I talked a lot about how to find a safe and reputable place to learn to ride. We talked about what questions to ask and what to look for in a good beginner farm. Even in a perfect world, we can do everything right and sometimes we still end up in the wrong place. Maybe … Continue reading 6. What If I Chose The Wrong Facility?
Tycen Blucher, of Black Knight Tactical, is a 21-year U.S Army combat veteran, born and raised in Vermont, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and avid hunter. EH: What is your favorite thing about hunting? Tycen: “Reintroducing those that love the outdoors and hunting but either haven’t had the time or resources to hunt, as well as … Continue reading Thoughts On Hunting
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’m happy to share with you my life in pictures, as well as a bunch of words to go with it. Tycen aka “Doc” To know me, you have to know my other half, my boyfriend and best friend, Tycen Blucher. He is my biggest … Continue reading My Life In Pictures (Part 3)
For My Horse Crazies!! The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire Shannon Ralls Lemon A horse is the projection of peoples dreams about themselves, strong, powerful and beautiful. Pam Brown Show me your horses and I will tell you … Continue reading Quotes To Ponder For The Week-Happy Monday!
Continuing on with my best and worst days with horses series, here’s the second “worst day”. My horsemanship journey has been filled with lots of highs and lots of lows, all of which taught me something. These experiences made me the horsewoman I am today. Show Time I can’t even honestly remember the name of … Continue reading My Worst Days With Horses (Part 2)
Bijoux Bijoux was a young mare that I had in training a few years back. She was beautiful, a black and white paint warmblood, by the famous stallion, Sempatico, who is by Art Deco. She was a very well bred, good-natured horse. I only had Bijoux for a few months. I was to get her … Continue reading My Best Days With Horses (Part 2)
If you are a traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient and are rehabilitating from post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Unfortunately, you have probably experienced neuro-fatigue. What is Neuro-Fatigue? What is neuro-fatigue you ask? Neuro-fatigue is one of the most debilitating effects of acquired brain injury. It is a feeling of mental exhaustion that you cannot understand until you … Continue reading 5 Tips to Avoid Neuro-Fatigue
You are doing great so far! You did your research. Found the right facility and instructor that you feel comfortable with, started taking weekly lessons, and hopefully started your riding journal. Now it’s time for setting goals tailored for adult beginner riders. Hopefully, you are enjoying your lessons and time with horses is everything that … Continue reading 5. Goals For Adult Beginner Riders
I did say that I’d get on your case about keeping a riding journal! I’m obsessive about documenting things and checking things off lists. I admit, the way I do it is probably to an extreme. I suggest if you keep no other journal in your life, that you keep a riding journal. Why is … Continue reading 4. Keeping A Riding Journal
You thought it through, did your research and now you are just days or hours until you are going to go to the farm for the first time. Being prepared and knowing what to expect will make the first time less nerve-wracking. Hopefully, in your phone conversations or emails, you have established what equipment you … Continue reading 3. Going To The Farm For The First Time