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!
Dear Horse Owners Writing Sale Ads, Please Keep The Following Things In Mind Put a picture of your horse with the ad. We don’t want to have to wait for you to send us pictures. To buyers, it feels like you don’t really want to sell your horse if you don’t post a picture. Kid-safe … Continue reading A Little Rant On Horse For Sale Classified Ads!
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
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
What Is The Spiral Jumping Exercise This exercise is done on a 20 meter circle. On one side of the circle there is a ground pole set. On the other, there are three jumps right next to each other. With no space in between. So it’s a line of three jumps reaching from the outside … Continue reading Spiral Jumping Exercise- Demonstrated By Maggi & Finn and Amelia & Cool
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!
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!