Scott Daily Horse-Training Seminar Featured at 2014 Oklahoma City Farm ShowMon, 31 Mar 2014 12:53:01 CDT
The 2014 edition of the Oklahoma City Farm Show kicks off this Thursday and runs through Saturday at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Previously named the Southern Plains Farm Show, it has featured horse trainer Scott Daily for the last several years. He will again be on hand this year to showcase his low-stress method of horsemanship. He will appear twice each day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., all three days.
Daily took a few moments to speak with OklahomaFarmReport.com’s Ron Hays about his past appearances in Oklahoma City and what’s on tap for this year’s show.
“I enjoy going there. I enjoy seeing the people. I get a lot of people who come to every session that I do and I want to thank them for all their support… It’s a great show there. I really look forward to it.”
Daily said he has several horses lined up to train this year including several phillies and geldings, but he also has a big challenge in a couple of stud horses that have never been broke.
“I think one of the stud horses I’ll be using there is an older horse. He never has been ridden, just halter broke. He was just used to breed mares and the guy kind of wanted to see if the horse could kind of ride around and different things. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Anyone who has ever seen Daily work comes away impressed that he is able, in just a very short period of time, to form a bond with whatever horse he’s brought and begin correcting bad habits or instilling good ones. He truly does make it seem effortless. He says his method is all about trust.
“The main thing I do when I get in there to work with one, I try to get their attention first. Once I get their attention, we both get respect for one another, I believe. Once that happens, that horse starts getting a little confidence in you. He figures out that you’re confident in what you’re doing and, naturally, they want to follow along as horses do… Usually in a short amount of time there, you can gain a lot of trust on a horse. You’ve just got to be consistent in showing them confidence and that nothing is going to hurt them, they want to get along. That’s the easiest way to go about it.”
At the farm show, Daily will be working in a portable round pen by Priefert. Radio Oklahoma network will be giving away the pen in a drawing on Saturday.
You can listen to Ron Hays’s conversation with Scott Daily by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.
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