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Choice: How it affects your horse’s learning, ridden work and overall wellbeing

2019-01-05T15:04:41-06:00By |Blog, R+ Training, Training|

Below I have included a link to a fascinating article.  I think what struck me most was the benefits of FREE play.  While we humans can become a bit too goal driven, we know that utilizing positive reinforcement (R+) training with lots of freedom to choose is way more mentally […]

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Meet the Minis!

2018-06-22T18:50:14-06:00By |Blog|

At Terra Nova, we inherited a fully-functioning equestrian boarding facility from the previous owner. Part of this community included “The Minis,” our collective title for the 4 burros, 2 miniature horses and 2 goats who live together in the Mini-Pen.

Woodstock (left), Linus and […]

Not-So-Angry Birds!

2018-06-17T18:00:46-06:00By |Blog|

We weren’t sure it would work. We love the barn swallows that return every year to nest in the Main Barn. High up. Thirty feet high, on beams and wires that cross above the stalls, aisles and grooming bays. We welcome them (they eat tons of flies!) but we needed […]