Winter is here.. a good time to get those personal items for your or for your horse monogrammed!

Winter is here.. a good time to get those personal items for your or for your horse monogrammed!.


Do you prefer to stall your horse or turn him out?

Stacy Westfall Horseblog

“Hi Stacy, I am enjoying your blog. I am currently using many of your ideas with my two year old filly. I want to know if you prefer to stall your two year olds or leave them turned out ?” Thanks, Laurie

I love turning my horses out as much as possible. With my own personal two year olds sometimes I have gone out to the pasture, caught them, brought them in, rode them and then turn them back out. At other times I have kept them in stalls, especially if it was muddy or icy. For client owned horses I have almost always kept them in stalls.

At some point I do like the horses to learn how to be comfortable in a stall, which may or may not be during the saddle training process. Most horses that are sent to trainers learn both at the same time because most…

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Top 10 Ways to Be A Star (Horse Riding) Student

Excellent insight on tips for a rider who takes lessons! Enjoy!

Horse Listening

We learn so much from horses We learn so much from horses

You’ve booked your lesson.

You’ve paid your money (or will right after the lesson).

You’re taking the time and you’ve spent effort getting your horse ready.

So now you THINK you’re ready for the lesson. But think again.

Being a star student in horseback riding is an art to itself. Aside from the many variables (like the weather, distractions, mood of your horse) that might play into your lesson, there are many other factors that are critical to making the ride enjoyable and useful for you, your horse, and yes, even your instructor!

For there is no greater pleasure than the one AFTER your lesson, when you can bask in the glow of hard-earned sweat, and reflect longingly on all the feels, aids and balancing that you will try to emulate without your instructor’s presence over the next week.

In the meantime, take a look-see…

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Local Tower Garden Farmer Produces Aeroponic Food for Disney, Emeril’s, and other Fine Orlando Restaurants

Future Growing LLC

Our mission at Future Growing® is to inspire healthy and sustainable living around the world, by empowering people with the technology and training to do so. We have been on this journey for almost a decade, with over 100 successful projects across North America.

The GreenHouse Katherine Grandey, owner and operator of The GreenHouse. (Click photo to enlarge)

The local, grass roots urban food movement has given us the opportunity to meet some truly extraordinary people along the way, and the urban farmer we’ve featured this week is no exception. She is not only a first-class producer of premium produce, but has been instrumental in transforming the quality and standards for the locally grown food market in Central Florida.

I met Katherine Grandey, co-founder and owner of “The GreenHouse”, in Orlando, Fla., three years ago. Even though she was a highly-educated professional with a career and a young family, she wanted to…

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