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Is it a riding lesson?????

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (1)

  A teenager came out a couple of weeks ago  to the Friday afternoon program, but she didn't want to get out of the car.  I had a nice chat with her counselor and showed the adult around the property.  The counselor explained that there had been a possibility that the girl could have riding lessons with an instructor at a local English riding/Hunter/Jumper lesson barn and that she  was disappointed? upset? that she might be coming to our place instead.  One ...

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Horses in Training

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Took Splash and Triscuit back to Deb's on Sunday.  Triscuit  was invited by Deb and Splash was along for the ride.  I was hoping to leave him, but that was up to Deb.  She invited him to stay at the last minute, for which I was very grateful.

Janey brought Angie for Deb to play with.  Angie is a 3 3/4 yr old Andalusian X mare with a redhead attitude.  Angie went from 0 to 60 in 1 sec and did 17 pesades, a croupade or two and attempted a courbette betwe...

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The first perfect day of the season

Posted on April 7, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Great times today with all the Pony Girls.

Emily came from Saratoga.   We had Faith, Isabella, Bridget, Julia, Paulina, Emily and Isea riding.  Becca showed up and rode Triscuit who is fully rehabbed from her recent ligament injury.  Dezi was remarkably quiet and willing.  We even brought Dixie into the arena for the first time this season and she did very well.

We rode almost all the horses (Tonks was left out . . . and Woodrow is lame :(

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The Equine Mind: Top 10 Things to Know

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Equine Mind: Top 10 Things to Know by: Erica Larson, News Editor • March 24 2012 • Article # 19734  from The Horse online magazine

"Why does he do that?" "What is she so scared of … there's nothing there!" Most—if not all—horse owners have been there and asked those questions. E...

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What is Natural Horsemanship and a few thoughts on the use of spurs

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

   Natural horsemanship is many different things.  There are trainers, writers, teachers, learners and doers. The common basis is the understanding of the ethology (science of the study of animal behavior) and intrinsic nature of the horse and using that understanding to communicate with the horse and keep the training and husbandry compatible with what evolution has designed him to need for well-being. Natural horsemanship teaches us to keep horses in herds and ...

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