Tonight was a fabulously playful ride. It was later in the day and I really wasn’t feeling like “training”. I went through my usual grooming routine and then moved on to a light lunge session. Lunging lately has become so boring. Athena is so good at it. She picks up each new gait on cue, … Continue reading →
The holidays are a great break in the routine. They are a time to celebrate, to do something out of the norm and to get a little silly. I love holidays and I especially love it when I get to bring my horse to the party too! What better way to kick off spring than … Continue reading →
1.) The horse can do it. When I first started riding on uneven surfaces such as in grass fields and out on the trail my horse would trip and stumble. I would get so frustrated, often complaining ” this is never going to work… we can’t do our “dressage” training with such crappy footing. I … Continue reading →
I’m always exploring products that can help my horse perform better. For Athena, this means reducing stress, helping her focus more and soothe her tight and sore muscles from a good ride. Through my research, I discovered Fenwick Equestrian and in particular, their LT Calming Mask and LT Stable Sheet. Both are amazing and have … Continue reading →
Nail holes, hoof cracks, white line oh my! Thankfully, Athena has great hooves. She has been barefoot most of her life and we’ve never had any issues. In January, it became apparent that her barefoot hooves couldn’t take the beating of every day riding, rocky trail rides and gravel around the barn. A groove was … Continue reading →
On the Hunt! Hunting for the perfect fly sheet! Living in Hawaii, and owning a baroque build Friesian sport horse has created quite the conundrum for finding the perfect fly sheet. With hot and humid weather year round, the fly sheet must be light weight and highly breathable. But, it still needs to provide good protection … Continue reading →
How do I know when my horse is tired? This is a common question that is often answered in some variation of… “When you feel you don’t have any horse left.” Well, that’s great, but what if you have a horse that just seems to keep going no matter what??? I hear you. I have … Continue reading →
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