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This is my quarter horse, Lakota. Not much to look at, but he is a very good trail horse. Not much in the arena, but then I rarely ride him in the arena. He is just a good dependable trail buddy. Goes through anything and over anything. Although, he is always hungry and does like [...]

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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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There are a lot of clinics a horseman can choose from to further their education.   I have attended a few myself and really enjoy them.  All of these clinics have been organized so you can pick and choose your subject matter and most you can bring your own horse.   I usually end up buying their [...]

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My Daughter and Eclipse

This post is dedicated to my daughter who has become a wonderful rider in the last year.  She has been riding her entire life, whether she remembers it or not.   That is,  I was riding while pregnant with her, maybe that is how she developed such a love of the sport.  She is now [...]

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Riding Clinics

Well I am finally going to hold my first two day clinic in Louisburg, NC for a client of mine.  Never thought I would progress this far when I started teaching and training again.  You see, I have been training horses for quite sometime and teaching riding lessons since 1994.  I did quit for a [...]

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I had written a little about Sir Alex on December 6, 2009 when I first acquired him.  Since then he was shipped to my house at midnight two weeks ago.  I fell in love with this horse the minute I saw him on the trailer.  I knew he was special when I watched the video of him [...]

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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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This is the back of a Tennessee Walking Horse, commonly known as a gaited horse.    They use these horses a lot in field trials for their quiet disposition, forgiveness of our stupidity and long, smooth stride that covers a lot of ground quickly.  Keeping their backs healthy and fit is so very important for the [...]

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Sir Alex will be coming to us by the middle of December.  Sir Alex is a wonderfully bred standardbred who won lots of mulah as a two year old, but as a three year old didn’t progress as quickly as a racer.  So his owners at the time decided to sell him and since he [...]

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