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Letting Go in the Release
March 20th, 2019

As some of you may know, I went to a clinic a few weeks ago with the wonderful and talented Amber Lydic. I learned so much from her in such a short time, but what has stuck with me the most is about my release. If you know me or have ever worked with me, […]

Best Laid Plans
March 13th, 2019

I was feeling a little bit discouraged this week because I have a lot of events planned for the end of March and April and my horse has once again managed to hurt himself. I started to think that all of my plans were for naught because something always seems to get in the way. […]

Being a Little Different
March 6th, 2019

This week I’m going to get a little more personal. If you know me, I’m a fairly young trainer. I am just starting out my career, relatively speaking, and I do things a bit differently than a lot of trainers. I believe every horse should be in pasture, regardless of situation, and I believe that […]

Meditation – Becoming Better Part 2
February 27th, 2019

How has your observation been going over the last week? Have you been fighting the urge to get up and do something? Last week I told you to spend some time simply observing your horse at liberty without interacting with your horse or getting distracted. If you didn’t see that article, check it out here. […]

Becoming Better
February 20th, 2019

We have all heard that in order to become better horseman we need to ride more. In fact, I think it is just the opposite. I think if we spent less time riding or doing anything and more time just observing and being in the company of horses we would grow immensely as horsemen and […]

Doing Nothing
February 13th, 2019

Today I caught myself feeling upset that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do with my horse. All I wanted to do was ride him, but he hasn’t been able to be ridden for a while for various reasons. It reminded me that I I’m getting far too caught up with what I want […]

The Delicate Balance of Horse Management
February 6th, 2019

All too often I see people locking their horses in stalls with blankets and boots and everything short of bubble wrap. They won’t turn their horse out with a buddy for fear of injury and avoid even individual turnout in the winter. These horses remain clean and free from injury, save the occasional exercise-related injury […]

5 Tips for Dealing with a Spook
January 30th, 2019

We get it, all horses spook. Is there anything we can do to help our horses (and ourselves!) through a spook except just hanging on for dear life? To answer that question, yes! There are a ton of things that we can do to help prevent, or at least minimize, a spook. Here are my […]

Top Three Exercises for Bad Weather
January 23rd, 2019

Has the winter weather gotten you down? If you aren’t fortunate enough to have access to an indoor arena, winter can mean months of not riding or working with your horse. Today I have compiled a list of my top 3 exercises to do when the footing is not good enough for typical forms of […]

The Effects of Barn Environments on Horse Owners
January 16th, 2019

As a continuation of last week’s blog post I thought it would be great to talk about how our barn environment affects our ability to work with our horses in a useful way and what we need in a barn. If you didn’t see last week’s post you can read it here. The most important […]