“I have rarely seen a micro-managed horse get quieter when when a hand holds with down pressure near the lead rope snap.” Some people try to micromanage their horses, but in this week’s edition of Thoroughbred Logic, Aubrey Graham discusses giving a horse “enough rope to hang itself.” (more…)
We’re excited to introduce a new series for 2022: Mythbuster Monday! Every other week, Marcella Gruchalak will tackle a variety of equestrian myths and either bust or confirm them. Today’s myth: chiropractic work on young horses.
We are excited to announce a new training series from Anthropologist and trainer Aubrey Graham of Kivu Sport Horses. In this weekly series, Graham will offer insight and training experience when it comes to working with Thoroughbreds (although much will apply to all breeds). Come along for the ride as she discusses Thoroughbred Logic. (more…)
This year has been a productive year for me and my horses. They’ve all progressed so much it’s almost as if the series name, “Triple Trouble” doesn’t describe them anymore. Here’s a glance at how 2021 went for us.
“At 42, there is finally no more embracing ‘the suck,’” explained Navy Veteran, Ryan Hinkle. “I no longer wake up on Monday and say, ‘shit, I have to go to work’… now I wake up and say, ‘cool! I have to go see my horse.’” (more…)
“I cannot definitively say that if I had done X or Y differently, we would have had a different result. There is no way to know. What I do know is that if something didn’t work, you have to change it the next time.” (more…)
Thomas Pelle Veng, the ever-supportive ponydad (and ponyhusband!) has a few reminders for all the horse girls and women out there. We may still choose to ignore them, but they may be helpful nonetheless. (more…)
“Finally, I told myself to snap out of it, get my $h!t together and look at all the positives… I may not have won my class that weekend, but I won in other aspects that are greater than a buckle and a pay check.”
“Whether she chooses to upgrade the pony to a horse, start riding stick-horses on roller skates, or take a year off riding, we support her in the difficult decision. I’m just glad I’m not the one who’s going to make that decision.” (more…)
Yearlings can be difficult, especially big, spicy Hot Sauce. Sometimes I can be extremely hard on myself when it comes to her training so it was good to hear Jared say, “If she does go to bucking, it’s not the end of the world. Horse’s make mistakes. Just yield her hindquarters and mean it.”
Brianna and Delaware head to West Virginia for the culmination of their time together at the Appalachian Trainer Face Off. Find out how their last weeks together have gone and how to watch the event. (more…)