Archives for Advice from the Paddock

Who is your competition in the barrel or gymkhana pen?

Who is your competition in the barrel or gymkhana pen? Do you know who your competition is in that barrel or gymkhana pen? I DO!! Your only competition is YOU!! You heard me right! The only competition you in that pen is you. Do you know why your only competition is you? It is because no one else matters. No one can ride for you, so you are the only one to ride PRs you, who can improve your abilities, be humble for you! Will you be out-rode and out-shown? Probably! Does that matter? Absolutely NOT!! Every time I step
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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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What is your 2017 Vision?

What is a vision board? The definition of a vision board is:: “a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal.” In one of the courses for continued education I have signed up for this year, we were required to make a vision board. I spent 2 weeks searching through photos, Pinterest and Facebook to find images that fit my vision for 2017. I plan on taking this year by the horns and not letting go until I get what I want. 2017 is going to be a big year for us at SL
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Know Your Horses

I get the privilege having my horses at home 24/7/365 and because of this I have gotten to know my horses' idiosyncrasies and their individual personalities. As a horse owner, we are all responsible for knowing our horses whether we keep them at home or we have to board them.
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