If you could try one new thing with your horse…what would it be?

Over the years, Popcorn has joined me for many things. 

He learned to take a bow, lie down on cue and to sit. 

He has carried me on trail rides and conquered mounted shooting with me. 

So no one was surprised, when I decided to try dressage, that it was Popcorn I turned to.

I love trying new things with my horses.

Sometimes it is tricks.

Sometimes it is a different discipline.

Sometimes it is trail riding in a new location.

If you could try one new thing with your horse…what would it be?

As we approach Christmas I have teamed up with Equithrive to run a contest ending with one of YOU owning your very own Popcorn model. Entering is easy.

There are three ways. Simply answer the question (What ‘event’ would your horse excel in…that isn’t really an event?)
either 1) in the comments below this post, here on my blog 
3) on my Facebook page
 …or in all three places!
There will be a new question every day between now and December 19th.
The winner will be announced on December 20th!
I’m excited to read your stories! (and if you have time…reading what other people have posted is really fun!)


  1. Kim Robitaille on December 19, 2019 at 10:49 am

    If I could try 1 new thing with Ice it would be mounted shooting.
    We have worked on our Bridleless riding over the years and I exposed her to gunfire. She adapts so well!
    I believe it would be fun!

  2. Shirley Nicholas on December 19, 2019 at 10:26 am

    An event that isn’t really an event? Liberty! I would love to give all my horses liberty work other than the basic round pen stuff. I don’t really know how to go about it but it will be fun trying.

  3. Candy on December 19, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Well, RIDING would be a good start! I bought her this fall and then got sick. But seriously, she is very well trained so I’m not worried. I’ve always wanted to learn to train the lie-down so that might be something fun to try once the ground thaws. I’m old and creaky so riding in the very cold months is not an option for me. Plus my arena is usually like an ice rink until the weather warms up.

  4. Colleen Spada on December 18, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I know I can’t try this now but Alex has a great spin and change of lead.. I really am trying rollbacks on him and Logan goes awesome to the left but is terrible to the right .. I really am trying more to the right with .. weather permitting.

  5. Melanie Gosch on December 18, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I would love to use Misty for equine therapy with special needs children. I have two special needs grandchildren so have a real desire to love and serve them. I would love the children to love horses as much as I do!

  6. Megan Bean on December 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    I would love to try equine agility. From what I’ve read, it offers a great opportunity to build communication, trust, and teamwork, and to encourage your horse to be curious, thoughtful, and brave – all of which better prepares the two of you to handle scary objects and tricky situations in the “real world”. Also, it can be done with horses who can’t be ridden (as long as the vet approves) which is appealing if you own a senior, mini, etc. It sounds like a good source of gentle exercise for both body and mind. Plus, you get to use your creativity designing obstacles and practice patterns. And no fancy tack or clothes needed.

  7. Leslie Welles on December 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I really want to introduce my mare to working cows! I think it would be so fun. Also, extreme trail obstacles.

  8. AnnMarie on December 18, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    I want to try tricks with my 3 year old draft cross and mounted archery (I don’t even know how to shoot a bow!) with my 8 year old draft cross. : )

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