The Trust Fall

I mentioned trust in an earlier blog about Cutter and how important it was with him. Well, it's important to every horse. When you're working with a horse you have to understand that they are prey animals. A horse letting you jump on it's back is a sign of trust in itself. That's how animals... Continue Reading →

Mastering the Art of Confidence

There will always be high points and low points, especially when working with horses. Some days will be great and give you the confidence to keep going and other days will kick you in the gut knocking you down with the blow. Mastering those times can make you or break you. For me, during the... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Always Rainbows and Unicorns

Confidence can be something that is learned and some people are born with it. It comes easy for some people in that way. For me, it came in waves. Working with young horses is not only physically demanding, but it's emotionally demanding. There are ups and downs throughout the process of training. It's important that... Continue Reading →

Confidence is Key

Often times working with a horse just takes a little bit of guts and a whole lot of confidence. To me exuding confidence is an important part of making a horse feel comfortable. It really is true when people tell you horses can feel your emotions. When your nervous they get nervous. When you tense... Continue Reading →

The First Old Man

I'm going to do a little flash back here because I feel I can't wrap-up this mini series without talking about him... The first horse I ever showed was a 28-year old, grey, Arabian, named Seldar. He was always known in the barn as the old man because that is what he was. A bitter... Continue Reading →

Fergie the Undiscovered

Fergie was the most unexpected horse I could've gotten. It's funny how God puts things in your life even when you think you didn't need it. Of course I always want more horses, but it wasn't the horse that I needed it was what Fergie was. Her energy was vibrant and it rubbed off on... Continue Reading →

The Most Unexpected Surprise

Stinger was growing and so was I. High school came along then came the big college transition. Through a lot of thinking, I decided that going 24 hours away to Colorado State University was a great idea. Well, long story short it ended up not working out so, I came home and found myself stuck... Continue Reading →

Stinger the Teacher…

Most would think that a 12-year old girl and a two year old horse would not mix very well, but somehow we managed. We took it slow so Stinger's joints would develop properly and strongly. I also wanted to make sure I was getting things right and developing a bond that I know could withstand... Continue Reading →

Then There Were Two…

I reached a point with Cutter that I felt like I needed more. I wanted to go faster and Cutter was just a little maxed out, not to mention he won me more money that I could imagine (I am TERRIBLE at saving money... of course I had to spend on another horse!!). I also... Continue Reading →

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