Sunday, November 8, 2009

Joe Guy Clinic at Blue Point Stables

I attended the first day of the Joe Guy Clinic at Blue Point Stables in Kingston, TN yesterday and it was a blast. Joe is an amazing guy. A native of Australia, Joe wears many hats besides that iconic cowboy hat which always seems to be perched perfectly on his head. Joe is an author, a musician, singer, entertainer, long rider (Joe is currently riding across the U.S. on horseback!) father and husband. I met him yesterday in his capacity as horse whisperer. Joe has the most amazing ability to understand the nature of the horse and he quickly deciphers where each problem horse's trouble lies. The first horse of the day, was fearful of his topline and that is what Joe worked on. The second horse had wrapped a hose around his body and legs when he was very young and Joe quickly realized that he was fearful of having the ropes around his legs and body without being told about the hose. He was also seemingly tireless, working with over seven horses while I was there and not even really stopping for lunch since he used that time to examine the progress of a horse he'd worked with in his last clinic. I plan on writing an article about Joe and all his many talents for my magazine, The Tennessee Equestrian, which I hope to publish by the end of March, 2010. The magazine will be given free to Tennessee horse owners through shops, stores and horse shows and events. It will be an all comprehensive guide covering every imaginable equine service and product. It will also include several informative and entertaining articles, one of which will be my story on Joe Guy. I'm excited about the magazine as well the feature on Joe. I will keep you all posted on the progress and let you know as soon as the magazine is available. I'll also be publishing a website exclusively for the magazine in the next few weeks and I will link to Joe's site as well as others on it. More on that later as well as a link to all of the photos that I took at Joe's clinic. As a last note, I have to add what a pleasure it was meeting Joe's wife, Donna, and their children, all were a delight!

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If I Could Fly

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