Month: August 2010

Last day of August

Today I rode Zephyr, Raffona, Bellatrix and Orion. I will now post the status of each in regards to what I am currently working on with them. Zephyr Z has come a long way in a short time. His weight and physical conditioning are much improved. He is also much more flexible and collected. He…


Zephyr Is For Sale

Our friend Nancy Morgan just spent a bundle on vet costs with her horse Tempo and finds herself in some financial straights because of the care she provided this one adored horse. Zephyr, whom I have talked about on the blog in some detail is her other horse. It had always been her intent to…


Tough Choices

Two days ago Zephyr’s owner, Nancy Morgan, called me in the morning to ask my advice about something that was happening with her other horse, Tempo. After returning from a light trail ride, the 7 year old Foxtrotter began to show signs of being in distress. He was pawing at the ground, rolling, and making…


Raffona – Initial Posting

Raffona is a 10 year old Grey Arabian mare.  Her sire was Khabernet, son of the world famous Khemosabi She was born at the facility where we were boarding at the time so we got to see her in her first days and for a few months after. After we moved to a new facility, I…


Zephyr Update

Zypher has had a couple round pen sessions with Raina since my last update for him. During the first one he showed are real reluctance to allow Raina the upper hand and it took about 45 minutes before he was willing to acquiesce to her authority.  Once he had agreed that she was in charge, at…


Bella is Left Handed

So today was a very good day for Bella. She was asked to walk, trot and canter in both directions which she did we great composure.  She is perfectly happy and balanced at both the walk and trot, even a wonderful extended trot, not at all bad for only having been ridden only a handful…


Zephyr Doesn’t Respect Women

Something I noticed about Z, when he was still at his owner’s place, was that he seemed to be a bit of a punk. He seemed to push his owner around a little and appeared to have no respect for her personal space. Then he came to our place for a tune up on his…


Bellatrix, a History

I had the pleasure of working with Bella’s mother some time ago. She seems to throw offspring with shorter legs and powerfully thick bodies.  They tend to be less willing to flex laterally than many horses, but bend at the poll very willingly. They start out as bold babies with little interest in humans, but…


Zephyr Introductory Session

Mp>I had the pleasure of working with Zephyr’s mother some time ago. She was the mare we leased to breed to the Friesian stallion to get Bellatrix.  She seems to throw offspring with shorter legs and powerfully thick bodies.  They tend to be less willing to flex laterally than many horses, but bend at the…


Orion’s History To Date

Orion came to us at the age of 7 months. The first thing we noticed, after the fact that he looked for all the world like a llama, what with all the curly hair and silly long neck, was a near total lack of fear in the little guy.  Not just no fear of the…