Tag Archives: retraining

Aged Standardbred rocks the Dressage world

The judges were a bit surprised when the sound of Deep Purple blasted out the speakers as I started my Kur. Opening salute done, my little bay mare and I start at a medium trot, then progress to a beautiful … Continue reading

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Tell the Truth!

Oh boy…where do I start? Horse lovers (as I can’t call them all true horsemen or women) can be very delusional. I used to teach riding lessons.  WHY do people feel the need to exaggerate their experience?  Of course after … Continue reading

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Rescue…Me!

I see a lot of rescues adopting out untrained horses.  If they are too young to start then this is understandable, and as long as they ensure the youngster is going to a home capable of starting from nearly scratch … Continue reading

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What would you do?

Here is the ad: Paddington 6yr old 14.0hh Welsh/ Belgium cross gelding. Very sweet guy to handle but a bit shy at times. Paddington is mentally unsound. He is NOT safe to ride. He has thrown two professional riders and … Continue reading

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Truth in Advertising

Well you have to give them points for that!  Here is the ad, forwarded to me by a kind reader. Halter broke, leads well, feet trimmed, dewormed. Needs LOTS of work to trust people. Previous owners were negligent. You need … Continue reading

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Isn’t there an island like this?

I used to read Marguerite Henry’s books like a fiend when I was a child-remember “Misty of Chincoteague?”  An island covered in wild ponies, a horseless kids fantasy 🙂 I wasn’t going to post today, but found this while scrolling through Facebook: … Continue reading

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Yeah, they broke it!

Some of you may have seen this, I found it while looking for something else: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AmR63N5xJw WTF?  I’d ask “What were they thinking?” but it is obvious they don’t think, not capable of it. All the brains of your average … Continue reading

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