Barb, Out of the Woods

Barb, Out of the Woods

Have you seen Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window?’ Poor Jimmy Stewart, laid up in his apartment with a broken leg, unraveling a murder via a pair of binoculars. In the horse-remake, Barb might play Mr. Stewart (the jury is still out on Grace Kelley’s stand-in) given that...
Barb, the Houdini

Barb, the Houdini

If you know horses, you know their proclivity for finding themselves in less than ideal situations. Barb, a mare too smart for her own good, recently got herself into one such scrape when she decided to liberate herself from her paddock by tunneling beneath her fence....
Barb Needs a Knowledgeable Partner

Barb Needs a Knowledgeable Partner

Barb has a very strong sense of justice, so if you fail to release her immediately when she does the right thing, or add pressure that’s not meaningful, she’ll resent your poor timing. When you time up correctly and have good consistency of your feel and movements,...
Barb at the Joel Connor Clinic

Barb at the Joel Connor Clinic

Candi, a volunteer rider, recently worked with Barb in the Groundwork Clinic in November. Here is what she had to say about her. “Barb is not a Barbie Doll! Barb might be small, but she is smart and strong. She may be a ranch horse in the making with her quick...
New Adventures for Barb

New Adventures for Barb

An update on Barb’s training progress from Kaya: Barb has been gaining new experiences on the ground and in the saddle. We took a hand walk out on the trails and have been ground working on different parts of the property. While Barb initially has many opinions...
Barb is Ready for Adoption!

Barb is Ready for Adoption!

As Barb has matured, she’s started to look somewhat different from the other Fall City horses. She has longer legs and a more refined look, but remains a bit roly-poly. Kaya has been working with Barb to help her stay focused in larger spaces so that she can be ridden...