X Marks The Spot

For the longest time I have been struggling, and I mean struggling, to get Estella to stand still while I groom her. In the beginning I let it go because she was so extrovert that standing still was a serious challenge for her. Within the past few months she...

Managing that Mane

A few days ago I posted a call for help with Estella’s mane. Her mane is long, thick, and completely foreign to me and my dressage background. I had so many wonderful, unique, and absolutely helpful responses that I wanted to share them with all of you! Thank you...

Calling All Cosmetologists

If you have read the “About Me” section of my blog, you might have noticed that not one of my previous four horses has a long mane. Even though I tried like hell to grow Sonny’s out, I was never successful. Not even a tiny bit. Then along comes...

To the Left, To the Left

Estella has recovered from her boo-boo and is back at it! It has been pretty hot here lately so I have been keeping things short and sweet. Yesterday I focused on sideways because I feel like that is the one game we struggle with. I have been doing a...

The Best Ever

Estella was so, so good for our natural trimmer today! After the last trimming session, I just wanted this to be short, sweet, and successful. That is exactly what it was! All of that practice paid off and she behaved like a little lady! We started with her back...

It’s All Good

Actually, make that great. Everything Estella has done the past two days has been incredible. ¬†She is learning so much so quickly, I still can’t believe it. I feel like she is growing up so fast. Part of me can’t wait for her to be a functioning part of...

Prior and Proper Preparation

Today was hot. And humid. Absolutely gross. You know what that means? Perfect time to introduce Estella to the hose and water. I was a little apprehensive, but I know the sooner I introduce it the better. I decided that rather than the wash rack or the gravel out...