My hardest luxury problem of all time for me personally as a photographer; to choose my 50 best photos to send for review by National Geographic.
Wish me good luck because this might be the first step for me to achieve my dream as a photographer; to make a difference to the better with my photos.
To go on assignments for NatGeo would definitely be a step in that direction.
The photo is from the J Bar L Ranch in the Centennial Valley (Montana, USA), and it’s my buddy Bryan building up the bond between him and his horse Henry. Natural horsemanship is very a beautiful thing.
Bryan carried Henry to the barn the day he was born because his legs weren’t developed yet, so they started out early bonding. Today Henry is one big guy though and can run like the wind
Natural horsemanship, colloquially known as horse whispering, is a collective term for a variety of horse training techniques which have seen rapid growth in popularity since the 1980s.
The idea of working in sympathy with a horse in order to obtain cooperation is not new though, documented instances as far back as the two part treatise On Horsemanship by Xenophon (c. 430 – 354 BCE), which amongst other points, emphasized operant conditioning and emphasized reassurance over punishment.