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 !
Trying To Ditch The Walker! It is really exciting that I’m finally able to ditch the walker and switch to two canes. A little scary, but exciting. So far, I have not been able to completely retire the waker. I feel like I’m getting closer and closer to it though. Didn’t Quite Achieve My Goal… … Continue reading Walking With The Sticks!!
Sometimes I Hate To Hear The Term Why you may ask? Of course, this is an important skill to learn you advance with your riding and the horses that you ride. I have found over the years, that many people are misinformed or don’t understand what exactly it means. This leads riders with good intentions, … Continue reading “On The Bit”- What It Means
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
I Think You Will Be Presently Surprised Dec 27, 2019 Lookin’ Good Right?!?! We continue to be impressed with how well Cool is coming along! He is getting better and better by the ride and still doesn’t show any type of soreness at all related to the injury he is rehabbing from. January 6, 2020 … Continue reading Project Cool- Photo Update!
Why Was It A Big Day? After lunging him briefly at a nice easy walk and trot both ways. We decided it was time for Amelia to throw a leg over him and go for an easy walk around. Concerns We had concerns about how it would affect is rehabbing hip to add weight on … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 6 – It Was A Big Day Today
Wintery Conditions Day 5 was yesterday. It was cold and windy yesterday. Even our older lesson horses were a little on edge with the cold wind blowing. We expected that Cool might be a little more high strung than usual today. Video 1- Started Off Lazy In the first video, you will see that Cool … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 5!
Forearm canes Also known as elbow crutches, Canadian crutches, or Lofstran crutches (that is a brand name). Basically, if you aren’t familiar, they are canes (one on each side), that besides the normal handle to hold they also have a cuff that goes around your forearm. My Walker And I Have A Long History Since … Continue reading TBI Progress- Learning To Use Forearm Canes!
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