Developing Trust with Your Horse

Last weekend I had the opportunity to ride at the Washington State Horse Expo. With the help of my Haflinger Pippin, and friends Kelsy and Huxley, we demonstrated and discussed trust between horse and rider. Here’s a summary… “Trust (verb): to rely upon or place confidence in someone or something.” […]
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6 Signs that Your Groundwork Needs Work

White horse kicking at a person

The relationship you create with your horse starts with how you two interact together on the ground. Here are some telltale signs that you could be more conscious of the groundwork you are doing with your horse(s): Your horse bites, kicks, pins their ears, rears, or strikes when you are […]
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Ugly Christmas Sweater Ride 2013

It’s the time of year in which many of us can’t resist dressing up our animals–and/or ourselves–in ridiculous holiday-themed attire… Pip and I are plugging away at dressage–learning together how to prance and dance gracefully. Our goal for the New Year is to continue our dressage training to compete once […]
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Joey and Sachi: Just for Fun

We have two young horses at Nayborly Farms right now; Joey (mine) and Sachi (Kelsy’s). Was perusing my photos from the spring and found these from one of our training sessions; Joey’s first ride in fact… Always fun to discover and embrace the difference in personalities. These two are a […]
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