Monty Roberts Transition Horse Program teaches students while training horses to be suitable mounts for new owners. The training center is more active than ever, given that Monty Roberts, the world renowned horse trainer, is home in Solvang masterfully coaching horses and riders alike to improve their skills in a beautiful partnership.
Have you become complacent with a few of the most basic horsemanship skills? Big problems can occur when we make common mistakes while tying up and leading our horses. Sharon Jantzen gets us thinking about our horsemanship skills.
Jere has had success where others doubted: “I had a mare come in to get fit after a severe injury in which she gloved her hind limb and sustained some damage to the tendons. The vets were very cautious, saying they thought she would probably only be broodmare-sound.” Sharon Jantzen visits with Jere Kleinpeter and gets a tour of Oasis Equine Fitness and Rehabilitation Center.
The warm, moist feel of the gentle resting breath is truly relaxing. The velvet soft touch of the muzzle between the nostrils is a place of serenity, and indeed a place that many of us go for solace and comfort. What else is communicated through and by a horse’s nose? Sharon Jantzen gives insight regarding the features of one of her favorite parts of a horse, its nose.
Dressage, when presented patiently and correctly, enhances a horse’s gaits, builds beautiful topline muscling in the body, and creates a more focused mind with willing cooperation. Our local, top-level Dressage rider and trainer Barbi Breen-Gurley shares her insight on how dressage training benefits all horses.