Month: November 2010

Video of Jupiter


Asymmetry and Balance – Overview

I am going to be talking about body asymmetry in the next few horse updates and as I have not touched on this subject before on this blog, I feel I should explain a bit about it before I get into updating the status of the horses in for training. Body Asymmetry refers to the…


Jupiter – Straightness and Balance

The onset of winter has caused a slight alteration of the training schedule for all the horses.  I have begun working Jupiter less frequently, but for longer sessions. He always comes to the gate to meet me, even when I am only coming to get one of the other horses, so it is a little…


Orion – Raising The Bar

Of late, I have starting to think that perhaps I have set my sights too low when it comes to Orion. By this I mean I have always maintained that all I needed or wanted from him was a horse I could ride into mock combat and be competitive in the medieval games we take…


Bella – Straightness and Balance

It was apparent to us the day Bella was born that we had something pretty special in this filly. Her natural headset and collection were amazing, right from birth. However, like many horses with this strong vertical flex naturally, she tends to be less able to bend laterally. As she has matured, Bella has continued…


Orion November Update

Orion is maturing more all the time. Just when I think he must be reaching his full size, he puts on more muscle. ;> Along with this muscle and strength, also comes more balance. He is second only to Fona in collection, but since I work with him more often, I expect him to overtake her in…


Fonna November Update

I don’t do many updates for Raffona as she is really is finished as far as her owner is concerned, already the riding horse she always wanted. However, as long as I have access to this wonderful Arabian, I will continue work on making her a more capable horse for the medieval activities we take…


Jupiter November Update

Jupiter is coming along wonderfully. I am consistently impressed by the how steady minded he is. Regardless of what is asked of him or how much pressure he might be feeling, he always looks to his human as the solution to the problem and not the cause of it. He weight is coming down and…


Zephyr November Update

Z is moving well now, with his weight distributed much better off the forehand, but is moving lighter than he has since his arrival. He is very people oriented, coming to the gate anytime someone gets close. He is the easiest of all the horses on the property currently, to get to come work. He…


Bella November Update

Bella has become a solid mount, strong and surefooted. Her balance is improving steadily.  She is still short of fully mature physically, was well as mentally and emotionally. We have begun working her more regularly on the short line to improve her shoulder-in ability and will likely work on this through the winter with the…