Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 Here at EZ Walking Stables, we are having lots of fun over this winter and getting Ready for Next Spring/Summer!!!   We have started taking request/ deposits for young future riders to our Week long Horsemanship Camps.  A few lucky kids who must have been on the Nice List have even gotten Gift Certificates to attend the camps when they start up this year!   I hear the horse
s are All excited to see and meet a bunch of new Friends! 

 There will probable be  2 camps a month with 5 kids each camp.  The other weeks, we will be conditioning the  horses for some distance riding of 25 to 50 miles a day!  We hope to get LOTS of riding in This Summer.  There Will be some afternoon riding times available for our students who are ready for more challenging or longer riders!  Will update my other pages soon but not tonight!!!  Too Busy thinking about all the riding I’m hoping to get done this coming year!  

Riders Getting Ready to Get Riding!

Summer is Coming

Camps are being Listed.  Looks like we will be Busy around here, riding horses!   Just the way we like it.    

My goals is to educate students in the ways of horses, have fun, learn lots and  discover what is involved in taking care of horses, not just riding them.  

Best way to Sign up is to drop me an Email! 
       Deb @akwalkers.com
  or walkers@mtaonline.net

Don’t be caught on the Fence!, Get signed up now!

 

Sleeping horse

Don’t be caught sleeping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Current  Programs  Planned

 Camps   (Weanlings and Yearlings)

Weanlings are kids who have not completed at least two of my camps. Min age 7 years!

Yearlys are kids who just want to come back to ride and learn Beyond the Basic!  Normally a little older.

  1.   Horsemanship Camps –    5 days of fun Horsemanship                                         $275/ week, 9-12 pm each day , 5 students only
      1. May 6-10  ( Weanling)
      2. May 27-31   (Open)
      3. June 3-7  (Yearlings)
      4. June 17-21 (Weanlings)
      5. July 8-12    (Yearlings)
      6.  July 15-19   (Weanlings)
      7. Aug 5-9  (Open to All)  

Intermediate Horsemanship Groups 

Always looking forward

Two Groups

              Group A  –   Rides 6 Times a Month,  2  hours each time,   Mostly afternoons       $225/month, (must have completed one of my camps or pass a riding horsemanship test)
              Group B  –   10 Times a Month,    $350/month.   Rides with group A, sometimes, and helps with morning campers or chores.  Will be invited to participate on Longer all day rides once a month.   Min Age 10.   Same rule as Group A.    

The days these group will meet has not been decided.   Groups will have some horsemanship test to pass to ensure students are learning about the horse and not JUST having fun and riding!

More Details for these programs on my Riding Programs page. ( Not updatd yet for 2019)

 

 

All riding will be conducted in small to med size groups with me, (instructor, safety officer, drill Sergeant and sometimes policewoman!)

Discussing the morning plan with one of my students

My Camps are designed to be fun and educational. Each student will be assigned a horse and will ride and take care of that horse for the camp time. Plus other chores and duties that must be done for the horses.

Go With The Fall

You know how in tumbling, a coach will say, go with the fall,- to keep it from hurting so much.  Well That’s what we are doing- to keep Winter from hurting so much!  We are going riding with the Fall and having some great rides too!  If you would like to check out more pictures of our summer and Fall riding go to facebook.com/ezwalkingstables.   Its easier to put pictures on facebook then in the web so I’ve been a little bad at updating my web page.    Now for summer events, we did the Competitive Trail ride with our 4 yr old fillies and did pretty good, I think I came in Second in the Novice division on Monique.  And my points were only a few off from the Winner, who was also from my barn!   My girls took 1St, 2nd and 3rd in the Junior Division.  So I feel pretty good.   We also did a Center Riding Clinic, Lots of trail riding, dodged many of rain drops and tried to have enough fun to make happy menories for when its a bit colder and not quite as nice riding.  Of course we will be riding!  We also introduced a Bunch of kids to the art of riding this summer through my week long riding camps and are currently teaching lessons, teaching College and attending all our horses.   We have found our riding Skirts make Great jackets when it’s cooler then expected on a ride.   AND   Check out  Oct Issue of Horse Illustrated as we  have a story featuring several of our horses , Riding in Alaska’s Backcountry!  So Dont’ fall asleep at your post, be sure get out riding!  Hope to See you on the trails.   

Summer = More Riding!

 We are looking forward to a busy summer, Horse Camps are filling up with young riders.  Planning a few overnights for owners and leasers so things are getting Busy!  In Fact there’s just not enough time to get everything done! But we will do our best to ensure horses and horsemen get out and have fun this summer!  Remember the 4 h’s   Horses, Helmets, Humans, Hackamores! and away we will go.

 

Coming soon will be a new Web page.  This one been hacked a few times and has old code that must go away and be retired.  So one of these days soon (Within the next 10 years, hopefully) I will get the new web page up and running!

Happy Holidays!

img_20161202_102727248img_20161202_102825214Just  want to say Thanks to everybody who rode with my stables this pass year.  It was an awesome year and I think we had some great time.   Check back with us in 2017 to see what going on.  As of Dec, I’m planning on doing a couple 1 week camps for beginner riders.  These camps were fun and education for the students and the horses enjoyed the kids too.   Probable won’t do to many riding lessons but will have a few slots open.  Most new riders will be encouraged to do one of my camps as we ride a lot during the camps and they are just a lot of fun!  For adults who want to ride and learn more about horses, I hope to have a series of workshops. These workshop will include feeding, first aid, hooves,  and riding.

So here’s my current Disclaimer Statementnice-spring-day-034

Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that exercising a little over an hour (about 75 minutes) on a wonderful Tennessee Walking Horses may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to stress and worry in your life.  To achieve this and possible other delightful benefits from riding, find a magnificent Walking Horses and go riding today.  The implantation of this proposal should not take the place of your normal workout program but should instead be an additional opportunity to relax and enjoy yourself!

Life Getting Exciting!

last of Feb Pictures 061Riding Time is Coming!.  This year, I’m not doing as many weekly lessons, instead I’m doing morning camps and Horsemanship programs.  In both program, students learn what it means to be with, work ods and ends 069with, and hopefully own a horse sometime in the future.  All students learn how to feed, tack, train and trailer horses.  Other lessons include first aid, hoof care, tack care, breeds, colors and dispositions of horses.    I’ve always wanted to help horses and believe I can do this best by training the people who will be taking care of the horses.  So if you want a life with horses and some wonderful experience with horses, then come join our program.    Spaces are limited.  Riding will be great, at least we hope so!  I plan to log 1000 miles or more  this year.  Most will be with friends so come join me for a ride!

Hello Sweet 16

Friday river ride 024Happy New Year! 2016, Here We come!

Saying Good Bye to 2015.  It was a good year.  Lots of wonderful rides.  A few friends lost, Sassy (dog) and Milkweed (cat).  Meet a lot of new horse friends and even some people friends.  Looks like we have enough hay to get us through the winter, and we have a new puppy.  All in All a very good year.

2016 should be an exciting year! This year I will be the trail Master for theCTR Monet laying down Competitive Trail ride (CTR).  I hope to have about 35 miles of trails memorized by July along the Knik River.  So if you have a horse, or want to volunteer to help with the ride, come join us! Expect anything and everything and you won’t be disappointed!

CTR Monet looking over fenceAs for my horse business, well I think I will have to cut back on riding lessons for I will need to be out on the trail more getting trails marked.  So what I plan to do is two camps a month and about 10 horsemanship programs with students.  This way every afternoon I will be out on the trails with a bunch of horsemanship students who want to ride and don’t mind working a bit on trials too.

The CTR is planned for the last weekend of July. The rest of the summer is still to be worked out! Hope to get a few overnights rides in

meet at the h2o holeHope to see you out on the trails or at the watering hole!

Learning to Learn, it’s an ART!


Trails Ahead

Now that I have Face book to post pictures and short ride stories,  I’m not updated my web page as much.  But I hope to make it into an  information place so will still keep it updated.

Horses and people are not as different when it come to learning as some folks might believe.  In order to learn we must understand what it is being presented.  We have to be able to understand and have a reason to want to know it.  Now reasons can very, maybe it makes life easier, maybe it leads to better food or maybe its just fun.  If learning can touch on all those reasons, then both horse and  person will probable learn to learn better.

This summer I am going to be expanding both horses and humans minds (hopefully) with new information and understanding.  Creating desire to learn more and get out and do more.  For my own education and that of the horses and folks I come in contact with, I’m starting a new study on the Dorrance Bothers.  They were last century master Horseman who took the time needed to learn what the horse needed to learn.  They shared what they knew with the horse’s owner or rider.  They were gentle and figured things out for each horses, not using a Cookie cutter recipe to solve problems.  This is what I want to accomplish with my horses and training, both with people and horses.  Develop Relationships where the horses want to work with us and where the people gain confident that they really can have a partnership with their horse.  Not English or Western, Just Horse!

My goal has always been to have fun and help people understand horses !

Well its time for us to start some Horse Improvement Classes.   These are for friends who want to better themselves and their horses through riding and having fun.  My major themes  include confident building and “feeling” your horse.    We will do it at both my place and on the trials. I’ve had all winter to think up new stuff and now I’m ready to get started.

 

 

 

 

I have also added a new story to my story page and have some updates on a sale horse.  Plus if you know of anybody looking for a walking Mule I know of one for sale.

So Get out, and Go Have some fun with your Horses!!! Or come and have fun with some of my!