In this video, I talk about how to introduce a young thoroughbred to jumping, using my experience with a new horse Ricky (aka I Reckon So) as an example.
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.
From time to time I come across a nifty tool that makes my life with horses, in the barn, and in competition A LOT easier. Here are ten of my favorites from 2017.
In 2017, I uploaded more than 100 videos that add up to over 1,500 minutes of content. That’s a lot. Looking back over the past year, its fun to see which videos earned the most attention. Check out my top ten most-watched videos of 2017. Any surprises? Do you have a video that didn’t makeContinue reading “Ten Top Videos from 2017 You May Have Missed”
In this week’s vlog, I have some fun with my 2016 Retired Racehorse Project Horse Henri (who earned 2nd in the Eventing division). It’s really important to play with your horse. It builds relationship, and helps you to identify and nurture natural strengths. In the feed room, I discuss how I use feeds from BuckeyeContinue reading “My Feeding Program”