We are in the thick of it, friend, as you might be too. Abby has done middle school volleyball and basketball, 4-H, all in conjunction with rodeo. Now, while rodeo is a few weekends out of the year for our district (CHSRA D7), it requires a ton of preparation just to be competitive, and sometimes even preparation doesn’t land you in the top 10. Here are some tips for how we juggle it!
We all get into those riding ruts where we need a little routine shake up and the same goes for kids. Practicing the same way day in and day out can get…boring. Use this free printable with ideas the next time you notice your kid needs a routine change. Cut them out and place them […]
So news flash, my kids are not placing in the top of their events, if at all, in rodeo and we are certainly not running a saddle empire. We don’t have a big, beautiful ranch with thousands of head of cattle like I would love, we have ONE dairy cow. The squares on our feed […]
From Abby (Unedited…because…no autocorrect on this platform, but I like it):When I was five I got my mare Jessie and I took barrle raceing lessons on her. We would always lope up and down my neighbors rode. When I turned seven when I started to compeat on her she would pin her ears back when I […]
Today we are giving you 5 tactical ideas to keep riding FUN for your kids, especially after a set back. “But riding horses is fun in itself!” Yes! But tell that to your kid who has 7,000 distractions pulling them away from this sport each day… So you could be coming off a set back with your kids, like […]
I threw Abby and Beau up on a horse before they could have a conversation. It was all about how to stop, how to go and how to “control” your horse – I say that in quotes because I’m not sure control is the right word, we had a few scary moments where control went out the window. Which brings me to ground work.
Riding with kids…It can be super intimidating to trailer out somewhere new. Like those first outings you had with them as babies. So much to remember…then add horses in! Whew!