"Look back at our struggle for freedom,

Trace our present day's strength to it's source;

And you'll find that man's pathway to glory

Is strewn with the bones of the horse."

Monday, July 21, 2014

What a rut!

Good afternoon, folks! Yet again I have failed miserably keeping this blog updated... I have no excuses, aside from the fact that I haven't been all that motivated for the past couple of years as well as many other factors. Sadly, I've hardly done anything with my furry fellas which also explains my lack of youtube videos. Today I would like to get to the bottom line of my dilemma. I guess I'll start from the beginning, but I can assure you this would be a butchered version for time sake.. As everyone knows (Or at those who have kept up with my journey through the years), I used to have a passion for horsemanship and certainly planned to become a trainer myself. However, some of you may be aware that my passion has drifted elsewhere. To be perfectly honest, my passion and my goals, I believe they were my number one motivation. In other words, in previous years my dream was to become a Parelli professional, to work alongside the best and share my knowledge with those who longed for that special bond with their partners. I loved the thought of watching others experience the same thrill of true horsemanship that I had. Although, when certain events shifted my goals elsewhere, a lot of things changed. As many of you know, I quite supporting Parelli after some unfortunate events occurred. Blaze ended up hurt- and still to this day remains head shy- and that was the first and final straw. Many people believed I was simply being over dramatic and exaggerating, in which I wish would have been the case. I can assure all, that I would not have so easily given up my support for the program had it not been so serious. Now, I am not against what the program teaches; I still use a lot of them - it's a wonderful program! although there are some little things that I would personally not teach my horses, but that's neither here nor there. Anyways, I lost a lot of friends during that time. I was young, furious, and not afraid to voice my opinion on the matter. Many supporters, and even some close friends abandoned me because I spoke poorly of the party involved. To be honest, now that I have matured, I would have changed the way I handled things. At the time, I was beyond the comprehension of furious because my horse had been hurt. Many of you can understand that kind of fury if you've ever had someone mistreat your horse - especially someone you highly respected. I myself was confused and hurt. And some people were feeding possibilities into my mind, such as "They did it on purpose" "it was set up" etc. Those kind of remarks did not help the situation one bit. And just to clarify, when I say Blaze was hurt, I mean mentally scarred rather than physically. Although there is not a shadow of doubt that at the time it happened, it physically hurt a lot! Now days, I in no way believe what happened to Blaze was done on purpose, but an humble apology would have been nice, instead of a justification. Nevertheless, that whole ordeal confused me so much that I no longer had any idea what to do. It was a really hard time for me. I had built my life around becoming a parelli professional, and now I could no longer see myself clear-consciously doing so. But I continued on with my horsemanship journey, venturing into other natural horsemanship teachings and found much success, especially with the help of my mentors. Despite how much support I've received in the past, I've never viewed myself as some amazing horsewoman with major talent (And no, this is not cry for anyone to say otherwise. I'm simply sharing my heartfelt feelings). In fact, although some things came naturally, most I found so difficult to obtain. Many did not know how much I struggled, and I felt like a failure if I shared my difficulties. Although I knew I was not "all that" like some people believed, It was my internship that conspicuously showed how far away I was from where I needed to be; it highlighted every flaw, and even the ones I didn't know existed! I'm not going to lie, it was both an awe inspiring and discouraging revelation. Though I had to cut myself some slack - I had never taken lessons before, I had simply watched DVDs and put them into action. With no one there to correct you, many wrong habits can form, and things you think you're doing right are actually wrong. (That's why I would encourage folks to take lessons here and there if you can afford it. It'll be worth it.) During my time in Florida, I was given the opportunity to teach a little bit. I had taught in prior times, such as horse camp, but even still I had never felt good about it. In other words, I am not a gifted speaker in the least. I know what to do, I just don't know how to explain it unless I'm typing over the internet..But in person? oi..no. It's not just simply because I get nervous, this happens in my day to day life! I've never been a good communicator, nor could I ever carry a conversation for the life of me! some believe that due to the fact that I was not exactly a chatter box growing up, that perhaps I just never learned how to properly communicate with others. That could definitely play a part in it, I'm just not entirely sure though. Whatever the case, it was after my internships that I eventually came to the conclusion that teaching and training was not for me. I loved the idea of teaching, but I could simply not deliver. And in my attempts to do so, I made myself look more like a fool than anything, which only mercilessly stabbed my already low self esteem. I also did not have the facility to train others' horses, nor the confidence that I could properly do so. This, again, confused me. Now, two of my goals had gone down the drain, and it only doused my motivation all the more. I couldn't make a living doing what I loved like I had planned, and this reality depressed me, to say the very least. I became so discouraged with myself that I just didn't feel like doing anything with my horses for a while. Eventually I got over myself though, and began playing with my horses again and no longer minding if I couldn't instruct or train for a living. But unlike before, I didn't feel the passion there anymore like when I had first began riding. I remember spending the entire day out in the horse pasture, even when it was a scorching 90 degrees and the humidity was as thick as jello (har har). I'd spend so long outside that I would become dehydrated and extremely sun burnt and overall dirty, and I would do this day after day. Sometimes I would even sleep in the horse pasture overnight! or sneak up there during the wee hours of the morning so I could spend time with my lovely horses. What had happened? why had the thrill left me? was it because I no longer had any goals? any dreams regarding horses?... I found myself in a rut once more. I wasn't enjoying myself anymore and went weeks at a time without doing anything other than the necessary care horses require. During this period, many personal life struggles arose and kept me further from my horses. Those passed, yet the "fire"-- so to speak --never returned. Every time I went to see my horses, it felt like more of a chore to ride or do any ground work. And I believe I finally understand why it has continued to be that way. First of all, do you guys remember my mustang named Fire? unfortunately I had to give him away, because I simply couldn't make progress with him no matter how hard I tried. This made me feel like a complete and utter failure as a horsewoman. But I had spent around..8 years? trying, and never could succeed, and couldn't afford to send him to a professional trainer. My parents eventually told me I needed to give him up, because if I couldn't make progress with him, then he was only costing them money for no reasoning. Don't get me wrong, I loved that horse to pieces, and giving him up was so difficult. Had I been the one paying for his care, I probably would have kept him. But at the time I simply couldn't afford to do so. In fact, I had to choose which two I was going to give up, because my parents said seven horses was ridiculous, and I agreed. So I chose Fire and Amour..Heart crushing, really. Choosing was so hard. Anyways, point being that felt that I didn't have what it takes to train. I felt like a failure, especially every time I watched friends of mine train their horses effortlessly - or so it appeared.. Despite that blow to my motivation, the fact that I know longer have big dreams regarding horses definitely played a part in killing my motivation. I know it may sound shallow-- as a lot of horse folk don't need goals in order to have motivation-- but I'm the person that thrives on goals in all I do. If I don't have a big goal, I seemingly loose interest. I've also grown into the type of person that needs to have the "perfect" setting in order to be motivated. For example, when I have access to a proper horse facility, which includes arenas, barns, level pastures ... this highly motivates me. It's the same thing when I study..I find it easier to study to at a nice coffee shop, by the window, with a brownie on a platter and a cup of tea on the table than I do at home. I also find it easier to be motivated in group settings. In other words, when I have other people I can go riding with, or have general playdates with, this motivates me as well! But here's where the problem lies: These factors are currently not solvable. Where we currently live, the only thing that the uneven land deems possible are trail rides. But's it's dangerous because we have people who hunt a lot around here as well as 4-wheeler ride, as well as snakes, and other creatures that make the thought all the more less-enticing. Our pasture it's self resides under those massive power lines, and when you ride you get zapped if you touch anything metal on your saddle- or simply pet your horse! It's not just a quick zap either, the energy continues flowing as long as your hand remains on whatever you have touched! I remember once I reached down to pet Blaze's neck, and as soon as my fingertips touched his fur, electricity danced between his fur and my fingertips, buzzing like a bee. The horrific, though irrational imagery of an electrical explosion occurring definitely crossed my mind in that moment, and I quickly dismounted and called it a day. Haha!! I currently don't have the time to haul Blaze anywhere for playdates, either. Not to mention I don't feel particularly confident hauling a horse trailer by myself. Gasp!! every cowgirl needs to know how to haul a trailer! <-- Well I do know how, I just haven't had enough experience because my father never felt comfortable allowing me to haul a horse places on my own. It's understandable. Now contrary to what this post may have suggested, I'm no longer discouraged about the fact that I can't see myself training horses for a living. I'm okay with horses just being a hobby. In fact I am content with with what I am wanting to do now. Nevertheless, I do miss making videos, and making progress with my fury friends, but neither are an easy accomplishment right now between my lack of motivation, and the horrid landscape, etc. I have been spending time with them whenever I get a chance. Just grooming them and scratching their itchy spots. I enjoy doing that a lot which is progress in it's self. It is my hope that I can get out this rut in due time. If I can not--though--It's with a heavy heart that I may consider finding my horses a another home. They are so wonderful with much potential, and I don't want it to go to waste because of me. If it ever comes to that, it won't be easy. But it will be what's best for them.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer Session!

Hello guys! long time no...Type? heh. I do apologize, life has been so hectic! But I do have something I can post, finally! Ahhhhhh!!! Beautiful! Beautiful! Had two marvelous sessions with Mr. Wonder horse, aka Blaze. Our first session we mainly focused on our yoyo game. Blaze wasn't really interested to begin with, his mind being elsewhere, such as the lovely green grass before him. But as I began to be more precise about how straight our line was, he became interested, I had never been so precise about the yoyo gam e, and he had to think in order to get it right. Once we had a couple of beautiful yoyos, I moved onto the circling game. By then he was very focused, paying close attention to which way I was pointing. However, he made the assumption that I wanted him to trot. I immediately stopped him, turned him to me, and proceeded in re-sending him. And again, he made the same assumption, not paying attention to my energy. Eventually he caught on, and went out in a relaxed walk, head low. This made me realize just how many assumptions I had taught my horses without even being aware of it. After sending both ways with a relaxed walk, we ended the session. I definitely learned that EVERYTHING doesn't have to be GO! GO! GO! It needs to start out slow, and build from there. And even once you can have your horse canter 20 laps at the end of a 45 foot line, you STILL need to be able to do 20 laps at the walk/trot as well, no matter how agonizing long it takes. Believe me, this is especially hard when you are impatient like I can be. Then, later this evening I decided to ride bareback and bridle-less. Just with a string around his neck and a carrot stick. I hadn't rode Blaze freestyle for quite some time. Maybe it wasn't a good idea? I just didn't have enough sun light to spend time putting a saddle on etc. So I just made a brief warm up at liberty then hopped on. Blaze was rather feisty, as he usually is when I'm not "holding his hand" He was all over the place. Zigzagging his straight lines etc. Showing that he was very unbalanced. So I put him on a circle, and gently corrected his body, starting with his shoulders which when we got half way around the circle (coming to where he could turn and head for the barn) He would dive his shoulders in and try to shorten the circle, so I would correct him by picking up his shoulders with my inside leg and neck-rope to put him back on the circle. After a while be became relaxed and balanced. And once we had that, we trotted for a while, he was a bit quick when we would head in the direction of the barn, but as I kept circling he became focused on the pattern and stopped worrying about the barn. (Funny thing is, I've never ended our sessions at the barn, always in random areas of the pasture.) Anyways, I found once he would speed up, and try to start lurking towards the barn, I would loose my balance when putting my outside leg on him. It's really hard for me to steer with my body and continue "riding" at the same time. Remaining in rhythm. No, I don't mean "sitting" I mean RIDING. So that is something I definitely need to work on, and not bareback but in the saddle. Then I can level up bareback. But after I kept correcting that, he..Well...."WE" were relaxed, balanced, and focused both ways. And his head to the ground. It was quite lovely, he's never been that relaxed and balanced when riding freestyle, so I was a very happy momma! after that we ended the session. So proud of my boy, he teaches me so much!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Hope you like the pictures :-)
Well I suppose I should be ashamed of myself for not updating in forever. However, in my defense, I have been out of my mind busy. There is so much going on this year, and so much to prepare for. But I shall give an update on the horses:

Blaze: Blaze and I have been focusing on liberty/freestyle, Though I've been taking it easy since it has been 90s + degrees everyday. He's doing very well, he's very relaxed with his head down most of the time. I do have some newer videos, but I'll post them at the end!

Angel: Angel and I have been doing allot of riding, Her spins are getting faster and faster, and she'll now spin bridle-less. I've taught her to bow and kiss, she is very close to laying down. Also he bridle-less riding is spectacular.

Layla: Layla has surpassed all my expectations, Her liberty is L3 easy. She's come along way, here is our task list she can do so far: (all online and liberty.) 7 games, 7 games at liberty, stick to me Walk, trot, canter, Stand on pedestal, Jump barrels, Spanish walk, bow, side-pass to me, simple lead change, bare-back pad.
I'm very proud of her!

Caspian: Caspian has done so well, we have the canter online and under saddle on both leads (It was very difficult for him to canter on the left lead) Also his liberty has come along very nicely.

Joie: Joie's riding is coming along great! Though, I'm still building her muscle, so I'm taking it easy.

Amour: This silly girl is great! her bridle-less has come along nicely! and her liberty is better then ever!

Now for some videos:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My friend and I

Just a short video of me and my friend Karoline

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Body awareness.

Body awareness.

I've been noticing lately, when I walk up to one of my horses that are more Right Brain, I see their head turn away. I've always thought "Their just not in the mood to play." But is this always the case? Tonight I answered that question. I started walking up to Spirit, and stoped, and called his name. Spirit started leaving, I thought to myself "Why did he leave? and how can I get him to come back?"

I've noticed when around horses, I tend to have a "high" energy in my core- or a more "driving" type of energy, it's almost uncontrollable.. If you put an extroverted horse in a round pen with me, they get so playful and energetic. They sense my energy----Even tho lowering my energy is very difficult, I tried to lower my energy as much as I could.so as my energy lowered, Spirit turned around, and walked right up to me. Along with the rest of the herd.

So this leads to another thing:
Blaze, always has a high energy under saddle, I always thought it was my tack (Which certainly doesn't help)...But could the actual problem be my very high energy?...Indeed it could! I think next time I ride Blaze, I'm really going to focus on my energy being lower, and see how Blaze reacts to this.

Well this concludes my blog post, I admit I have been terrible keeping up with things lately. Hopefully I can keep everyone posted more often!


Hannah & Blaze

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Busy, busy me. I've clearly been lacking for the past few months. I apologize for being such a slacker. But I'm here with you for an update!

Layla has shown me just how talented she truly is. Everything I've been teaching her has been at liberty, I've found that teaching things at liberty maybe more difficult. But I've learned to respect the horse in a whole new level, to give them the choice of being with you is truly the best way.

here is her update video: (PS. It also has Blaze and Angel in it).

everyone is doing great! I will have more updates probably tomorrow, I plan on making another video.

Bye for now!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Introducing Prince Caspian

Hi all!

I would like to introduce you to my mother's horse, Prince Caspian. He is a 7 year old Appy/saddle bred mixture. He is a innately RBI, but has learned LBI behavior. He is such a talented horse! he will hopefully in the future be a hunter jumper. I've watched him jump a 4 foot fence like it was 1 feet.

So far is is level 2/3ish. We've owned him for a month and I've just been meaning to write this blog and finally got around to it.

He is awesome at liberty, and online and is already jumping a little under saddle. Here are some pictures:

He is such a special horse to me. He is so much like Blaze.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What is a "Foundation?"

Since my previous post, I have gotten a few emails asking "What is a foundation to you?"

I feel a basic foundation is training in everything most horses need to know how to do: starting, stopping, turning, transitions, loading, clipping, washing, tying, side passing, standing for grooming, mounting and farrier work, and carrying people, packs, jackets, etc.  I would say that these are things that if you sent your colt to a trainer, you should have at the end of 90-days.  

A solid foundation would be a bit more, say through the colt's first year.  Where you do all of that plus the basics of riding in a group, trail obstacles, shows, a few clinics.  The horse is learning collection and to carry themselves with a rider comfortably in many environments.  
Without a proper foundation, your horse won't progress to his true potential and be able to maintain performance-whether it's on the trail or in the arena.


Sunday, December 26, 2010


This is a blog I have been meaning to write for a while now.

The quote:
"Don't make, or teach assumptions".
Is something that has been though my mind over and over again though out the years. Mainly because my horses "Assume" what I want all to often, Especially Blazey boy.

It's not really a big issue for me, I can handle it, but is it important for everyone to understand that Teaching assumptions can be dangerous.

Why does Blaze assume things? That's easy, trick training. Here is one of the main reasons I am writing this blog: I have questions though emails, messages, all the time with people who are basically beginners wanting to know how to teach a horse to lay down, rear, paw, Spanish walk, bow, etc. And their horses don't even have a solid foundation. (I was one of those who did not, an still don't, have a solid foundation.) It is very frustrating for me when you know how dangerous these tricks can be once they are taught. Truth is, once you teach one of these tricks, and give them a treat every time, you teach an assumption.

I see it all the time, when a horse does one of these tricks, people think "Aww they offered it!" and then they give them a treat, THAT is by far the worst thing possible, you're horse does not need to do any trick UNLESS you ask them.

Because I didn't follow my own advice, I have been in quite a few dangerous situations; Blaze rearing up almost striking me in the face,(wanted a treat.) horses pawing me in the back, legs, etc. Because they was assuming.
I would advise everyone to learn the basics, get more advanced. (if your Parelli, wait till you are at least Level 3 or 4 before attempting to teach any trick). Not only will you have a safer horse to teach, but your horse will be more physically, and mentally ready, and so will you.

So please, PLEASE, learn the basics before specialization. I can not tell you how many times I wish I would have taught the basics before trying to specialize things..

Thanks to my mentors, I'm really starting to see though the eyes of a teacher!

I hope this is helpful!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Developing a new mindset

One thing I have struggled with from the very beginning of my journey is developing a new mindset, or in other words, thinking like a horse during every moment of our play sessions. It is so easy to start thinking like a predator, or start getting ahead of your self, and you're horses abilities. I think it is really important to make sure you're doing things FOR the horse, not for your own personally wants, or to him.

What I just wrote is something I have struggled with myself big time. A few weeks ago, Mirka told me that Blaze shouldn't even be ridden right now, (because he has no back muscle). This was a true test whether I was doing things FOR him, or doing things because I WANTED too. Because I love to ride, and I found myself struggling because I wanted to improve things under saddl such as trot, canter, lead changes). Isn't it amazing how selfish we become when it comes to our wants? And our horses needs? Usually we put our wants before our horses needs, and I've done that allot. And it has really jeopardized my relationship with some of my horses, (in the past.)

So, how do we change this? By developing a new mindset!! Having someone be straight up with you, learning how IMPORTANT the horses needs are before your wants. Learning to TRULY care about how your horse feels about you.

Why is this so difficult?
Because we usually look at horses as some sort of entertainment, a hobby, something fun for us. How many people truly look at a horse as you would a friend? you wouldn't ask you're friend to do something for you if they were sick, or in pain right?
I think the secret is learning how to treat your horse like you would your best friend. And of course, no friendship is perfect, friends fight and have misunderstandings. Just like you will with your horse, but you will learn to work together.

This is something that Mirka has really helped me change about myself, and I'm still working on it. Never ending self improvment right?

Something to lick and chew on!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

What we learned

While I was in FL, Mirka mainly focused on Water hole rituals. So, I have learned all of them and a whole lot more.

The water hole rituals are:
1.Sharing Territory
2.Saying Hello
3.Taking Territory
4.Eye Contact
5.Leading from Behind.
6.Companion Walking
7.Go trot and come up

For now, here are some pictures:






Here is a pictures of Layla

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm back!!

Hey guys, I know it has been aproximaily FOREVER since I have wrote an update.

Well I'm finally back from FL and I must say that I learned more then I ever have in my life, Blaze has totally changed. And I came back with a new FILLY!

Her name is Layla, she is a perlino mare. 7 months old.

Her Reg name will probably be R 'n'R's Smokin Layla.
Her Dad is Alabama Rock n' roll. And her Mom is PR smokin Kitty. Layla has 2 BEAUTIFUL blue eyes. And a star, and a hild stocking. She knows almost all the games, trailer loads herself, will go over poles, tarps, get on pedestals, etc. She's only known natural horsemanship.

Here are some of her first day pictures with her Mom:

I'll have some new pictures of her soon.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Very humbling

I've been enjoying doing Carolyn Resnick's water hole rituals with all of my horses.

I'm really seeing a huge difference in each of my horses attitude toward me, I feel like I am truly being "accepted" into the heard, instead of the human who just comes to visit.

For over a week I did the first water hole ritual. The first day, nobody would visit me, It was rather sad but true moment, to know they choose the grass over you. But I thought hard about it, and came to the realization that usually the only reason I visit them is to "Ask" something of them. Stepping into their bubble without permission, haltering with no permission, saddling with no permission, riding with no permission. No wonder nobody wanted to come see me. All always wanted something out of them. Sure I would sometimes hang out with them, but not nearly enough.

The second day I waited 30 minutes, just reading a book. And next thing I know everyone comes to visit me, Except for the ones who were not allowed near the dominant horses-Aka Blaze and Fire. But everyone was kinda RB about me sitting their, since I usually don't come up their to hang out. But everyone started nibbling on me and then they started crowding me so I moved about 20 feet away and Blaze came to visit. It was so sweet that he fell asleep next to me, then got a rude awakening by some rude dominant horses. He got ran off and Spirit, Angel, Joie, and Amour came to me wanting some petting. After about 15 minutes everyone went to sleep: Spirit rested his head on my shoulder, Angel rested her head on my lap, Joie rested her head on top of Angel's head, and Amour rested her head on my arm. I felt a huge break though that day.

The next day everyone visited me even quicker, and so on and so forth.

The last day before I moved onto the second ritual I couldn't believe it-- Blaze was the first one to visit me, he was in a rush to get to me. He came to me and allowed me to pet him and then he went behind me and put his face right up against mine, This is very unusual for Blaze, he does not like his face being touched much. then went to sleep. Fire came up to me and kinda stood in front of me and just wanted some petting, and Amour attempted to visit me but fire did something very strange, he started doing this little nicker at her, I still don't know what he was doing but it was almost like he was saying "Get back!!" and she came closer and Fire chased her away and came back. Then before I knew it Fire tried to bite me, and Blaze got very mad and chased Fire away. then came back behind me and rested his face against mine....It actually made me tear up cause Blaze is not that kinda horse, he gets jealous, but he never tries to protect me. And he does not care to stay near me for long..He stayed their an hour, then I had to leave and he followed me.

By the time I moved onto the next water hole ritual all the horses said "hello" to me first, so I was like well...I guess I can move onto the next one. But the only one who needed to next one was Joie, because she'll run you over for food.

But anyways I'll get to the main point.

The other day I decided to play with Blaze online and liberty, (It has been awhile since I have done either). And Blaze was very responsive, I think we kinda lost our 4 canter circles online but honestly I don't care for him to have to do a million circles. If he doesn't like it why do it? he doesn't find no point in it, and neither do I. So we worked on some jumping, and usually Blaze will hit his hoofs up against the barrels a bit and be very lazy and "Blah" about it. This time he jumped almost 2 feet over the barrels with ears up and very enthusiastic about it.

I also played at liberty and he was AMAZING.

The next day I wanted to try to do a cross country course bridle less, and bareback. But I wanted to gradually increase the amount of jumps. So that day I only put 2 jumps, about 60 feet apart. When I first started, Blaze dodged the jumps, so I slowed it down and showed him what I wanted him to do., and then asked again and he galloped to the jump and flew over it and I was going to ask him to stop but he ran right to the other one and jumped it perfectly, he did not touch neither jump. It was incredible

I really think Blaze is starting to jump higher and more enthusiastically though heart and the desire to please me. It is a really incredible feeling when he wants to clear every jump, with ears forward, with so much impulsion. You can just feel the power as he jumps. Very humbling.

He wants me to be his partner--Friend. 50/50 partnership.

"We need to set an example for our horse in the kind of leadership that we would like him to offer us. This way, the horse learns to treat us exactly like we treat him in regards to leadership. This creates a 50/50 partnership, with the exception that we are the ultimate leaders of our horse because we are setting leadership by example. Captivity requires leadership."-Carolyn Resnick

before I truly believe that the only reason we could do great liberty etc, is because he felt like he had to be....Not anymore!

And Blaze is not the only one who is making more progress, All of my horses are. And this is all because 1 water hole ritual...Can you imagine what will happen when I do them all? I can't wait.

Sorry for the long post, but I just had to share.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mirka Pitts

What I love most about Mirta Pitts:

she always shares her knowledge, She's not like many people whom I've met that want to keep most info to their selves because their afraid that people will get "better then them." Instead Mirka loves sharing, she is a sharaholic! she does whatsoever in her power to get you to where you need to be. She helps you be the best you can be regardless of you're learning abilities.

She's very friendly, but she is firm when she needs to be. Her timing is spectacular. She turned me into a Lazy, freestyle western rider, into a dressage rider! (Well I'm getting their, I still have some work to do).

I have found myself making more progress then ever since I've interned for her. In fact, I am going back to her ranch soon to intern with one of my friends. I am looking forward to it!

I consider Mirka one of the best horsewoman in the world. I know I've mentioned Mirka allot, But I will never be able to show exactly how grateful I am for all she has taught me, and for allowing me to come to her place. I don't even think she knows how grateful I am, I only hope to one day repay her.

And I've said it thousands of times before and I could say it again!

Visit her website!!