A Little Info On Cool Cool is one of our horses who has had a hard go of it the past year or so. He had an incident in the field that led to stall rest and a long recovery. It is hard to Xray the hip/ pelvic area in a horse. From his symptoms … Continue reading Photo Critique- Christina & Cool
Who? As you know I have a thing for Thoroughbreds. It seems I surround myself with other people who feel the same way. Meaca came to his owners through the Philadelphia Park Racehorse Rehoming program, Turning For Home. This is a program in place that allows racehorse trainers to responsibly rehome horses that aren’t fast … Continue reading Project Meaca !
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
Is He Ready For Trot Under Saddle? I contemplated this for a while actually. I just had to pause and think about it for a moment. To make sure that I wasn’t just super excited at how good he has been. It wouldn’t do any good to do too much too soon. After thinking about … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 7- Trotted Under Saddle!
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
Tacking Up Cool stood well on the cross ties yesterday. We put the saddle on him without any signs of him being girthy. Or that tightening the saddle on his back was causing him any pain. Well Behaved On The Lunge Line At Walk And Trot He was super well behaved on the lunge line. … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 3
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
The Rehab Story Of “Lil P” AKA Cool Cool is a 14-year-old TB gelding. You can see his pedigree below, and that he had 32 racing starts. His job in life up until about a year ago was a pleasure horse and a lesson horse. My more experienced students loved riding him. Just about a … Continue reading The “Cool” Project-Day 1
About Ruby Ruby is a gorgeous mare that I have had the privilege of working with over the last year. She was broke and trained western and so it’s been a learning curve for her to learn the new way we want her to go. She tends to get excited about jumping which sometimes makes … Continue reading Maggi & Ruby