This past weekend, I attended a Horse Conference and it was a great experience. The Horse Conference had many speakers and live sessions that taught about things like horse biomechanics, equine colleges in the area that offer a variety of programs for horse enthusiasts, how to be prepared for equine disasters, and much more. I learned about all the different areas one could specialize in the horse industry. Also, there was a groundwork/liberty performance by Jim Anderson. For those of you who don’t know who Jim Anderson is, here is some backup info…
Jim Anderson was raised in southern Alberta, Canada. He basically has spent his entire life with horses as he has been involved in team roping, starting colts, and being a part of different clinics. He has won many different competitions including the Cowboy Up Challenge at the Calgary Stampede and many other reining competitions as well. Jim can easily communicate with others about what he has learned. Jim teaches groundwork skills, performs liberty, and makes obstacle courses. Jim strives to help people and their horses achieve their dreams and goals. He wants to show them a way to be connected with their horse through groundwork and liberty.
As you can tell, Jim has done a lot in his past career and is continuing to shape and mold the minds of riders and their horses through many different performances and clinics. I wasn’t able to attend his performance, but my friend, Robin, (Robin Szala Design), was able to attend the performance and took some fantastic pictures for me. Shout out to her if she is reading this! She took some incredible pictures of Jim Anderson and his wife, Andrea Anderson, and I thought of sharing them with you.
I had the chance to be able to listen to Jim Anderson speak at a Youth Meeting which was a part of the Horse Conference and it was really inspiring listening to him. He shared some words of wisdom that I thought I would share with you today. He told us that when we want to pursue a passion, dream or a goal we should always be pushing as hard as we can and never giving up even if it isn’t easy. He said we should always be striving to work for that extra 10 minutes. He also told a story of how he wanted to work alongside an amazing horse trainer and how he worked for him without any pay. Even though it was hard not to be earning money, but he considered it his University and it obviously is part of the reason he is where he is today and has accomplished so much.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and please visit Jim’s website as you can learn more about himself, his riding journey, and different clinics he is offering.
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