June in Eagle Valley
We had a great June here at the home ranch. Although it rained a lot, it made for nice cool days for trail riding, training, and working cattle. Our new website is still under construction, and with our client activities, we have kept busy.
Beverly's Ladies Only Cowgirl Camp was again a time to remember for the women who traveled with their horses from as far as North Carolina, Idaho, Iowa, and Washington to take part in Beverly's brand of Wil Howe Horsemanship. One return rider, Diane Gerber, a long-time WHR horse client from Ennis, Montana, brought her three Wil Howe Ranch geldings to refresh, tune, train and expand her knowledge. Picking up right where we left off, her horses came back after the long Montana winter lay-off like they had just been ridden yesterday. This proves once again that a "good one", well-trained and seasoned, will last and stay good if you keeps up your end of the bargain by maintaining reliable leadership for your horse on the ground and on their back! Diane has done that well. You go, cowgirl!
Also in June, new Wil Howe Ranch protégé Hope Redhawk came up from Arizona and helped out for a month. Hope assists Beverly in the winter months at our Southwest location. Tall and graceful, she has a burning desire for horses and is proving to be a promising young rider. Here we are, horse-camping on the 4th of July up Eagle Creek, using horses like they should be! We rode trails all day in the hills and tied up and hobbled all night! Time spent like this makes for happy, humble, and honest ponies.
Heading for Wyoming Again!
After the rains subsided, Eagle Valley warmed up to its "Hells Canyon Country" reputation, hitting 100 degrees. The garden is growing and the flowers are blooming. As the temperatures rise, it's time to head for higher country! So we are off to Wyoming once again to cowboy at 8,000 feet for a month.
As we attempted to pack up for our trip, the calls and deals on our specialty horses were coming in, just in time for our Horsemen's Gathering in Jackson, Wyoming--one day of free training demonstrations (our tax-free Stimulus Package! Ha!) and a presentation of a few of our WHR geldings for sale as we use them in our bridle horse demos & discussions.
Be sure to attend if you are in the area. We don't do many public appearances anymore, so when you get a chance to see Wil and hear his words of wisdom on life and horse training, made straight and simple and shared in "down to earth" language, it is worth going out of your way to take it in. Hope to see you there!! It is August 2nd in Jackson, Wyoming, at the Teton County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena from noon to 4pm, or come and join us at 11:00 for a morning fellowship bound to stir your heart.
Be sure to check the website for new horses for sale and to see what horses we have with us in Wyoming. We will be checking our phone messages regularly, so you can call our home number at 541-893-6535 and leave a message if you'd like to reach us while we are away this month. A Reminder about our Fall 2009 Classes...
We do have a few openings left in our fall classes, and our new two, four, or six-day format is sure to fit into your calendar! Come and join us during the prettiest time of year at the home ranch for an educational vacation like no other, "where cowboys become horsemen and the novice earns spurs"! Remember, at the Wil Howe Ranch, we cover horses from A to Z. Anyone who throws a leg over a horse--from tried and true cowboys to chartreuse-green novices--we challenge you and get results for both you and your horse... lasting changes ingrained for life!
Come step up and make that commitment to refinement through better horsemanship that will allow for more fun & safety with your horses...and isn't that all what it's about anyway???
Contact Beverly at 541-893-6535 to register for one of our fall 2009 classes, or plan your own private WHR clinic. Our 2010 Arizona dates are now posted online as well. Sign up early for discounts! We look forward to working with you soon. WHR Mailbox...
Dear Wil and Beverly,
Just a few lines to say hello. I hope everything is OK at the ranch and you are enjoying the summer. I also want to say thank you. Since the first time we met, my vision of horses has changed a lot. I learned a lot of new things from you that help me to enjoy our horses a lot more.
This summer, my two kids Yann (13) and Luc (10) and I decided to give reining a try. We went to our first show last weekend; they won first place and I took second in our categories. We were so happy and proud with our first buckles and trophy! When I was receiving my prize, I had a thankful thinking for Wil and Beverly.
I hope to see you soon and thank you again for the great moment I lived on Saturday. It was the result of the time I've spent at your classes.
Sincerely, Guillaume Martin Mexico City, Mexico
Till we gather the bulls in mid August...
Happy Trails from Wyoming!
Where the deer and the antelope play,
and we give thanks everyday.
Wil & Beverly
and the WHR Crew--
Dary at Huckleberry's Line Shack,
Pauline at the Home Ranch,
and Bonnie in Bookkeeping