Misunderstood: Teens & Horses

Good Morning Beautiful Human I've been thinking lately about the horses who come into our lives. In my life as a horse trainer people rarely come to me with "well behaved" horses but it does happen from time to time. One of my favorite horses I work with is named Diamond and he is such … Continue reading Misunderstood: Teens & Horses

Why Do I Ride?

If we never examine or give thought to our lives or the reasons why we do things, we are at the mercy of our reactions and whims. The subject of thinking, truly giving thought, is on my mind frequently. I don't think we as a species are taught to mindfully think about all that much, … Continue reading Why Do I Ride?

Who Am I Without Horses?

When Gabe and I set out on this adventure I had set the expectation for myself to figure out who I am without horses as the focal point of my life. If I could have brought my beloveds with me on this expedition I certainly would have, but I don't think either of them would … Continue reading Who Am I Without Horses?

Making Contact

The little blue horse I encountered in the round pen was simply shut down.His eyes alternated between vacant and worried, his body always coiled tight and ready to flee at any moment, yet he stood stock-still as if thinking any wrong move would result in punishment.  Perhaps in his past, that was the case.   How … Continue reading Making Contact

Lets Talk First Aid Kits

Keeping a well stocked emergency first aid kit is responsible horsemanship. You can buy some already stocked ones online with the basics, or you can curate your own. Below is a list of the essentials you should acquire for your equine first aid kit. Amanda Soper Equine has no affiliation with any of the brands … Continue reading Lets Talk First Aid Kits