Horsemen are exposed to the inclement weather; hot summer heat, stinging sweat in the eyes, and spring mud up to the knees winter. Not to mention, breaking the ice on the water pails, snow falling, and ice storms. But, these inconveniences pale compared to the spiritual enlightenment received spending every day with a horse.
Competent trainers have passion in their hearts for horses. Horsemanship is learned in a multitude of fashions, but guidance from an Equestrian Professional is the key to success. For example, I had the privilege of being instructed by two world hall of fame trainers; Pete Kyle and Lighting Leonard Moore. They taught me the art of patience and perfection. Two things that are a constant struggle when handling horses. Below is a literary reference that has given me insight when handling a horse.
“In any question of wisdom or prudence which the king put to them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his kingdom.”
Daniel 1; 20:
My goal in writing, “The Handbook of Horsemanship” is to help anyone who reads the book to become a better horseman and to understand that training a horse is better done by using patience and perfection, not abuse.
In my vast years of training, there was one characteristic that remained consistent with horses, either young or old. Equus is a herd animal, therefore the fight-or-flight is the basis for survival. Training must follow the patterns of natural instincts. When the lessons stray abuse becomes the foundation. Even though man domesticated Equus around 4000 B.C., there is sixty million years of evolution. Predispositions do not fade overnight.
Starting her career as an Equestrian Professional she recognized the importance in communication between the business owner and customer. It is the crucial difference between success and failure. In Steel’s case, it could mean harm to the human or animal client. This instinctive understanding is used to prep the owner for possible outcomes or situation that may occur. These skills when practiced adapt to the art of writing and publishing.
Steel has 39 authored and co-authored books, along with her extensive knowledge in ghostwriting. As an entrepreneur, she understands business integrity. Customer service is the key foundation for any successful company. Setting personal goals and strategies builds an atmosphere of trust and understanding. Steel feels it’s imperative that the writer and publishing company have the client’s best interest at heart from the beginning.