Who else has a horse that’s just a bit…”special?”
Back in the days before the sky caught on fire and the Leviathan popped out of the ocean, I liked to study the horsemanship techniques of Pat Parelli and use them as the base for my groundwork with Gibson. Parelli emphasized tailoring the training to each horse’s specific “Horsenality,” and listed some common traits to look for in each type.
Gibson turned out to be the poster horse for Left Brained Extrovert, meaning he not only was a fast learner and more curious than fearful, but also playful (regardless of whether or not he was supposed to be playing with something), exuberant (even if the situation was rather serious), easily distracted (mostly by butterflies), and very, very much marching to the beat of his own drum.
Really, the End Times haven’t changed him at all.
Jenny Kammerer is a professional artist, video producer and frustrated Philadelphia sports fan who’s been in the saddle since the age of four. When she was 16, she met her Paint/QH/Draft cross Gibson (aka Guitar Solo) as a green two-year-old, and quickly settled into the training side of equestrianism, drawing inspiration from the techniques of Pat Parelli and other natural horsemanship teachers. Known for most of her childhood as both the awkward artsy one and the weird horse girl, she always seemed destined to draw nonsensical horse cartoons. In addition to her independent illustration work, she currently teaches painting classes at Painting With A Twist and produces short-form documentaries that can be seen on www.Horse.TV. You can follow her personal art projects and stay up-to-date on Gibson and the Apocalypse on Instagram: @JennyKammArt