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
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!
Besides the common rider problems that I mentioned yesterday, this is one of the first things that comes to my mind when I think of teaching the canter. It tends to be especially common in lesson horses. Since their riders are inexperienced, no fault of their own, the horse leans in and they don’t know … Continue reading What To Do If Your Horse Leans In Or Drops His Shoulder
Your Cantering Now! The other day I wrote about cantering. How to ask for it, what the expect,etc.. I was hoping to give you as much information as I could about what it would be like cantering for the first time. That way it wouldn’t seem so daunting and maybe if you have been hesitant, … Continue reading Simple Solutions For Problems At The Canter!
From Old and Shaggy To Sleek And Shiny Magic is one of the horses that we bought during our lesson horse search! I wrote about her in my lesson horse search posts. When we first saw Magic, she was really unimpressive looking. I actually warned the barn people that I was bringing home a horse … Continue reading The Transformation Of Magic!
Catching Up So last time we talked, we were starting to think about cantering. We discussed if you thought you were ready or not. I emphasized that it is no rush…horsemanship is a journey. Not a weekend trip or day trip! Your Instructor Says You Are Ready! Your instructor says you are ready to canter. … Continue reading New Rider Bootcamp Update
Being a horsewoman and now a TBI patient, I recently got to thinking about how horsemanship and TBI rehabilitation have a lot in common. You Never Know What You Are Going To Get On any given day with horses, you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes they are great, sometimes they are … Continue reading Horsemanship and TBI Recovery Aren’t So Different
Today I watched one of my longtime students compete in the Special Olympics horse show. It was a whole different experience for me, like no other I have ever had in the horse world. I feel I have seen a lot in my life with horses and had a lot of different experiences, but this … Continue reading Special Olympics Horse Show