Have you ever sat back and looked at the horse industry and how much we put into these animals not only financially but also time and effort? Think of how many people are involved in a great show horse’s lifetime. Think of your vet, your farrier and how much knowledge they have to put into [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:14-06:00December 7th, 2016|Horses|0 Comments


“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ― John Lennon I love the song “The River” by Garth Brooks.  Truth be told I have been known to sing it with some liquid encouragement.   The first line “you know a dream is like a river, ever changing [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:14-06:00August 25th, 2016|Horses|0 Comments

Broken Windows

  It has been a couple weeks and I have discussed and thought a lot about the last post titled Transparency. Here are the topics that came up from readers: Financial and historical vet issues related to horse sales. Selling an appropriate horse for the rider who is purchasing. Board of ethics for the horse [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:14-06:00February 10th, 2016|Horses|2 Comments


    Transparency, as used in science, engineering, business, the humanities and in other social contexts, implies openness, communication, and accountability. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. It has been defined simply as "the perceived quality of intentionally shared information from a [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:16-06:00January 27th, 2016|Horses|2 Comments

Magic wand

After my post from last Friday this might seem a little harsh, but here goes and it is really a different topic. “How long will it take to train my horse” is the same as “how much is this going to cost me?”  The problem is you don’t know until you know.  I read (listened [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00November 18th, 2015|Horses|1 Comment


We have been starting some young horses since the end of show season.  Over the last couple months I have read a few things on equine stress.  Stories are told of how in the “old days” people would break horses, meaning they would break the horse’s spirit.  I won’t discuss that too much.  Here is [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00November 11th, 2015|Horses|2 Comments


“The mind is everything.  What you think you become.”   Buddha I just got home from our National show.  I am very proud of all the clients and horses and this was probably our most successful showing at a national event.  Thank you to all involved. It set me back a bit when I was looking [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:02:17-06:00November 4th, 2015|Horses|4 Comments