I am not much of a marketer of my stuff. While in the horse industry it seemed to me that it was more about the marketing than the horsemanship. I never sold one piece of training equipment. I did write a book and made some videos but I never marketed them; nor did I take any profit from them. It was always a challenge for me to give folks their money’s worth in a clinic.
My favorite thing to do was always demonstrations. Whether it was starting a colt, roping, horsemanship, or cattle handling, it was a short time for someone to hear and see my point of view. If they did not like it they could leave or criticize it to anyone they wanted to tell.
Hopefully this blog will serve the same purpose. I have had so many great learning experiences from my childhood and onward – some from mentors, some from paying people to learn from them, and many more from making mistakes and learning from them.
One skill that is a must is the ability to communicate effectively. I have always felt at ease and confident in live demonstrations. Only time will tell on how I communicate through written words.
So here we go. My goal is to provoke thought and to hopefully improve quality of life for humans, animals, and the environment. I will present positive thoughts and ideas that have worked for me, and you can take them or leave them. If something offends you I apologize, but to be honest it’s on your shoulders. Because in the end, it is simply my opinion, and it will probably change in time anyway. I truly hope you find it worthwhile.
~ Curt Pate
Very well said. I have not had the pleasure to attend one of you demontrations but have met Tammy and talked about and heard from other peple about your philosophy. If your introduction is any indication you will do just fine. Good Luck. Eager to see what is to come.
Curt, I beg to differ with you, I thought you always gave people MORE than their money’s worth in a clinic.
I sure hope so, but I still felt better doing demo’s.
Wish we could swim in the ocean again.
Glad you’re doing this, Curt. Some things are communicated better when you have a little time to compose your thoughts, at least that’s what I’ve found. Best of luck to a viejo amigo…and I do mean viejo.
just discovered you…..looking forward to meeting you in West Virginia…..
Just discovered your web presence….I also blog on WordPress….horses and cattle all my life….once had a pretty good herd of Angus…..now work for a soil and water conservation district and trying to teach people how to manage their soil and livestock better…. Was considering going to West Va to hear Pharo again and now having read some about you I am pretty sure I will go. Look Forward to meeting you.
See you there.