Paul Dietz: A True Horseman!
Paul Dietz: The Early Years
Paul Dietz is emerging as a great
teacher of horses and people, and I am thrilled that I could be a
witness from the very start. Around 1985 his Dad, Gene Dietz,
called me needing help loading a bay horse into a 2 horse trailer.
That was around 24 years ago in Scottsdale, AZ.
Then four more years on the road with Buck, full time and on the payroll, traveling
tens of thousands of miles, back and forth across America, each year riding hundreds and hundreds of colts and problem horses. When you travel with Buck, you don’t get to ride the easy ones! Sometimes it was a baptism by fire.
During those years, Paul rode and was exposed to thousands of "horses with people problems". At around 24 years of age, with ten years of intensive teaching from Buck, Paul never dreamed that he might ever give a clinic. He only wanted to be the best student Buck Brannaman ever had. While traveling with Buck he also got to work and learn from, and with, Ray Hunt, Tom and Bill Dorrance, and many other great horsemen. Around 1997-1998, it was time for Paul to wing it on his own - "saddle up the colt named Uncertainty and give it a go"!
Paul Dietz: Strikes Out on his Own
In high school, Paul could lead
a debate team. He could sort out arguments across the isle; he
could debate both sides of any issue. What he has worked on very
hard for the last ten+ years, was learning how to teach. This he
has learned from the horse and people that believed in him. Paul
can now very effectively explain the horses’ point of view to people! In the process, what used to be difficult is now his mantra of teaching
and helping people and dedicated students to the horse, enjoy themselves
while learning a tremendous amount in Clinics and Workshops, not only
about the horse, but themselves.
A Respected Horseman from The Inner Circle
For the last several years,
Paul has emerged to those of us that have been close to The Inner Circle
as a much respected horseman and a real friend to the horse and people
that care. He is truly respected and loved by all of his peers
and students. He has fought hard for, and earned, the respect of
many great horsemen and horsewomen. Whenever Ray and Carolyn
Hunt or Buck Brannaman gave a clinic in AZ, Paul was always there to
facilitate their every need and work some problem horses that were having
real trouble with their owner/riders, for the last ten years.
A true horseman can work with all breeds, all disciplines, for all
purposes and for all reasons. A true horseman is a multi-dimensional
teacher and educator for all horses, actually teaching horses what
they need to know and how to look forward to the job.
Horsemanship is NOT a one-dimensional relationship where you're working a horse in a rut during hours, days and months of
repetitive, restrictive boring actions. Horsemanship is an exciting experience
each and every day, finding new ways to communicate with each other, investigating, exploring and working from the inside of the horse out! It is
done with compassion for the horse, with the horse. The horse is always the
winner with a True Horseman/Horsewoman who has real Feel, Timing and
This is what The Inner Circle of Quality Horsemanship
is about! Brought to thousands of students by The Trinity of Great
Horsemen: Ray Hunt, Tom and Bill Dorrance! Paul Dietz has invested his
life in quality horsemanship and through Buck Brannaman and the Inner
Circle, his dream has become reality.
A Teacher of Horses and People, An Educator!
A true Educator is not just a teacher. An Educator
can reach into the horse and the human and find all of the qualities
and the problems that are holding them back. An Educator can then put
together a plan for both the horse and human that will lead to mutual
Paul Dietz does not conduct clinics or workshops
where "one size fits all, complete with showmanship, gimmicks and crap
magic equipment"! Paul Dietz’s life is totally dedicated to The Horse -
not self-serving aggrandizement.
every part of himself and his education to each and every horse and
student. When a student and the horse leave, they are given a
whole host of things to work on that are tailored to only that student
and that horse to work on until the next time they get together and "kick it up a notch!" Every student, every horse is a
winner with Paul Dietz!
Now YOU need to believe
in your horse that never lies! There is no excuse for poor horsemanship
and your horse can be a winner along with you, and both are students.
Workshop: Dec 12, 13 and 14 2009
This was a great weekend. Long-time students, friends and real dedicated horse kind of folk arrived and Christine Cook-Dietz really made it happen! The incredible young Emily, riding since 2004 from age 11 to 16, now, who can get one hell of a lot of things done that most people don’t learn until mucho later years, is just simply awesome at 16!
Paul’s current students: Janine, 7 years rode with vigor and learned a lot with a smile on her pretty face. Chris worked hard as well and did well.
Stephanie and Mom Sue showed
they are one incredible team in life: Mother and Daughter!
They have ridden with Ray, Buck, Ricky, and they are awesome! A mother
and daughter that now could embarrass the hell out of a so-called "Good
Hairy Legged Cowboy".
Next day the wonderful Kathleen Sullivan showed up! Joel Eliot showed up! Joel was pivotal help with Paul, helping the really green students, in the cow working and more. Joel Eliot is a Great AZ Horseman, a friend of all, and he helped Paul help all students.
The memories of so many
years, just like Paul’s Workshop will live forever for all of us watching
a great horseman become a great teacher and educator. Our Friend:
Oh yeah! Christine Cook-Dietz fed the whole class with class. Good Grub-Line Clinic! Can
you believe you can ride and get fed as well in one weekend?
Paul Dietz and the Ray Hunt Memorial Clinic
Paul Dietz has been honored by being selected to be one of the presenters at the Ray Hunt Memorial Clinic in Fort Worth, TX. The event is going to be a celebration of Ray Hunt’s life in a Colt Starting where each presenter will have 45 minutes each of two days with the colt they have drawn by Lot Number. This is not a contest per say, it is not about who is better than the other fella. It is about each presenter having the best day they ever had with a colt and honoring the man who gave us all he had in his being every single time for so many years. The Greatest Horseman That Ever Lived!
Paul Dietz (himself) Is A Featured Presenter! Ray Hunt Memorial Clinic
Feb 27, 28, 2010
Fort Worth, TX
For Tickets: www.rayhuntmemorialclinic.com
Paul Dietz: One of 20 Presenters to Honor Ray’s Life!
Congratulations Paul Dietz! You Earned It!
“You Earned Your Spurs In Life!”
Living, What The Trinity of Horsemen, Had to say in
their combined 265 years of Life with the Horse!
a Go! (Ray Hunt: 1929-2009)
Your Friend, Bless You,
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PS: The word "Himself" is an old Irish Honorific! Re the phrase "Big Hill Of Life": Mark Twain once said (paraphrased)… "When you reach 70 years, you feel like you have the right to tell everybody else how in hell to get here!" Please excuse my 70 years!