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How To Be A Horse Trainer

13 Feb

How to be a horse trainer in today’s day and age. They say that all you need is a shingle, some paint, a nail, and a hammer. And you know what? For the most part, they’re right. I gave up my Amateur status about 2 years ago now, but been a “Professional Amateur” for years. I’ve […]

Schooling A Young Horse

02 Feb

Schooling a young horse can at times be stressful for both you and your young prospect. I’ve seen it countless times where people have bought one that’s just a little too green for them, but they still bring it home with hopes and dreams as big as the Olympics. Even if your horse is incredibly […]

Finding A Cutting Horse Prospect

30 Jan

I was asked the other day, “How do go about finding a cutting horse prospect of sorting horse prospect?” The topic brought to mind my many horse hunting trips, and has me thinking about what exactly DO I look for in a prospect? Conformation: Legs and feet. This is so important that I am going […]

Poor Weather & Horses

14 Jan

Through rain & snow & sleet & hail, a horse owners job is never done. This is one reason why I’ve always said that horse’s are a lifestyle rather than a hobby. As much money as can go into sailing, golf, or even football, there is no other sport that requires the hobbyist to bundle […]

Everyone needs a first…

09 Jan

First of all, welcome to the new blog for Cook Arena! Between horse shows, training horses, web design, the tack store/saddle shop (Cook Saddlery), and a full time job as a Project Manager at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia, I stay pretty busy, but I’m going to commit to at least one post per […]