So, I’ve been on a young horse training kick out at the barn so I’m drafting a post about my (non-professional) take on training green horses. I’ve been working with some friends who retrain recently retired off the track thoroughbreds (and a handful of ponies). ¬†So I’m getting some more hands on experience with the training of green (but not unstarted) young horses.

In a pair with the training post, the next book review will be about Ingrid and Reiner Klimke’s book “Basic Training of the Young Horse, 3rd Edition”. For those not familiar¬†with them, the late Reiner Klimke was a world renowned dressage rider and trainer. His daughter Ingrid Klimke is one of the best Event riders in the world. They wrote the first edition of this book together in 1980. This version has been updated by Ingrid in 2015

Lack of writing “brain juice”

Hello, all. I’m sorry that I started this and then disappeared. My thesis got kicked into high gear. I’ve been offered a job (eek!) and consequently, my advisor moved the draft deadline from the end of July to July 17th. So, I can’t quite afford to be reading and writing for this blog. But to keep you tided over here is some photography I’ve been playing with lately from out at the barn. I’m friend’s with Fox Sport Horses so these photos are mostly their horses.