All who participated were torn between staying, because they didn´t want it to end, and dashing home to show their horses all their new found communication skills. Those who participated with their horses all ready being that extra step or two ahead, having benefitted from seeing the almost instant change in their horses union with them and respect towards them. They also learnt how very special Appaloosa´s are, having the pleasure to work with a couple of our young fillies and Papí also came and did a quick ´turn´.
Positive reinforcement (+R) is quite a distinct form of working with your horse as opposed to the majority of packaged natural training programs, that very much rely on -R in order to achieve visible results in quick time. Liberty Training is not interested in speed, preferring quality. As I have always said, take the time it takes. If it takes 3 days for your horse to walk in the wash bay, so be it. But when s/he finally does it will be of their own choice, and happily so, and from there on in it will happen in an instant. So much better than a 20 minute battle every day, or a horse shut down due to jangling ropes and banging clips.
In 2 and 1/2 days only the surface was scratched, so we will definitely be organising another clinic with Martín sometime soon(ish). As he comes all the way from Colombia we shall be sure to do so with more warning next time.