Haha! Yeah, I still have 3 years to decide. Who knows what will happen in those years. If I do decide to do the CA (which I most likely will) I hope to see you there :)

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  5. Wow. That's a lot of news! I really hope that you find a good home for the minis, thy are so sweet. Also hope that you get a good riding horse and do well at Clinton Anderson's. I wish you all the best of luck!

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Hello! Feel free to comment....I love to get opinions, suggestions, and compliments. I will answer any questions. If you leave a link to your blog, I will check it out! Thanks, and enjoy Bits and Spurs!

~CBL (Colorado Breyer Lover)