Fear, Anxiety and Your Horse

You’re Not The Only One.  Fear and Anxiety around horses is a very common thing, especially in adult-aged riders.  Most people have experienced some form of anxiety or fear either around or while riding their horse.  For some, the fear is situational, while for others the fear and anxiety are always there.  But, never let anyone tell you your fear […]

The Icelandic Horse

On a personal note… I just love these little horses.  I’ve never had the privileged of riding an Icelandic, but I have seen them perform at the Pennsylvania Horseworld Expo.  They are so amazing to watch!  You are instantly captured by their super-fast and smooth gaites.  Plus, how can you not love their fuzzy manes! A Little Bit About the […]

Frisky Babies

Reference: NTD Funniest, https://www.facebook.com/NTDFunniest/videos/vb.1920119358277556/2010079749281516/?type=2&theater, Retrieved Oct 18, 2017

What’s Different About Gaited Horses?

An Interview with Trainer, Larry Whitesell. There is a common misconception in the non-gaited horse community that gaited horses are forced into their respective gaits.  This is false.  Gaited horses are born to naturally move the way they do.  However, it’s not quite as simple as that.  You cannot simply hop on a gaited horse, or any horse for that […]

Simon’s Cat-Feed Me!

  Reference: Simon’s Cat, https://www.facebook.com/simonscat/videos/10156219774394523/, Retrieved Oct 17, 2017

Duct Tape Hoof Bandage

Hoof problems are no fun and trying to keep medication on the bottom of your horse’s hoof can be next to impossible.  The following video from Horse Side Vet Guide explains how to build a duct tape bandage to solve this problem. Reference: https://www.facebook.com/HorseSideVetGuide/videos/vb.499731376724439/1098778236819747/?type=2&theater, Retrieved 10/15/2017

Share Your Story

Share Your Story We’d love to hear how you’re enjoying your Gaited Horse (outside of the breed specific show ring). Do you have a story that you’d like to share about your Gaited Horse?  Are you exhibiting your horse in a non-gaited specific venue?  Do you jump, ride endurance, cross country, do trail obstacle, dressage, gymkhana, barrel racing?  We would love […]

The Paso Fino

​​Ahh the Paso Fino.  If you were to ask my horse about the Paso Fino, he would say “it’s a fire-breathing dragon running really fast to to get no-where”.  Well, that’s his perception anyway. The Definition According to Wikipedia…​ The Paso Fino is a naturally gaited light horse breed dating back to horses imported to the Caribbean from Spain.  Pasos are prized for their smooth, […]

Gaited Dressage

Yes, Gaited Horses Can Do Dressage Google defines the definition of Dressage as follows: “The art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance.” While many people view dressage as a form of showing, dressage is actually a training method.  Teaching the horse to bend, while being balanced and flexible is a very […]