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Monthly Archive for October, 2009

I have done a lot of searching on saddles and saddle fitting.  I have been trying to purchase the right saddle for my new horse, mainly because I decided to take up hunt seat to improve my riding abilities.   There is a lot of information to go thru and can be confusing.  But I am [...]

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Midnight has finally graduated.  I am so proud of her.  In my recent posts about her I was training her to drive,  but she was having  a difficult time because of a dental issue she had.  Once that was cleared up, learning to drive was a piece of cake.   I have been able to drive [...]

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Serenade: A Thoroughbred Story

Meet Serenade, our 12 year old Thoroughbred mare.  I never had much interest in Thoroughbreds before now.   I had run a boarding barn and found that the Thoroughbreds that stabled with me were ‘goofy’ and thin skinned.  It seemed that they were flighty and always running into something and getting puncture wounds.  I realize [...]

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My Extended Family

I have two extended families, but the one that lives with me are my minis.  Not to mention a few larger members of the family that I will talk about in another blog.  As my friends and family can tell by now, my passion is in my animals.  I have had many jobs and friends [...]

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Jasper is the Best!

What a sweet face and what a beautiful head.  We got this 3 year old TWH in about three weeks ago.  He is one of our finest.  A beautiful red roan that has a personality to match his looks.  What a fine ride he is too.   Took him out on the trail today and he [...]

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Talk about beautiful.  And what a nice ride!  Jazzy, now called Jazz, (because Jazz music is relaxing to me) came to me to become a super duper trail horse and she is it, baby!  I have ridden almost every day since she came to me.  The owners have not been able to afford the time, [...]

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This is actually going to be an extremely good carriage horse.  Woodrow has won my heart.  I have been training him to drive for a few weeks and if you have read Learning to pull my previous blogs about him, you will know that he started out a little nervous about people in general.  Since [...]

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I have been riding for around 23 years now and I have been training for nearly 18 years.  I have taken lessons and continue to do so, but one thing I was never formally taught about was saddle fitting.  I have ridden saddle seat on Saddlebreds and TWH, I have ridden western in western saddles [...]

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Your Horses Mouth

Wish I had some good pics to put here, but alas, I don’t.  However, I want to stress to you how vitally important it is to take care of your horses mouth.  Out of the several horses I have trained this summer, three have had ‘behaviour’ issues that were directly related to their mouths. One [...]

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Midnight came to me to learn to pull a carriage.  What a treat to teach this horse, she is compliant and very smart.   She has never been under harness with an actual cart before as far as I can tell.   She was a little wary of the poles the first time I attached them.  But [...]

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