Winter Weather=Feisty Horses Cold weather, snow and ice can sometimes mean our horses stand in their stalls more than usual. Giving them a whole bunch of time to build pent up energy. The energy that will be ready to explode when they can finally go back outside again. Know The Horses In Your Barn Most … Continue reading Tips For Turning Out Feisty Horses
Disclaimer! This is not me saying that I like snow, not even a teeny tiny bit. I do know that a lot of people like to see pictures of the horses in the snow. They sure do get into a lot of antics when the white stuff is on the ground. This Is My Way … Continue reading Horsey Snow Photos
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
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…
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
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!