[RC] Miracle Session - Lori Chandler
<<Anyone on this list have a horse that went through a "miracle" session?
Around 10 or 11 years ago I apprenticed with John Lyons...what that meant
is travel with him for 2 weeks at your own expense.
The weekends were the Symposiums (where he'd start an unbroke horse) & the
following week would be the clinic. A person could put their horse in the
clinic & let an apprentice ride it for a lesser cost & audit at the same
time. One of the horses I rode was an Arab gelding that John had started
in a symposium a year ago. BTW, John tells (or did at the time) the owner
of the unbroke horse that the horse is still green after the symposium & to
continue on with the education as you would any green horse. Anyway, this
horse had gone directly to a local trainer & the owner was not happy...so
she was back at a clinic. To me, the horse was like any other green horse
that hasn't been handled consistently, nothing horrid or great. Seemed to
remember give to the bit quickly & I enjoyed riding him for the clinic.
The problem I see with these demonstrations, is that the inexperienced
horse person may come away thinking these horses are ready to go into a
parade (John used to say he would take the unbroke horse in a parade) and
they are not.
I will say this, John Lyons is the most focused & determined person I have
ever met. I have no doubt HE could take that unbroke horse into the parade
unsafe as that would be...he is just that way. The rest of the human
For a while, I thought I could be that kind of horse person & found out I
Kinda like that Clinton Anderson guy with his "2 year old gelding Scoota "
Lori, Sky & Houston
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