Baldonnel's own horse whisperer Years ago, people had come from miles around to a Baldonnel ranch to watch a possible execution by horse.
The executioner in this case was a stallion named Jack. The victim was the man who'd been hired to train him. The trainer didn't want to tell the gathered crowd, but word had gotten around from someone who knew about the type of animal he was facing. There are wild horses out there, but this one was, in human terms, certifiably insane. At the time, Jack had scar tissue from where he bit himself on the ribs, hair missing from where he tore it off from his lower legs, and he was slightly drenched in his own urine. He'd spent a bit of time hitting himself on the ground, squealing, kicking. That behaviour didn't stop big coach bags outlet when the trainer approached the fence, as Jack charged at the trainer and tried to bite him through the gap in the fence. Some of the people in crowd suggested gathered that the horse should just be shot. But what they didn't count on was the skill of the trainer, Glenn Stewart, a man who by his own admission is addicted to being uncomfortable. He wasn't always this way, however. Stewart was raised around Fort St. John, playing or feeding on his farm. He knew he wanted to do something outdoors, but he didn't think he could make money at it. At 17, he decided to work in the oil coach outlet sale 65 patch, but for 100 days from July to October, he would work with his great uncle Gary Powell as a wrangler. Powell was "one of the original old timers from coach outlet coupons zulily shoes up here. he's one of the good ol' boys," according to Stewart. Powell would pick Stewart up by landing his plane on the highway, then taking off when the traffic was clear. Stewart travelled to the Rocky Mountains 80 miles away from the nearest road to work with his uncle, who wasn't coach outlet atlanta lyric theatre afraid to challenge him. "His words to me were, 'Go bring some horses in, and if you don't have some horses in front of you, don't come back to camp,'" said Stewart. "If I wanted to have supper and sleep in my bed roll, I had to find horses and make sure they came back to the corral, no matter what it took." Oh, and Stewart had never actually done this before in his life, and he was offered no training on how to get a horse, or where to find them. All he had was his own horse to ride in. When Stewart was actually able to find a horse either wild or a tamed horse who hadn't seen a human in nearly a year he thought he might just have to go and call up one to get him. When he approached, however, they would "put their tails straight up and gallop as fast as they can." Occasionally, in chasing down these horses, Stewart and the horse he was riding on would somersault over, and they would have to bring the horse back up and get back to riding before the horse he was chasing got away. In the end, though, Stewart did catch these horses, and he credits these tasks given to him by Powell for changing him. "He was fantastic at getting me to do things that you were really uncomfortable with," he said. "I didn't understand the long term effects, and I'm sure he didn't plan it either; he was just that way." By the end of October, he and a 13 year old boy were tasked with riding 11 horses on a three day ride to the nearest highway alone, guided only by a map drawn on a napkin in the kitchen table. The 13 year old led, as he was more experienced. The trip involved crossing rivers and muskegs in sub zero northern temperatures. They were also what some might consider intentionally ill prepared. "We weren't allowed to keep bedrolls, and the only food we had was in our (approximately six inch by eight inch) saddlebag," said Stewart. Sleep wasn't a reprieve either. Powell required Stewart to sleep under the "stinky, sweaty old horse blanket" that the horse had just been wearing, and they were shivering and shaking throughout. "It's not as romantic as it sounds," he adds. Nevertheless, they were able to make it out and bring the cattle in. Stewart admitted that the jobs he was asked to do were "uncomfortable." But he kept at it, even volunteering to go on some of these difficult tasks, seeing many of them as an adventure. "After a while I got addicted to being uncomfortable," he said. "Thanks to (being in the mountains), I'm pretty comfortable being uncomfortable. He kept coming back to those mountains where he first had those adventures, but he also had other jobs in the other days of the year. In time, people would bring him horses to see if he could train them. Stewart admits that he "should give all the money back, because I didn't know what I was doing.
" He learned from others, and eventually became quite good at it, and over time he has trained thousands of these horses. He admits that there only about 10 or 15 "really tough" horses to deal with. One of them was Jack.
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