March 11, 2019

From the moment a horse rider starts riding, they soon find out that balance is probably the No. 1 thing the horse rider has to concentrate on.  From day one it’s “good balance = staying on”  and “bad balance is on the ground”!

But good horse rider balance and co-o...

March 11, 2019

So simple: The more your toes turn out the more you lean forward.

Don't believe me? Try this simple test....

Stand up and turn your feet out and feel what happens to your tail bone…it goes backwards.  Tail bone goes back, your shoulders go forward.

Get your feet straight!...

March 11, 2019

Athletes often hear  “you have one shoulder higher”, or “drop your left shoulder“…but shoulders are so hard to MEASURE, and hard to feel and improve.

However…much easier is the ELBOWS.  Instead of trying to figure out what the shoulders are doing….your el...

May 27, 2017

I'm sure you've seen these gadgets. They are everywhere. You will see them at every barrel race and in every schooling show and hunter ring. You will see these often at barns that give lessons. They seem to be very common. I think people just put them on their horses w...

May 19, 2017

Lainey Ashker Clinic Report...

The Training & Riding Academy of Chattanooga (TRAC) hosted a 2 day clinic with 4* eventer, Lainey Ashker, on November 12-13, 2016 in the North Georgia area. This was a big treat for riders of Area 3. The event was hosted in a large indoor...

May 19, 2017

Horses should have access to clean and fresh water at all times! Water is essential for life. In horses, water helps prevent colic and choke. Water helps keep the body functioning normally and helps kidney function. Did you know that if water is too hot or too cold a h...

March 1, 2016

Adam, my Rally for the Rescue Horse, is now officially at my farm! I am so excited to start working with this beautiful boy! 

 

 

 I've just been trying to get to know him, figure him out, and give him a new hairdo! 

 

Now here's a bunch of Adam pics! 

 

 Don't forget......

February 29, 2016

 

 I am excited to announce that I have been chosen to be 1 of 11 trainers to be selected for the first ever Rally for the Rescues Trainer Challenge! We all have very different backgrounds and disciplines. We have been randomly assigned a rescue horse to train for 90 da...

November 8, 2015

 

Horse -keeping in the winter presents a few challenges. Horses have to rely on us in order to maintain their health and body condition. Less time riding and exercising your horse and more time spent in the stall means that your horse will be utilizing less calories. H...

November 8, 2015

Yesterday we hosted a showumping clinic at Council Creek Farms in Ooltewah, TN (in the Chattanooga area). Our clinician was Roger Van Doren from South Africa via Franklin, TN. Roger has been my trainer for many years. He is a Grand Prix showjumping trainer and rider. R...

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