This is day 367 of my TBI rehabilitation. It has been a long year to say the least. I have been the farthest away from the horse world this last year than I have ever been in my life. New Perceptions And Lessons I have been aware of what is going on in my lesson … Continue reading 367 Days of TBI Rehabilitation Has Brought Me A Change In Perspective
The Sounds Of The Horse The barn and farm are full of sounds that as equestrians are music to our ears. There are some sounds that maybe we don’t enjoy so much or ones that get on our nerves… All of these sounds though are the soundtrack to our life with horses, I don’t know … Continue reading The Soundtrack Of A Horse Crazy Kid Turned Horse Crazy Grown Up
Here Are The Pop Quiz Answers! Here is the follow up to the pop quiz post – the answers! Hopefully, you got most of them right. If not remember, it’s no big deal, horsemanship is a journey and you will never stop learning! 1. What Side Do You Get On The Horse From? We always … Continue reading 20. Boot Camp Pop Quiz Answers
Riding At The Walk 1. We should always mount our horse from which side? a) Leftb) Rightc) It doesn’t matter 2. The first thing you should do when about to mount is what? a) Get a hold of your reinsb) Put your foot in the stirrupc) Check your girthd) All of the above 3. How … Continue reading 19. Pop Quiz-New Returning Rider/Bootcamp
My blog partner, who is also one of my students, asked me for some help with goal setting. She is riding a different horse now. The horse she is riding now is a more experienced school horse, rather than a sensitive thoroughbred mare. When she rides this horse, the focus can be on her as … Continue reading 18. Riding Goals Worksheet
Recognize Any Of These Names? Some of the names on this list are just as famous as the horses that actually won the triple crown! Do you remember these guys? I remember Silver Charm(1997) and all the others mentioned after him. Burgoo King- 1932- The first horse to win the Derby and the Preakness ( … Continue reading List Of Almost Triple Crown Winners!
Horsey Quotes “A racehorse is the only animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time” “A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster then another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be wiling to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second … Continue reading Quotes To Ponder For The Week
Huey This is Huey. In my book, he holds the record for the best pony ever. He was the quietest and most bomb-proof pony that we have ever owned. We purchased him from a craigslist ad, a little over 5 years ago. Just after my oldest nephew, Levi was born. I went to New Jersey … Continue reading My Life In Pictures- Ponies!!
Introduction We have covered a lot about trotting in these last few posts! One thing we have not yet gone into detail about is posting. Learning to post is a big part of learning how to trot. It comes easily to some, and a little harder for others. Once you get the hang of it … Continue reading 17. Trotting Continued- Posting
Continuing on with our boot camp, today I will continue with tips for your position at the trot. Specifically, our seat and leg. I figured I would break it down into multiple posts to avoid information overload. Also, this way, I hope that if you have a specific issue you can more easily find the … Continue reading 16. Trotting Continued- Seat & Leg