First off horse’s aren’t humans. Too many people humanize the horse to make it look as if it understands English so we better relate to them. That couldn’t be more incorrect. Horses are animals and at any point can revert to instinct and cause harm to us we don’t emphasize on that enough. That beingContinue reading “Inside look at how the horse sees his world.”
Here is my 2.5 year old filly as of currently. I started her last spring and she’s ridden once a month for 15-20 minutes. She’s only walk trot at this time I don’t introduce the canter until they are very confident at lower gaits. Low, slow, no hands, this girl already knows her job becauseContinue reading “When you do your groundwork the under saddle results are AMAZING!”
Leonard is my 3 year old APHA gelding. I’ve owned him since he was a yearling and done all his training. He’s always picked up on things quickly and finds out what I want right away. We’ve always communicated well. He was the best at free lunging in the arena. Always stayed the same direction,Continue reading “It’s all in stride!”
Sorry I have been away from posting I’ve been busy working then on my days off I’m catching up with work around the ranch. Dad ordered gravel last week and I moved 5 yards by hand to to horse’s winter shelter for mud control. I set up there shelter and it was an all dayContinue reading “Hi there!”
Everything finally unfolds as it should if you do your groundwork. The same thing goes for teaching the horse to travel with a natural, low head set. This head carriage helps them develop the muscles needed in order to perform this frame under saddle as well. Promotes strong back, strong legs and comfort to theContinue reading “All good things come to those who wait”
It’s getting colder at night, but still warm during the day. This is perfect for one last bath before winter when baths become scarce for most due to lack of access to warm water. Medicated shampoo baths I highly recommend. Horses right now are dealing with bot flies which lay their eggs then bite theContinue reading “Fall is here! Get your horse ready for the winter!”
They learned to carry themselves naturally before ever being ridden. I teach all my horse’s this way and it helps them collect under saddle also because it’s comfortable for them to move correctly instead of fighting them because their muscles aren’t developed yet. This helps them develop strong backs and topline as well as coordination.
With winter around the corner we tend to slow down how much we ride in general so our horses can get fuzzy coats and enjoy the soggy days off. When to blanket depends on what you refer really. Do you want a sleek horse year round? Blanket and double blanket and put them in aContinue reading “Winter is around the corner. When to start blanketing?”