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
Welcome To The Back 40! Rusty is a grade, looking mostly quarter horse like chestnut gelding. Monty, is a roan gelding, also of quarter horse body type. Instant Best Friends Rusty arrived at the farm on Saturday. He had about an hour and a half long trailer ride to get to the farm. He unloaded … Continue reading 2 Week-End Days And 2 New Horses!
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
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
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!
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