Your barn is supposed to be a safe place where your horse can live comfortably, but barns also often contain many health hazards you might not be aware of. Since your horse may be spending more time indoors during the summer to escape the bugs and the heat, now is a perfect time to evaluate your barn to make sure that it is truly a safe place for your horse to be.…Continue
HI Everyone, We are new to the Barnmice community and wanted to introduce ourselves! We just opened a store in beautiful Sharon,Ontraio just north of Toronto. This is a family business with my mum, Helen, being the owner and my Sister,Sarah and myself(Christine) who will be working in the store. Sarah and myself both have a retail background and we are all riders so this has been a very exciting project for all of us. We just had our grand opening this past weekend so we were excited to…Continue
Added by Equestrian Factory Outlet on August 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Love this new blog post by expert Confidence + Money Breakthrough Coach, Cathy Rivers of Big Horse Dreams, Inc.!
Also, I was asked the question not long ago: Do I think that your success and confidence as an equestrian is connected to your relationship with money?…Continue
Added by Sarah Redfield on August 1, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
I’m going to be blunt about sports bras- not trying to offend anyone, (or exclude either of my male readers.) If you work with horses, or dogs for that matter, you should probably be wearing one. The good news is that they have…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on July 20, 2012 at 8:15am — No Comments
Hi all! This is a GIFT invitation for 4 Free Discovery Sessions offered by Cathy Rivers, a.k.a. The Confident Equestrian Coach. I'm posting this because an "equestrian" lifestyle can be costly and having a successful relationship with money is key! We all know that!
Here's the info:
Offered by Cathy Rivers of Big Horse Dreams, Inc.…Continue
Added by Sarah Redfield on July 5, 2012 at 8:43am — No Comments
Added by Bill Vander Brink on June 27, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments
Check-out Cathy Rivers newest blog post! Often over-looked horsemanship lesson! Great info!
Cathy Rivers, www.bighorsedreams.com
June 19th 2012
At some point in your horse ownership life there will come a time when you won’t be able to make it home to feed the horses. Are you prepared? What if you can’t do feeding and chores for 2 weeks or more? Are you prepared? What if you are at the Emergency Room and…Continue
Added by Sarah Redfield on June 19, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Love! that Cathy Rivers is now offering that following:
Horses know exactly who you are. That’s a fact. So wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly who they are? Especially if you’re equestrian genre is competitive dressage? How about resolving – once and for all – the frustrating challenges in your horse’s training, as well as in your own, that’s keeping you both from the winner’s marks.
Cathy Rivers, holistic horse therapist, accomplished dressage…Continue
Added by Sarah Redfield on June 15, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
It's not February, but we are halfway through the year. Wanted to share my re-read of this blog by Cathy Rivers'....
good to touch base on with our goals!
by Cathy Rivers
3 LESSONS YOUR HORSE TEACHES YOU…Continue
Added by Sarah Redfield on June 14, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Had the opportunity to experience the process of Inner Nature Design...amazing...Cathy (Rivers) did my design....she's now offering the process to the equine community! It was definitely the missing piece for me...so I want to share and re-post this from her blog! Also, she's doing a free 30-minute Discover Session if anyone's interested...it's so worth it!
Added by Sarah Redfield on May 22, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Cathy River's latest blog re-post from http://www.bighorsedeams.com. Love this!
This past week I have been introducing my 2 year old filly to the bit. First two times, no problem. She was willing to put it in her mouth and she chewed and fussed on the rubber snaffle. Then came bit attempt #3 and out came the “You Can’t Make Me!” For little Peg, she decided there was nothing in it…Continue
Olympia, Washington, May 4, 2012 -- Everyone knows that confidence and success come hand-in-hand. So whether you need a little boost or a lot of building, nationally known equestrian confidence coach Cathy Rivers, as part of her Big Horse Dreams, The Confident Equestrian Program, has designed a new e-Workbook that provides a proven learning progression for mastering confidence skills in order to improve your training, riding, competing, communication and overall enjoyment…Continue
Added by Sarah Redfield on May 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
15-year-old Emanuel Andrade was presented as the Future Champions Leading Junior Jumper Rider on Saturday, February 25, at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. The teen, who hails from Caracas, Venezuela and who has his stables and family home in Palm Beach County regularly champions the charity Step by Step Foundation in competition in show jumping competitions. He has been consisting winning in the Junior Jumper division and placing in Grand Prix…Continue
Added by Sydney Masters on March 4, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments
I had fun riding this week. I didn't think I'd get my lesson in on Mick on Wednesday because there was rain all around, and it started sprinkling when we tacked up, but then it stopped and did not start again until my lesson was over! Then it poured. And it was warm, 65 F at dawn, with a warm wind, and I ended up riding in my shirt sleeves, in December no less. I don't ever remember riding in December and working up a sweat!
Mick went well, which was good since Debbie…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on December 11, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
This is how you can tell there is a tourist in the barn: they keep their eyes on the ground and there’s lots of erratic tiptoeing. Some even squeal at the sight of manure. I call it Fecalphobia- an irrational fear of digestive waste. Thankfully, humans are the only species prone to the disease. (Nincompoops.) Everybody else is fine about bowel relief.
People who live with horses don’t get emotional about poop. It’s such a normal part of the day-to-day…Continue
I am determined to improve my riding in the arena, this winter, so I got out my old Mary Wanless book. I am reviewing chapter by chapter. I got to the chapter on breathing and bearing down—and I realized I wasn’t doing it right anymore. Somewhere during trail riding and breaking in a new horse, I lost it. I practiced all day at work to prepare for my rides.
I started out with Cruiser, my older horse that I am starting anew. Guess what—he had his best day of the winter. …Continue
Added by Judi Daly on December 8, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Ranger Tests Us
It’s not often I mention that Ranger is having a problem, and that’s because he is a fairly consistent horse. Every now and then, he throws in something to keep my sister, Ellen, on her toes. Well, he did it, again.
One day, back in November, he acted very strange during tacking up. We…Continue
Added by Judi Daly on December 6, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
A Small and Unexpected Miracle
Years ago, I’m not even sure when, I found a lump in Cruiser’s throatlatch area. It didn’t seem to hurt him, so I waited until the next time the vet came out to ask her what it was. She said it was a tumor on his thyroid, that there was nothing we could do about it and it wouldn’t do any harm.
It has been a pretty good week.
Wednesday, for my lesson on Mick, I faced a super-saturated ring since we had 2 inches of rain earlier in the week. I could not practice extending Mick's trot, if I had tried I would have torn up the ring and everybody would have been splattered with wet sand. So it was mostly the walk with some sitting trot, nothing exciting at all. During…Continue
I stopped in to see Cooper first before heading out for my riding lesson. The cross ties were too high and short for him so I ground tied him to groom him a little. He was very good when I was there and as soon as I left the room and left him with my husband he started to walk away. My husband is too soft with Cooper and our dog LOL
The barn manager says that Cooper has such good ground manners, I was happy to hear that. One woman that was there says she thinks she sees Morgan in him.…Continue