While the little one is napping this morning I thought I would send out a quick welcome and howdy to Buckeye Valley Training and Lessons. If you follow my blog from here on out I will be posting training and riding tips to help you out with the partnership between you and your horse.
The two horses we have right now are Tex (sorrel) and
I am currently starting my young gelding, Ike, and wanted to take you along for the ride and some steps that I'm taking for a successful partnership. My ultimate goal is for him to be my barrel horse, but I'm also keeping an open mind to whatever suits him and what he enjoys the most.
My time that I spend with my horses has been limited for the past year due to being pregnant and then now having a little one that tags along for everything. For those of you who are moms or dads with little ones and no one to watch them for you while you take in some "horsey-me-time", I recommend investing in a playpen/pack-n-play. My mother luckily had hung on to the one she used for my sister and I so it was an older style and I didn't care if it got some dirt on it, and that became my babysitter while I worked with the horses for 15 minutes to however long she allowed me to. I would set it up next to the fence and she would watch and hangout while I messed around with a horse. Tex would also help babysit and walk over the fence where the playpen was and keep her entertained. Make sure it's far enough away so the horse can't nip at your little one or anything though. Little fingers look like little treats. This will also allow your little one to get used to the horses and vise versa.
To give you an idea on what you'll be able to see and gain from the posts, I'm going to tell you about some of the training techniques I'm using, along with steps on how-to, goals, updates on our progress, equipment used, riding techniques and much more. I'm also going to answer any questions if you have any that come up. You can leave a comment at the bottom or contact me personally and I'm happy to help.
Examples of categories to discuss-
Different Groundwork exercises
Picking up Feet
Saddling/Bridling (for the first time and problem horses)
Working around weather
...and much more...
Like I mentioned earlier if you have a certain topic you would like me to cover just leave me a note and I'll get back to you personally or I may use your questions as my main topics.
I hope you join me in the arena and we can work on greater horse and rider partnerships together!
Until we saddle up together next time,