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
Make Up Week So this is make up lesson week at the farm. Meaning we have a break week in between a few lesson weeks to get make ups done. That way at the end of the session we aren’t stuck trying to cram all the make up’s in. So I only had three lessons … Continue reading Monday, Monday
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!
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?
Why? For one I used to keep a journal of my lessons. Making notes on what we did and how the students are progressing. Prior to my TBI, I could do the lessons and then come inside and write in the journal. Now, I can’t remember by the time I get inside exactly what happened, … Continue reading Monday Lesson Report
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!
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)
So I’m Reading This Book… So, yesterday I started reading this book. “Stakes Night “. It is a novel about the saddlebred horse industry. I don’t know much about saddlebreds or saddle seat riding. I did it for a few months during my short college career. Mostly because of the 60 horses in the barn, … Continue reading Start A Conversation With Your Horse…(No, I’m Not Crazy)
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