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