Just when I thought that rearing was scary enough I have now experienced bucking.... Bully was quite the handful today. Im not sure if it was the wind or the cool air but he just wasn't wanting to be serious and work. I went to the farm with plenty of confidence and was even complimented on it. We have had the same routine now for almost a month, I get him from the pasture, groom him, saddle him up and go to the round pen for groundwork. He behaved very well with his groundwork and seemed like Continue Reading →
The Journey Begins!
We have had some progress in our training this past week, as well as a few new things that need to be corrected. For one he seems to be doing much better with the cross ties area. I still can't tie them to his halter, but he doesn't spook anymore in that area. On the downside though he is still needing a distraction in order to stay put. Also from time to time I struggle with getting his one foot up, but today he did much better. Some of the issues that need to be corrected would be rearing, and Continue Reading →
This is my journey of becoming a horse trainer while working for our own software company (for now). No, we do not live on a farm (we go to one 6 miles away), we live in a gated community and pick up our kids via golf cart at the end of the day. Our house is equipped with a bunch of technology and home automation. We even have our own business creating apps for various smart tv, and set-top boxes. I know how crazy that sounds as I hear it all the time. Why change? We made a decision to one Continue Reading →
We did start the day with some lunges in the round pen to see what types of groundwork will be needed. He does great with trotting and cantering. He does fairly well with "whoa" when walking with him. He will get there in time and with patience. At least the weather was finally warm enough to give him his first bath, and boy did he need it. I was a little nervous due to his fear of fly spray, and his fear of one of the cross tie stalls. We started everything nice and slow, and he did great! He Continue Reading →
Training week 1 with Bully: I had imagined a different day then the one I got. But of course, I'm new to being a horse owner. I'm also new to the world of having to train a horse. I have read lots of books and I do have a trainer, training me. I thought I would go to the barn, get him from the pasture and work on grooming him. Sounds simple right? Well nothing went as planned. Because he broke the gate the day before, he was in his stall. Since he was in his stall he hadn't had any exercise Continue Reading →
When we signed the adoption papers I cried the whole way home. My dreams had all come true, I would no longer have to beg to ride a horse at a fair, or party. I only had to drive the 6 miles to the farm and ride my own horse. It was until later that day that I also realized that I had no clue what I was doing. But again I believed in my heart it would all work out. I started to read, watch videos and contacted the trainer that I was seeing for the lessons. My new adventure would start 2 days Continue Reading →