-Be aware that horses are mirrors. If you are angry, they will be difficult or scared.
-Some horses are difficult whether you have a good attitude or not. Sometimes this is genetics, how their mother raised them, or how a human has handled them in the past.
-Trust is everything. If you trust that you can take a wild, abused mustang from pasture and turn it into a well-mannered, happy, trusting show-horse in the next one or two years, then it will most likely happen.
-Never hold a grudge against a horse. Horses have built-in responses, meaning that your horse might pin their ears at the sight of a saddle, simply because they knows it means work.
-You must be advanced in managing your emotions and tenseness, because if you're not, you could wind up losing your horse, or either of you fatally injured.
-As long as you are trying to listen to your horse, and your horse is listening to you, it's a start. Always remember to let your horse be themselves, not who you want them to be.
released June 16, 2017
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Paris Parks at Bennington College.
All songs written by Jack Labbe with the exception of Warm, which was Co-Written with Dana Foote.
Cover art by the incredible Cameron Schiller
Jack Labbe: Guitar, Vocals
Rohan Edwards: Piano, Vocals
Dana Foote: Vocals
Paris Parks: Cello
Griffin Manos: Dobro
Thank you to Paris, Dana, Griffin, Rohan, Edie, Cam, Mom, Dad, and all of my inspiring friends!
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