Posts under ‘Of interest to Horse Owners’

New Business Cards

I ordered new business cards this year.  I was coaxed into changing up the design of my previous cards.  I think it was a good decision to make.

My Latest Dressage Role Model

I’ve desired to ride like Stephen Peters or Edward Gal, but now my goal is ride and look like Charlotte Dujardin. What incredible harmony between she and her horse! Charlotte hosted her first symposium in the US in March 2014. I didn’t get to attend, but the following bullet points were taken down by someone […]

Quote from Robert Dover

I recently read an article in which the author interviewed Robert Dover. Dover is a 1996 Bronze medal winner in Dressage. This statement stuck out to me: “art (of dressage) ends where violence begins”. Horses are such incredible athletes and do amazing things for humans. If each discipline would embrace this statement, so many horses […]

Tinkerbell Under Saddle

Tinkerbell is a four-year old Oldenburg mare owned by Catherine Ulrey. I started her as a three-year old. She had a long hiatus in the pasture before returning to work this January. Below is a video of a recent training session.  She is headed for the dressage show ring this year!  

Galloping, Galloping, Gone!

For many, many years I enjoyed the work of exercising and training horses at various race tracks.    Here are a few pictures of those days gone by in my horsey life. I do have to say, I was very fit back then.  It was like doing three hours of aerobics each morning. The horses […]

Trailer TLC

What a wonderful feeling of accomplishment to completely clean, from top to bottom, the horse trailer!  I admit, it was long overdue!  It took me several afternoons, but the inside is pressure washed and sparkling.  The outside is hand washed, including the roof!  Even a few light bulbs were replaced.  There  is a sense of […]

The View From My Saddle

I must be one of the most privileged trainers on the planet!  Just look at the view from my saddle today!   I think keeping horses happy in their work is really important.  One of my approaches to accomplishing this is by cross training.  No matter what discipline a horses training is focus upon, trail rides […]

Jumping July

In the midst of the Southern Oregon inferno, what better equine activity than to jump! Here is Westlife WSF. He is an imported, Silver Certified Haflinger Stallion.  Westlife is 8 years old and stands 14.2 hands tall.  He has recently been introduced to jumping and LOVES it!  He is FOR SALE and priced at $12,500. […]

Up Coming Central Oregon Dressage Classic I & II

Esmerelda and I are headed to Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte this weekend for our next dressage show, the Central Oregon Dressage Classic I & II.  Saturday’s ride times are 1:25 and 2:45.  Sunday’s ride times are 9:54 and 1:34.  All rides are in First Level.  We shall see!  If you’re in the neighborhood, come watch […]

Jumping Clinic in Baker City, Oregon

GET SIGNED UP! July 6-7th is the annual Jumping Clinic at Eastern Slope Ranch. You can download an entry form from this link. Hope to see you there!! www.easternsloperanch.com