This is a blog of my two draft crosses, Kal and Kinsley, and our adventures together. This blog contains bitless riding, barefoot trimming, horse training, and equine fitness & health. This blog does not contain anything to do with: bits, horse shoes, or abusive riding/training.

 

A horse that is sound only in shoes, is not a sound horse.

Steve Dick, BWFA (via barefoothooves)

24.08.14
Last ride at this farm today. Bittersweet, for sure. Kal doesn’t move until the middle of the month, which means I’ll be horseless in the new city for a few weeks.
That being said, Kal was a super star today. We rode in the north field (flat, no hill). Kal produced some of the best trot I’ve ever felt, which of course was not captured on camera (because after a few strides of it, I let Kal walk and praised her profusely…I’d rather it happen again than get a pretty picture of it!).
Canter work was great too; we finished off with a short gallop across the field. We went on a hack as the cool out, and Kal was perfect.

Time: 35 minutes (plus 19min hack)
Distance: 4.06km (plus 1.61km hack)
Average speed: 6.8km/h
Maximum speed: 25.5km/h

24.08.14

Last ride at this farm today. Bittersweet, for sure. Kal doesn’t move until the middle of the month, which means I’ll be horseless in the new city for a few weeks.

That being said, Kal was a super star today. We rode in the north field (flat, no hill). Kal produced some of the best trot I’ve ever felt, which of course was not captured on camera (because after a few strides of it, I let Kal walk and praised her profusely…I’d rather it happen again than get a pretty picture of it!).

Canter work was great too; we finished off with a short gallop across the field. We went on a hack as the cool out, and Kal was perfect.

Time: 35 minutes (plus 19min hack)

Distance: 4.06km (plus 1.61km hack)

Average speed: 6.8km/h

Maximum speed: 25.5km/h

24.08.14
Going to miss this little munchkin. Seeing her once a month is just not the same as mutliple times weekly. Kin was a little rockstar today, as usual. And the boy was there to video tape and see all her progress.

24.08.14

Going to miss this little munchkin. Seeing her once a month is just not the same as mutliple times weekly. Kin was a little rockstar today, as usual. And the boy was there to video tape and see all her progress.