Lesson learned

I had a paint stud from Canada in my string of training horses, when I worked as an assistant trainer, that was really study. One day when I was riding him his testosterone was influencing him more than I was and he was squalling at the other horses in the arena and the more he did it the more irritated I got. I finally decided that I was going to have to teach him a lesson so I jumped off of him when he started squalling and gave him a good swift kick in the belly. Satisfied that he had probably been straightened out I climbed back and continued to ride. After riding him around for another 20 minutes without incident I was content that I had taught him his lesson. I decided to dismount and be done for the day say I took my right foot out of the stirrup and quickly learned the side effect of my punishment. As soon as I removed my right foot from the stirrup he bolted and I don’t mean jumped forward a little I mean he was off to the races! So I rode around for a bit longer trying to figure out how I was going to get to the ground without learning how to do a back flip while dismounting! Thankfully there were other people riding with me in the arena, one of whom was my wife to be, since she didn’t have all of the testosterone running through her body like me and the paint she was able to devise a plan of simply holding on to the horse while I lept from his back. Needless to say I spent the next couple of days teaching the horse that I would dismount without practicing my Tae Kwon Do moves on him. So it turned out that I was actually the one not the horse that learned the bigger lesson that day.

Proverbs 1:5 

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

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