I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed Lynn and Cyril's tribute
show which aired last week on RFD-TV. (I almost missed it
due to the misinformation about the programming, but caught
most of the first showing and the rerun on Sunday morning.)
Your love of horses, of life, the joy of sharing your lives
with these wonderful companions, all came through shining
bright and clear! It was a joy to watch!
I am 49 and just began therapeutic riding about a year ago.
I am now riding a wonderful Quarter Horse named RB, and he
has taught me more in the last few months than you can imagine.
Winter session starts next week and I cannot wait to see him
and learn from him again. Thank you again for your show and
tips--I have never ridden in my life, yet through your shows
and others on RFD, I have surprised my instructors and volunteers
(and RB, too!) with knowledge I gained from watching your
shows. Happy New Year!
I have just watch you show yesterday and enjoyed what I have
seen. I am a mature woman and a first time horse owner. I
have a 5yr old quarter horse.
And I am an OK rider. I enjoy the obstacle course training
that you showed. I am bordering at a place that has the poles,
cones and other things that I can use. Lonesome is a pet but
I wanted him to learn things and be well mannered, and this
type of training appeals to me.
I did not plan to have my own horse. Things just happened
and I was not sure of what I exactly wanted to do with him.
I want to do things that will bond us and watching you program
made me enthused. I felt I could handle teaching him some
of these things on my own. I plan on purchasing your CD on
Great Show, Thanks!
New Caroline horse owner
I caught your show this afternoon. Just wanted to say that
it was very good. I've never banded or braided a horse, so
I didn't know how, but you did a very good job at teaching
through the camera lens. The camera person did so well filming
this show. The transitions on the zoom was slower and not
so close-up to you.
Sometimes, even through the TV, it feels like we are close
talking. The close-up to your hands worked real well. Thanks
for the info. Now, I have a question. You have said that you
want a horses mane on the right side. Why is that? Maybe at
the next chat you can answer.
I hope you are doing well and your leg continues to heal.
I just had to write and say that once again you have touched
and inspired me. One of my favorite things early on Sunday
is to watch your RFD-TV show. This morning was a wonderful
moment. I enjoyed the segment on teaching a horse tricks,
however the highlight and surprise for me was the tribute
on Wills. Watching both of you, the elegance and partnership
between you, gave me chills yet again. I must admit, I became
teary. Part of that feeling was due to the appreciation of
his beauty and talent, and part was due to the true magic
of your partnership. Anyone who was fortunate enought to see
you perform together knows how I feel. As I have told you
before, you were both blessed to have one another. Thanks
for sharing the memories with him.
am sorry I did not make it to Maryland. My friend that was
coming with me had to cancel at the very last minute due to
a family thing and I was tied up the rest of the weekend by
work. I hope to see you in January. Are you doing the expo
in Raleigh in December?
hope the hurricane does not effect your area too much. I wish
I were training with you again this fall but I am unable to
take vacation for the first 90 days of my new job. I will
join you in 2006. Please say hello to everyone and again.....thanks
for sharing the memories! It's very special.
I really enjoyed your show Thursdasy night on what to look
for in a good horse. I am 58 and don't know a lot about them
other than they are great companions. Hope to buy a couple
in the spring. Always enjoy your shows. Keep them coming.
Dry Prong, Louisiana
I got up early Sunday morning to catch your program on RFD
and to my delight saw that the subject of this program was
getting your horse to take the correct lead! We have been
having trouble with our 5-year old Welsh/Arab gelding taking
his right lead.
trainer swore he was left-handed and after three months in
training he was only getting the "right" lead about
50% of the time. The way you demonstrated it on the program
made complete sense and the instructions made it so easy to
follow. We will begin working on your procedure today!
have our Central National Welsh Pony show in Tulsa, OK at
the end of the month and he is entered in several Western
Pleasure classes. Hopefully, your method will work!
again for your wonderful program! It was worth getting up
at 7:00 a.m. (Central time) to watch.
Sycamore Farm Okmulgee, OK
Hi My name is Brian Lagasse I am 26 years old and live about
20 miles north of Gainesville, Florida. Through my years of
riding experience, God given horsemanship ability and skills
and the people like you willing to share their wealth of knowledge,
I have become a fairly good local horse trainer. I watch you
show on RFD TV whenever possible. I really like your video
on teaching someone to post. I would like to know how I could
get a copy of that particular episode. I have customers occasionally
that I give lessons to along with their horses and I would
like to incorporate you and your method into my program on
how to teach the TROT it seems to be the most difficult for
someone to master. You made it sound easy and you sound like
you do it just like I do. Of course you explained it so much
better that's why your the professional. I sincerely hope
to hear back from you.
I fell lucky to have gotten the opportunity to pet the world
famous horse, which I know is so near and dear in your heart,
Rugged Lark on a trip on day to BO-BET farms. So I can just
imagine how blessed you must feel to have had the opportunity
to have been able to ride and train such a magnificent horse.
just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how upset that
I am with RFDTV for changing the time slots of the horse programing
so drastically. I have enjoyed your show and am sorry to say
that I will no longer be able to watch it due to the new time
slot. I in no way blame anyone but RFDTV, but wanted to let
you know about the lose of a viewer. I am sure that I am not
the only person affected by their decisions.
have watched Lynn at the MN Horse Expo, bought her books and
videos, and like her training style. I have learned much from
her over time! I have been an avid viewer of her shows on
RFD TV, however they have changed their scheduling and she
is now on at 11:30 PM instead of 9:30 PM. I am a working adult
and since she is no longer on during prime time I will not
be able to watch most of the horse shows on RFD TV including
Lynn. I believe that RFD TV has enjoyed much of their growth
because of their horse shows and now they are pushing our
shows to times that are not available to us.
hope that you can let them know how your viewers feel. I have
Cox, Lynn Palm and Richard Winters
W we wanted to let you know that we feel that by far, way
and above all the other equine programs on RFD-TV your's are
consistently the best instructional with usable skills for
us. We also wanted let you know how disappointed we are in
the new scheduling from RFD-TV and the fact that your shows
will only be offered in what we consider off times. RFD-TV
has taken almost all of the equine program out of the traditional
prime time slots, 7PM to 10PM.
for your talents and keep up the good training,
Roger & Teri Wardlaw
You only know us casually but Kay and I are real fans. Especially
Kay. Tonight Kay was away visiting her mother taking care
of her needs and I took time away from work and the computer
to watch some TV. I turned to RFDTV and "The Son's of
Tennessee, on the Road" was on. After several segments
there you were being interviewed. During the interview they
showed one of your and Rugged Lark's performances.
When I saw your and Larks performance the first time years
ago it brought tears to my eyes. Each time I see that performance
I have to admit that tears come to my eyes and tonight was
no different. Most men don't admit to such but I will. You
surely were lucky and blessed to have your life experience
with Lark and his sons. It is hard to imagine how his loss
to you, and to Carol, can ever be truly filled.
Now, we were so very saddened by your recent loss of yet another
great Lark. I just wanted you to know that even though we
live so close (Irvine is a place you pass through often on
the way to Fox Grove) and we seldom see you personally, mostly
at shows and performances, we do appreciate and admire very
much you and your accomplishments. We miss your guys too.
wish you and Cyril happiness and good fortune!
Lonnie K. Edwards
I have been watching your show on RFD-TV and I love it. Your
demonstrations and explainations are clear and easy to comprehend.
You reinforce what is being learned throughout the show, and
that helps a lot. I have been able to apply what I have learned
with my own horses, and we are slowly building on our successes
every day. I especially love watching your paint stallion
work-what a beautiful horse! I do remember hearing a lot about
your magnificent stallion Rugged Lark-a true legend.
of all, you have a passion for what you do, and that comes
shining through. Please keep up the great work. Best to you
and your family for a speedy recovery.
& associates ;)
I was thrilled to see your "diagonal & lead"
show. I am an experienced rider and was never able to explain
how to "feel" diagonals on the straight away. On
a bend, with practice, it becomes easy to feel.
the box" has always been a favorite way for me to train
also. Since I am "ring sour" as well ;)
you very much for those excellent shows.
Equine Nutrition Specialist. Frederick, MD
I love the new half hour programming on RFDTV. You are such
a great instructor, letting us know exactly what and why we
should be doing the exercises. I really appreciate the part
of each show when you do things ' wrong ' to point out our
need to be precise in our movements ( horse and rider ).
a more personal note, you and the whole gang have my deepest
sympathy on your loss of Rugged Lark and Wills. I have a very
favorite memory of you and Wills from a few years ago at the
very first " Ride With The Stars " Trailride in
Eminence Mo. On Halloween Day, after all lessons were finished,
I dressed my sorrell gelding in a geen witch gear and black
hat and flowing robe and I wore bib overalls and a pumpkin
head, then rode around camp ' trick or treating '. You were
mounted on Wills, near the round pen and I passed a camera
to someone to take a photo of little ole me ( in a pumpkin
suit of all things ) beside the great Lynn Palm .You
were a great sport about it and I cherish the photo .
the last day of the clinic , I waited all afternoon for one
of the ' one on one ' critique session you were giving. You
were tired, hot, worn out and had given your all but you took
time to give one last look at a very grateful fan. I have
taken to heart everything you said to me in that short lesson
and will always be thankful for your generous and timely tips.
We still have and will always have that gelding, Hotrodding
Harley . He is my grown daughters horse and she has done very
well with him with quite limited showing. I have a nice western
all around mare that I truely love to work with .
summer I am recovering from spinal disc surgery and all I
can do for now is review your " Dressage Principles for
Western Riders " series of tapes and wait till your program
airs on RFDTV every thursday. You can bet when I am able to
mount up again, I will be refreshed and ready to go.
for all you do and inspire...
Mary Ann Wells
I did forget to mention something very specific about the
RFD TV shows. The video I watched last week about picking
a Hunter Under Saddle Horse was so informative. The one item
that really hit home and really got my interest was about
the hind quarters being straight. I believed you mention that
from the hock down the leg should be straight and not "camped
in" - well my horse is truly not what he is suppose to
be and guess what - I have major hock problems. He has a big
swelling in front of his hock and also outside of the hock.
He has been sound for what I use him for and that is mostly
trail riding, but for Dressage not good. I really love to
do the Dressage but he is not the horse.
wish I could have known you and your insight before I went
out and bought my first horse. Secondly, you mentioned about
the soft eye. My horse does not have that either and we have
had some issues. He is really fine now - but it was not good
for awhile. I think that an entire series of video's for the
first time horse buyer would be such a useful tool. In these
videos you could explain what to look for like you mentioned
in your picking a Hunter Under Saddle but be even MORE specific
of good qualities and give examples of bad conformation and
temperament and what can happen with both. Maybe you have
these and I have just missed them but this is just a thought.
I will keep watching your videos and will miss riding with
you and Cyril this Summer.
I have truly enjoyed all new your RFD-TV shows. I have not
missed a one. The filming is just so informative. After taking
two of your courses now, watching these new shows just reinforces
the things that you and Cyril have taught me.
am so sad that I will not be able to make the Dressage for
Quarter Horse in Michigan. Just looking on your Website today
and seeing that you are getting ready to go up there makes
me feel very sad. Upper Michigan is really a great place.
I would love to ride with you and Cyril again this Summer.
horse had a really bad lip injury and this really set me back
horse was in surgery for 2 1/2 hours to sew him back up. The
vet took before and after pictures. It was just amazing what
she could do. My vet truly saved his life.
now I will enjoy all the RFD-TV shows and save my pennies
to come and ride with you and Cyril again soon. I have learned
more from my Michigan Class and Florida Class in one week
than I have learned all year taking different lessons from
people in my area. You both truly have a knack for teaching.
fun this Summer up in Michigan.
really enjoy spending Saturday morning with you, I feed the
horses, get my hot tea and watch your show on RFD-TV Saturday
mornings...... Thanks so much, the topics on what to look
for in an English and Western horse have been very helpful,
I am the coach for the York County (PA) 4H Horse Judging Team
and this is very good info for the kids......
up the great work,
You are doing a great job! Years ago i bought the video series
of Dressage Principles for the western rider and that was
the best thing i ever did. The new series is great. I need
to work on more ground work with a disrespectful biting mare.
I like what you do and wish we could see more ground work
at times, but you're a great leader and hope we can see more
of you on RFD!
got RFD/dish specifically for the horse program, everyone
else is just a bonus. Thank you for helping me have a great
show season with my crabby appy PISTOLMIGHTYJOY last year!
we got 4th in adult trail and i had gotten her in march. not
too shabby with a new horse to finish the series 5th in adult
western to boot.
you so very much. Am older pleasure rider. Your instruction
in your shows are presented in such a way that they are relatively
easy to follow. Older riders who received instruction when
they were young treasure the learning refreshment!
Beau Acre Farm, Bell, Fl.
Here is what I think of your show and I caught it just for
a little while. I have been in and around horses all my life
I am 60. So I really like how you teach your explanations
in what is wrong and then the really important information
on how to correct what is wrong and showing the correct way
to do leg aids, or what ever topic you are instructing on.
know so many of the horse/rider trainers/instructors always
tell the people how the horse should move or perhaps they
just show the wrong way without giving good instruction on
what not to do, or actually showing what to do to correct
the problem. Keep up the good instruction, isn't horse back
riding fun? I still ride my Arabians but I love all horses.
I will keep watching even though I have had horses since I
was 12 you just never are done learning.
- I love your show on RFD-TV! Yours is the only segment of
'Horse TV' that teaches how to ride!
Your explanations on how to
use the aids, and when to use which aid - is very clear, and
sooooo helpful! It is almost always assumed that a rider knows
how to use the proper aids - I take English riding lesson,
and still find it difficult to get clear and specific information.
I watch your program every
week! I also like the written notes that you add, after each
section of demonstration - it makes it easier to remember
and visualize exactly what you have just shown.
Louise Janzen - Sanger, California
like them. They are short and to the point. Love the format
of teaching one exercise that you can go out and work on with
your horse. Then the next week the exercise you show usually
builds on the exercise from the week before.
are great!!! I also have your Longevity Training series of
tapes, and I learn something new every time I watch them.
My horse and I thank you for sharing your knowledge.
keep the RFD-TV shows going!!!
I love the shows on RFD-TV! I look forward to watching them
every week! You are such an inspiration!
Yes, I enjoy all of your RFD-TV shows! The last one on the
turn on the haunches, reminded me of my Versatility clinic
with you back in the 80's in Michigan. What fun that was!
So, the next time I went out, I tried it with my young gelding,
and darned if we diden't get it pretty good. I was making
the mistake you spoke of, getting my hands "too active".
I supported my rein, brought the head tilted just enough,
and used the leg bumping. Can't wait to learn the sidepass...that
is the harder one for me.
Keep up the wonderful work.
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