There is an interesting Vibe going on here in South Florida as we are all faced with the unknown Devastation that hurricane Irma is about to bring us. As I look around I noticed hugs and kisses and well wishes from most. People I don't really know that well are reaching out to make sure [...]
We all know how difficult it is to find a place for our equine friends to call home. It has to be the kind of place where both you and your horses can feel at ease.
I've decided to give the youngsters a break from work before the busy season hits here in November
Another addition to the 'Gridwork with Grady' Series! Check out this simple exercise great for horse and rider.
Even if your horse is not a Dressage horse, practicing proper transitions can help build balance and strength in the hind end - a necessity for any sport horse.
She knows who she is and is incapable of being anything but genuine...
I've never had to make a choice like this, so how do I know when to say goodbye??
So, regarding your advice to give up training and work at a desk- Thanks, but no thanks.
One of my favorite exercises for strengthening a horses jump: Trot poles to an oxer. Engages the hind end, sets the pace and assists the distance. I like to put considerable height once the horse understands the exercise. Grady is only 5 and a little behind the learning curve so 2'9" is plenty difficult. Soon, [...]
I've struggled with confidence in the jumper ring. I make mistakes that I KNOW I shouldn't be making and I kick myself for doing so. The fact that making those mistakes had become a subconscious ritual for me, was making me a bad rider.