Growing up I learned from my family and experiences that being different isn’t a bad thing; it just means we each have our own special gifts and talents to offer. When we celebrate the things that make us unique, we can reach our full potential, like Vanessa Williams, one of my childhood influences did. Because it is the difference we make in life, not the differences we have, the truly set us apart.
When I began looking for another horse to train from the ground up I knew I wanted something different that I could call my own and do it all myself. The challenges and long road that it takes to turn a young horse playing in a field into a horse that can successfully do a job, I find rewarding. And, that’s where Roxy comes in.
Video created by Rachel Ehrlich featuring Chris Cervantes and his thoroughbred, Roxy who he adopted and started in 2013.
My friend in middle school, Zach, used to live in a very big, three story house with a large wrap around porch in the back that extended the whole house length. Behind the house were woods with neighbors only on the both sides of the house. The whole back side of the house, on the same side as the porch, had nothing but huge windows and sliding glass doors. The windows extended from the living room, through the kitchen into the dining room. There were sliding glass doors in the living room and in the dining room as well. It was a perfect setting for a silent killer to watch, stalk, and kill a victim.
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Click any image to open slideshow gallery. All Photos Credit: Cameron Cone.
Anyone who tells you riding is not a great form of exercise because the horse does all the work is someone who has probably never ridden a horse before. Riding horses is a great form of exercise, burning plenty of calories.
As a trainer, I hear riders blame the horse for not “liking” a certain lead, a particular fence, going on trail rides, or even a certain rider. There is always some convenient excuse to blame a horse for your own mistakes.
Many riders right off the bat will change bits to “fix” a problem, but how do you know if that is the best option really?