Benny is a retired Standardbred who has some amazing owners that are looking to give Benny a new life after racing. I’ve been privileged with the job of helping Benny go from a pacing race horse to a relaxed trail and arena horse. This is part one of a three part series posted to show…Details
When training horses or rehabilitating them from an injury, we take a lot of notes, pictures and video. If we have permission from the owner of the horse, we try our best to make a case study to post up in hopes of helping others. Our case studies can take anywhere from just a month to a year or more to build up depending on what is happening with the horse.
Each of the case studies below catalogs the progress of each horse we have had the time to document online and are updated regularly. If the case study is finished, then that is noted at the end of the article, if not then we’re still working on it. For us a case study is the accumulation of information gathered while working with the horse, and owner sometimes, to what is usually a clear goal. It might be simply clearing up a hoof problem, to doing everything from groundwork to saddle training and further. Each horse is different which makes each case study different and interesting all the same.
If you have any questions on the case studies below, please don’t hesitate to call or send an email as we’re happy to answer.
We have a new case study on hand from March 2017 and he’s a quarterhorse cross with something gelding that is 5 years old. His owners bought him almost as a rescue as the previous owner didn’t want him. Upon purchase they tried to ride him and it turns out that he is very adverse…Details
We have a brand new mare on site that is a cross between an Oldenburg and a draft. She’s 8 years old this year and is the sweetest horse we’ve seen in quite a while. We’re not entirely sure of her background but we have been able to show that she’ll stand quietly while a…Details
Our latest case study is a registered quarter horse gelding by the name of Mac. Which happens to be short for Macaroni. That name came about through the great efforts of a 12 year old and 5 year old pair of girls that sifted through many names to come up with that. That’s not his…Details
For our first case study of 2016, I’d like to introduce Avatar. According to his owner, Avatar is a coming 4 year old Egyptian gelding. At our first introduction he came across as nervous and unsure but kind. When approached in a stall he was curious and didn’t react adversely to being pet and stood…Details
We’d like to introduce Ivy, a 2015 filly from Alberta. Ivy is a beautiful little girl with an inquisitive set of eyes with the fluffiest of coats. She arrived with almost no handling being done outside of getting her on a trailer and other minor interaction for feedings and leading. Ivy is the type of…Details
Luke is a little over 3 year old appendix colt at the time of this writing (Feb 2015), weighing in at about 1000 pounds. He has a couple of problems that are being worked through along with his training to become a reliable trail and arena horse. The first is that he has flared quarters…Details
This case study is about a 16 year old off the track thoroughbred mare. In November of 2014, she was initially diagnosed as previously foundered and acutely laminitic. Her past history is a mystery up until about 2 years ago, but research and intuition has found that she foundered in the past and has been…Details