Category: Jupiter

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…


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 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…


Video of Jupiter


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…


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…


Jupiter Keeps Improving

Since the last update I have ridding Jupiter several times as well as doing ground worth with him. Each time he becomes more responsive to cues and lighter to the touch. He is cantering stronger, more balanced and for longer periods of time before tiring. He is also quicker to pick up the requested gate….


Jupiter Progress

It has been a very positive time since our last update on Jupiter’s progress. Since then he has been introduced to and accepted a snaffle bit and has been ridden in the arena a few times. His weight is betters but he is still getting in shape. Our work in the arena has be quite…


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…