I Started As A Kid Since I started riding as a small kid, my perspective may seem different than an adult starting as a beginner. #1 – It’s Okay To Be Nervous As my sister-in-law always says when she describes us as adult riders, she said we are “wimp chickens” compared to what we used … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known As A Beginner Rider
Early Season Buck Earlier in the season one of our hunting buddies took a nice 6 point buck. Disappearing Buck Tycen shot a nice buck just last week. He tracked it down to the swamp area of the property where he had seen the deer head. He looked for it for hours with no luck. … Continue reading Hyde Farm Hunting Report
Why? For one I used to keep a journal of my lessons. Making notes on what we did and how the students are progressing. Prior to my TBI, I could do the lessons and then come inside and write in the journal. Now, I can’t remember by the time I get inside exactly what happened, … Continue reading Monday Lesson Report
Haven’t Heard Any Updates On Cool… I realized that I have not posted about Cool in a little bit. Figured it was time to give an update. Unfortunately, Cool has been laid up for the last week or so. Lame In The Front Well, first thing’s first! I will admit, I was just happy that … Continue reading Project Cool- Update
What’s Been Going On With Little Miss Ruby! We had a stint of bad weather and our training schedule got a little inconsistent for about a month or so. Luckily, Mother Nature has blessed us so far to start out 2020! We are back on track again and have made some great progress. Ruby Yesterday! … Continue reading Ruby Update January,13
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
Sunday-Wednesday So, the first day we worked with Cool was on Sunday. Due to two days of rain, today (Wednesday) was the next opportunity we had. Different Handler On Sunday, it was Christina that was working Cool. Today, it was Amelia, my working student. A Lot Different Cool was a lot different today than he … Continue reading Project “Cool” Day 2
Redemption Ride? What? So, Jennifer broke her leg in a goofy fall off Dublin earlier this year. He decided to be a punk and try to go out the gate and despite her best effort, they parted ways. Unfortunately, in the process, she whacked her leg on a gate post, breaking both bones in her … Continue reading Jennifer And Dublin: Redemption Ride!
Day Off School! A day off school usually means a day camp at the farm for our students. School break day camps are always a popular event with the parents who need somewhere to put their kids while they go to work! Riding Horses Is Obvious The Main Part Of Our Day Camp We run … Continue reading Fun Halloween Games For Kids!
Where Does This Problem Come From If you are having trouble with consistency in the canter over jumps, I bet if you took a hard look at your flatwork you would see it there too. It just may not be as obvious since on the flat you don’t have to worry about your horse getting … Continue reading Problem Solving- Inconsistent Canter Rhythm