Foundation Training

Do horses remember each other? How will they react?

How much do horses remember each other? Will Presto and Justice pick up where they left off? Did they miss each other?  These were some of the questions I wanted to answer at the April Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. As a reminder, I adopted both Presto and Justice from Last Chance Corral when they were…

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Day 1: A Masterclass with Charlotte Dujardin

Would it surprise you to know that I take my own advice when I attend clinics? What advice is that? I’m glad you asked! look for similarities. When you find similarities you will find a thread of training theory that runs true. be open-minded about the new ideas you hear So often the opposite of…

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Five on Friday: Foals, Podcasts, Age, Business & Money

Five things of interest that I’ve done this week. #5- Celebrated my birthday ..with food and riding. It should have been more riding and less food…but as it only happens once a year, I’ll take it! My favorite coffee shop, latte, scone, harvest muffin (pumpkin & chocolate chip), wild mushroom pasta (shitakes, creminis, pancetta, and…

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Building Confidence during Weaning

“How do you try to keep your young horses confident? I see you wean with a buddy but at what time in their lives do they learn to be alone? Tips for preventing buddy sour, insecure horses.”-Margie Great phrasing of this question! It is true that while I am going through the weaning process I…

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Understanding is the foundation for communication.

Without a doubt, my favorite thing to teach people is how to understand what their horse is experiencing. Love. It. Why? Understanding is the foundation for communication. When it comes to understanding horses, the place to start is by teaching people to read the horses body language. Horses are always communicating with us…but we need…

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Day 5: Handling the foals and when to halter break

I like thinking outside the box. It isn’t that thinking inside the box is bad…it’s more that I can add to that knowledge by thinking differently at times. Let’s apply this thought to halter breaking. When does halter breaking begin? That depends on who you ask. Some people begin the day the foal is born,…

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