Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
News must have been slow Sunday April 22nd, because I made the front page! Check it out here:
Thursday, April 19, 2012
My first annual clinic at Sonrisa Stables. What a great place to be at. I can't begin to say how nice it was to meet the staff, parents, and students that came out to learn that day. I started off by working with their 4 yearlings headed for the San Jose BLM adoption event this weekend. We talked about pressure and release, herd instinct, moving their feet, and disengaging their hind quarters. After, the girls got to work with their yearlings while I coached. It was so cool to see the progress made in only a few hours. One team got their "first touch" and another was able to teach their horse to disengage instead of turn and run. Each game we taught them seemed to sink into their heads so quickly. I haven't worked with such young mustangs and it was certainly cool to see how they learn so fast!
Working with one yearling and the other two wanted to see what was so interesting!
Being groomed feels sooooo nice!
First time lifting a hoof
What a champ!
Learning to follow on the lead
Practicing their new moves
A previous graduate of the Sonrisa mustang project
BIG THANKS to Karen for inviting me out. I look forward to seeing you guys again!
Good luck in San Jose :)
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The BIG NEWS is for once, not about horses! Anthony came out to the barn last weekend to help work the mares (or so I thought) and PROPOSED! I was so surprised, but of course I said YES!
It was a really special weekend and I am really glad the mustangs got to be a part of it.
Dixie in a round pen session. I also began riding in the big pasture since the rain turned our round pen into a small lake. She has been doing really well!
Cinna-Man learning how to bow! It only took 2 carrots :)
Kay on Dixie
Karin ponying Dixie on Ranger
and then Trixie
We got a lot of rain this past week...
Color corrected picture, but still pretty cool!
Alex came out to see what all the mustang fuss was about and fell in love...
I think this story will have a happy ending very soon!!!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Dixie's first trim!
Trixie lunging in full gear :)
Some "at liberty" training together
Dixie trying out some english tack
A little run after some hard work!