December 3, 2019

Well, I actually like to call him Kit-Kat.  His full jockey club name is Kitchen. I believe it was our barn buddy Steph that asked if we called him Maytag.. ( this made me laugh!). Kitchen pretty much embodies what Canter Haven Farm is all about. Kitchen needed to reti...

November 23, 2019

As it is nearing the end of the year,  thinking a re-cap of 2019 is in order.  To start, a re-cap of the wonderful clinicians that I was able to learn from this year.  The year started when I registered for the Lucinda Green clinic that would take place in April 2019....

November 20, 2019

One of my riding friends shared this quote: " If you are too comfortable, it's time to move on. Terrified of whats next? You are on the right track." - Susan Fales-Hill

This applies to riding and to always do better to help your horse be better. It is so easy to get com...

November 8, 2019

Winter time. The sun is going down at 530 pm, soon it will be dark at 5pm.  It does seem that we will need to win the lottery in order to put up an covered arena for year round riding, so until that happens, winter is not the preferred time of year. But hope is not los...

October 7, 2019

Tank practiced some groundwork today.  Working with horses on the ground is a great way to engage their brains, allow them to work out problems and gain confidence.  Today we worked on flexing, bending and then quietly stepping up onto the bank.  Just let him hang out...

October 6, 2019

The show season for 2019 is winding down and today was the Lynnleigh Farm 2 phase schooling show.  Gus and I attended the full series this year at Novice level and today was his best dressage test yet at Lynnleigh.  For those not familiar with Lynnleigh farm, it is an...

May 25, 2019

Even though Kitchen was not the one at the Lucinda Green Clinic with me rather it was his barn buddy, Gus, I decided to split our 3 month supply between Gus and Kitchen.

Kitchen has had some indications of belly discomfort off and on - head tossing like there are bugs b...

December 19, 2018

Week 9 since we started trying out these stick on shoes and Horse #1 still has the original pair. No separation, no wiggle, no issues.  Doing fine in the snow and mud.  Going to take them off this weekend so the update will be how are they to get off! This horse, due t...

December 6, 2018

Welcome Tank! This tall chestnut gelding retired from the track in November and joined the herd a day after Thanksgiving.  We let him out in the pasture for a run before the year's first major snow storm ( and probably his first experience with snow!)

November 18, 2018

Giving Tuesday is coming up and there are many non-profits to check out!  And Canter Haven Farm is one of them.  Here is a link to a giving campaign who that we are participating in. Vote for our Giving Story!  MyGivingStory

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