Building Confidence in Horse and Rider: Part 2 of 3

Building Confidence in Horse and Rider:  Part 2 of 3 This post is a continuation of a discussion about Confidence in the Horse and Rider based on an article by Clinton Anderson in “America’s Horse” an AQHA members’ only magazine. Anderson discusses exercises for the horse and rider as a way to build confidence in…

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July 24, 2014

Building Confidence in Horse & Rider: Part 1 of 3

Building Confidence in Horse and Rider:  Part 1 of 3 Clinton Anderson wrote an excellent 2-part article on “Cultivating Confidence” for America’s Horse, an AQHA members’ only magazine. The first part dealt with creating confidence in the rider and the second with creating confidence in the horse. I thought this would be a good place…

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July 1, 2014

Charlie’s Corner: Enjoying the Ranch’s Wildlife

There is much to see when riding the ranch trails. Many resident animals like deer, fox, coyote, bob cat and the ground squirrel are often seen.  An occasional feral pig can also be seen on the ranch. For birds, there are many interesting ones to see. All year one can see Yellow Rumped Warblers, Downy…

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June 12, 2014

Welcome to Arriba Vista Ranch

Welcome to Arriba Vista Ranch. Set on 220 acres in the rolling foothills of beautiful Sunol Valley on Highway 680 between Pleasanton and Fremont, Arriba Vista Ranch is a boarding and training facility catering to the dedicated horse lover. The ranch offers an indoor, lighted dressage court; indoor lighted arena; outside all-weather dressage court; outside…

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April 12, 2014