Horsekeeping Lucky enough to have a horse. We figured out why Rodney doesn’t like to be touched on the side. Well, my genius in-house diagnostician figured it out. I agree with him. Years ago, long before he came to us, Rodney was gouged in the side by a doorlatch. The resulting scar is gnarly-looking,Continue reading “Why Rodney Will Never Be An Outstanding Obstacle Horse”
Category Archives: Obstacle Challenge
In The Pink, Show Report, Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series, L&C Horsemanship Ranch, October 2019, Part 1
Overcoming Obstacles in Our Way Show report split due to superabundance of media. TLDR. Best he’s ever adjusted at a new place. Delighted how well he applied himself, particularly since he is playing against type. I think we will all agree that Thoroughbreds are not the usual choice for obstacle competition. Alabama ObstacleContinue reading “In The Pink, Show Report, Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series, L&C Horsemanship Ranch, October 2019, Part 1”
Pink Is His Color, Show Report, Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series, King’s Ranch, September 2019
Overcoming Obstacles in Our Way Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series King’s Ranch Wilsonville, AL, USA Saturday, September 21, 2019 1 In-Hand. 5th of 6, score of 44 out of 100. (Second show, second pink [Words]. More importantly, second show!!) We started out with a judge’s walk-through of all the obstacles. Judges, officials, and other competitorsContinue reading “Pink Is His Color, Show Report, Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series, King’s Ranch, September 2019”
It Touched Me! It Touched Me!
Overcoming Obstacles in Our Way This clever design uses string instead of dowels to attach the pool noodles to the standard. No dowels, no potential pointy sticks to skewer horse or rider. Under saddle, we are walking through the wider version. In hand, we are learning about the narrower version. The standardsContinue reading “It Touched Me! It Touched Me!”
A Dog Can Dream
On My Mind, Miscellaneous Visuals American Saddlebred Horse Association of Alabama Alabama Hunter Jumper Association The Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series Birmingham Dressage & Combined Training Association Process notes: In an ideal world, the streamers would be fluttering in the breeze. Currently, graceful curves are beyond my skill set. Geometric it is. Thank youContinue reading “A Dog Can Dream”
Can’t Go Over It, Gotta Go Through It
Overcoming Obstacles in Our Way Good Verbs: Carry, Back-up, Open, Cross Carry. Flawless. Picked up fleece quarter sheet, moved it to another part of the ring. Rodney could not have cared less. Laid it over his withers. Held it out to the side. Mox nix. Krinkle Karry. Well, okay, if you say so. IncludingContinue reading “Can’t Go Over It, Gotta Go Through It”
Because what I need in my life right now is another barn and another discipline.
Overcoming Obstacles in Our Way Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series AOCS website, Facebook This would be for Rodney. No jumping. No sand box. Done at a walk. Yes, Rodney had a melt-down over a leather halter [Life in the Slow Lane]. Oddly enough, with the weird-looking shit, he’s brave. Not police-horse, bombproof brave, butContinue reading “Because what I need in my life right now is another barn and another discipline.”