I get questions all the time about how I care for my ponies when we are dealing with some intense winter weather. I thought a blog post was due! This winter has been super easy so far. I was even able to keep up with scooping manure up until this last week! Some winters I […]
Well…. maybe we notice when it’s -30 out there and there’s a wind chill!!
I talk about building confidence a lot here. Helping my ponies feel calm and connected and confident is always my #1 concern when training, or handling them. Exactly how to accomplish this can change from moment to moment and from pony to pony. So being flexible and quick thinking while also having good timing is […]
When training horses most of us aspire to being sure things are always beautiful and smooth, full of building confidence and an understanding between human and horse. BUT if you have trained horses for any amount of time you know that things don’t always end up being beautiful or feeling wonderful. Sometimes things fall apart […]
Today was Zorro’s first day pulling the Hyperbike! It was so exciting to hitch him to the bike. I could hardly wait to do it! He was awesome, as expected. He walked right up to it, smelled it, as I teach them all to do as part of targeting and positive reinforcement. This is a […]
We humans tend to be very direct in our thinking. This leads us to make goals and then make a beeline straight for them. In so doing we can sometimes overlook how our horse feels. Horses are not direct line thinkers and if we keep this in mind we will actually make it to our […]
I have been sharing a lot about how keeping track of our miles has be SUPER motivating for me to get out and walk with Zorro. I even signed us up for several virtual races. We received two medals that we “won” yesterday! Whoot whoot! We completed two half marathons, at our own pace and […]
It was a beautiful snowy day for Zorro’s first time pulling the sled! Things weren’t quite right with the harness but I fixed all that when I got home. Zorro did an awesome job! He is such a trooper! We only went 3 miles since the sled was a bit heavier than the travois. We […]