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!
Written by Amelia, Cool’s new owner! First Riding Cool I don’t remember the first time I rode Cool. I know that the first time I rode him was one of the first times I had ridden a horse that wasn’t an experienced lesson horse like I was used to riding. The most difficult horses I … Continue reading Cool Update!
It Came To Me In A Text! My Uncle George sent me a text the other day, with a link to a Lipizzaner stallion performance that was on a television network overseas. Evidently, these stallions have not had one of their complete performances televised in over 50 years! It is a long performance, and not … Continue reading Lipizzaner Stallions Television Performance!
I Reported On The First Book A Few Weeks Ago This book is a follow up to the book I told you about before, adventures of the horse doctors husband. I enjoyed the first book and the second book is even better. You Will Be Able To Relate If you are a horse person, you … Continue reading Book Review- More Adventures Of The Horse Doctor’s Husband By Justin B. Long
Don’t Really Know How I Feel About New Years Resolutions Do you set a New Years Resolution? In some ways I think it is a great idea because it gives you something to work towards, and encourages you to keep your eye on the prize. On the other hand, we have all heard stories about … Continue reading Riding Resolutions?