Don Jessop Talented Teacher

Don Jessop Talented Teacher

October 01, 2019 4 Comments

Don is away this week, he has no idea that I (Rachel) am taking the liberty to write a blog post all about Don Jessop the Talented Teacher, my husband. Yes, I am biased, but I should be... 

Writer: Don is an amazing writer.  Yes, he comes up with and writes these articles for you every week.  That are quite creative and it blows my mind.

Don is the most observant person I have ever met, he see's the world differently which gives him an edge.  I remember early on when we were getting to know each other, his sight was not that great.  I asked him "How do you know who is walking up the hill if you can't see that far."  His response.  "I can tell who it is by the way they walk."  That blew my mind as I would have no idea how anyone walks.

Dedicated, Don would watch me ride my horse trying to figure things out and be there for me, again and again.  He would notice things that I would not that helped me accelerate my progress.

Teacher, Don loves to help people. When he is not seeing results, he thinks about it and talks about it, until he finds a solution just for them.

Creator, Don is always creating, he created the horse mastery group, so he can share his knowledge with others. 

Video Library and Courses, Don has been filling the video library with courses to help everyone and anyone to achieve their horse goals.

Don puts others first.  This is a huge talent and I would be lost without his kindness and time.  He wants to see us all succeed.

A horse lover and protector (or as our daughter would say, horse helper).  Don wants to see the horse put first and communicated with fairly and clearly.

Don acquired a mustang this year, just to show people how to create a relationship with the horse using his four B's method.  Hope you are enjoying this journey. (See our blog if you haven't)

I am thankful for Don and his dedication to people and the horse.  I hope you appreciate him too.  

If you have not had the opportunity to read Don's book or see Don teach, please take advantage while you can.

Thanks for your time and commitment.  We as a team appreciate you.

 

PS:  Please tell me your favorite Don story or how he has helped you with you horse.



4 Responses

Kendra
Kendra

October 02, 2019

Don has elevated my horsemanship every time I’ve worked with him with several different horses & mules. His is the voice in my head whenever I am tempted to become impatient with a horse. He was extremely instrumental in helping me achieve two big tangible horsemanship goals: passing my Parelli Level 4 without Borrego and teaching Danny flying lead changes which allowed me to achieve my USDF Bronze medal. But even more importantly has been his influence over my thought process when things are going “wrong,” keeping my focus on helping my horse rather than “fixing” the problem. I’ll never forget him telling me “you can’t unburn burnt toast”, meaning don’t allow a horse to become emotionally or mentally fried during a training session. He also modeled for me setting up a simple training cycle exercise to make learning easier and less stressful or ambiguous for a horse. I am forever grateful for his wisdom and I am a better horseperson because of him.

Meg
Meg

October 02, 2019

Thank you for this amazing tribute to Don and his wonderful gifts and blessings to us all! One of my favorite helpful conversations with Don, includes the time he shared his own experience with falling off a horse and working through his fear. His humility and encouragement coupled with the partnership of Rachel and Dreamy has helped me to face my own fears and get back in the saddle. So much more to share… but that experience stood out the most!

Sara
Sara

October 02, 2019

. . .I’ve known Rachel since 2008, all long with her guiding me and ours, all within the context of horsemanship and inexorably, friendship. She and Don are indeed a perfect match, for I recognize in her all she says here about her Don. That is to say, what I hear her say about him can be said as truthfully about her!

Patty
Patty

October 02, 2019

Wow, where to start….. Don has helped all my horses in so many ways. But the biggest thing is he has helped ME become the person I need to be for all my horses, and animals and husband. Don never says” you’re doing that wrong” he helps you come up with a simpler way for both human and horse. He has taught me to truly look at the horse, from their view of things. He has taught me to see,feel, and truly be one with the horse. I could go on and on and on. Best program, best teacher ever.
Patty Woodyard

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