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
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?
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
Haven’t Done Much About Ruby In A While So I Figured Today’s The Day Been Working On Those Canter Transitions Canter transitions are one thing that we have been working on for a while with Ruby. As you watch the video you will see that “Anticipation” should be Ruby’s middle name. You can tell by … Continue reading Ruby & Christina Friday, March 20
Finny Is Showing His Age My horse Finnigan is in his early twenties. Over the last few months, he has been showing his age. He has shown more signs of stiffness. Some days he looks like he is short striding on both front feet. It sort of seemed to come on all of a sudden, … Continue reading Cosequin For Horses
Tacking Up Cool stood well on the cross ties yesterday. We put the saddle on him without any signs of him being girthy. Or that tightening the saddle on his back was causing him any pain. Well Behaved On The Lunge Line At Walk And Trot He was super well behaved on the lunge line. … Continue reading Project Cool- Day 3