Ty Murray, his Dad, Butch and I headed down to work with this colt this morning before the Texas heat. I knew I had to capture this because it's amazing what Ty and his Dad (and mom) have taught themselves when they decided to learn a better way to communicate with their horses: horsemanship. A good friend of the Murray's bought this horse for his Dad to rope on. He called up Butch and said the horse would not back off of a trailer, which is a huge problem especially on slant load trailers. He asked to bring the horse to the TY Ranch to see what Butch could do. Butch worked with him for 2 days for a couple hours and taught him the basics of feel with groundwork. He asked Ty to come down and help him this morning. He's a 4 year old and has an awesome personality. He has a kind spirit and wanted to please Ty the whole time. He was scared to death to back out of the trailer though. Ty never whipped him or scared him and never forced him to back up. Instead he used horsemanship and feel. The feel doesn't stop with this though. Through that feel he will be able to teach this horse to do anything in the future! I'm so proud of them and I learned so much by watching. Watch and listen to Ty's cues. As soon as the horse tries to give Ty what he wants, Ty softens his cues and actions. Ty always says, "They don't learn by what action you do, they learn by when you quit doing it."
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