Inside Starbound

The thing about goals in the horse world…

"A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envisions, plans and commits to achieve. People endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines". -Wikipedia The equestrian version of a goal: an idea of the future or desired result that a person … Continue reading The thing about goals in the horse world…

NOW HIRING: On Site Working Student

We are currently seeking a hard working, motivated young rider to join the Starbound Equine team.  This is a live in position for a dedicated dressage rider who would like to further his or her riding education while caring for our horses. Starbound Equine specializes in the development of young sporthorses for dressage and jumping. … Continue reading NOW HIRING: On Site Working Student

Our Journey to Prix St. George

I didn't know it at the time, but April 27, 2007 would mark one of the most important days of my life.  It was the day that one of the greatest horses I have and will ever know was born.  Meet Petite Belle! My first time down centerline was in 2007, the year Belle was … Continue reading Our Journey to Prix St. George

Gridwork with Grady: Using a Swedish Oxer

Here we have a grid set with a vertical to a one stride, to a Swedish oxer, to a one stride, to a vertical. A swedish oxer includes 4 standards and at least 2 poles.  The poles on the front set of standards are set with one side higher than the other.  The second set … Continue reading Gridwork with Grady: Using a Swedish Oxer

Gridwork with Grady: Trot Poles

Trotting Poles is a very basic exercise and underestimated exercise that is very beneficial to young and older horses alike.  I felt the need to include it in our gridwork as it seems to get left in the dust even though it's a great exercise used almost daily. For one, it is a great tool … Continue reading Gridwork with Grady: Trot Poles

The Calm Before the Storm

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 … Continue reading The Calm Before the Storm

A Break for the Young Horses

I've decided to give the youngsters a break from work before the busy season hits here in November

Gridwork With Grady: Feeling and Setting Leads While Jumping

Another addition to the 'Gridwork with Grady' Series! Check out this simple exercise great for horse and rider.