Love Where You Live – Keeping Chickens Though it has become more and more popular in the past few years to keep chickens, the pandemic has made urban homesteading appealing to a broader group of people. One of our agents, Raechel Taylor, is an expert in all things chicken and wanted to create a blog… [Read More]
A New Environment
A New Environment Today’s session started with introducing a new environment. Last time Valiente was in the indoor arena, he felt so trapped and terrified that it took Sarah an hour and a half to catch him. Today, despite being in a place that he “knew” was scary (and we were wearing Halloween costumes!) he… [Read More]
Real Estate Jargon 101
Real Estate Jargon 101: Every industry has it’s own jargon, and real estate is no exception. We’ve defined a handful of these terms below, and we’re introducing a few of our very own! For context, and to test your skills, we’ve also offered a sample conversation. Accelerated Close: A rather short amount of days from… [Read More]
Back to Basics – Haltering
Back to Basics… Haltering Edition Today we are working on haltering, but if you would like to catch up on Valiente’s story, take a look at our first two posts here and here! Today we went back to a super basic but critically important skill – haltering. As you will see in the video below,… [Read More]
Can You Pick Up Your Feet?
In this visit with Valiente, Sarah works to get him a bit more comfortable with day-to-day interactions, including picking up his feet. If you would like to catch up on Valiente’s training journey, check out our first blog post with his history here. Can You Pick Up Your Feet? As all our equestrian readers know,… [Read More]
First Meeting with Valiente!
Meet Valiente Giovanni Frappuccino! This horse is so special, he needs three names 🙂 When we visited Colorado Horse Rescue to look for our next sponsor horse after Odin’s adoption (check out that little tear-jerker here…) we may have been a bit influenced by trainer Sarah’s obvious love for this big guy. Valiente’s Story Valiente… [Read More]
Odin’s Adoption Day!
Odin’s Adoption Day! Odin’s adoption journey has certainly been a memorable one for us, and on June 30, he stepped into his next chapter. We are so happy for Odin and his adopter and wish them many happy trails in the years to come! Want to see Odin’s journey from the beginning? Start here. In… [Read More]
Part 1: Attitude Adjustment
The (minor) Attitude Adjustment First, the good news! Odin has definitely found his confidence. Today, that translated to him doing a bit of testing during the first part of the training session, which quickly turned into a gentle attitude adjustment. Horses can be quickly labeled as “bad” because they don’t immediately rush to do what… [Read More]
Patience is a Virtue
Our session today was all about patience! If you haven’t been following along, catch up on Odin’s story on the Colorado Horse Rescue website (here) and on our latest blog post from March 5 (here). Today’s mantra is… Odin has been making great progress since our last visit, and the day before this video was… [Read More]
Check-in with Odin
If you haven’t been following along, catch up on Odin’s story on the Colorado Horse Rescue website (here) and on our latest blog post from March 5 (here). Today we just have a quick check-in with Odin! Recall that when Sarah and CHR saved Odin from auction, he was a terrified unhandled stallion. On intake… [Read More]