Givan Ranch Trail Ride – May 2016

Diann Kuzma and I took a trail ride at Givan Ranch Monday. It was a perfect Spring day, with lush green grass for the horses.  The Rogue River was stunning and we got in some nice trots and canters and Taxi even jumped a downed tree. A perfect ride on a perfect day. “Born to Ride” by Mary Ann Kennedy […]

Hannah Takes Her First Trail Ride – May 2016

Hannah took another step into living her dream when she rode Mystic out on the trail Sunday – her first time off our property.  It was a gorgeous day, the landscape was lush and beautiful and the horses were perfect!  Hannah did great when Mystic asked if he could go faster. She sighed him down and he accepted her request […]

Lindsey has fun with Kami – May 2016

Kami joined Lindsey on her trail ride with Mystic on Saturday.  Kami loves syncing up with people in wide open spaces, cantering off, cantering back, giving Lindsey a big smile!  Kami had so much fun with Lindsey that she followed us to the gate and told Lindsey she didn’t want her to leave!

Crystal & Talaria Finding Harmony

Crystal came out and played with Talaria today.  She took her up to the round pen and Talaria parked for her to hop on.  Talaria is normally a go”aholic, but Crystal rode her on a loose rein at a walk and sighed her to a halt.  Amazing progress for the second time she has ridden this horse!

Emma’s First Lesson

Emma came over from Klamath for her first lesson on Mystic.  I started her out on the therapy ball, working on her balance, body language for “go” and “stop”, “walk”, “trot” and “canter.”  I then sat on her back and showed her what they felt like when she was the horse and how rotating my hips left or right turned […]

Chansonette’s Birthday Ride Playing with Kami

Chansonette came out for a 65th birthday trail ride on Mystic.  She invited Kami to join us on the ride.  It was an enchanting experience.  I hope you enjoy it.  “Mares” by Mary Ann Kennedy is the perfect background music and is used with the permission of the artist.  Happy birthday Chansonette!

Hannah & Kami – An Exercise in Trust

Hannah had lost confidence riding Kami because she was worried that Kami might run off with her.  To prove to Hannah that Kami would stop each and every time Hannah relaxed, sighed and sat back, I took off Kami’s halter and reins and had Hannah ride Kami with nothing on her head. You can see Hannah’s tension during the trot, […]

2016 JCHA Pear Blossom Parade

Tori and I rode with the JCHA in the 2016 Rogue Valley Pear Blossom Parade.  The day was bright and perfect, the crowds large and happy.  The horses were brave and Tori did most of the parade with no reins at all, slowing or stopping to my sigh.  It was a great parade and a wonderful time.  “Horses and Life” […]

Chansonette Plays at Liberty with Kami and Mystic April 2016

Chansonette came out for a lesson with Mystic.  Kami asked to come on our trail ride so I ponied her out to the trail and turned her loose. The lesson ended up focusing on the magic of creating harmony with your horse – the one you are riding and the one who is running free next to you, in front […]

Kami’s Liberty Trail Adventure April 2016

Kami banged on the gate asking to join us on a trail ride.  I ponied her out to the trail, then turned her loose and she had a blast, leading the way, trotting off to explore, returning to check in with us, grazing, catching up and finally leading us safely home.  This mare is so much fun!  Mary Ann Kennedy’s […]