Art Stuff - The Roping Horse
I love horses more so when I can just relax for a few minutes and draw just a little more. I sketched this really cool quarter horse a few nights back. Many years ago I went to some courses run by Monty Roberts. He's an amazing guy and so quiet about how he goes about things. the best book I ever read was written by him. Monty Roberts The Man who talks to Horses is worth while sitting down and reading from cover to cover. I loved his story of his earlier life when he and his brother headed out to Nevada to watch the mustangs and learn about their behaviour and from that Monty developed his technique of Join up. I've used that with old Ed. When I got him he was less than trusting but after a few sessions he was coming up to me and I didn't have a roundpen either. It comes down to patience and not showing any fear - animals sense your fear and react to it. All our animals here on the farm are handled quietly and calmly and I find it works. The Terrorist got herself tangled up the other day and was panicking. She called out for help with her little moo. I went out there talked to her quietly then untangled her leg without any problems even Micah our bull is quiet but I'm always between him and the fence bulls can't ever be trusted no matter how quiet they appear to be. I enjoyed doing this drawing and hopefully after I get the paper I edit finished I can find a little time to do another drawning.