“Most people think of a feel as when you touch something or someone and what it feels like to your fingers but, a feel can have a thousand different definitions. Sometimes feel is a mental thing. Sometimes feel can happen clear ‘cross the arena. Sort of an invitation from the horse to come to you.” – Buck Brannaman
I have learned so much about feel from my mentors and from horses. It is an amazing thing. I can hear Buck’s voice in my head, “take a feel there, and feel. Feel what he is offering up. Offer him feel back.” Such a subtle but critical thing. And I am always working to get better at feel. When I look back, I see I have come a long way. But in watching horses with each other and watching masters like Buck, I see more…and know I can get even better at feel!