It's only been a couple of weeks since I finished the move to Eagle Mountain Ranch and how pleasant those weeks have been. Among other things, I have really enjoyed talking to Mo and Dianne Morris. They are wonderful horsemen and we enjoy exchanging stories.
It has been my priviledge over the yeras to know some of the wonderful older horsemen. These men and women are treasures to the community and should be sought out for their advice and wisdom. It makes me sad when I observe that younger horsepeople seem to forget or neglect to seek their knowledge. One generation lays the foundation for the next generation.
Yes, the industry changes and is in constant flux, as it should be, or else it wouldn't improve. Horses are now bred and perform their respective disciplines better than ever before but collectively, we must not forget how we've gotten here. We need an enlarged vision, and we need to be cognizant that mistakes inevitably are made which will need correcting. By not forgetting the wisdom of the recent past we can prevent unneccessary pitfalls.
If you are lucky enough, as I have been, to learn from these old masters, take the time. You will not regret it and your experience with your horse will be richer for it. See you next week. JD