The biggest barrier to learning to ride The biggest barrier for me learning to ride a horse has been not knowing how to have a conversation with my horse. I didn’t grow up around horses. I didn’t hang out with horse people or horses most of my adult life. As a result, I didn’t understand […]
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 […]
So, we might be biased about how great of a year we think 2014 is going to be, but the fact that a whole year is dedicated to the horse, we think that is a pretty great indication. Welcome to 2014, the Year of the Horse. The Chinese zodiac calendar has 2014 as the Year […]
Right before we brought Barbie Doll home, I had planned with a neighbor down the street to have them bring over one of their horses to our pasture to be a pasture pal. We arranged to have Chip, a Pony of America mare that came from the same place as Barbie, to come over on […]
“I learned the hard way not to get too attached to any horse before you meet them and that many horses may sound great, but that in reality they may be different than what you expect.”
Follow 14 year old Michaela’s journey on getting her very first horse and learning life lessons that go beyond having a horse.
As soon as we started looking for a horse, we set to work on the pasture. There was a long list of things that needed to be done. The first thing that we started was an electric wire on one side of the pasture. We drove some fence posts into the ground with a ramming […]
Please welcome 14 year old Michaela Coy as our newest D&B blogger. She is an outstanding, hard working young woman who is teaching piano lessons to save enough money to buy herself a new horse . She has saved enough money for one horse, Barbie Doll, and is continuing to save her money to purchase […]
One of customers, Reid Coy, sent us this great picture of his 14 year old daughter and her new horse. He told her that if she wanted a horse she had to pay for it. So she set herself up to give piano lessons & has 7 students per week.
Click title to learn the question that is on this Dad’s mind.