Preparing horses for the trail: ATV time!

We spent some time helping Jordan, Raji, and River get comfortable with the ATV. We allow the horses time to relax around the ATV when it’s not running. We also have them follow the ATV at the walk and trot to help build their confidence — it’s always less frightening when the noisy thing is…

Move over, Boys of Summer: here come the Fillies of Fall

River, Centella, and Persia are all being started this fall/winter season. We took advantage of the nice weather to take a field trip around the ranch. All three were interested in the pigs, so we paused outside the pen for a while to get used to them. The female pig, Smuckers, actually came charging up…

Video: Rociada becomes a partner

This video shows the progress that Rociada has made in her months here at EPI. Rociada is a four-year-old Peruvian Paso who came to me to be started under saddle. She was nervous and defensive at first, but as her confidence grew her playfulness and intelligence surfaced. Here you can see us play at liberty…

Video: Centella from birth to four months

I know this video is a little bit long for web attention spans (almost seven minutes), but I could not bear to leave anything out — not even the still photos, which show her beautiful sire and dam and those first few weeks of Centella’s life. Centella has grown and learned in so much in…