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
I Have Spent A Lot Of Time In A Lesson Barn I have spent the last 20 years working at our lesson barn. It is interesting the similarities and differences in the students that come and go. If I had to, I would loosely sort them into these categories. Horse Crazy/Obsessed These kids are obsessed … Continue reading Riding Students- It Takes All Kinds!
Summer Riding Camp We offer four, week-long summer horsemanship camps at our farm each summer season. Camp includes riding lessons, mounted lessons, horsemanship lessons, arts and crafts, and regular old camp games of course! It takes a lot of time and planning to make it all work. Not to mention, great people to supervise and … Continue reading Another Season Of Summer Camp Goes Down In The Record Books!
Another Guest Post By Jennifer Dougherty Obviously, by now you’ve heard I have a broken leg. The timeline given to me by the surgeon just before going under was “It’ll probably be a year before you can forget this ever happened.” Cool, that’s exactly what everyone wants to hear at the beginning of their summer. … Continue reading Surprise! Having an Injury Sucks