Thursday, December 9, 2010

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson
A visualization to get soft hands.

If you want to get your horse as light as you possibly can, you have to have soft hands. To help people develop that soft feel, I often tell them to act as if they have blisters all over their fingers. If your fingers were blistered, how hard would you pick up on the reins? You wouldn’t pull very hard because it would hurt if you did. Instead of your fingers being tight and aggressive, you’d have a feather-light touch, barely touching the reins. You’d use your fingertips and slowly pick up the reins with a lot of feel. Remember, a horse never gets any lighter than the first amount of pressure you apply.

Happy Holiday Trails,

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Sweet Potato Biscuits
5 C. all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1 C. packed light brown sugar
2 T. baking powder
1 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. salt
1 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground allspice
1 cup shortening
2 C. cooked and cooled mashed sweet potatoes
1 C. whipping cream
1/2 C. coarsely chopped pecans

Stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger and allspice in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening with two knives or a dough cutter until crumbly. Add the sweet potatoes and mix well with a wooden spoon. Add the cream and pecans and stir just until moistened.

Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to a thickness of 1 1/2 inches. Cut out biscuits with a floured 2 inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits one inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 F until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot, or cool on a wire rack to room temperature.

Taken from email sent by:
Peggy Marty & Tyler Richardson
Prudential Utah Real Estate
Park City, Utah

Yummy winter treats!

Happy Weekend Trails,

PS Come and visit us at NFR 4 Booths located at all locations!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Funny Friday


A man and his wife were having some problems at home

and were giving each other the silent treatment.

Suddenly the man realized that the next day he would need his wife

to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece

of paper, 'Please wake me at 5:00 AM.' He left it where he knew she would find it.

The next morning the man woke up, only to discover it

was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight.

Furious, he was about to go to see why his wife hadn't wakened him when he

noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, 'It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.'

Happy Weekend Trails,

And a BIG Happy Birthday to my wonderful Father-in-law, Wayland Shaw...We Love and Appreciate all you do for ALL of US!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson

Colt starting can be tremendously rewarding. I love working with colts because it’s like a clean slate. All you have to do is show them the right things to do and they’re happy to do it. The first six weeks of a horse’s life under saddle is when he learns the most. He learns how to pack a rider, turn left, go right, stop, back up, soften, move off your leg, etc. He learns an incredible amount of information in the first six weeks under saddle. You want that to be good information, not bad, so that he learns to be soft, supple and relaxed, not pushy and disrespectful.

Day 1, NFR.....will keep you posted!! Good Luck to all the Cowboys and Cowgirls.

Happy Rodeo Trails,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dream Big

"Nurture great thoughts, for you will
never go higher than your thoughts."
— Benjamin Disraeli: Was a British prime minister, parliamentarian, and author

How true!!! "Thoughts become things", "energy flows where attention goes," as a man thinketh," many ways to say it, all very powerful. Thoughts are responsible for reality. When I catch myself thinking about things I don't want, I quickly turn it around to things I do want. This has changed my life.

Nurturing thoughts for a fun ,successful, NFR, and holiday season. While this jet carries me to my destination, once only a thought in the minds of the Wright Bros. So many thinkers to be thankful for.

Dreaming Big,