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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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Getting Ready for Boarders

July and August have been busy months for us at LoneStar Riding Academy, home to SL Barrel Horses. As you know, in May we met with the owner of Corral’s R Us to discuss a design for the next phase of our build. Heidi and I met with Daniel and hashed out what are first 9-stall shedrow would look like. We had an idea in our heads and Daniel was able to put it to paper for us.
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How much is board? Wow that’s a lot!

As we have been building our stalls at LoneStar Riding Academy, one of the biggest questions I get is “how much is board?” The response after I answer the question is “wow, that’s a lot!” Every boarding facility has the ability to decide what they are going to charge their boarders. Our rates are based on so many variables as well as all the other facilities around. Their is a huge difference in price between self-care, partial care and full care. When I boarded my horses in college, I paid $80/month for self-care. By self-care, I mean I had to
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Starting my next journey!

Now that the 2015-2016 barrel racing season is over and I am looking forward to 2016-2017 (mostly 2017) as I start to bring horses up and fill the shoes that Rocket is leaving behind. I still plan to haul and run him a little as I don't think he 100% ready to quit and I need a veteran to haul with the "babies" who aren't exactly babies anymore.
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How to Teach Your Horse Patience

As I start hauling/riding/seasoning my young and inexperienced horses, I have to take the time to teach them how to be patient. Right now, when my grey mare is tied to the trailer (by herself or with other horses), she paws and ends up breaking off the reflectors on the side of the trailer. She is being naughty and just doesn’t know yet, how to stand quietly at the trailer. She may never stand completely quiet, but it is my job as her trainer to teach her how to behave while she is standing tied. Everyone has their own ideas
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SL Barrel Horses–Our 1st Official Lesson at LoneStar Riding Academy

The Friday before Christmas, SL Barrel Horses had our first official lesson at LoneStar Riding Academy. We had two teen girls that came to us as a birthday surprise for Lexi and her best friend Katie. Both girl have a riding back ground but little to no experience in a western saddle. Lexi has a reining horse, but usually rides him English and Katie has jumpers and rides cross county events. It was so much fun watching these two girls act like they have never been on a horse a day in their lives and then start to figure out
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