You Can't Feel What You Don't Touch



For me as a riding instructor, one of the most difficult things to teach a rider is to feel the horse.  The reason it is so difficult is because as you are learning to ride, your legs are not where they should be, softly on the side of the horse.  *Note: It's quite natural and common to have to learn to develop correct leg position, as it would be unnatural to automatically have perfect leg position when you are learning to ride.If your legs are away from the horse's sides, you won't feel it when
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You Can't Feel What You Don't Touch



For me as a riding instructor, one of the most difficult things to teach a rider is to feel the horse.  The reason it is so difficult is because as you are learning to ride, your legs are not where they should be, softly on the side of the horse.  *Note: It's quite natural and common to have to learn to develop correct leg position, as it would be unnatural to automatically have perfect leg position when you are learning to ride.If your legs are away from the horse's sides, you won't feel it when
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Stable Scoop Episode 13 - Horse Photography



This episode of Stable Scoop is definitely for me!  I don't know about the rest of ya'll but I take the worlds worst horse photo's.  I can make the best looking horse look squatty.   Hopefully now I will have some better looking pictures ;)Enjoy this weeks episode,DeannaThis episode of the Stable Scoop Radio Show is brought to you by the Horse Radio Network._________________________________________Everyone is a photographer at heart. Listen in as we speak with the world's leading horse photographers
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Stable Scoop Episode 13 - Horse Photography



This episode of Stable Scoop is definitely for me!  I don't know about the rest of ya'll but I take the worlds worst horse photo's.  I can make the best looking horse look squatty.   Hopefully now I will have some better looking pictures ;)Enjoy this weeks episode,DeannaThis episode of the Stable Scoop Radio Show is brought to you by the Horse Radio Network._________________________________________Everyone is a photographer at heart. Listen in as we speak with the world's leading horse photographers
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This Week In Horse Blogs



What a week we've had.  We have been up, down, on the edge of our seats, and now we know who our next president will be.  I have high hopes for President Elect Obama as does the rest of the country.  In the beginning I wasn't so sure of this mans capability, after all what did we know about him? But I am starting to firmly believe he can do a great job.As I made my way with Cristino and the Pug to the polls to vote I kept thinking "You might be a redneck if  you take your dog along to babysit
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This Week In Horse Blogs



What a week we've had.  We have been up, down, on the edge of our seats, and now we know who our next president will be.  I have high hopes for President Elect Obama as does the rest of the country.  In the beginning I wasn't so sure of this mans capability, after all what did we know about him? But I am starting to firmly believe he can do a great job.As I made my way with Cristino and the Pug to the polls to vote I kept thinking "You might be a redneck if  you take your dog along to babysit
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Reader Question - Teaching A Horse To Tie



Recently I had a reader question about tying a horse, and I think it's a great question so here it is complete with my answer.Hello, Deanna:My daughter and I are in the position of selling our horse we've spent a lot of love on. But, I am finding that we have allowed an important part of her training to go unattended. Our mare doesn't tie. She was abused nearly to death (as a filly) by attempting teaching her to tie with a stud chain under her chin and one over her poll at the same time. In large
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Reader Question - Teaching A Horse To Tie



Recently I had a reader question about tying a horse, and I think it's a great question so here it is complete with my answer.Hello, Deanna:My daughter and I are in the position of selling our horse we've spent a lot of love on. But, I am finding that we have allowed an important part of her training to go unattended. Our mare doesn't tie. She was abused nearly to death (as a filly) by attempting teaching her to tie with a stud chain under her chin and one over her poll at the same time. In large
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Book Tag - The Job A Horse Was Born To Do



I was Book Tagged by Karen at Karen’s Musings & Endurance Ride StuffI have been wanting to write a post titled, "The Job A Horse Was Born to Do" or something like that.  It just so happened the book nearest me gave me a good suegway into that post.Here's the rules:Grab the nearest HORSE book.  Open the book to page 56.Find the fifth sentence.Post the text of the next two to five sentences.Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.Tag five
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Book Tag - The Job A Horse Was Born To Do



I was Book Tagged by Karen at Karen’s Musings & Endurance Ride StuffI have been wanting to write a post titled, "The Job A Horse Was Born to Do" or something like that.  It just so happened the book nearest me gave me a good suegway into that post.Here's the rules:Grab the nearest HORSE book.  Open the book to page 56.Find the fifth sentence.Post the text of the next two to five sentences.Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.Tag five
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Clip Of The Week - Slide Stop!



I can watch this clip over and over...
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Clip Of The Week - Slide Stop!



I can watch this clip over and over...
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A Flame Faced Pony



I was at the horse sale, and they had 200 ponies come through.  I don't know if I was allowed to take pictures or not, so I snapped only one with my phone.  I really like the black pony with the white face.  His markings looked like flames on his face.  Whether that meant he was a demon or he was born to be a tiny barrel racer, I don't know but he sure was cute. There were also about 15 pony foals.  Fredi already said that when Cristino gets older he's getting two of them.  I read about a
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A Flame Faced Pony



I was at the horse sale, and they had 200 ponies come through.  I don't know if I was allowed to take pictures or not, so I snapped only one with my phone.  I really like the black pony with the white face.  His markings looked like flames on his face.  Whether that meant he was a demon or he was born to be a tiny barrel racer, I don't know but he sure was cute. There were also about 15 pony foals.  Fredi already said that when Cristino gets older he's getting two of them.  I read about a
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Posting The Trot Demonstration



When I am working a horse, my usual riding routine mostly starts out the same.  I mount, walk for a few minutes and then begin a brisk warm up with a  working trot.  In this video clip I am demonstrating posting the trot.  I digress...  I'm brand new at this video thing, for some odd reason it looked a lot better before I uploaded it to iMovie, now it's pretty grainy.  I can tell a rider one hundred times how to do something or I can show them once and get the same results.  When I was
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Posting The Trot Demonstration



When I am working a horse, my usual riding routine mostly starts out the same.  I mount, walk for a few minutes and then begin a brisk warm up with a  working trot.  In this video clip I am demonstrating the posting the trot.  I digress...  I'm brand new at this video thing, for some odd reason it looked a lot better before I uploaded it to iMovie, now it's pretty grainy.  I can tell a rider one hundred times how to do something or I can show them once and get the same results.  When I
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Stable Scoop Episode 12 - Economy



The economy is in a sad state these days.  What I have been doing personally to try and combat the recession is to spend more money on investing in advertising my horse business and my new blog which is soon to be revealed!.   What has been saving me through these tough times is "not putting all my eggs in one basket". With finances as well as riding, I have to try and get creative and if what I am doing doesn't work, I just try something else.  I feel that the only way to make money is to spend
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Stable Scoop Episode 12 - Economy



The economy is in a sad state these days.  What I have been doing personally to try and combat the recession is to spend more money on investing in advertising my horse business and my new blog which is soon to be revealed!.   What has been saving me through these tough times is "not putting all my eggs in one basket". With finances as well as riding, I have to try and get creative and if what I am doing doesn't work, I just try something else.  I feel that the only way to make money is to spend
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Modified Dismount



I am always reading how to become a better blogger.  I recently read a post (forgive me but I forget where) that said it when blogging you shouldn't say how fat you have become and then post the pictures to prove it.  I thought that was hilarious since I just posted my fat pictures a few posts ago.  It probably is a mistake, but hey whatever I'm human.Now I am including some video documentation.  It's not just to say hey look how fat my you know what got, I am doing it because I know riders
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Modified Dismount



I am always reading how to become a better blogger.  I recently read a post (forgive me but I forget where) that said it when blogging you shouldn't say how fat you have become and then post the pictures to prove it.  I thought that was hilarious since I just posted my fat pictures a few posts ago.  It probably is a mistake, but hey whatever I'm human.Now I am including some video documentation.  It's not just to say hey look how fat my you know what got, I am doing it because I know riders
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