Horse Quote of The Day – Fredi Castro

“Each time you ride your horse, he’s a different horse, ride it that way.” – Fredi Castro

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I thought that was a brilliant statement.  What he means is, every day is different.  Don’t get on your horse today thinking he is going to be the way he was yesterday.  Always start with a fresh mind. a light hand and light leg, you can always build from there.   Don’t start out with heavy cues, because where do you go from there?

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About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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3 Responses to Horse Quote of The Day – Fredi Castro

  1. Theresa says:

    That is a brilliant statement.

    More than a few times, I’ve run into that reality. I had one horse that was meek and mild until one day he launched me from his back as easily as his tail would swat a fly. I have no idea what I did differently. So now, I take a few moments to test my horse’s mood and responsiveness before I even catch him, and then each moment with him leads to what I will actually do with him that day.

  2. Theresa says:

    That is a brilliant statement.

    More than a few times, I’ve run into that reality. I had one horse that was meek and mild until one day he launched me from his back as easily as his tail would swat a fly. I have no idea what I did differently. So now, I take a few moments to test my horse’s mood and responsiveness before I even catch him, and then each moment with him leads to what I will actually do with him that day. Sometimes I ride, sometimes I play with him, and sometimes I just stand next to him while he munches hay.

  3. dcastro says:

    Wow, I’d say you learned the hard way. I guess we all do… Sometimes horses just leave us in the dirt scratching our heads.

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