Start with your goals for your horses and work backwards, remembering that, although winning is nice, the early part of your season is about training and conditioning. The schedule you make at the start of the year is important as a plan A, but plan to be flexible and have back up plans in place…because horses. Always remember that your number one goal is not to win (although that’s nice), but to succeed, and to succeed means always doing what’s right for your horse.
Looking forward to the year ahead including announcements about a new vlogging project, new perks for my patrons, new merch and more!
Using the winter time to start catching up on my vlogs. Here’s Lee and me from Tryon, where we earned a top 20 finish in our first 3 star long together. Excited for the 2021 season!
What a lot of people don’t know about equestrians is that we can struggle with depression, especially during the winter months. Let’s be honest. To have a career in horses means you have to be a little crazy. We sign up to have our hearts broken. We work incredibly hard to make little to noContinue reading “My Co-Dependent Relationship with Horses: Looking Back, and Looking Ahead”
There are three main reasons that I think schooling shows are valuable for off the track thoroughbreds, and why I include them as an important part of my training process in preparation for Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeovers.
My vlog this week is a little longer than usual, but I wanted to talk through the rides of each of my horses: Simply Priceless in the CIC 3 Star division and Riot Gear in the CIC 2 Star.
Feeling a little under the weather this week, but wanted to get a video out before heading to the Rocking Horse Stables Winter II Horse Trials, which is a great event, but in a location where cell service is a major challenge. This week, I continued to make great progress doing bareback and bridleless workContinue reading “Building trust and working on transitions”
This week I took my two off the track thoroughbreds, Slate and Sharpie (owned by Michelle Chisholm), to the Georgia International Horse Park for a schooling show hosted by Brookwood Sport Horses. These shows are great for introducing young horses to an atmosphere and gaining experience in the ring. Slate raced 42 times under theContinue reading “Slate and Sharpie go to School”
Engaging a horse’s curiosity through games like these is a great way to introduce new behaviors.
Riding horses in cold weather means a lot of extra work…and a lot of extra clothes. In this vlog, I hit the trails and help treat a hematoma.