Spring Training

Spring Training

On this first day of summer, we’re taking a quick look back at our work this spring! Anna is making a slow comeback after a ligament injury last year, Enzo is making a slow comeback after dealing with ulcers following EPM, and George just continues to improve...
Mirror Mirror On The Wall!

Mirror Mirror On The Wall!

March 21 Amy did some Valentine’s Day shopping, and they’re finally here! March 28 A week later, we finally got up the courage to move them into the arena and open up a box…. April 3 And after a bit of plotting and planning, they went up rather...
Strong and Stretching

Strong and Stretching

This month’s challenge from the American Haflinger Alliance, strong and stretching, plays right into the work with do with our horses and ourselves every day. However, the challenge definitely prompted us to actually get some PICTURES of the work, and...
Fancy Footwork

Fancy Footwork

Always game to try (and learn) new things, we took the boys to a groundwork clinic last weekend! Although most of the clinic was focused on foot control, body positioning, and the beginnings of some liberty work, we also got to play on a few obstacles, and Enzo added...
New barn dog in training!

New barn dog in training!

We brought home 3-month old Dillon from Capital Area Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals “Puppy Palooza” event and he seems pretty okay with his new...
AHA Moments – Our First Virtual Show

AHA Moments – Our First Virtual Show

After two years out of the ring due to covid, we were excited to sign up for the American Haflinger Alliance’s Virtual Show as a way to safely get some “show time” in! We’d never done a virtual show before, and boy was it more challenging than...
A New Ride!

A New Ride!

Although we have absolutely LOVED our old Sundowner, as we’ve spent more time at dressage shows and less time at breed shows, we’d been thinking it’d be nice to have a bit more people and stuff space, and a bit less horse space. And while super...
Special Treatment

Special Treatment

When it’s 100 degrees outside and you’re stuck on stall rest, you get some special...
Kruise is Growing Up

Kruise is Growing Up

Just over a year since we brought home a beautiful yearling, we thought we should take some updated pictures to showcase how nicely she’s maturing. While she’s as quiet and sweet as ever, her gaits just keep getting bigger and bigger! No gawky two-year old...
New Lessons!

New Lessons!

So, lessons with Tracy typically come to a stall over winter, and then this spring she was having surgery, and then it just got to a point where we hadn’t really heard from her for a while. And then after our fabulous clinic with Katie Hiller, we were connected...
Can I Drive?

Can I Drive?

When the road commission asked if they could leave some equipment back by the barns overnight, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for some desensitization. George wasn’t bothered – he just wanted to...
Take a Bow!

Take a Bow!

When the American Haflinger Alliance offered a trick training challenge for the month of May, we decided Enzo should learn to bow. A couple of cookies later and he picked it right...
A Clinic with Katie Hiller

A Clinic with Katie Hiller

With no lessons since November, we’d been thoroughly enjoying our Team Tate Academy memberships for learning and improving all winter. So as spring approached and we had the opportunity to clinic with Team Tate Trainer Katrina Hiller, we jumped at the chance. We...
Selfie Sunday

Selfie Sunday

Darn kids, always stealing my phone and taking selfies…....
Standing Still

Standing Still

Don’t you just hate it when horses won’t stand well for the farrier?...