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Wild Horse Boot Camp 2018

Amber McGee

Wild Horse Boot Camp 2018

That weekend eventually sent me on a path that has taken me not just out of state, but all the way into another country, with my noble steed at my side, so that I could learn from some amazing horsemen. I'm very proud of that education and the horsewomen I'm becoming.

This is how it all started. Memorial Day Weekend, Wild Horse Boot Camp 2013. I was looking for help with my new Mustang and found Lifesavers. My first introduction to the concept of horsemanship. I was so impressed watching Donna West, that she set some things in motion that was never expected. Before I knew it I had fully dedicated myself to my education and better understanding the horse/ human relationship. Learning to communicate with the horses, through my body language, to create unity and understanding.

That weekend eventually sent me on a path that has taken me not just out of state, but all the way into another country, with my noble steed at my side, so that I could learn from some amazing horsemen. I'm very proud of that education and the horsewomen I'm becoming.

I was raised to think that if your horse didn't listen when you yanked on the piece of metal in their mouth, you put a meaner one in, you kicked harder and got louder.... I could ride. I had balance and confidence. Which you have to have when you use force and fight to communicate with your horse, but I had no idea just how much I was missing. How much more there was out there.

It's been an incredible journey. One that has set me up to do a job that actually makes me feel good. One that I'm excited to wake up for. I'm forever grateful for my insane idea to adopt my crazy redhead and even more grateful that I was able to attend a workshop, so close to home, with such an incredible horsewomen to give me inspiration.

This weekend I won't be there to learn (although I'm always trying to learn) but I'll be there to teach. 🙂 I'm very excited to pass on all that I've learned during my travels over the last five years, to this years Wild Horse Boot Campers. 🐴🤠