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Gone Solo

Friday, May 22, 2015

A few posts ago I talked about doing epic things with very non-epic steps on a very regular basis. Today marks just about 10 months since I brought Khaleesi home and in less than a year we’ve gone from barely halter broke to a real riding horse on her way to being an endurance athlete. 405 more words

Training vs. Retraining vs. Untraining

I like to categorize training horses in three main brackets, mostly because each one requires a different approach.

First is Training.

The horse you can train is a fresh slate, likely raised in a positive environment, with positive reinforcement on all ground work, sacking out, ect. 1,331 more words

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Dogs and Horses Part 2: Photo Edition!

With many thanks to a Facebook group I belong to called “Talking Horse”, I was able to gather these wonderful photos from members of the group!  438 more words


Catharina Johansson & Youana: Dynamic Duo Racing in Razers

There is a special energy between Catharina Johansson and her horse, Youana; a charming combination of modesty and strength.

When we meet Youana and her stablemate, Youlo (a half-sister, by Euro Staro Crown), she is impatient to get out. 334 more words



Saturday, May 16, 2015

We are in maintenance mode right now. As a musician and teacher, the end of May is when everything culminates in a glorious bustle of concerts, juries, final performances and of course weddings. 705 more words

Dogs and Horses: Keeping Them Safe Together

If you’re anything like me, horses aren’t the only animals you share your life with.  In fact, if you’re ANYTHING like me, you share your life with more animal companions than human.  821 more words


Teaching Patience

Yesterday I changed my feeding schedule slightly, and unlike before, my horses are not eating their grain while I fill the hay nets. So now they are very eager to get to the hay, but having both of them on top of me while I am trying to fill the nets, is not only annoying, but dangerous too. 227 more words

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