Good Days And Bad Days With Horses Good days and bad days come with the territory when it comes to horseback riding and life with horses. It is only natural that sometimes when you are trying to ride an animal that weighs a thousand pounds and doesn’t speak your language that things may get a … Continue reading Bad Lessons Teach Us The Best Lessons!
Weather Is Changing Finally, around here the weather is starting to act like spring. This is the first week of the spring session in my program. When the weather gets pretty, this is when those who haven’t hit the barn much over the winter will be excited to get back. Here are just a few … Continue reading Time To Get Back Into The Saddle Again
I Think You Will Be Presently Surprised Dec 27, 2019 Lookin’ Good Right?!?! We continue to be impressed with how well Cool is coming along! He is getting better and better by the ride and still doesn’t show any type of soreness at all related to the injury he is rehabbing from. January 6, 2020 … Continue reading Project Cool- Photo Update!
Wintery Conditions Day 5 was yesterday. It was cold and windy yesterday. Even our older lesson horses were a little on edge with the cold wind blowing. We expected that Cool might be a little more high strung than usual today. Video 1- Started Off Lazy In the first video, you will see that Cool … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 5!
Not Consecutive Days Due to the weather, we did not work with Cool 4 days in a row. Most likely we wouldn’t have anyway. Since he is rehabbing, I think it is important to give him recovery days to avoid him getting muscle sore. Not to mention, I’d prefer to keep his attitude about work … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 4
The Rehab Story Of “Lil P” AKA Cool Cool is a 14-year-old TB gelding. You can see his pedigree below, and that he had 32 racing starts. His job in life up until about a year ago was a pleasure horse and a lesson horse. My more experienced students loved riding him. Just about a … Continue reading The “Cool” Project-Day 1