What??? This is not some kind of pep talk about being happy and relaxed all the time. Though it would be great if we all were, nobody is happy-go-lucky all the time. We Get Stressed And Relay That To Our Horses If you are reading this, you probably know that horses are very perceptive and … Continue reading Attitude Is Everything, Even With Horses
My Heart Horse Zelda Started It All If you have read much of the blog, you probably have read about Zelda. She was my heart horse. I got her when I was in high school. We had our highest highs, and our lowest lows together. We were always there for each other though, and we … Continue reading My Wish Came True
Horse And Rider Both Injured As some of you might already know, I and my horse Cool recently injured ourselves. Fell Off The John Deere Not The Horse My injury was much less complicated than Cool’s, so we will start with that. I fractured my wrist after falling off a tractor, yes a tractor, while … Continue reading Project Cool Update-Guest Blogger Amelia
Just A Regular Day Today was just a normal day really. I’m too tired to write anything too in-depth so I’m just going to tell you about my day! Woke Up Extra Early! For whatever reason, I woke up extra early this morning and we got the morning chores done quickly. It’s easy this time … Continue reading Thursday, August 19!
Mother Nature Can Be Cruel I don’t know about you, but this winter has been rough here in Maryland. We have gone from having frozen ground, to muddy ground, to icy ground and back over and over again. It gets disappointing when we can’t ride, but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do … Continue reading Things To Do With Your Horse When The Weather / Footing Is Bad
Winter Is A Good Time To Talk About Ground work I know some people understand ground work and it’s importance and others don’t. I’m going to try to help you understand why we do it and why it is such a crucial responsibility being a horse owner. Your Horse Needs To Have Basic Skills Most … Continue reading Ground Work And Basic Expectations
It’s Buddy Buddy has basically been a fixture at our barn for years. He has quite the reputation for kicking the stall and rattling his feed pan. When he was younger he was super aggressive in the herd. Buddy and I go back a long time. I started him under saddle and was the reason … Continue reading We Have A Patient In The Barn…
Back In The Day This story happened in what seems like a different universe a long, long time ago! I was probably about 10 or 11 years old maybe. Summer Dressage Show We had hauled with the lesson barn I was riding at during that time to a schooling dressage show. I don’t remember the … Continue reading Sunday Story
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
Introduction I have met many parents who have horse crazy kids that have never had any horse experience at all. This can be intimidating of course, since you have no idea what is going on, and your child is about to get on a thousand pound animal. I based this information on how my program … Continue reading Guide To Lesson Programs For New Horsey Parents!