The Jaeckle Center Horse show – February 2016

Congratulations To Our Trish Franks Riding School Students Showing For the First Time!!   These young riders did an amazing job at their first show at The Jaeckle Center Horse show. Yesterday was tiring but it was one of the most rewarding in my 45 years of teaching. All 10 students we took to the show had new horses and it was their […] Continue Reading

Learning in Baby Steps: Shaping

Equine psychologist Antonia Henderson explains how to make training any behaviour fun and easy by breaking the task down into small pieces and rewarding your horse for each success. A grey Andalusian stallion gallops at liberty across the Cavalia stage, comes to a sliding stop in front of his handler and dances with her in a breathtaking choreographed sequence. A […] Continue Reading

You Know You Ride Gaited Horses When…

By Gretchen Comcowich | February 9, 2016 I’m one of those kids who grew up on gaited horses. My grandmother has owned and raised Peruvian horses for more than 30 years. She will proudly smile and rave about them whenever she gets the chance to talk horse. Now, as an adult, I give a lot of credit to both my […] Continue Reading