All Blog Posts Tagged 'life' (22)

Planning is Key

I’m the kind of person who loves planning and whether it’s for studying or riding, I always like to have a written plan on paper or I start to feel unorganized and unproductive. When I plan the following week on Sunday evening, all I have to do next is just follow the plan and that way, I won’t have to worry about getting everything done. This mostly applies for studying, because my deadline is the day of the exam and I know exactly what I have to learn before that date.…


Added by Sofia, SK Equestrian on January 3, 2018 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Life Hacks we can learn from horses

Life Hacks we can learn from horses

by Linda Finstad

Acknowledging horses as great teachers is nothing new.

Anyone who learned to ride on a pony will eagerly relay all the life lessons they learned from that experience.  Lessons in patience, determination, how to fall and roll and humility.…


Added by Linda Finstad on December 31, 2016 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Life Hacks# for Riding Schools

Life Hacks for Riding Schools

Stand out from the crowd by adding extra services and promotions for your clients.

Its as easy as looking through your phone book.

  • Ask your local tack store to give your clients a discount  - I am sure if you were sending all your new riders their way to get kitted out they would be more than…

Added by Linda Finstad on November 29, 2016 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Going the Full Heart Distance: Saying So Long


It’s deep fall here on our farm. Most of the leaves are gone; Canada geese are on the wing. Each morning there’s a thin shell of ice on the water tanks. Local…


Added by Anna Blake on October 28, 2016 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

A Prayer for One Old Cow Girl

One Old Cow Girl

Linda Peterson was a former guest on my podcast - Straight From the Horse's Mouth Radio Show - …


Added by Paula Slater on November 29, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

Tips for Grooming a Grey Horse


If you own a grey horse, then you know how grey horses seem to be mud and dirt magnets. Unfortunately it’s impossible to hide dirt in a grey coat, so you will need to be talented in your grooming to have your grey horse looking great. These tips can help you in the challenge to keep your grey horse clean.…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 26, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

I have a confession to make......

I have a confession to make.....

I was feeding my horses, checking on the water, and generally mooching around the field, hanging out with them,  when suddenly my phone rang.   It was my long standing close friend and 'adopted' big brother Paul, one of the best Music Perrformance Coaches in the business.  I was delighted as it seemed such a long time since we had chatted.  Whilst we were chatting I found myself confessing something and it kind of came from…


Added by Chanti Cleland on April 16, 2015 at 4:56am — No Comments

Restore Your Self Belief When Things Go Wrong - Part two

Good morning, now then I promised that I would share some more tips about self belief, so here is tip number two for you.

Self belief is feeling good enough; its the feeling that you can handle whatever life, or your horse throws at you? Its about having a healthy appreciation and acknowledgement (we often forget this bit), of your abilities and talents. Its not about anything superficial.

Its about being OK with you, and OK with where you are at with your…


Added by Chanti Cleland on April 9, 2015 at 3:56am — No Comments

Restore your Self Belief when Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong in our horse work, our horsemanship, our riding.....we begin to blame ourselves; but we also take it further.  Sometimes we can blame ourselves so much when things go wrong that we stop trying, we stop searching for an answer, we stop attempting to move forward and begin to move backwards.

This does not just affect our relationship with our horses, it starts to creep into other areas of our lives, how we see ourselves, our social interactions, our careers…


Added by Chanti Cleland on April 8, 2015 at 10:52am — No Comments

10 Life Lessons I Learned From Horses - The Last 5

Here's the second part meaning another 5 of the ten life lessons I've learned from horses so far.

  1. You are allowed to make mistakes. Have you ever felt reproach in a horse‘s glance? I haven‘t. Not because my project horse isn‘t fed up with me from time to time. I make mistakes,…

Added by Nadja Mueller on December 20, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Little Llama Life.

We have a decently healthy herd here at Infinity Farm. We are eight species strong- mostly horses, but our fair share of ruminants as well.  Sometimes you can pick up a sick vibe in the herd before you can figure out which animal it is. It’s almost like sensing it out of the corner of your eye. This week it was a llama.

Her real name is Belle Starr, but she is a big boned girl and it’s hard to not refer to her as the Belly Llama. She had a bit of a digestive upset that I was able to…


Added by Anna Blake on September 14, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments

Meet Louis

Henk writes:

The stall next to me wasn’t empty for long. A day or two after the Spanish horses left for their new home in Nova Scotia (see November 9th post), Louis, our Canadian horse, appeared next door. He likes to live outside in the big pasture, so I hadn’t seen him for a while. He was looking exceptionally grumpy.


Merde,” I heard him curse under his breath. He was avoiding me, trying to get to the far  side of his stall, but every time he put his…


Added by Lillian Tepera on January 18, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Part Two: Thanksgiving Every Day.

Last week I had a bit of a Christmas rant (read) and declared I would celebrate…


Added by Anna Blake on November 11, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

An Outstanding Horse

Henk the Friesian horse writes:

OnTRA (the Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association) is asking its member centres to nominate outstanding riders, volunteers, and of course HORSES for special recognition. So naturally I expected Lil to nominate me. You don't get much more outstanding, after all. With my tall, dark and handsome looks, my charming personality, my aristocratic breeding... It should be a no-brainer.


But for some reason she thinks that working only a handful…


Added by Lillian Tepera on September 7, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments


Henk writes:

It's show season! For us, that means getting our manes french-braided and doing everything from dressage tests to trail classes to leading patterns, all the while being filmed on video. The videos are then uploaded to Para-Equestrian Canada where our riders compete on video against riders from across the country, all of them with some kind of disability.


What a cool idea. We horses get to show off to people we've never even met, and the riders love it,…


Added by Lillian Tepera on August 24, 2011 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

In Praise of the Well-Trained Human (by Henk the Friesian Horse)

Henk writes:


It's impossible to overstate the importance of a well-trained human to the happiness of a horse's life. As with anything, you can cut corners and start with an untrained human -- or even try to reform a spoiled one -- but unless you're an expert, it's a risky thing to do.


Cry if you want, but you'll learn to sit that…


Added by Lillian Tepera on July 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Helping Out (by Henk, the Friesian Horse)


Henk writes:


I've been working in therapeutic riding lessons for the past couple of weeks because Sunny, the tiny Standardbred with the delicate physique has hurt himself again. His owner (who lends him to my human, Lil, for lessons), calls it Recurring Sunny Summer Lameness (RSSL), because he likes to maim himself each summer and spend at…


Added by Lillian Tepera on June 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The 'Other' Mother’s Day.

The nightly news let me know gas prices are up. Wars and natural disasters to blame. I don’t pretend to understand exactly how world events impact the price of a barrel of oil but I do know it trickles down to my little rancho. The current price of last year’s hay has gone up, along with farm calls from the vet and most everything else. And it isn’t like I wouldn’t…


Added by Anna Blake on April 22, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

Setting Goals or Wishing Stars?


If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’re there?   When working with coaching clients, I always ask them to set a goal…


Added by Patti Bartsch, Ph.D. on March 1, 2011 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Kick Start a Healthy Life – 10 Tips you can Start Today

Kick Start a Healthy Life – 10 Tips you can Start Today

By Lindsey Forkun BScN, PHN


1)      Eat more…


Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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