Category Archives: Horses

Freestyle Trail Workshop

By | Events, Freestyle, Horsenality/Personality, Horses, Problem Horses, Trail Riding | One Comment

On Nov 12, 2011 6 riders converged on The JBIT Ranch for a Freestyle on the Trail Workshop taught by 2 star junior Parelli Professional Todd Johnson.

The workshop, which was 3 hours in length, began on the ground and focused on how to use not only man made, but the natural obstacles a trail provides to create a warm up that more realistically simulates for your horse the type and nature of situations he or she will face on a trail ride.

Q&A – Hot Weather Riding

By | General, Horse Health, Horses, Natural Horse Care, Q&A, Q&A | No Comments
I have a question!
How long can I ride or should I ride my horse on a hot/humid day? What are the signs I should look for?

Z.W. – VA


With the Washington Metro area just closing the books on the hottest month ever recorded, what is and isn’t safe for us and our horses has been a serious topic.

Running a boarding stable for the past 13 years, one curiosity I’ve noticed pretty consistently is the number of calls from concerned boarders we receive about their horses’ health and comfort in the winter, but the lack of calls even when we are posting heat indices of 120 or more.

It was explained to me by our vet many years ago like this.