Tuesday, July 14, 2015


I thought I would do a video introduction for my blog. Enjoy!


Groundwork With Ollie-Day 15

Because this blog is new, you haven't been able to see all of the work I have done with Ollie before, but he has had about 50 days of groundwork with me, but only 15 or so with Clinton Anderson. :)

Yesterday I spent some time doing groundwork with Ollie. Today I am doing more riding work and because Ollie and I graduated the Fundamentals level of Clinton Anderson (yay! kudos to me!!) we are now doing Intermediate groundwork and are close to being in Intermediate for the riding portion. Here are some pictures for y'all to enjoy. :)

(Note: I only focused on Fundamentals yesterday, and my sister came out at the last minute, so you didn't get to see all of the exercises I did with him, just a few, but I thought you would like pictures anyway!!)

Mr. Handsome

Backing Up-Stage 2-Fundamentals level.

Lunging For Respect Stage 2-Fundamentals Level (using forequarters to turn instead of disengaging hindquarters and then turning a different direction).

Lunging for Respect Stage 2-Fundamentals level

Lunging For Respect (again).

Then I did some work with Ollie at Liberty. 

Disengaging Hindquarters (Liberty)-Stage 1-Fundamentals

Circle Driving (Liberty)-Stage 1-Fundamentals

Changing Direction...

...the finish of Changing Direction-Fundamentals (Liberty)

I love my smart, handsome, Appaloosa! 


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

It Is A Blustery Day...

This morning I let the horses out to play. It has been rainy and cold-not at all like the usual 90 degree weather we had been having. I hope it warms up soon!

Here are a few pictures:

I fixed his blanket after this shot. 

Chasing Cheyenne


Friday, July 3, 2015

First Post/Ollie's New Blanket

Hello Everyone, and welcome to my blog.

Here I will be chronicling my journey with Ollie, my Appaloosa gelding. This blog is basically a online  journal. You will see Ollie's (and mine too!) up's and down's in our training, our groundwork lessons, riding lessons, and how I teach him step by step to become a Ranch Pleasure horse. I hope you enjoy this blog! :D

Anyway, Ollie got his 600 denier Tough1 blanket this evening. I bought it for him because the mosquito's are bad here (lots of rain) and they bite right through his fly sheet. So, to make things easier for him, and to spare his tail, I bought Ollie a dark blue blanket in the color "Tribal Tatoo ."

I love this boy.