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This is Alex. I adopted Alex a few years ago from Ohio. He is an ex-race harness horse. He was retired at 2 and went to a riding school after that. The school apparently stopped using standardbreds and once again Alex was put up for adoption. So, he is with me now. I love this [...]

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Spring is here and so is all the rain that comes with it.  I do not like riding in the mud, but if I am going to ride I haven’t much choice.  There are always different boots you can put on your horse that prevent skidding.   You can use shoes with studs that help, but….   [...]

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Taking riding lessons to become a better rider for you, your horse and your riding buddies.

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Suggestions for Winter Riding

Too cold to ride?  Here are a few suggestions to make things a little easier. 1.  Dress in layers.   Lots of layers, long thermal underwear, several long sleeve T-shirts, a vest, keep your head and ears covered, and wear sock and glove liners.  Also, give up those riding tights or jodpurs, if you can for [...]

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I personally trained this little mare spending many, many hours in the saddle riding all over North Carolina and Virginia.  She has been on several day long trail rides and three competitive trail rides sponsored by ACTHA.  Confetti is 14.2 hands and has excellent and tough hooves.  She can go barefoot most of the time.  [...]

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My summer riding camp was very successful and I think the kiddos had a great time, as did the adults and staff that helped out.  Therefore, I am holding a camp the week after Christmas for students and potential students of Baymount Farm.  Half a day for four days, Monday thru Thursday.  I am sure [...]

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Just got back from a wonderful weekend at Fort Valley Ranch, Fort Valley, VA in the Shenandoah Valley.  I read an article about this area in the Trail Rider magazine and decided it would make a great trip for my husband and I.  We have been so busy over the summer that we have not [...]

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I remember my first horse.  I was 28 years old and purchased a mix breed that was advertised as a TWH.  If there was walker in him, I didn’t know it.  But I had fun and learned a lot.   AND I KNEW IT ALL!  Afterall, I had watched all the westerns with my Dad;  John [...]

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If you are a trail rider, and you have been bored with the same trails year after year, you need to look into ACTHA.us .  I recently started to feel I need a more challenging trail experience, so I signed onto the American Competitive Trail Horse Association website.   I quickly discovered I needed to brush [...]

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Picked up a few pounds since Thanksgiving?  Expecting and dreading picking up a few more over Christmas and New Years?  Tired of sucking it in every time you zip up?  Yeah, me too!  Forget about walking 20 minutes a day, getting on the treadmill or killing yourself with aerobic exercises.   Ride a horse! Riding lessons [...]

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