"What were we thinking?!!!!" That’s the question my husband, Bill, and I asked ourselves when we brought home Zelador and Zeloso, two weanling Lusitano colts, at the end of December in 2004. Our combined ages exceed 112 years and our other two horses were eight-years-old and seven when we bought them. We had never worked with youngsters, didn’t know how to work with youngsters and there we were...
To say that we are having the time of our lives would be an understatement. The two Z's led us to liberty training, Working Equitation, tricks (including the bow, the smile, mounting pedestals, pushing large balls) and with any luck, carriage driving. They will begin their jumping education this month and for the past two years have explored classical horsemanship (work in-hand, long reining and work under saddle).
Their adventures and misadventures are chronicled in this blog. I hope you enjoy watching how quickly these two are training us!
Last Monday, Sue came. Our agenda is: the education of Zelador. Three minutes before she arrived the work crew pulled up to the arena. Their job is to install solar panels on the arena roof. Talk about excellent timing… We
Here are some photos taken at a gathering of Canadians (horse breed and people!). Pax put on a brief demonstration. Ron (his owner) and Bill (my husband) went to Allen Pogue’s Trick Training Camp in April. Ron returned from Texas
Saturday and Sunday and Monday something new popped up with Zelador. Zelador’s canter is getting so calm and soft and collected. He receives tons of praise and is very proud of this accomplishment. He’s probably thinking, “I could have done
About a month ago I got this bee in my bonnet. For some reason I’m keen to see if I can stand on Zelador and “ride”. Sue’s been helping with the baby steps towards this goal. Here are a few
You are invited to Winsong Farm to enjoy Marie-Lynn Hammond in a Special “Barn” Concert, which will take place Sunday June 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for teens. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Marie-Lynn Hammond has just released
This morning Dominique was riding Zeloso and Zelador, once again, was waiting patiently on a pedestal. Dominique rode all of the fun walk stuff I’d described to Sally yesterday. We also threw in a few hints at piaffe steps. Zeloso
Whenever the weather cooperates I go to Sally’s farm and watch while she rides. Sally is a few decades older than me and has decided that riding alone is no longer safe. On Saturday she decided to trot her horse.
Have you ever seen horses square dance? Here is a series of photos from the Winsong Spring Fundraiser!
Here is a series of photos of Zelador learning how to play a new game with feed tubs (see Playing with Holey Feed Tubs post).
Over 130 people were in the audience over the two Sundays for our Youthdale Riding Program fundraiser in April. After the first show I asked Morley Batt, our square dancing on horseback caller, what he found interesting. He said, “I