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At 8:48pm on September 15, 2011, Luci Dilkus said…
The carriage driving video is awesome.
At 9:36pm on September 12, 2011, Luci Dilkus said…
Awesome photos.
At 1:25pm on April 20, 2011, Carmen Hall said…
Thanks Wendy.  Lilly has been under saddle for about year and 1/2.  Last weekend was her first horse trial (Starter Division 2'3" pre-beginner novice).  She will be going to a Karen and David O'Conner clinic at the end of May in Benton, Louisiana (Holly Hill) so we are very excited about that.  She has been such an easy horse to start and a quick learner.  Although the free walk and stretchey trot not there yet since she is just beginning to accept a light contact.
At 4:11am on August 15, 2009, sm ammar said…
grate pic
At 3:13am on August 10, 2009, Khalid Shaheen said…
he's a great horse
At 3:07am on August 1, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
Yes , another b/day come and gone, so many horses to ride so little time. lol
At 6:05pm on July 30, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
Hay Wendy, hooray making progress!!!!!!!! That's great you sound ike youare enjoying the work, that's important because Ben will be calmer . Take a feed out when you catch Ben next time , nothing like a bribe to sweeten the pot!!!
At 6:56pm on July 29, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
TECHIQUE FOR GO; Lightly increase the lead preasure in the forward direction. if no immediate response, increase the preasure as you also use whip-taps on the shoulder. This is easier to do if you are facing the horse, so you have to walk backwards. Maintain both pressures until the horse makes an attempt to step forward, so you are rewarding a basic attempt , Then try again from the lead preasure only as you walk backwards. TECHNQUE FOR STOP; After you have walked backwards for 5-10m ,Stop the horse by applying preasure through the lead backwards towards the horses throat, Increase the pressure until the horse's feet stop moving. Release immedaitely as the forelegs stop. Do not be fooled into thinking your horse leads well just because he chooses to follow you some places. The real test of leading is shown by his unconditional reaction to lead to rein pressure- he will go anywhere at anytime. Some people emphasise the need to 'gain respect' from a horse on the ground. These notions of 'respect' are humanistic terms and are not helpful for retraining problem behaviours in horses. It is more helpful and safer for horse trainer and owners to focus on 'having respect' for how the horse learns ( instincts and learned habits) than to focus on 'seeking respect' from the horse. For example when a horse is barging into your space, nudging into you, rubbing, or puching onto you or steping on you toes, think not about a lack of respect or about an issue of pecking order dominance- even though it may appear that way to us. Instead, remind youself that the horse has learned these habits through rewards he has found. Therefore these habits are a clear sign of the horse's lack of basic training in Hand - from every person that has handled that horse in the past. So Wendy, remember to ask yourself "What am I doing, or not doing to reward this behaviour?" You will find the heart of most problems this way. I hope that's a bit clearer as to the why's and how's, have fun be safe. Cheers Geoffrey
At 9:17pm on July 28, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
good job Wendy, before you lunge him do the Stop and Go exersises as well, apply pressure through the lead and release for a basic attempt at a step. Same with Stop. i'M VERY GLAD TO HEAR YOUR CONVIDENCE IS COMING BACK . Cheers Geoffrey
At 8:30am on July 28, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
Hi Wendy , how are you getting on with Ben?
At 9:51am on April 15, 2009, Kimberly Cox Carneal said…
LOVE the photos Wendy. Such great color and motion.
At 8:29pm on March 19, 2009, Alyssa said…
Thank you!

The horse is Maverick, an Arab/QH I used to own. We showed 4th level and FEI Juniors until I sold him in '05. He was very full of himself and knew he was beautiful!

Please tell me about your horses. :)
At 3:52pm on March 19, 2009, Lexi said…
Ya, I call them Quarstangs and they are great!!
At 11:23pm on March 18, 2009, Lexi said…
Nazelli is is my Mustang X Quarter Horse and she is amazing! I got her from a lady who could not keep her any more and she got her from a friend of her dads. Nazelli was an 'oops' foal, and her daddy was a mustang, her mom the quarter horse. I was told that she had a twin foal but before they turned one, her twin jumped over a tactor disk and cut off her legs. She then had to be put down. Nazelli is one of a kind though. I got her when she was 4. She knew nothing at first but now, only two years later she jumps, leg yeilds, does shoulder in and a lot more. She really easy to ride and really friendly. She is a very quick learner and very smart. She is also very fast and agile. Does that do it??
At 5:21pm on February 9, 2009, Rebecca Franklin said…
It's 9 am here. Fires are 15 k's away but not heading directly towards us at the moment. I am trying to organise floats etc and who else wants to move their horses. I am waiting on phone calls as to what time. Mindi who is the person that has offered room is being amazing. She has said to just let her know how many are coming and she will speak to her neighbours to fit horses as well. There are deaths still occuring. It is like a nightmare at the moment. Families have been seperated on the road and some have survived and some have died. A lot of our fire fighters are volunteers. They are not trained to find dead people. One 18 year old has ended up in hospital sedated, because he can't cope anymore. We need so much rain, but there is none coming
At 4:45pm on February 9, 2009, Rebecca Franklin said…
thanks for your support Wendy. I dread turning on the tv at the moment. There is no good news. One women who aggists with us is from Germany and she is in shock. We grow up knowing the risk of fires here, but no one ever imagined one could be as bad as this
At 9:34pm on February 6, 2009, Barnmice Admin said…
Lol, I shouldn't be laughing Wendy, but that is a very strange problem! I guess we just want to keep you here with us! :)
When I check your status right now, you are signed out, so I'm guessing it must have fixed itself before I had a chance to reply to you.
Have a great weekend!
At 4:59pm on February 4, 2009, Taria van Weesenbeek said…
Nice to hear from you. Where do you keep your horse?
At 2:30pm on February 3, 2009, Laura Pillage said…
Hi Thanks for your comment! Estilo's sire is Escudo I, I own his dam she is a Big TB, black, a proven race mare, I watched her race at the Canadian Derby in 2002, and made it my mission to own her. He has a very easy going nature, I'm not sure what my plans are for him yet, my dressage coach figures he'll be great for me or my daughter. where are you from? Looks like you a a nice guy too!
At 9:53pm on January 29, 2009, Barbara F. said…
Oh, I really like your photos. You should enter them in the OEF photo contest in their group here!:)

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