What do I start with in the round pen? This will give you some ideas what it can give you and your horse.
Building confidence in a young horse
Reposted from 2018 Confidence My young mare has been going well under saddle. She is smart and athletic, and really enjoys the interactions we have while working. She is 5 this year, and our focus is physically and mentally building the athlete that can perform at a top level. This is key in keeping them […]
Does your horse stand quietly at the mounting block?
Repost from 2017 Mounting block woes More often than not, one of the side effects of the horses I train is a horse that stands quietly at the mounting block. The clients usually notice within a short time and comment on it. They are mystified as to what I have done to their horse, who […]
Repost from 2016 Patience… Life has been challenging these last few months. To pick up and move across the country, and attempt to start over, is a big task. I try to approach it with an eye on the positives: new opportunity, new friends, new everything. And extra time to funnel into personal growth, and […]
Onions and Learning
reposted from 2014 Onions and Learning… Several years ago, while I was in the thick of a busy training schedule, I had one of those defining moments in life that changes ones’ perspective completely. I had been doing a lot of groundwork with some horses. This involves using shoulders and arms in a way that […]
Reposted from 06/2013 I can remember clearly the exact words that she spoke as she stood looking at me over the arena fence. “We would like you to teach her to canter.” It seemed like a simple enough request, and I assured her it would not be a problem. The big kind mare they brought […]
Reposted from March 2012 We all have our stories, every human, every horse. Can anyone say the road they have travelled has been flawless? Yet, it really is flawless, it leads you to now. Wherever now happens to be. I have to marvel at the journey, all the good the bad and ugly pieces of […]