Building Confidence in Costa Rica

Building confidence around horses is an on-going challenge for many of us.  Figuring out where your fears steam from is key to conquering them (see Circle of Trust blog). Is your seat not as deep & secure as you would like it to be? (who wouldn’t want to improve that right!??) Are you quick to react or over-react? (I’m a bit jumpy myself) Is there a specific location you had a...
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Undeniable communication

I purchased a new horse a few months ago, I was SO embarrassed about her body condition when I got her I didn’t even post pictures.  I knew I was getting a ‘project’ but I was confident I could get some ranch work done while I taught her a few things.  I was hoping I’d fall in love, but if I didn’t I was confident I could find her a good home. When she arrived here at the ranch she...
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Survey & a chance to win!!

Have you ever wished choosing a saddle was as easy as Cosmo makes buying jeans??!? You know the articles I’m talking about….If you are a pear shape, avoid small pockets or no pockets, look for straight leg blah blah blah… Well, I hope to create some guidelines for us when we’re saddle shopping! I have some awesome case studies but I’m looking to add some numbers to...
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Saddle Fit by the Season

Finding a saddle to fit a specific horse is like finding a pair of jeans that will fit you for 10 years. Not going to happen, but with the right combination of pads a good quality saddle can fit your horse for years to come & all the seasons in-between.
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Exciting news! New addition & The Stable Scoop Radio Show!

Hey there!  It’s been a busy summer here on the ranch!  I can’t believe it’s fall already!!  Cooler mornings & the elk are bugling, my favorite time of year & that’s not just because September is my birthday month!  Still, this year I got the birthday present of my DREAMS!  A new horse!!  Her registered name is Otoes Bluejack Magic, but we call her Tiki. ...
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Saddling your horse more comfortably

Howdy! Here’s a little video I put together for you to show you how to swing your saddle onto your horse.  Please do not lift & hurt yourself!  Please do not throw & hurt your horse! So there are a couple things I’d like to mention: I put my saddle on from the off side, if your horse has never been saddled from that side, do so with caution! I know my horse is near pony size...
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