Natural Reining: Stacy Westfall’s Winning Bridleless Congress Run

An invisible barrier seems to exist in people’s minds between competitive and natural horsemanship. Natural horse trainers shatter that myth with increasing frequency in the worlds of dressage, reining, eventing, hunter-jumpers, and others.

Natural horse trainer Stacy Westfall rocked the house with her winning bridleless freestyle run at Quarter Horse Congress in 2006.  This video is an amazing testimony to the power of communication at the pinnacle of competition!

Enjoy!

Spring Shots and Equine Dentistry

Valley Equine will be coming out the afternoon of Friday, March 28 for vaccinations and Coggins Tests. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like your horse vaccinated and what you would like him/her vaccinated for.Fernando Martinez will be out to float teeth in early May (we are in the process of nailing down the exact date.) Again, please let me know ASAP if you want your horse to be on the list.

Thanks!

War Time Wisdom

We just came across this World War II poster.

Keep calm and carry on-vintage WWII Business Wisdom

Plastered around England, it reflected even as it does now the oh-so-British fortitude in the face of adversity. I’d like to hang it in my office as well as my arena!

Wisdom from WWII

We just found this old English World War II poster. I’d like to hang it in our arena!

 horse training tip from a wwII poster

As explosive as it can become on occasion, nothing the horses can conjure begins to approach the threat of a bomb raid. If civilians could keep calm and carry on in the face of destruction and death, what excuse do we have for losing our cool with our horses?