Joe knows people, and here is one that influenced the way Joe treats horses, uttermost respect!
Ray Hunt devoted his life to the horse and teaching people a better way to work with the horse. Ray Hunt defined Western Horseman’s ideas in regarding to instructional material.
Ray Hunt is said to be Tom Dorrance's best-known student.[They met around 1960, at a fair in Elko, Nevada. While Dorrance avoided media attention and clinics, by the mid 1970s Hunt was giving clinics far and wide. Ray Hunt is famous for starting each clinic with the statement "I'm here for the horse, to help him get a better deal." He also liked to say "make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy."
RAY HUNT learned to transcend traditional ideas of working with horses. He wasn’t the first to do this, but he’s the man responsible for spreading the gospel of modern training and horsemanship techniques literally around the world. Ray Hunt is the source of the modern genre of horse clinicians.