Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Horse Quotes/Poems

* "A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence." ~Pam Brown
* "When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes." ~William Shakespeare
* "Look back at our struggle for freedom,
Trace our present day's strength to it's source;
And you'll find that man's pathway to glory,
Is strewn with the bones of the horse."~Author Unknown
* "In riding a horse we borrow freedom." ~Helen Thomson
* "Again the early-morning sun was generous with its warmth. All the sounds dear to a horseman were around me - the snort of the horses as they cleared their throats, the gentle swish of their tails, the tinkle of irons as we flung the saddles over their backs - little sounds of no importance, but they stay in the unconscious library of memory. ~Wynford Vaughan-Thomas You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. " ~Will Rogers

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Everyone needs a laugh

At lucky stables we work hard, but we also play hard! Just watch and laugh, it explains its self.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Horse care

Taking care of your horse is very important. It help keeps them healthy, happy, and feel good. Brushing your horse regularly keeps their coat clean, brings out the shine and it feels like a massage. It is also good and necessary to clean and take care of your horses hoofs. By cleaning it regularly it prevents rocks or any object from getting stuck and casing a bruise. This will case your horse to go lame for a couple days.


Meet Justice one of the horses at Lucky Stables. He is a 16.2 hand bay guilding. Justice is a great horse that is looking for a new home. He is 1/2 quarter horse and 1/2 tb. He is smoth to ride and responds to the slightest leg or hand camand you give him. He is great on trail rides, loads, stands when being shoed, never gets in your space and is very sweet. In the past he has done barrel/pole races, and raceing, but I would rather he didn't continue. please help us find him a great new home. call amy at 369-3775 or e-mail at

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Trot poles

Erika is practicing the trot poles. Keeping Hope collected, tucking her head, bending the pole and rounding her back, allowing her to pick up her feet and pushing her forward. This excesses the horse and rider, and building a relationship and trust.

learning balance

Haylee is putting her arms out in order to learn how to use her legs to gain balance on the horse so that she doesn't use her hands. This will help her not pull on the horses mouth. Using your hands for balance will confuse the horse and case conflict and frustration.


You can see Martha ridding Hope in a collected walk. Martha is keeping Hope's head nicely tucked and using leg pressure to round her back keeping her moving forward and collected. This keeps her circulation the energy, keeping Hope moving forward and preventing her from stooping from the pressure on the bit.


Here at lucky stables ridding school you will learn confidence in not only ridding a big and powerful animal, but also confidence in yourself. You will also learn the many different styles and types of ridding; english, western, trail, equitation, rodeo, showing, and any other kind you would like to learn.