Two years ago if you would have asked me to ride an Arabian, I would have been terrified. Most of the barns I went to, two years ago, had many horses such as quarter horses, paint horses, thoroughbreds, ponies, and more, but the one horse I had never ridden before was… an Arabian. Because I had never ridden an Arabian before, I started to form thoughts in my head that Arabians were scary or “crazy” and it really started to impact my riding journey.
A couple days ago I found an inspiring quote on Facebook that said this:
“Ride softly, listen carefully, and love completely”
I wanted to share it with you because I feel this quote really represents what horse riding is all about. It represents what the relationship between a horse and a rider should be. Today, I wanted to give you my perspective and thoughts on this quote and what riding softly, listening carefully, and loving completely truly means to me.
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Welcome back to another blog post!
For today’s post, I am SUPER excited to be partnering with Horsely to bring you a product review. Horsely was kind enough to send me some amazing products for me to try out and let me just say they are incredible and such good quality. If you do not know what Horsely is, it is an equestrian company that aims to provide horse lovers, like yourself, with high-quality, price-competitive products to meet their equestrian and lifestyle needs. Doesn’t that sound amazing??
Welcome back to another blog post. Today’s post is all about my top tips to making sure that your horse is happy and healthy! It is so important to have a happy and healthy horse because it does not only make your horse feel amazing, but it also helps in having great rides as well. As I always like to say, a happy horse equals a happy life 🙂 Let’s get started! Enjoy.
I hope you had a fantastic weekend! This weekend my family and I took a vacay to Banff, Canada and it was AMAZING! I definitely am going back in the summer 🙂
Alright, so let’s get to today’s blog post! Sometimes it can be hard to think of ways to earn money from horseback riding, but today I am sharing with you 6 ways that you can earn a little extra cash doing something you love. I hope that you enjoy today’s post and find it helpful!
Sorry for being MIA for a few days! It has been a crazy couple of weeks, but I am officially DONE finals and I’m all yours!
While being busy with final exams this past couple weeks, it has gotten me thinking about how hard it can be to find time to ride your horses especially if you are in school or have a busy life. Horses are a big part of my life and it was definitely hard to not see my horse for a couple weeks over final exams. Today, I wanted to give all of you busy people out there 5 tips on how to balance your busy life and horse riding. Let’s get started! Enjoy 😉
Yay… another blog post!! I have been literally so busy with final exams lately, but I love my study break time because that means I get to chat with my favorite person… you!
I follow a lifestyle/fashion blog that recently published a new post called the “12 Things” post. Basically, she told her readers 12 things that have been happening in her life lately. Today, I thought I would try it out and give you 12 things that have been happening in my life lately… equestrian styled! I hope that you enjoy today’s little sneak peak into my horsey life 🙂 Happy reading!
Some people believe that all you need is love, which of course is true, but when it comes to training horses, all you really need is GROUNDWORK. Groundwork is the key to success in shaping any relationship or bond with your horse. A quote I found says this:
“No hour of life is wasted when teaching your horse groundwork.” – Kim Wende
This past weekend I worked with my horse Sky. I hadn’t ridden her in a while and, honestly, I wasn’t too sure how it was going to go, especially with the -30 cold spell we have been having here in Canada. I decided that instead of riding her I would work with her and do some groundwork. I did a couple groundwork exercises including lunging, liberty, turn on the forehand and on the haunches.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! WOOOO!
I CANNOT believe it is already 2018! I am so excited to have a fresh start to a new year and to set brand new goals. It is time to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018! I have to admit, there were some challenges this year, but there were also some amazing moments as well! I am so grateful for how Horse Chats has grown over the past year and the constant loyalty from you and all of my subscribers. Thank you!