Monthly Archives October 2019

Bond With Your Horse

Are you truly bonded with your horse? Do you know HOW to bond with your horse? Having a good solid bond with your horse is a key proponent to a great relationship with your horse. Bonding with your horse gives you a way to build trust in each other. Whether it is a new horse or your current horse that you have owned for years, you need to spend time your horse. Answer the following questions: does your horse live in a stall or in a pasture? Is your horse alone or in a herd? Do you board or is
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Slow Down the Hot Horse

Do you need to slow down the hot horse? Does your horse need more focus work? Did you miss the “adding breaks” step to your training? Many of the exercises I use for training my horses come from Heather Smith’s barrelracingtips.com and her book series. I started following Heather in 2012 when her first book, “The Secrets to Barrel Racing Success” came out. Slow down your hot horse with my favorite barrel racing exercises.
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Milan’s Rehab And Return to Work

About a year and a half ago, Milan, our beautiful palomino paint mare, came up lame. I quit riding and using her in our program and went to work figuring out what was wrong. One of the things with Milan is that her right front foot turns in toward her left front leg. She also has been very tight in her shoulders and back. 
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Let’s Talk Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is lacking in equestrian sports these days. Everyone wants to win but no one want to put in the work, take the losses and be happy for others. We don’t cheer each other on, high-fives are lacking and smiles at each other are almost completely non-existent.
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