Our lives revolve around horses. We work with horses and then spend our spare time doing horse related things.

Some of the subjects we cover are directly related to training horses…but others are a bit more indirect. Check out some of the blogs below to learn more about our lives, our values and what we have to offer you through encouragement and living by example.

Visiting…and riding…Roxy’s foal: Roxter

While I was in Germany last month I had the opportunity to visit, and ride, Roxy’s son Roxter. I was excited about the opportunity but the emotions did catch me off guard. As many of you know Roxy had four foals via embro transfer before she died; Chloe, Roxter, Mia...

Habits: 3 Points to Consider

When is the last time you stopped to consider your habits? Change is a great opportunity to consider your habits. We recently returned from a month long stay in Germany. It was a great trip and I could easily write several blogs about the horses seen, people met, and...

Doing dumb things with horses…on accident

When is the last time you did something you knew better than to do…but did it anyway? My answer is yesterday. Yesterday I stuck my finger into a horses mouth while his mouth was open. I know better than to do that. I know the proper way, and when, to reach into a...

Exercising to improve your riding

A few years ago I was a presenter at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts. At the end of the event my mom drove down from Maine and picked the boys and me up and took us to her house. Jesse drove the horses back to Ohio and stayed their for a...

Day 1 of Life on the road without Horses

Sixteen months ago we moved out of our house and began life on the road…with horses. Since that time we have traveled from coast to coast in our Fleetwood motorhome and our horses have been with us the entire time. Until now. Beginning today we are traveling without...

The mental habits we create in ourselves and our horses.

The filly entered the arena on edge, expecting to blow off energy. It didn't matter to her that she was saddled and bridled, blowing off energy during the first 10-15 minutes of a ride was normal. It was what she had done from the first ride. At this point it was part...

Confusing terms people use around horses.

During a lesson the other day I said, "soften up" to the rider as she rounded the turn...and she immediately picked up on the reins to 'soften' her horse. Houston, we have a problem. I had intended for the rider to 'soften' her hands, to offer the horse a reward but...

Old habits vs new habits: in horses and in people

Most of us are at least somewhat aware of our own habits. You probably recognize that you have a routine when getting ready for bed each night or the way you fold your cloths. We become especially aware of those habits if someone interrupts or changes them. Where did...

Side effect of snake bite on horse almost a year later.

Last year on June 16 we were dealing with our first snake bit horse. You may remember the blog, complete with photos, documenting the whole process. As Hope, the horse that was bitten, was hanging her head out of the stall yesterday I snapped this photo and decided to...

155th Anniversary of the Pony Express!

Most of us have a concept of the pony express: deliver letters on horseback...fast. But how much do you know? The pony express ended in California...did they start in 1) New York 2) Missouri 3) Texas How far they travel in 24 hours? 1) 100 miles 2) 250 miles 3) 500...

Name this foal: Newt has a little brother!

Newt has a little brother! He still needs a name, or two, a barn name and a registered name. He is by a stallion named Starlights Wrangler and his mom's name is Whizards Maggie Mae. Fun fact: Whizards Maggie Mae is a full sister to Whizards Baby Doll (aka...

Why did you start riding horses?

What was it that made you fall in love with horses? Have you always dreamed about them from the time you were little or did you find them later in life? The answers to this question always fascinate me. I have loved equines of all shapes and sizes from the time I was...

Do you know if sunblock is ok to put on a horse?

"Hi Stacy! I have a overo paint with a really white face and last summer he got burnt pretty bad. Do you know if sunblock is ok to put on a horse? I put a fly mask but that only covers half his face. What would you recommend?"-Amy S. He is very cute and I can see how...

Going to college for horse training

I went to college to learn about horse training. I grew up in Maine and had it not been for a challenge from a math teacher I'm not sure I would have learned that an equine career, or college, was even a choice. There are many paths that lead into the equine industry...

What is the worst part of keeping horses in snowy weather?

Snow, snow, go away and come back...next year! In our travels this year we have managed to avoid snow for most of this winter but we are headed to The Michigan Horse Expo  March 13th-15th and I'm hoping for NO SNOW. I like the snow...at least some snow...but there are...

Newt made the News…his TV debut!

This is Newt's TV debut. Notice how he is trying to sneak closer to the camera. Maybe he was trying to get across the idea that he was going to be at Jeffer's tomorrow too during the Weaver Leather Pop Up Clinic. Photobomb the video? Videobomb? Yes, Newt will be at...

Equine Massage Therapy Courses: Which do you recommend?

I guess everybody is unique. I love, and benefit from, chiropractic and massage work done on my own body. My husband thinks both are just O.K. I have seen horses that have had both of these responses; some seeming indifferent and others who had dramatic improvement in...