Videos by Tsaheylu Farm in Philomont. Learn how to improve your riding on a skilled lesson horse or your own. Connection with the Horse on their back and horsemanship on the ground is of ultimate importance. Looking to help create Horsemen & women not just riders.
Savannah riding Gia
After the rain came the wind, cold air, and beautiful rays of sun through the clouds. The footing in the ring held up beautifully and the fast moving clouds, changing tree colors, crisp air, and beautiful view made it a lovely evening to ride/teach!
Lux’s tiniest rider so far, that wasn’t a pony ride. Julia bravely rode him for the first time and although it was work, really did well with him.
I rode Gia today just to check in with her as I don’t School her often and she’s been giving a lot of lessons. She was delightful but there was a constant conversation going on between her & me, with pressure/ resistance/whoa & release. Verbal reward or a pat for when she was uncertain about whether she was doing things correctly and she had to adapt to the difference in my riding given I’m so pregnant. She is a very “soft in the reins” horse when she is put in the correct position & rhythm and reminded to wait there until a new aid comes. When out of practice she needs many reminders to wait but she really relaxes into her work.
Johan cantering without bucking~ yay! The things that go on in a 4yr old horse’s mind sometimes 🤷♀️
Orange County Hunt (possibly Piedmont Hunt) on Atoka rd this morning. Second field pass the farm. Listen to those clippity clops 😁🐴
Orange County Hunt this morning at the entrance to Merry Chase. ( or possibly Piedmont Hunt as we straddle their boarder) First field jumping beautifully. Thank you Alejandro Cortes Lopez for the footage!
Rode, free jumped, and did a little ground work with Johan yesterday afternoon. Super fun baby horse! His name is so fun to say too, especially calling him in the field: Yoooooooo-haaaaaaan! 😂 He definitely knows his name.
Another young rider learning horsemanship & riding on Ms.Gia. This is her first time trotting on the lunge line. Excellent job!!!
Roo learning and being awesome at the Devin Ryan clinic this weekend at Ohana. I love learning and participating in educational opportunities.
Julia has been working so hard on her position, aids, quiet transitions, endurance in the saddle, & connection to Gia. Here it is all paying off!
Hunting with Snickersville Hounds on Halloween. Such a fun group of people with beautiful territory. Plus! They embrace both young horses & young riders. So I’ve brought both my son and my young horses out with this hunt, to experience the thrill of the chase and the beauty of the Virginia countryside.
Session 4: Well that didn’t take long at all. My first Time hula hooping on a horse. Time to be more creative... and graceful! The bareback pad made all the difference as I actually had grip with my feet. And Roo is a Saint 💗 thank you for the bareback pad idea Katie Cawood!
Session 3: More treats! Now he sees the hoop and moves towards me hoping for yummies. Today I stood on him first and tried to hula without the hoop (not easy!) and then got on with the hoop and waved it around. I think the thing holding me back won’t be Roo, it’ll be my ability to hula hoop on a horse~ I can barely stand! With my horses I use my voice to hold them steady, I find it really steadies them in uncertain situations.
Session 2: Moving the hoop around his body and getting on with hoop so he gets used to it above & behind him. Can’t say he loved it, but he didn’t hate it. His facial expressions are so funny, I couldn’t see them when I was on him.
Roo did very nicely over this tiny course. The phone died at the end but he place 4th out of 14 in his second round of Low Hunters and improved immensely from his warm up, to round 1, to round 2. Lux was supposed to jump the 2’6 course but we ran out of time so he schooled nicely in the warmup.