Making the best of every situation possible, when it’s super windy break out the flag! I’ve been waiting for the perfect day to desensitize #sirfaithagain
to the flag, and Thursday night was perfect for it! He wasn’t so sure about it at first, but after just a couple minutes he was 100% comfortable with it being draped over him, his face, and even loping some nice circles with me on! Big difference from a year and a half ago when a flag girl scared him so bad, he flipped over at the trailer. #incomingflaghorse #rodeobound
Had a great day today! Finally got a ride in on my #1
girl and put the 4th ride on Ozzy the 3 year old Arabian today. Abby was feeling good and had a few good bucks in her while Ozzy was a superstar and graduated to his sniffle bit and bridle today. After a bit if mouthing and getting used to carrying the bit around we ended on a good note with a quiet mouthed horse who was turning and handling left cues well. A day off tomorrow for Ozzy and back too it on Monday. His wonderful owner will be riding him in no time #horsemanship #coltstarting #startthemright #snafflebit #arabian #aqha #longweekend
I finally filmed the highly requested “saddling up” video with Brandy!! 😆 This is the 6th video in my “Starting Brandy” series 💕 I walked you guys through all the steps I took to saddle her up for the first time!! 🐎 Stay tuned! ❤️
My daughter is gonna be born knowing how to keep a horse soft 😂#coltstarting
Anyone remember Mocha the Mule!? If you remember her you are a day one follower😎😊Let me know who remembers her!🙋🏼♀️#mule
What an absolutely beautiful day in Scottsdale today! Only 84 in May... whaaaaaat?!! 🌞
Will do a Rosco update later... Today I started with Sugar and she did great today was her first day working on body desensitizing to the rope. At the start of our session even gently swinging the rope towards her body she would move away and try and escape. After careful work andding pressure and removing it when she was doing the right thing we ended with her letting me throw it around her front and rear legs over her neck her barrel and her butt. I'm pleased with how quickly she learns! Shes also doing amazing with her leading. I finished by grooming her out.
Sundance after showing some serious stress yesterday I took some steps back to basics this was only her 3d day being handled and I'd like her experience to remain positive. When I approached her she turned and walked towards me with both eyes on me so I backed away stoped and let her choose to come up to me we did this for about 30mins while mixing in lots of petting and rubbing. She then followed me to the grooming area and I brushed her out and they worked on desensitizing her some more to the halter. 🔥use my code grace10 when shopping with @thepleasantpolo
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“Do not judge. You don’t know what storm I’ve asked her to walk through” ✝️
This gal rubbed 85% of her forelock out... luckily the part of her mane that I trained to add to her forelock is still there and doesn’t make her look so bald 😕
“More than three thousand years ago a man named Job complained to God about all his troubles and the Bible tells us that God answered: Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane? Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting? He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength and charges into the fray. He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing, He does not shy away from the sword. The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance. In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground. He cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.” [A bible passage from the book of Job 39:19-25] – Secretariat
Cowboys they live it, breath it and damn sure eat it 😂
Always give your horse a chance to be soft. He might surprise you 😉❤️
Our Facebook friend Sarah Kuz is rockin’ the red! 😍
Thank you for sharing, Sarah!
There's a lot to be thankful for in this picture. The epic mountains, the soft rain on young pastures, the healthy herd of frolicking geldings, including my stunning Mele-chus (5yo #akhalteke
), but the one thing in this photo that I am most grateful for is that Carhartt clad cowgirl in the middle. Taylor joined the team a little more than two months ago and I honestly have no idea how I did this without her for, oh, my entire life. It's hard to find good common sense, good horse sense, good work ethic, good self management, good cooking, good emergency sense, good humor and a great friend all in one package, but holy buckets, this is one bad babe and she did it! My life and the lives of everyone on the ranch have been enriched in a thousand ways by her tireless presence and undaunted spirit. Thank you Taylor for joining in on this crazy journey and bringing your best self to me and everyone large and small here on the ranch. We love and appreciate you and are so excited for the future to come ❤️🦄🌈
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Pointed Question is 11 years old and up until today she has been a broodmare. She has an impeccable pedigree so she was bred instead of raced. Now that she is ours, it’s time to find her talents. She is a wonderful wonderful mama, but I believe all sound horses also need a life of their own + we don’t want her to have a baby every year. This was her first day under saddle and SHE WAS AMAZING! This also got baby Zoom used to some training and being around the saddle and equipment. ❤️ 🍾#herfutureawaits #passion #babyhorse
Sunrise snuggles🥰 We have a big trip planned for the horses next weekend!😃 Was planning to ride Kota this weekend and next week, but it’s been down-pouring the last few days🌧🌧
Introducing 2 of my new clients.
Sundance is a 2yr bay roan mustang from murders creek Oregon. She has been unstated until last Friday when I halter broke her. Today she was supposed to get her feet done but after an excellent morning session I un halted her and worked Sugar while wating for our 3 hour late farrier... when the farrier arived she no longer wanted to be caught. Today was her most difficult day yet and she showed me all the things shes gonna need to work on tomorrow but I dont mind beacuse this is only her 2nd day with me. She became very stressed when 2 large men came into the pen with her and this caused her to get worked up enough that in 2 hours catching her wasent possible so I asked them to go and continued to work with her in private until we had some smaller victories and will start over tomorrow and better prepare her for the farrier who is rescheduled for next Friday.
Sugar is a weanling (almost yearling) buckskin filly also from the burns corral in Oregon. She to was unhandled until last Friday when I halter broke her. She is fantastic and takes everything in stride her biggest problem is she thinks she can decided when she sone with things. However she was an angel for the farrier and handled everything amazing givin it was her first time seeing any of those tools or having multiple around her and touching her.
Both horses were worked before the farrier arived and worked on leading desesitiving and were both fully groomed for the first time in their lives.
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just a few videos of how wranglers 4th ride went! there was a few objects that i figured would’ve scared him and he just carried on with no worries whatsoever about them! he also learned how to trot under saddle and learned how to transition down to a stop and then learned how to back up! i seriously love this colt so much and he’s always so chill about everything! planning to start patterning him on the pattern once he’s a littler closer to 4 or possibly 5! in the meantime i’m gunna start ponying him more through trails and potentially will start riding him through trail once he’s closer to three-ish, but i will also start trying to bring him with me to shows so he gets more exposed to the environment and will make my job 10xs easier! since he’s so young i try to give him 1-2 rides a month and we won’t be transitioning into a canter until he’s closer to three! stay tuned for his ride 5!!! #coltstarting #horseworld #horsetraining #horsemanship #horsebackriding #futurebarrelhorse #cowpony #AQHA #AQHA #impressivehancock
⚜️ the beginning of something big. PART 2 ⚜️
Yesterday I wrote about our in hand adventure that we started. And we got so much response on that one. Really cool! Thanks you all. 👏🏼
It’s not perfect yet but in this video you get see the progress of 2 trainings. Here I trained the clock response with Jay. This means I want more reaction from her while i’m clocking to here. You can here me clock to her in de video, when I want more response I tap her and when she gives me some response I stop and reward her immediately. 🥕
After training the clocks response I didn’t have to use that much whip presure anymore. So I started to train her response during liberty work. So she was totally loose and could move all free. You can see I reward her very quickly and back her up immediately to let her think backwards. I want her thinking backwards so the piaffe gets more at the place. And so she’s more sitting. That’s why I combined the piaffe training with some rears because in both exercises she has to sit. I got a really good one in the end of the video. You can see she’s very balanced and uses her hindquarters correctly. 👏🏼
I loved her reactions during the liberty work. And she also was really calm with the big tractor passing by. Overall a good training. Hope you like this one as much as yesterday! ⚜️⚔️