Tara’s Tip: How to Groom Your Horse

Now that you know from my last blog why horse grooming is important and which tools you need to do it right, here’s the nitty-gritty on exactly how to do it.

The curry is used in a circular pattern all along the horse from head to tail, under the belly and down the legs. Press hard enough to […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Advice|0 Comments

Tara’s Tip: Why You Should Groom Your Horse

Ugh! All I want to do is ride! I don’t have time to groom! He is clean enough! Have you ever spouted these words? I know I have! Time is short and the time warp at the barn can wreak havoc on a schedule. You know how it goes…sometimes we get talking to a friend […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Advice|0 Comments

Tara’s Tip: Getting Started with Trail Riding

So you are ready to head across the bridge and over the canal! Yay! It can be a big decision for many riders and simply making that choice means you have won a big battle! Plus, this is absolutely the BEST time to enjoy trail riding in Chatfield State Park—everything is so beautiful this time of […]

By |September 16th, 2015|Lessons, Advice|0 Comments

Why Trail Riding is Good for Your Horse

We’ve had such a fun summer at Cottonwood – chock full of memorable moments at shows, in arenas and out on the trails. The season has been a whirlwind, so it’s hard to believe that the brisk temperatures and gorgeous colors of fall are beckoning…but they are!

With golden leaves and cool, crisp mornings ahead, we’re […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tara’s Horse Training Tip: Slow Down To Go Faster

Reading the title of this blog, you might be asking yourself, “What is she talking about, go slow to go fast? This makes no sense!” But it does in horse training.

Here’s the scoop: When I am training a horse on something new, I must slow things down to give the horse a chance to think […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Lessons, Advice|0 Comments