For the past several months I’ve had a great opportunity: working with a group of teenagers; showing them how to train, work with and ride their horses at a ranch operated by the Poteet family in west-central Alberta. This is a great group of kids who enjoy having fun and learning with horses. The work […]
Yes, horses can break our hearts. Is it worth it? Without a doubt. Because if we, as horse-people, don???t go down that road of exploring a true connection with a horse, we???ve missed out on one of the most incredible experiences that life has to offer a human being.
Amazing Backcountry’s first big contest of 2015 has now wrapped up. A big thank you to all our participants, judges and of course our sponsors.
Seasons Greetings from Amazing Backcountry!
Recently, I’ve become even more fascinated because I’ve had the privilege of working with a feral horse. This mare has caused me to re-examine what I’ve learned from working with free ranging domesticated herds in ways I could have never imagined. She???s become the horse I’m most grateful to have met.
Most, if not all of us, have horses that are, or have been, near to our hearts. For reasons that are generally personal, these horses endear themselves to us and we form bonds with them that are different and in many ways exceed the bonds we permit ourselves to form with other people.
You finally have a chance to follow your dream to own a horse. Buying your first horse can be daunting. Here are some tips to help you in finding your new right match.
Flooding destroyed many Kananaskis trails. A brilliant project is underway to rebuild them – using horse drawn equipment – and you can be a part of it.
Next thing I know I’m out of the saddle, onto her neck, and then sailing through the air and right into a tree. I lay there on the side of the trail trying to breathe. When I hit the tree I collapsed my lung and broke 10 ribs (5-11 were flail), broke my collar bone, and fractured my scapula in three places.
Your emotional health affects your horse. Is your horse a challenging horse which you feed into this challenge state of mind? Start with yourself. Check in with your emotional state, observe your horse recognize the change you make. Pay attention to the small things.