Julia came back to spend her fall break with us. We had a blast with her, riding her beloved Kami and exploring trails. Music by Mary Ann Kennedy is used with the permission of the artist.
Julia and Kami playing with tricks. Kami knows how to smile, touch, grab, give and step up. She had concerns about some toys that made unexpected noises: a jingle bell toy, a shiny, metallic, crinkly space blanket and a red ball that squeaked when grabbed. Watch how Julia and Kami overcame Kami’s concerns about these toys through patience and rewarding […]
Robin and I took a weekend ride on the beach at Crescent City, Oregon with her two mares: Reba and Shiloh. It was a magical, healing time. Music: When You Carry Me and Trail Less Traveled by Mary Ann Kennedy is used with the permission of the artist. Enjoy!
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 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 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 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, […]
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 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 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 […]