My heart is greatly saddened by the news that Ray Hunt has died. I feel such a sense of loss and grief at hearing this. Ray Hunt was my hero and was the first person to teach me a better way of dealing with horses. I am honored to have known him and had the opportunity to ride with him and to learn from him. He truly was a legendary horseman and he is responsible for changing the way a huge population of the world works with horses. The horse is better off because of Ray Hunt and so are we.
I started my Ladde boy as a 3-year old in Ray's colt class. It is still one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I knew the first time I met Ray Hunt that I was in the presence of a true master horseman and that my life would be forever changed and I would be a better person and horseman for having spent time in his study. I am truly honored and I feel blessed that I had the privilege of learning from him.
This is truly a shock to me because I always thought that I'd have another opportunity to ride in one of his clinics again. Come hell or high water, if Ray came to the Pacific Northwest, I'd find a way to get there. I am so saddened that for once, I can't seem to find the right words to convey my personal feeling of loss.
God Bless you Ray Hunt and thank you so very much for everything.
Rest in Peace.