Riding

Welcome “Midge” to the Green Barn!

This past weekend, we welcomed the adorable 14 year old pony “Midge” and her super-cutie owner, 6 year old Cecelia to the Green Barn.  Cece (Kim’s daughter) is a primo-hunter in the making!!  Check out that leg position and seat!!  … Continue Reading

The complicated horse…

Ever feel like this?

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What to do, what to do… with a spooky horse

You’re riding along and all is well… until all of a sudden your horse literally jumps out from under you.  Or maybe you’re in mid-working ride and your horse is wound as tight as a spring; you just KNOW he’s about to explode any second… been there?  … Continue Reading

Who likes to clean their tack?

We do, we do!

Actually, as you can see from the look on Eliza’s face, it may not be the MOST fun thing she’s ever done, but it is definitely a necessity!  Yesterday, Eliza and I spent a good 2 hours soaping and scrubbing…

Though tiring, the feeling of accomplishment afterwards and enjoying clean tack is great!

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Things horses spook at…

I adore Bonnie Timmons, she’s hilarious :)

**from her book Hold Your Horses: Nuggets of Truth for People Who Love Horses… No Matter What

THINGS HORSES SPOOK AT:

  • Lions in trees
  • Tigers anywhere
  • Helicopters
  • Large dogs with big teeth
  • Small dogs ” ” “
  • Dogs ” ” “
  • Dogs that weren’t there yesterday
  • Rocks
  • Thermonuclear devices
  • Rogue nations
  • Plastic bags that flap
  • Bugs
  • Everything else
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Ten exercised to become a better equestrian

  • Drop a heavy steel object on your foot. Don’t pick it up right away. Shout, “Get off, Stupid, GET OFF!”
  • Leap out of a moving vehicle and practice “relaxing into the fall.” Roll lithely into a ball and spring to your feet.
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