Walk, stop, back up, reversing both directions and walking along the rail! Proud of how far he’s come!
Sam is my 8 year old recently wild BLM mustang gelding. He’s only been interacting with humans since February. Training Sam has been a big challenge because he’s spent so long in the wild doing his own thing, listening to a human isn’t something he was taking to easily. We bonded, continually bond daily andContinue reading “Our training journey from April, his first day with me to August when he had his first ride!”
Two hours of prep, patience and making sure Sam was calm before moving into the next step. Sam has never been worked with by my fiancé Adam so I first had to get them trusting each other then he started to lay over him then Adam lunged him then finally he jumped up like IContinue reading “First ride on Sam happened yesterday!”
Took my toddlers up horse camping for their first time they were good kids it was a lot to take in for them but each outing they get better and better! We went to White Fish horse camp in Crescent, OR. It’s one of my favorites since you can ride to high lakes but you’veContinue reading “Horse camping Memorial Day!”
My horses don’t start to lope or canter under saddle consistently until they are four years old. My horses are started very lightly at 2.5 years old then mostly trail rides at a walk until they are 3.5 then they are introduced to the lope but only loping occasionally in the arena until they areContinue reading “Loping into the future!”
The more you can expose them to and show them there’s nothing to fear, the stronger your bond will become and the more solid of a horse you’ll build. Sam snorts when he’s unsure you can hear him snorting in the videos but remaining curious because alfalfa is inside of it and he has toContinue reading “Getting Sam used to the tire”
What a bond we share! Most horse’s when let out into the big pasture take off running to explore, not Sam he stayed by me where it’s safe. He allowed me to lead the way and show him around without a halter or force. He listened when I called him to come closer, he cameContinue reading “Showing SAM around the big pasture he stayed right with me like a foal to his momma!”