Posts Tagged ‘show’

Team Lia the Haflinger

I joined a team last weekend. A good friend invited me to play. I’ve never agreed to anything like this before and as I told my husband, “It makes me excited and nervous.” My day planner also said I should do something that scares me…so I said yes.  Yes, I will show a horse I…

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Insecure horses and self control

Thankfully the horse show ended better than it began! Willow (the 7-year old I mentioned in a previous post) recovered nicely. Willow is not a naturally confident horse and this was her first horse show. To give an example of how nervous she was, the first night I was riding in the dressage arena we…

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How can I help you in 2018?

This is the question I keep asking myself. How can I help you? What do I have to offer that would be of value to you? What have people asked for?  Thankfully many of you have been vocal. I get emails, messages and face to face requests. Many subjects are covered but ONE theme runs…

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Confession: I don’t have it all together.

If you’ve been following me for very long you may have noticed two things: First- I kinda disappeared online.  Second- we’ve been building a new home. I think these two phenomenas are tied together. I love analogies. I use them as often as possible. As I was putting food in the crockpot this morning for…

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3 Steps for Introducing a Horse to Mounted Shooting

This is a short video of Newt being introduced to mounted shooting. I have found that by hauling the horses to a shooting practice or show and simply having the horses near the sport it is possible to tell a lot about how they are going to react. This is a Friday night fun shoot before…

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Why did you start riding horses?

What was it that made you fall in love with horses? Have you always dreamed about them from the time you were little or did you find them later in life? The answers to this question always fascinate me. I have loved equines of all shapes and sizes from the time I was little and…

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Stacy’s Video Diary: Jac- Episode 42 NRHA Futurity

I visited the NRHA Futurity to do some follow up videos with Jac. The National Reining Horse Association Futurity is one of the premier events the association hosts with a total purse and prizes totaling nearly $2.3 Million to exhibitors. The horses have to be nominated when they are born and then additional payments are…

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How long did you ride while you were pregnant?

“Stacy, I know you have 3 boys, and I was just wondering how long you rode while you were pregnant. Did you compete, or was it more riding for pleasure?Thanks, and I look forward to hearing your response!”-Sharli “Stacy, Just wondering what ideas you might have for a pregnant gal to keep her horse in shape for…

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Horse training as a lifestyle: Thanksgiving on the road

I had the opportunity to speak to the students in the Equine Program at the University of Findlay last week. Many, if not all, of them are planning on a career of some sort involving horses. Years ago when I was a student there things were pretty much the same including the desire of many…

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