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Yearling Chronicles

This month Basilio and I are working on getting him to move off of pressure.  We started the basics of it when he was younger but I haven't dedicated the time to defining it in a more specific manner with him.  This week I started I started asking for a small step of him yielding his hind quarters away from me and the pressure from the whip.  I repeat the process in both directions, my end goal and hope is that this will set him for a turn on the forehand and eventually yielding away from leg pressure.  So far he's getting

We're about halfway through Winter which has me ridiculously excited for warmer weather.  One of the ways I've always coped with the cold is channeling my energy into working towards my training goals with my horses.  Not only does it take my mind of what always feels like an endless onslaught of cold once February rolls around, but it also feels super rewarding to see the results of my hard work once Spring pops up. This is the second Winter I've had two horses, it's a balancing act to make sure they both get the attention they deserve, but it's one that I

Some days are a challenge and today was one of them.  Basilio reinjured his right eye earlier this week, he has a corneal abrasion on the inner corner right underneath his lower lid.  Up until today he's been a champ about getting medicated, dealing with getting eye drops and ointment 4 times a day, and getting bute for the inflammation.  It's a lot for any horse let alone a young one, and today my yearling who has been sweet and calm as can be got sick of it and I can't say I blame him. And while I wasn't pleased with the temper

Last year when I moved back home my parents surprised me with Basilio.  Basilio is a PRE gelding, and he just turned one in July.  The past year with him has been filled with a bunch of memorable experiences.  Watching him grow and develop has been an amazing adventure that I'm excited to continue.  This month we're working on a few key skills that will help set him up for his future. Increasing our duration in the stall:  Currently Basilio is turned out 24/7 in a 4 acre pasture, which he absolutely loves.  The great thing about this is that he gets