CRIC: sharing with pony

Note: CRIC stands for Carolyn Resnick Inner Circle, a program she is offering (for monetary compensation) to provide Internet coaching and which I am currently enrolled.

While I discuss Carolyns’ methods (”Waterhole Rituals’) I am expressing only my opinion to materials – DVD’s, online YouTube videos, her public blog etc… and my impressions of it, as well as how I use it with my own horses, as a review. I am not trained or endorsed by Carolyn Resnick.


Yesterday, I did my Carolyn Resnick’s Inner Circle homework with pony – sharing territory. Usually I do this in the morning but because of my lesson schedule, the only time was the afternoon.

We sat together for about 30 minutes. Nothing special. She came over and visited a few times, but with the change in temps, the grass and having to wait all day for a bit of freedom she was more interested in grazing.

Working with her though has continued a blossoming of an idea in my mind: to make a training center that only uses ponies and minis. I think these smaller horses with big horse attitudes would make it so much easier and approachable for the new horse person and the one afraid of horses.

Because of their size and hardiness, it would also be much cheaper to house them and I could have more “teachers” then I would ever be able to afford with large horses (see my new tag “mini-hearts” to follow this idea). The best thing though is that due to their size no one would be asking me if they could ride the horses or if I would teach riding lessons – something I don’t want to get sucked back into doing.

So cute though was the view of laying on the ground and seeing her nose up close like you would a big horse. She has the most beautiful eye and her face is shaped so delicately. She had the most curious expression on her face while grass was sticking out of her mouth.

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4 Responses to CRIC: sharing with pony

  1. mollina says:

    i like the mini idea! very fun!
    and i am really liking the resnick videos.
    lot of stuff to play with.
    i want to start muffin and lolly with some of this, do you want me to wait for you to come out.?

    • Hey M ~ well I won’t see you for a week so if you want to start go ahead.

      I’ll post in a few days about the first Waterhole Ritual and what I’ve learned from the Inner Circle program. Much of that is what I expected (and what you probably know too): isolate the horse where there is little distraction (no grass) and wait. She prefers reading while sitting and I think that changes the brainwaves to the proper ones the horses like.

      If the horse doesn’t come, use the carrots. If the horse gets rude, shoo them away, until they are willing to stay with you calmly without mugging or getting into your space.

    • Yeah I have been thinking on the mini-hearts idea for about a month now and drawing out diagrams of a would-be property. The mini-pony area would provide a haven for rescued or retired ponies and people could intereact with them more safely, while still observing a true horse herd. 🙂

      • mollina says:

        it would be so fun for you while you also got to ride for your own fun.
        if it was a rescue it might work money wise pretty well too.

        it was funny that my first impression of resnick from the utube stuff was pretty floofy but the videos are much more straightforward. she is alot like leslie desmond but without the extremeness i think.
        there are a couple of things i observed on the videos that might help you…those she didnt talk about much but to me were important.
        and i saw waht you were talking about with the draw away, thats very interesting. an dwho knows if i will get to start muffin before next week…
        talk later

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