Sunny Strip Ride

Today we rode on the strip. It was great to tack up outside and ride outside and feel warm the whole time. We’re still way below average temps for this time of year, but at least we’re getting some days that it feels nice to be outside. I rode Laredo. I continued with my focus… Read more »

Keeping Going

The sun is getting stronger and the grasses are slowly coming up.  It is definitely making it a lot easier to get to the barn. I found Laredo snoozing in the sun.  It took a few smacks of the lead rope on my chinks to get him to wake up, but as soon as he… Read more »

Squishy Ground

I was curious to see how Laredo would be for me today after his long, somewhat difficult ride with Brian yesterday. I expected him to be tired, so was pleasantly surprised when I got on and that was not the case. He was soft to the hackamore and moving out nicely from the start. My… Read more »

Turning Things Around

As I’ve mentioned the last couple of weeks, I’ve been struggling with Laredo.  Getting him soft and lively and just having a good time have all been a little tough.  We normally start out doing fairly well, but then the ride goes downhill after 15 or 20 minutes.  Today was a little like that, but… Read more »


We had so much fun on yesterday’s ride we decided to more or less repeat it today.  It has been too long since we got out and about, so doing the same thing over again was not a drag at all. I had ridden Bear a few times in a row, so it was my… Read more »

Into Pressure?

Everything you learn about horses involves applying pressure in varying amounts in order to get a response.  And it works extremely well. That is until you get a horse who seeks the pressure.  This is an issue we’ve had with Laredo since we got him.  It does not come up all the time, and it… Read more »