Why Do We Need To Learn This Skill? Well, the first reason is that you should be able to control your horse’s speed within each gait. You should be able to take longer strides or shorter strides. Depending on the situation you are. Lengthening and shortening is a good skill to learn if you are … Continue reading Exercise For Lengthening And Shortening Canter Strides
When and Where The open house was last Sunday, September 6 in Forest Hill Maryland. Topics Covered There were a variety of topics covered. Including round penning and groundwork, young horse/colt starting foundational riding, and body control exercises. Easy To Understand Theory There are a lot of great horse trainers out there that all have … Continue reading Open House At KT’s Natural Performance Horses
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!
I Think We Sometimes Forget! When we have a frustrating day with our horse. Maybe when we didn’t do as well in a lesson as we had hoped. Or your horse misbehaved at a horse show (big disappointment). We may question… why do we do this? Spend so much money on something that can be … Continue reading Why We Ride Horses!
A Lot Of Factors Go Into Deciding Whether Or Not A Pre-Purchase Is Necessary In this post I will just go over some factors that influence the decision whether or not this is necessary. As with practically all horse related topics, there are a million opinions on these things and these are just what I … Continue reading Horse Shopping Guide- Pre-Purchase Exams
What Could Be Better Than Getting A Horse?! Being surprised and getting the horse you already know all about and love! Now that is even better than just going horse shopping. Check it out! Of Course We Have To Do A Photo Shoot!!! Cutest Video Ever!!! It Was An Exciting Day For Everyone Involved! Look … Continue reading Amelia Owns Cool!
We All Know How The Horse World Is! It is full of different personalities. Old and young, men and women. That come from all walks of life with one thing in common- a love of horses. Horses In The City The book begins with the author telling about his time living in NYC and riding … Continue reading Book Review- Horse People By Michael Korda
Don’t Expect A Trial To Be Offered Many owners (like myself if I was selling a horse, which I hardly ever do by the way) think that the risk involved is too great when it comes to horse being taken on trial periods. If that is the case, they should be open to you coming … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 8- Pro’s And Cons Of Taking A Horse On Trial
What Is The Spiral Jumping Exercise This exercise is done on a 20 meter circle. On one side of the circle there is a ground pole set. On the other, there are three jumps right next to each other. With no space in between. So it’s a line of three jumps reaching from the outside … Continue reading Spiral Jumping Exercise- Demonstrated By Maggi & Finn and Amelia & Cool
Lots Of Anxiety At the point in my recovery when I was able to go outside, with a walker. I went out to the barn and unexpectedly had a ton of anxiety. Literally, panic attacks. Not fun stuff. It took me a while to realize the reason was not that I was really afraid of … Continue reading Another T.B.I Victory- A Horsey One!