Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FOR SALE: 10 yr. old grey trail gelding

Fifty getting kissed by Oddie the dog.





Name: 50 Shades of Steel Grey.

General Info:
Breed:  Grade Steel grey.  
Color: Beautiful steel grey color. Lots of chrome!
Temperament: Nice minded. Laid back. Gentle. Very quiet.

Suitable for first time riders or really nervous riders.

Age: 10 yrs. young Height: 14.3+H (just under 15H)

Price: $1,500 (HST included :)

NOTES:
- UTD on shots and worming. I always worm a horse when I first get it.

  SPECIAL FEATURES: - This horse has:
- Many, many years of trail riding.
- Used at a riding stable.
- Rides English, Western. Lesson horse.
- trail rode everywhere.

 - Will be tuned up and trained more western until sold.

About Susan: Training in reinersue horsemanship (effective Clinton Anderson methods) groundwork, colt starting, tune ups, body control foundation, cattle work and reining.

Owner/Operator: Susan Dahl, Certified professional horse trainer, NCCP coaching theory certified instructor, writer, feature columnist TheRider.com, clinician, competitor & published author. Certified Toklat Myler Bitting System clinician.ACTHA judge.

For information please email me or call 519-369-4631.

You'll love the quality and training of my resale horses!

thanks for your time. Susan

FOR SALE: 9 yr. old Black/White Trail Horse Gelding

He's NOT a Heinz 57!!


Oliver in amongst the obstacles.


"Years ago when he was younger my friend and I took him to a Monty Roberts and he was used as a demo horse I have video footage."~ previous owner Liz V.

General Info:
Breed:  Grade Pinto.  
Color: Beautiful Black and white color. Lots of chrome! Everyone loves a black and white!
Temperament: Nice minded. Laid back. Gentle.

Suitable for riders who have a bit of riding experience.

Age: 9 yrs. young Height: 14.2+H

Price: $1,500 (HST included :)

NOTES:
- UTD on shots and worming. I always worm a horse when I first get it.

  SPECIAL FEATURES: - This horse has:
- Many, many years of trail riding.
- Used at a riding stable.
- Rides English, Western. Lesson horse.
- trail rode everywhere.

 - Will be tuned up and trained more western until sold.

About Susan: Training in reinersue horsemanship (effective Clinton Anderson methods) groundwork, colt starting, tune ups, body control foundation, cattle work and reining.

Owner/Operator: Susan Dahl, Certified professional horse trainer, NCCP coaching theory certified instructor, writer, feature columnist TheRider.com, clinician, competitor & published author. Certified Toklat Myler Bitting System clinician.ACTHA judge.

For information please email me or call 519-369-4631.

You'll love the quality and training of my resale horses!

thanks for your time. Susan

Monday, October 20, 2014

Less Fear Directly Proportional to More Groundwork

Here's another human interest story where the use of proper groundwork can help someone reduce their fear of riding.  The idea to keep is mind is that my groundwork program is specifically geared to helping riders with their riding (and not just to take the 'fresh' off a horse). 

This also works for confident riders who are stuck on how to fix a particular problem with their horse. Here's how:



Kathy and her horse Diego


I gave lessons last month to Kathy Burnside, a rider of 36 yrs. She explains: "I lost my confidence in riding when I had a fall in 2007. I rode in controlled situations on and off since then. But after loosing my trusty steed, I became more and more fearful of riding."

The first thing that we did for Kathy is outfit her with a very well trained, good minded horse and a sturdy well fitting saddle - not only for the horse but for her as well. I find that riders are so focused on the saddle fitting the horse that they don't pay attention to the saddle fitting them.  Part of having the confidence to ride is having the proper tools.

But I can also show you where you can also have success, possibly without the big changes - just more footwork. Read on!

Background:
How can people expect to fix a problem or gain success if they keep doing the same things at home? I hear people explaining that they've tried over and over and over again to make progress. Frustrated, they hope that that next time will maybe make a difference.

They don't know what else to try. I get it.

They have to change it up somehow.

There is a saying: "if you keep doing what you're doing then you're going to get what you've always been getting."

The problem is that they have to do something different but they don't know what.  Well, by working on the ground with the groundwork exercises that are available on the internet these days, they will succeed.

My belief, base on experience is that:
  • Your fear is reduced/eliminated the more you do proper groundwork. Footwork. Home schooling. Make the horse, make the effort to do it properly.
  • Less fear is directly proportional to the amount of proper groundwork.
  • ie. the more you work with your horse on exercises that the horse is expected to do well, the more the rider and horse will trust and respect each other. The rider's fear will go away.
  • This includes day-to-day handling.

Back to Kathy. So we spent the first 2 weeks getting Kathy outfitted. I noticed Kathy relaxing already. That's key. We spent the next 2 weeks in the round pen doing free longeing and mounting exercises with the mounting block. As you can see by the photo, Kathy did ride her horse. Yeah!  This isn't a speed contest. It takes as long as it takes.

Kathy comments on her progress: "I found that the groundwork exercises really helped my confidence and reduce the fear.  I really noticed a difference in my change of fear level when I was doing the mounting exercise with the mounting block.  I was starting to get bored with the groundwork exercises, but when I started to see results, I continued. I was starting to get him and he was starting to get me. We were beginning to trust each other. In the end, I felt like I had accomplished a lot so much so that I rode Diego in the round pen."
Looking back on it now, Kathy says "It was well worth it. It was a victory."

Since making the big milestone, and with the winter weather coming on, Kathy feels that if she decides not to ride much anymore in the bad weather and wait till spring, then it will be just fine! She won't hesitate to ride in the spring.

Congratulations to Kathy and her success!

Doing my spin to kill fear.
Reinersue
@KISS Reiners


Monday, September 22, 2014

Horse For Sale: Older quarter horse type mare. Bay.







General Info:
Breed: Quarter Horse looking. Cross bred mare. 
Foals: 2
Color: Beautiful Bay color. Lots of chrome! Unique blaze on forehead.
Temperament: Nice minded. Curious. Big, kind eye.

Age: 18 yrs. young Height: 14.1H

Price: $1,200 (HST included :)

NOTES: from a previous owner:
- "We rode her everywhere. Trail rode. Shown English pleasure, hunter, jumper, barrel racing. "
"Cleaned up the ribbons at shows. She was used for little kids to learn to ride on. "

- UTD on shots and worming. I always worm a horse when I first get it.

  SPECIAL FEATURES: - This horse has:
- Will make a great all around horse.
- Has been used in lessons. Rides English, Western. Lesson horse.
- trail rode everywhere.

 - Will be tuned up and trained more western until sold.

About Susan: Training in reinersue horsemanship (effective Clinton Anderson methods) groundwork, colt starting, tune ups, body control foundation, cattle work and reining.

Owner/Operator: Susan Dahl, Certified professional horse trainer, NCCP coaching theory certified instructor, writer, feature columnist TheRider.com, clinician, competitor & published author. Certified Toklat Myler Bitting System clinician.ACTHA judge.

For information please email me or call 519-369-4631.

You'll love the quality and training of my resale horses!

thanks for your time. Susan

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Horse For Sale: SOLD. Well trained 9yr. old Dun Reg'd AQHA Gelding


General Info: SOLD
Breed: Quarter Horse .  Registered: AQHA #4920310
Registered Name: Hollywoods GoldenGun
Color: Beautiful Dun color. Zebra markings
Temperament: Nice minded. Curious. Big, kind eye.
Age: 9 yrs. Height: 14.1H

Price: $3,200 (HST included)

  SPECIAL FEATURES - This horse has:
- Will make a great all around horse.
- Has been used in lessons. Rides English, Western. Drill team.
 - Will be tuned up and trained more western until sold.

About Susan: Training in reinersue horsemanship (effective Clinton Anderson methods) groundwork, colt starting, tune ups, body control foundation, cattle work and reining.

Owner/Operator: Susan Dahl, Certified professional horse trainer, NCCP coaching theory certified instructor, writer, feature columnist TheRider.com, clinician, competitor & published author. Certified Toklat Myler Bitting System clinician.ACTHA judge.

For information please email me or call 519-369-4631.

You'll love the quality and training of my resale horses!

thanks for your time. Susan

Friday, September 5, 2014

Everyone Needs an Abbie

It's pitch black outside and a nasty thunderstorm has sauntered in our vicinity. It's a serious one and the 2nd of the day. Strange for September. We've had a lot of thunderstorms this year. I think.
Abbie on left.


My older dog has found me and is curled beside me. My dogs seem to not like the thunderstorms once they reach 6 years of age. I wonder why that is?

K-R-A-C-K!  I just jumped. A big crack of thunder just discharged overhead. We've had crazy weather everyone is saying.

I've been working hard of late showing my sale horses to customers. I learn a lot from the experience. People are fascinating especially horse people.  I'm waiting patiently for customers to come and pick up their new horse. I hope this bad storm passes over quickly. So I wait and think.

I was wondering. I thought for sure my older reining bred mare would sell 1st. Hum. Nope.

But a smart lady did buy her today. I was saying to my new assistant, Janet, that everyone should have an Abbie. That will be my new saying. "Everyone should have an Abbie."  I will really miss her when she's gone.

Abbie, or Ms. Prime Pine is a reining bred mare by Pines Nifty Man. The breeder is Don Pletch. She was trained and shown locally here in Ontario in her youth in reining.  So you knows she's well trained. This lady has an education. She has a career.

Or did have a career. Then another gentlemen bought here at 6 yrs. old and gave her a career trail riding for 13yrs. She was his personal horse. His favorite.

I should've asked him why he sold her to me. I think I remember now. He was getting out of horses.  I think it was because she was old. This mare is in such good shape for her age. She'll have many more good riding years in her yet.

Of course, I knew all about her even though I didn't know her personally till I brought her home. Just one look at her registration papers. I knew. And now she will be leaving again.

It's always sad when the good ones go.  I hate to hold onto them. I don't get many like her. What a sweetheart.  I know she is going to a good home. And I have the right to buy her back when the new owner doesn't want her any more.  Good. I feel better.


I sell many horses every year and most of them I'm not interested in getting back. But the specials ones are different.  You know tears will be flowing here. I guess the sky is doing the same thing.  I know. It's corny.

We, as horse people, thankfully count ourselves lucky to have horses in our life - especially the good ones.

"Everyone Needs an Abbie".

Putting on spin on the special horses in our life.
Reinersue
@KISS Reiners

Thursday, August 28, 2014

SOLD: 10yr. old quiet, all around bay quarter horse gelding

Offering a good looking  bay gelding for resale.

'Chance' is very sweet mannered. Very willing to please.  
Very cooperative.
Great groundwork. Flexing laterally right. Learns easy.
Very willing to please.
Thanks to Wendy and Jessie for purchasing this sweet horse.

General Info:
Breed: Quarter Horse . Unregistered.
Temperament: Absolute sweet heart! Loves attention!
Age: 10 yrs. Height: 14.3H

Price: $1,200 (HST included)

STANDARD FEATURES - All horses have:
- great temperaments. (I won't sell or have a bad minded horse. :)
- Most horses are registered. None of the horses are rescues.
-  excellent ground manners.  (I'm VERY thorough about that. One of my specialities :)
- extensive groundwork.
   (I'm very thorough about that too. Reinersue horsemanship. Clinton Anderson :)
- excellent handling. One customer noted how happy my horses are.
  (I don't put up with shoddy handling on the ground of any kind. :)

TRAILERING:
- All horses have good to excellent trailer loading skills.
    (I don't put with long loading wait times either. :)
TRAINING - Professional:
- excellent basic foundation training on them. (Exceptions will be noted).
- All horses have been through my custom version of Clinton Anderson's fundamentals program.
(round penning, longeing, work under saddle)
- All horses have trail riding and road riding experience with obstacles.
- Reining principles are applied. Myler bitting system philosophy.
- Training continues until sold.
HEALTH:
- All horses are UTD on shots and worming. Excellent nutrition program.

SPECIAL FEATURES - This horse has:
- Will make a great all around horse.
-  just started horse for general riding, trail riding, competition
- Chance has 2 months of handling so far.
- Chance is on a low port snaffle bit.
- I've trail ridden Chance many times now.
- He will WTL.
- He has the basics in neck reining. Is starting to move off my leg in side passing.


About Susan: Training in reinersue horsemanship (effective Clinton Anderson methods) groundwork, colt starting, tune ups, body control foundation, cattle work and reining.

Owner/Operator: Susan Dahl, Certified professional horse trainer, NCCP coaching theory certified instructor, writer, feature columnist TheRider.com, clinician, competitor & published author. Certified Toklat Myler Bitting System clinician.ACTHA judge.

For information please email me or call 519-369-4631.

You'll love the quality and training of my resale horses!

thanks for your time. Susan

Horse For Sale: Gorgeous Bay Roan 2yr. old Ranch Bred Filly

Foundation Reining Training Centre in Durham, On (West Grey)

video



Jasmeen during her job intervidew. Photo courtesy of Shelly.

Jasmeen riding in the bush.



Offering a gorgeous bay roan filly for resale.

Lazy Lou bred by Jet Blue Valentine.   

Gorgeous. A bay roan colour.
Jasmeen is a sweetheart like all ranch bred horses.
1 year of extensive handling and groundwork. Super manners!

Has been trail rode. Started by me.
Ranch bred so has the typical laid-back, common sense termperament of a ranch horse! What a sweetheart!

General Info:
Breed: Quarter Horse
Temperament: Absolute sweet heart! Loves attention!
Age: 2 yrs. Height: 14.1+H
Will make a great all around horse.

Health: Guaranteed Sound
Price: $2,200 (HST included)

- very well started horse for general riding, trail riding, competition
- will be great for novices and mature people
- professionally started
Has been trained in horsemanship.
Will be be trained until sold.

Pedigree: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/ll+beaus+miss

AQHA incentive fund elligible. NAERIC enrolled.
Has been started in reinersue horsemanship handling and groundwork.Cross ties, grooms, leads, clips. Up to date on shots and worming.
Will continue to be trained in horsemanship until sold.

Additional comments:- IS NOT A RESCUE. I've had her as a yearling.- What a sweet heart of a horse!!!
- Not an aggressive bone in his body! Loves to work. Needs a job.
- Is very healthy. I always boost all my resale horses with wormer, shots, vitamins and lots of hay!

About Susan: Training in reinersue horsemanship (effective Clinton Anderson methods) groundwork, colt starting, tune ups, body control foundation, cattle work and reining.

Owner/Operator: Susan Dahl, Certified professional horse trainer, NCCP coaching theory certified instructor, writer, feature columnist TheRider.com, clinician, competitor & published author. Certified Toklat Myler Bitting System clinician.ACTHA judge.

For information please email me or call 519-369-4631.

You'll love the quality and training of my resale horses!

thanks for your time. Susan

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Custom Portrait Painting

Have you always wanted a custom portrait done of your horse or dog? Ok... maybe your cat.
Hank and Meg in acrylic on ceramic.

People never get tired of portraits? It lasts forever. A keep sake.

Susan now does custom portrait painting.






3 ft. cement cowboy done in 2007

Please contact me if you're interested in having your favorite equine immortalized.

Hank in graphite
Thanks for your time.
Susan

Job Posting: Wanted: Western Riding Instructor to teach beginner to immediate lessons

Foundation Reining Training Centre is a professional, western training centre located in Durham, On. 
Susan helping an owner with their horse's new training.

We've had a number of requests from adult riders for beginner to immediate lessons. So we are currently looking for:

JOB POSTING:
WANTED: Riding instructor to teach beginner to immediate western riding lessons to adult riders only. I teach advanced lessons.

Qualifications:
Must have working knowledge of Clinton Anderson methods. Will be tested to verify.
Must have working knowledge of real western riding methods. Ex. Neck reining. Will be tested to verify.
Teaching experience or certification a bonus but not necessary. I can teach those skills.
Revenue is split between instructor and Foundation Reining Training Centre.
Must be insured. Verification required.

Please contact me or see my website site or facebook page for more information and photos. Please contact me for questions and to arrange an interview. Thanks.

Thanks for your time.

Owner/Operator: Susan Dahl, 'Reinersue', Certified professional horse trainer, NCCP coaching theory certified instructor, writer, feature columnist TheRider.com, clinician, competitor and published author. Certified Toklat Myler Bitting System clinician. ACTHA judge.

For information please email me or call 519-369-4631.

thanks for your time.

Horse Evaluations Available

Professional Horse Evaluation for Advanced Riders or Competitors or Trainers who want a better job fit for their western horse.

Susan, as a certified professional horse trainer with 22yrs. of training experience, will provide expert advice on the best job fit for your horse in the western disciplines. Or category of job fit in a particular western event.

"I've made it a passion to study western stock horses and while I train them, to find out where they would be the happiest. Reining is tough. Most horses don't make it. But they can all excel at some event at some level."

Cutting mare doing what's she's bred to do!
Is your horse suited to reining? Does your horse have an effortless flying lead changes and lopes like she's floating?

Ranch bred gelding who's bred to work cows!
Does your horse not want to sit still? Does your want spend a lot of their time running in the pasture? A barrel horse perhaps?

n.b.  Susan needs to see the horse and rider and bit to make a proper evaluation.


1• Assessment of Current Skills and Current Job Title
• The current event is reviewed - successes and failures. Difficulty with training? Bloodlines. Conformation. Temperament. Personality.
A real handy reining bred mare.


2• Problems or Issues or Improvements are Discussed
• Problems are discussed and demonstrated.
• Issues or improvements are discussed.

3• Goals
• What the rider is hoping to accomplish with a horse evaluation - a new horse or different equipment? A lot of the times, a different bit or training approach is all the is needed.

4•  Job Fit Recommendation based on skills, breeding, temperament
• Susan may recommend a new bit or a change in training strategies, all the way to getting a different horse or giving the horse a different job. ALL TO KEEP EVERYONE HAPPY.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask. Please contact me to book your HORSE evaluation.

$50 (tax included) for the first 2 hr. per horse minimum. $50 per hour for every part hour after that.

Putting my spin on helping horse owners find the right job fit!
Reinersue
@KISS Reiners

Lessons Available

Advanced Horse Lessons for Advanced or Competitive Riders and Trainer's of Western Horses
Foundation Reining Training Centre does give lessons to advanced or competitive riders or trainers. 

Quiet.  Professional.  Studious.  Like minded seriousness.  No drama. No high maintenance people.


Reining Lessons
 

Lessons for Advanced or Competitive Riders Features:
    
    Bitting Help in Quebec
    • Reinersue horsemanship training.
    • Leads. Collections.
    • Improve stops.
    • Improve steering.
    • Improve your show results.
    • Improve responsiveness.
    • Great head set.
    • Reining training. All reining maneuvers.
    • Finish basic training
    • mechanical flag training.
    • Obstacle training.
    • temporary trailer storage.
    • Coaching
    • Lessons
    • Bit evaluations 
    • Clinics

$50 minimum per hour. (HST included).

Good reining mare can be used as a lesson horse for a small fee.
Information package available.

Please contact me for more information.
Thanks for your time.
Susan

Post Training Lesson for Owner

Reining Lesson
Thanks
Reinersue


Training Available

Advanced Horse Training for Advanced or Competitive Riders and Trainer's of Western Horses
Foundation Reining Training Centre has a few training spots for those advanced or competitive riders or trainers who want some advanced western training done on their horse. 

Quiet.  Professional.  Studious.  Like minded seriousness.  No drama. No high maintenance people.


Winning the 2007 NRHA Reining LNP Reining Derby on a horse I trained

Training a Customer's Horse

Showing my Champion Reining Mare. Can be used for lessons.

2003 Reining Canada Top 10. I trained.

Training my reining mare to work cows.

Reining Champion that I trained.

Colt Starting available.



Spinning my reining mare.

Youth showing a horse that I started and trained.

Training a customer's horse.

Training another customer's horse.

Leslie showing in team penning a horse I trained.



Training a horse with natural talent. Round penning.

Trained and shown a young reining mare.

Round pen and horsemanship training on a young horse.

Tune up training on a older mare.

Bit training on a customer's horse.
 

Training available for Advanced or Competitive Riders Features:
    • Reinersue horsemanship training.
    • Leads. Collections.
    • Improve stops.
    • Improve steering.
    • Improve your show results.
    • Improve responsiveness.
    • Great head set.
    • Reining training. All reining maneuvers.
    • Finish basic training
    • mechanical flag training.
    • Obstacle training.
    • temporary trailer storage.
    • Coaching
    • Lessons
    • Bit evaluations 
    • Clinics

$800 per month per horse (HST included).
Information package available.

Please contact me for more information.
Thanks for your time.
Susan