Training a Horse for Endurance – January.

Looking ahead to endurance riding competitions this year…and hoping that Covid will be under control at least to the point where there are competitions, my mind wondered to our little Penny. She is the only Arabian left on the farm with absolutely no endurance training. She is 12 years old and was “lightly” rode by…

Sitting 1 2 3

I am always reading about horses and riding.  This week was no different, and I took interest in a couple of articles relating to sitting posture.   What I like to do before I go down to ride on Sunday,  is pick a topic and memorize a “top three” (or something similar)  to put into…

Training for Endurance – February

February was pretty much a rehash of January, so here’s a little video of Penny with her pal Aziim just to lighten the day. (Aziim is the dirty white horse and Penny is the dirty brown horse!) These two along with two other horses usually live outdoors 24/7 all year long. Yep…all year long. They…

Training for Endurance – January

Looking ahead to endurance riding competitions this year…and hoping that Covid will be under control at least to the point where there are competitions, my mind wondered to our little Penny.  She is the only Arabian left on the farm with absolutely no endurance training.  She is 12 years old and was “lightly” rode by…

Sunsets and Shore Birds

  The sunsets at the barn have been so amazing this past week that I just had to take a minute and post a few pictures.  Every night it’s been a different feast of colours. (Low tide) So, since it’s a “photo fest” I also had to include a few pictures of these beautiful birds….

Boink

10 seconds of fun…Breah and nana and papa picked a bunch of apples last weekend.  Breah threw them out to the horses, and got Penny right on the nose – too cute!

Depletion Ride (training for a 50 mile ride)

Originally wrote this a couple years ago, but clearing out stories to make way for new and came across it….. So,one last step and Kohl will be ready for his first 50…(in theory anyway!) The “Depletion Ride”  It is supposed to occur approximately 2 weeks before the big day, be approximately half of the upcoming…

Trials and Tribulations of Training

(Kohll) So, there have been a lot of projects going on at the farm this year riding and otherwise but obviously keeping up with the blog hasn’t been one of them!  Time to correct that. One of the main riding projects this year has been to get Khol ready for his first 50 mile endurance…