Friday, January 10, 2014

You just never know...

Did you know that one of the riders I wrote about in "Diamonds"  turned out to be Julie Goodnight's t.v. producer?

That trail ride changed my life.

Several months after that ride, I was at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo and heard a casting call for Julie's new t.v. show, Horse Master with Julie Goodnight. I applied and a few weeks later got the call from my former guest, Heidi, who remembered that I had been her guide. I didn't even own Estes yet - I was in the process of buying her - and she had been out to pasture for two years, but Heidi trusted (somewhat blindly) that Estes would be camera-ready and we were cast for an episode on walking off during mounting (remember I had to master the running mount?).

The rest, as they say, is history. I've been a member of the Colorado Crew ever since. Each year, when we film at Julie's ranch, I go work on the set. It's been an incredible journey and I've learned a lot.

You just never know who you're going to meet in the course of a work day.

Photo by: The Whole Picture, LLC

Saturday, January 4, 2014