Our feedback is both heartwarming and encouraging. I'd like to share this letter that arrived in the mail today.
Thank you and your wife, without whom I doubt you could have written us another book. I can only imagine your frustrations between books. I am stunned when people comment on our horses / foals confidence, calmness and tractability and then put it down to breed / luck / colour. When I tell them about your excellent (earlier) paperback and my over 20 years success with your method, I get smiled at….
If it’s simple, people don’t like it. They want vibrating ropes, ESP and spirit guides. If you can’t dazzle with brilliance, baffle them with BS; shame the horses are the ones that suffer. In response to questions like, ‘Do you play the seven games?’ I like to answer with, ‘If this horse had hands it could play chess and win.’ I have met few horses that were fools but some of the owners need to look closely at the wastage rate of their chosen four legged friends, although it never seems to be the DVD’s fault.
I grew up with rope it, drag it to a post and get the job done. By the age of twelve I knew this couldn’t be the right way to go.
Your first book was a breath of fresh air and I’m really, really looking forward to your new book. I must admit I try not to have too much to do with most horse people. But when I meet an open mind I will push your method. But it’s hard when you don’t sell any accessories, have a club to join or an online forum – and to top it all off, you’re an Aussie!
Again, thank you for not giving up on us, from Sue Paterson.