Hey everyone! Welcome back to another post! Today’s post is on the topic of… posting. Posting is a very important aspect of riding at the trot, especially when riding English. Posting can be simple, if you do it right. So on the topic of posting today, I am going to share with you the 3 tips that I feel improved my posting, significantly. These are just 3 tips that I have learned throughout the time I have been riding. Now, remember, that many trainers might teach posting a little bit differently, but this is the way that I have been taught. I am sure that once you master these tips, trust me, your posting while riding will definitely improve. Enjoy the tips!
Hey everyone! Today’s post is a special one because TODAY I am sharing with you an interview that I did with my trainer, Gary. Gary has taught me lessons and has been my mentor for about a year and a half and I have learned SO much! I would like to tell you a bit about Gary… Gary is co-owner with his wife Marion of Millar Venture Arabians,, so most of the horses at his farm are Arabians. Gary also started the Arabian Horse Reading Literacy Project which basically aims to teach kids to learn and love to read through the use of horses. I have had the chance to volunteer at his programs and it has been incredible to see the impact the horses have had on the kids. I have also learned through watching the kids it is pretty much impossible not to smile around horses. 🙂 Gary continues to teach me so much; therefore, I wanted to share some of his wisdom with my readers. Without further adieu, let’s get into the interview. Enjoy!
Remember your good days… I think that is something that we all should live by in our daily lives, especially when it relates to horses. Remember the day that you finally achieved your goal with your horse… remember the day that your horse made you laugh (I am sure there are plenty) … and remember the day your horse finally understood after an hour of making him understand… remember the day you faced a challenge, and most of all, remember all of the happy and joyful memories you are making with your horse.
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another post! Today, I am sharing with you my TOP 5 recommended horse movies for every horse lover. Because, really, who doesn’t love to cozy up on the couch and watch a great horse movie? These horse movies have been movies I have watched over the years and are recommended for ages 12 to 99. There are literally SO many horse movies, but to narrow it down, these are some of my favorites. Shout out to my amazing friend who suggested this post idea! So, grab some popcorn and let’s go to the movies! Enjoy!
My experience with trail rides has been pretty incredible and crazy at the same time. Going on trail rides has taught me to get out of my comfort zone (and I think it has taught the horses I have ridden that as well – ha ha). While on trail rides I have come face to face with some amazing and breathtaking moments, but also some frustrating and terrifying moments (encountering a HUGE moose about 5 ft away with my friend, was one of them). So, basically every trail ride I have been on has been an adventure. Trail rides have MANY fantastic benefits for every horse rider and their horses and they have definitely helped me develop as a more well rounded rider. Today, I am going to share some of the benefits for both horse and rider that I feel come from going on trail rides. I hope that by seeing the benefits you will become more open to maybe going on a couple trail rides because, trust me, they are totally worth it.
My experience working with rescue horses has been truly amazing! Horses in general make you focus on your inner feelings and thoughts, but rescue horses take this to a WHOLE other level. When I found out that my family and I were going to be moving to Alberta in 2014, I started to do my research on horse stables and some organizations I could volunteer or get involved with. As a horse crazy 12 year old, I had a TON of horse magazines (I am not even kidding you, there were too many to count)! So one night as I was looking through my stash of horse magazines, I came across an incredible story about an organization called Rescue 100 Horses Foundation. I was reading through the article and came across where the foundation was located. To my amazement, it was close to where my family and I were moving to, which I was VERY excited about. I remember the exact moment… I ran downstairs and announced excitedly telling my parents about the foundation and that they were accepting volunteers. I immediately emailed the volunteer coordinator asking if there was availability and if they were accepting volunteers at that moment. She emailed me back and told me they were accepting volunteers and that they would love to have me join them.
As I have been growing in my experience with horses I have come to understand the importance and differences of taking lessons versus not taking lessons. I have realized that both are equally important when developing riding skills. I have taken many lessons while I have been riding horses and I have learned a lot, not only from the trainers, but also from their horses. But, I have also realized that developing a balance between taking lessons and working one on one with your horse, is also very important. I feel the rewarding moments with your horse don’t only come when you take lessons with a trainer, but also when you spend quality time with your horse alone. So, what are the benefits of taking lessons? But also, what are the benefits of not taking lessons?
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another blog post! So today I am SUPER excited to announce that I am officially releasing Horse Chats FIRST vlog ever!! As I was editing this video, I literally could not handle my excitement of being able to show you all. This video is all about my regular barn routine which will show clips of me getting Kahari ready to ride and riding her as well. I hope that you all enjoy this vlog!
We can communicate to our horses through…
1. Our Voice
Your voice is such an important way to communicate with your horse. Your voice has the ability to comfort your horse when he is worried or praise your horse when he does something special. When I ride Sky and want her to halt, I constantly have to be talking to her. When you communicate with your horse, you voice should be soft and low. We never want to yell at our horses because then they become more irritated and tense. As my trainer says your voice should sound like your are “talking Texan.”