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!
He Had An Unplanned Long Break Luckily, it was not because he was injured or lame. It was because the barn had to shut down due to COVID-19. The barn was a ghost town aside from the daily chores and there wasn’t any riding going on. Barn Back Open Now that the barn is back … Continue reading Project Cool- Cool Back In Action!
You Don’t Have To Get On…. It probably sounds like a strange thing to say with a title that clearly says it is your turn to try a ride! The reason that I say this is because when you go to see a prospective horse, you may feel pressure from the owner. It probably isn’t … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 6- Your Turn To Try A Ride!
Today Is April 16… It is my sister-in-law’s birthday as well as the birthday of my very first heart horse “Detente”. It was ironic since the meaning of the word “Detente” is “a peace treaty during a time of war”. There was nothing peaceful at all about my mare. She came with the barn name, … Continue reading April 16 and a Heart Horse
Noises In The Night Besides my own animals at night, I can hear my brother’s cows across the street as well as horses at the nearby farms. Last night I woke up to some awful screaming noises coming from across the street. It sounded like horses fighting, or maybe a horse stuck in something. Whatever … Continue reading Pasture Safety
We Have Continued to Work With Him As winter has slowly seemed to be making its way out of Maryland, we have been keeping up with working Cool as best as we can. We went through a very wet period where the footing was terrible. So there were a lot of days of easy walk-trot … Continue reading Project Cool Update (I Know It’s Been A While)
Winter Time In many parts of the country, winter means no riding. Or maybe just inconsistent riding. If you were just getting into the swing of things in the fall, it is possible that some nerves might rear their ugly heads when it’s time to put a leg over your lesson horse. When Was The … Continue reading New And Returning Rider Boot Camp: How To Over Come Fears About Getting Back On After A Long Break
In Case You Didn’t Catch The Original Post Pictures Of Our Gray So Ugly, He Is Cute! Luckily, at this particular event, Gray looks sparkling clean. These pictures do not do justice to how peculiar-looking he was. Bless his little heart, he was a great pony and I miss him more after writing this and … Continue reading Story Of My Life Is The Story Of The Horses In It- I Found Pictures Of Gray!
Post About Finn I wrote a post a few days ago about Finnigan. His soundness, behavior and how he has been since we started him on Cosequin as a joint supplement a few months ago. The day I wrote that post, I was fighting with youtube and couldn’t get the videos uploaded. Luckily, I have … Continue reading Grumpy Finnigan- Follow Up To Old Man Finny Update