Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Life's lessons from a burro

How many times have I heard Ray Hunt or Randall Davis or Buck Brannaman say, "give something you never gave and you'll get something you never got" or "observe, remember and compare" or "they live what they learn and learn what they live." I never found a way to apply this cowboy logic to Lyle – a way that works for me, at any rate. Maybe it's taken a little burro named George to teach me these lessons in a way I can understand and apply. Tonight I learned that if I treat and approach Lyle the way I treat and approach George, Lyle behaves differently...politely...as in not a bully...as in a horse who wants to be around me. I'll be thinking about that alot every time I go out to the barn in the next few days.

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