Month: September 2010

Lily Glen Trail Ride

So Nancy, Raina and I loaded up Orion, Curly and Zephyr and hauled up to Lily Glen Horse Camp on Sunday. There we met up with three other ladies for a day of trail riding. Curly is an old hand at the trail thing, so it was Orion and Zephyr I was interested in seeing how…


Trask

Trask is a 24 year old Arabian gelding, standing 15 hands and weighing about 950 lbs. we have owned since he was 15. When we purchased him, his former owners gave a list of things he “Did not do”. These included: Standing while tied. Standing for the farrier. Standing for the vet. Some days you just…


Orion’s Training Plan

When I first began Orion’s training, at about 8 months of age, I came up with a rough plan as to how that training would progress as he grew. First Year: Earn his trust and respect with regular round pen work. Goal was to have him easy to handle and respectful, willing to stand for…


Jupiter Update

Saddle and stepped up on Jupiter today. While he may have had someone sit on his back, I guessed by his lack of reaction to leg cues, even in so much as to walk forward, I did not think he had been ridden before. His owner has since informed me that I was correct, he…


Jupiter’s First Week

This first week I have been allowing Jupiter to get acquainted with his new surroundings and pasture mates. He seems to have settled in nicely with Mercedes and Zephyr in the same pasture, even during feeding.  Bellatrix and Curly do give him dirty looks across the fence from time to time and Fonna seems to…


Jupiter – First Impressions

Jupiter is a 7 year old Lipizzaner gelding. He stands 15 hands and I would estimate him to weigh about 1200 lbs. He has been well handled from an early age and is very social. He loaded into my trailer with very little hesitation, having not been in one since he was a baby and…


Ready to Compete

For the several days I have put the other horses on hold to tune Orion and Curly up for a competition in Newberg, OR this upcoming weekend. It will be the first and last time I get to compete in Medieval Gaming this season. While I did get to ride at my own even in April, I was…