A Guest Post By Jennifer Dougherty Jennifer is a longtime student of mine. The one I wrote about last week that recently broke her leg. Jennifer now lives in West Virginia. Seeing as that she has so much time on her hands healing up her leg, I asked her to write a guest post for … Continue reading Elk Mountain Trails, Harpers Ferry, WV
The Hyde farm property is a family property, originally owned by my grandfather’s parents. Right now the road from the Back 40. We are lucky to still have a hunting property as nice as that less than 5 minutes from home. The Hyde Farm Property The Hyde Farm property is 37 acres. Some of it … Continue reading Prepping At The Hyde Farm For Deer Season
Another One Done In The Record Books! 10 Campers Joined Us For A Week Of Horse Crazy Fun And Learning! We had some familiar faces from previous years. We also had some new faces as well. Kids who have no horse experience whatsoever, but are eager to get started. We did riding lessons, we did … Continue reading Summer Horse Camp – Week 1- June 17-June 21
If you follow my Ellison Hartley Horsemanship Instagram account then you have probably noticed this hashtag before! This is the hashtag that I used to describe our training progress, with Ruby, my friend’s horse. Who Is Ruby? Ruby is an APHA paint mare owned by my friend and fellow riding instructor, Aleta. She decided she … Continue reading #babywesternhorseturnedbabyenglishhorse
I have posted before about our property in Buckingham county Virginia. It is an undeveloped property, with tons of potential for hunting. Well, pretty much anything outdoor! Clearing ATV Paths We hauled the John Deere tractor from the farm down a few weekends ago. Using the tractor, we cleared some wide paths for trucks to … Continue reading Paradise Farm Progress (Buckingham Co. VA)
I’m constantly walking the line between overdoing it and pushing myself to improve my tolerance and strength. Some days I just flat out do too much. I don’t take into consideration including breaks in my day. If I’m feeling even just medium I have a tendency to just power my way through. If you have … Continue reading TBI&Emotional Crash Days
I know from both riding horses and my TBI recovery, that making note of milestones on your riding journey is important. It is cool to see how far you have come. I bet you have had a lot more milestones than you think. The Decision Making the decision to start riding is a milestone in … Continue reading New and Returning Rider Bootcamp- Milestones!
I Have Been Lucky To Meet So Many Students And Their Families! I Watched Them Grow Up In the horse world, you meet a lot of people. Some you will bond with and stay friends forever. Others you won’t get along with at all. Then there are the ones that touch your life for a … Continue reading Horses, Accidents And Lifelong Friendships
For All Of You Non-Believers… For all of you non-believers, here it is. A real live unicorn! Isn’t he just the cutest most adorable thing you have ever seen? Believe! You Believe In Me And I Will Believe In You! I’d say those are wise words. Words to live by even. Remember, you don’t have … Continue reading Real Live Unicorn!
We’ve Got Antlers! We have been continuing to watch the deer on our property. It tis’ the season for antlers to start showing on the male deer. We have an interesting variety of what looks like is going to be odd looking antlers. I honestly kind of like it when they have unusual antlers. Then … Continue reading Back 40 Game Camera Update!!