Category: Horses in Training

Long Overdue News About Jupiter

So I realized this morning I had not updated my blog entries with anything about Jupiter in many months. As if it was not bad enough that I have not been properly tracking his progress, but worse yet, I neglected to mention the single most important bit of news concerning Jupiter, but before I get…


End of Summer Update – Curly

Since my last update on Curly, he has become a force to be reckoned with as a competitive warhorse in the medieval equestrian games we take part in regularly. Along with his owner, he has been used by my wife and one of my students as their mount. Because of this increase in use, I…


Jupiter the Nurse

We have been remiss in writing up how Jupiter has been doing these past couple of months.  It has been a lot of the same.. he’s continuing to get better at balance and coming under himself, he’s getting incredibly light in response to seat and leg aids… But yesterday his wonderful personality came out yet…


Jupiter – Coming Right Along

I want to go on record again as saying, I really love working with Jupiter. I have never met as genuinely nice a horse before in my life. He simply loves everyone and is as gentle a beast as you could possibly want. Add to this the fact that he is smart, brave and physically capable,…


Year Wrap-up Orion

Orion sees the end of his sixth year of life as a fully mature horse. It is has been a long time coming and he has distinguished himself while still a growing boy but finally I can start really pushing him physically. This year I have learned a great deal more about training a horse…


Year Wrap-up Jupiter

Jupiter will finish up this year a riding horse. He is already comfortable with a rider for walk and trot, while yielding off the leg and started taking cues from the rider’s seat. His canter, while balanced and smooth, is “big” and still a little exciting for him, but improves each ride. His physical conditioning…


Year Wrap-up Curly

While Curly is not technically in training with me, he is boarded on the property and I have ridden him several times and advised Raina on his training as a warhorse of the last year. He and Raina both have made good headway this year, making ever better showings at each event the two of…


Year Wrap-up Trask

So the “Old Man” is living the good life out in a green pasture and looking better this winter than he has in the past several. His weight and muscle development belies his age, and his top line is as good as it has ever been. Aside from the grey on his face, he looks…


Year Wrap-up Raffona

Fonna remains a favored horse of those at my disposal to ride. Her grace and lightness of movement is an absolute delight to experience. All this is part of her inborn carriage and conformation and I have not really asked her for more than she gives naturally. This will change a bit in the year…


Year Wrap-up Bellatrix

Bella has matured physically and emotionally a great deal this year. She is a statuesque creature, solid, powerful and surefooted. While not quite full grown yet, she is well on her way to being the mount she was breed to be. Her conformation would suggest great natural ability in skills of classical horsemanship. Time will…