sweet collection

Sweet Collection

I have a new adult student named Joy. She arrived for her first riding lesson wide eyed and exploding with horse excitement, a true kid at heart. We all make first impressions and I always hope that I make a great first impression and will be a good fit for my new students…I want to fulfill every kids’ dream, young …

An evening with Temple Grandin

I’ve always said that if Dr. Grandin was speaking anywhere within driving distance of me, I would have to go.  You can imagine my excitement when I saw that she was going to be speaking in Austin, Texas!  Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending her interview at the Paramount theater with a group of my students and some of …

Two handed riding

Training Tip Tuesday: When riding two handed, remember to never cross your hands over the centerline.  Imagine there is a plate of glass that runs along the mane, creating a wall that prevents your hands from crossing over to the other side.  Remember to use your hands together-as if a popsicle stick has them connected. Riding two handed and using …

Communicating with your horse

Learning anything of quality must have a simple and basic start. All things artistic take time and patience to do them well.   I would not expect to play an instrument, dance ballet, or paint like a master in a short amount of time.  And yet, some students come to me thinking horse riding will be easy and quick.  If …