When lifelong dreams unexpectedly come true I had come to accept that having a horse was not a dream for this lifetime. Although I had ridden very briefly and in controlled circumstances a couple of times in my life (once at age 15 and once around age 40), I didn’t know horses at all, other […]
Read part 1 of A Speed-Challenged Horse here. Usually, a trainer would work with Chocolate in a round pen to get her moving, because the horse doesn’t have the option of running away. I don’t have direct access to a round pen daily, so my trainer, Cara, instructs me to start working with Chocolate in […]
I have been in the process of re-training my mare Chocolate for close to two years now. It has been a long road, waning in and out of consistency. BUT, one of the largest challenges I have had to deal with is Chocolate’s laziness. There are two different kinds of laziness: the “Whatever, I’d rather […]
When I first bought Chocolate, my second horse, I can’t really remember what I thought of her. I should have known that she was not the perfect horse. When I rode her for the first time, I was not super impressed with her actual skill, but I was impressed with how calm she was all […]
On Friday, October 4, 2013 at the 3K Ranch in Star, Idaho a recreational, competitive trail and horsemanship clinic will take place with clinician Kieran Donahue. Thanks to Nutrena and Weaver Leather, twenty spots are available for only $50 per person. The exclusive clinic will run from 10am to 4pm and lunch will be provided. […]
I strongly believe that building a relationship with your horse is the key to understanding horses. Horses always look for leaders. Some horses are much more dominant towards people, but that is mostly because they find people to be incapable of taking care of them. A strong leader is what makes horses feel comfortable and […]
Normally, we ride our pony Barbie Doll bareback, but all of a sudden, she started doing this weird thing where she would crow-hop a little when we asked her to stop. I was worried about falling off. I started saddling her up more, and then smacking her whenever this happened, but it didn’t seem to […]
I have a friend that adopted a horse that had some problems. The horse, General, was previously used as an endurance horse, or a competition horse, that is run for long distances. Every time my friend would get on this horse, as soon as she was on, the horse would begin trotting and not slow […]
Even the best of horses has issues with certain sounds or objects and a local horse group has the perfect solution. The Treasure Valley Whips Carriage Driving Club (TVWCDC) is hosting a playday Saturday, March 23 at Birt Arena in Nampa, Idaho.
“This event is not only a learning experience for horse and rider, it’s a lot of fun as well. We have a potluck and everyone is welcome to attend,” TVWCDC event organizer Jan McEnroe said.