This blog is dedicated to my friend, my mentor, and the best teacher I have ever had. Without him, I would not have embarked on this amazing journey. Split, this blog is for you!
Ponderosa Misty Icon, aka "Split," is a handsome gray Welsh pony who came to me via a phone call "out of the blue" (actually Peterborough, Ontario). Our first few months together were rocky to say the least, which made me question my ability as a horse owner, as a horsewoman, and as a rider. Forty years of horse ownership had not prepared me for this little gray pony!
But we muddled through and because of Split, I have begun a journey that is both spiritual and enlightening. I hope something here resonates with you and that you'll check back now and then.
We leave you with one of our favorite quotes: "The best whisper is a click!"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

First Post

This is my first attempt at blogging but it's been in the back of my mind that it's something I should do for quite a while now. Why today? Who knows? The stars aligned, I didn't get called to substitute teach, I got all my housework done, the dog told me to.......you can choose your own reason. But I'm here to share my experience with clicker training and how it changed my life in ways completely unrelated to just animal training. It's created a paradigm shift in my little world. I am exploring animal communication, energy work, spirituality....and all because of one little gray pony with a great big, heart and a lot of patience with this silly human.
Split is a registered Welsh pony who resembles a little draft horse. In Wales, these ponies were originally bred as draft ponies and Split resembles those original hard workers. No slim, trim, hunter/jumper pony type, Split is built for durability. He is, without question, the smartest equine I've ever run across, in fact, I'd venture that in many ways he's smarter than I am! That's probably why we got off to such a rocky start - Split does not suffer fools gladly!
Now that I've floundered through the set-up steps for this blog, I'm quite out of thoughts for today as my feeble brain is going, "Enough!" But we'll be back. Oh, and I have to get batteries for my camera so I can share photos as well.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Nice job Ruthie. I love clicker, tried to talk my sister into clicker training her new young horse but with no success. Is Split your 'medical intuitive' pony? I thought that was pretty neat.

    linda in NH

  2. Well done Wheezie! Keep it up and give Split a kiss from
    me and the shires.

  3. I'm looking forward to learning more about your clicker training!

  4. This is so great Karleen, I can't wait to learn more about clicker training and reading more of your post written form the heart. Congrats!

  5. Just found your blog through the link you posted on clickRyder.

    Split is a handsome little fellow!

    Growing up I rode several Welsh pony crosses. They are definitely smart little ponies. I look forward to reading more about your adventures with Split.