Category: Training

“Whisper This….Not To Your Horse, to Yourself” with Smokie Brannaman

“Whisper This….Not To Your Horse, to Yourself” with Smokie Brannaman

| January 8, 2016 | Reply

I am currently in the market for a new horse and have embarked on my journey in search of the perfect equine partner.  I’m looking for ‘horse nirvana’…the perfect partner to help me continue my  horsemanship journey.  It’s not an easy task, and it’s certainly one that requires more patience than I was born with.   […]

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Re-Starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part Five

Re-Starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part Five

| October 24, 2015 | Reply

It’s TIME…..time for Holly’s first ride!    Check out how it goes and see how far she’s come under Smokie’s guidance! Previous Video – Part Four Next Video – Part Six….Coming Soon!

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Re-Starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part Four

Re-Starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part Four

| October 24, 2015 | Reply

Holly continues to progress nicely under Smokie’s watchful eye and careful guidance.   Here is part four in this great series! Previous  Video – Part Three Next Video – Part Five

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Re-Starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part Three

Re-Starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part Three

| October 24, 2015 | Reply

In this multiple part video series, you can watch as Smokie works with Holly, a 13 year-old mare that was started under saddle, several years.    Holly has not been ridden much in the past few years so Smokie will be working with her to get her back to the point where she can be ridden.    […]

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Re-starting Holly – Part Two with Smokie Brannaman

Re-starting Holly – Part Two with Smokie Brannaman

| October 20, 2015 | Reply

Holly is turning out to be a good student!   In this video, you can check out her second lesson and the progress she’s making in working with Smokie.

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Re-starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part One

Re-starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part One

| October 20, 2015 | Reply

In this multiple part video series, you can watch as Smokie works with Holly, a 13 year-old mare that was started under saddle, several years.    Holly has not been ridden much in the past few years so Smokie will be working with her to get her back to the point where she can be ridden.    […]

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Welcome, Smokie Brannaman!

Welcome, Smokie Brannaman!

| October 20, 2015 | Reply

We are beyond excited to Welcome, Smokie Brannaman to our Horse Family, family! In the equine world, there are trainers and there are horsemen & horsewomen.    Authentic, knowledgeable and gifted horsemen & women are becoming harder and harder to find but Smokie Brannaman is one of those rare individuals who truly is a gifted and […]

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52 Free Horses That Do NOT Need Homes

52 Free Horses That Do NOT Need Homes

| August 3, 2011 | Reply

Mandee Widrick | August 3, 2011 |  It’s not uncommon for Facebook statuses to get picked up and to spread like wildfire across the web. One such example is a post about 52 horses that need homes: 52 thoroughbred horses need homes. Will go to Sugarcreek this Sat. for slaughter. Gentleman died, his son wants nothing to […]

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Natural versus Normal Horsemanship

Natural versus Normal Horsemanship

| April 12, 2011 | Reply

Belinda Green | April 12, 2011 |  I am sure many of you have heard the term Natural Horsemanship. How does that differ from normal horsemanship? Normal is doing what everyone else does. Natural is doing what comes naturally for the horse. I have done the normal horsemanship for many years, even so far as […]

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Riding Fears? STOPP!

Riding Fears? STOPP!

| August 16, 2010 | Reply

HFAdmin | August 16, 2010 Loss of confidence, panic attacks, no longer believing in yourself – all this and more was covered in my expert interview as top psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioner Wendy Dignan gave her advice on confidence problems. I discussed with Wendy the help that’s available out there, why people lose confidence, […]

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