Breakthroughs With Bella

Yesterday I finally had some time to play with both girls. Between being busy with the farm and the weather, our sessions have been sporadic the past few weeks. We all enjoyed getting back to the arena and had a lovely time. Afterwards, we set up the trailer to...

Ellie’s Big Adventure

Estella and I have officially been on our first off-the-property trail walk! It was out first time off the farm since June of last year (unless you count the vet in October) which makes me realize I absolutely need to find more things to do with her. I would like...

The Power of Love, Language and Leadership

Wednesday I finally had plenty of time to play with Estella! We played with zone 5 driving out in the arena. She is getting really good at changing directions (switching eyes) and maintaing the trot. She was so good in the arena that I took her around the farm. Overall...

Savvy Saturday

Although I wasn’t planning on doing much with Estella today, we had a really great day. After running around like a maniac in her paddock, she was beyond exhausted and didn’t want to do much. We played a little in the puddles and even backs into the water! After...

Trailer Loading

Since I am adamant about taking the time it takes with Estella, trailer loading has been at the top of my list. She was hauled twice before I bought her (both times with her BFF), so when I brought her home was the only time she had been trailered...

Taking the Time it Takes

Take the time it takes and it will take less time.  ~Pat Parelli It is human nature to want to be able to do things immediately. But, I think it is even more prominent in those that work with horses. We want our horse to do whatever we want...