BARN THERAPY! // Versatile Horsemanship


just taking a stroll with my foal we’d
be strolling me and my foal we be strolling yeah I mean I’m such a dork
such a dork it’s my happy place I love it and I love being on niihka again look
it she’s happy to just halter and lead roping it I’m a man sir oh he’s between
the round we had some round bales delivered today and they just kind of
got plopped in the driveway right in the middle of everything oh it’s so fine
just to walk around with him he’s so cute here’s clover kitty they wouldn’t
be a versatile horsemanship video without a kitty certainly not too energetic tonight it’s
really warm he’s lazy he’s big though huh he’s ripped yeah
he’s a big boy mama sure loves she she can’t I’m sure she’s so excited she’s
super she’s sweating just from that little bit tonight I’m just gonna find some grass
and some grease for a little while but this is the kind of stuff that I’ve
always looked forward to doing I just think it’s fun I like to hang out with
my horses and yeah this is my idea man’s are still to the point where this
is good for him to get out here like this Tom I’m gonna go find some taller
grass it’s really good for him because he’s still having a hard time putting
his head all the way down to the ground you know it’s been so easy for him
because he’s always had a hay net to eat out of or the the grain buckets been
high enough for him to reach since he had his injury so now we just got to
work on you can put your head down to the ground and even being on a hill like
this is good because he can it’s a little easier for him to try but that’s
the thing is I want him to try to eat I’m gonna go over here and find some
tall grass come on little buddy come on look at Nica barrels Oh her
favorite thing to do race barrels there this is just the
right height for you this is good for him I want him to learn to stretch down
you know it’s got to be so hard because for so long it hurt when he put his head
down I mean it still might but he really enjoys having his back scratch so it
just doesn’t seem like he’s in pain anymore but I think he just genuinely is
not sure how to get his head down because he’s used to it hurting so I’m
happy to see what I can do to get him to put his head on the ground you know and
nursing on mom is not that the answer crazy a little bit a little tail I could seriously just didn’t watch him
all day like this is this is the best thing in the world this is just so
awesome and look at how happy Nica is you know and some people say oh they
need to be out and pasture well they’ve got a good sized area where they can run
and buck and jump and play and stretch their legs and it is adequate for what
they need and frankly it’s what we have I would absolutely love for my horses to
have hundreds of acres of pasture to run and graze and all that kind of stuff but
it’s just not an option for us so and for me you know with what I do I give
horseback riding lessons so what’s important for me to have is an indoor
riding arena back here that I can teach in and that’s how I make a living and
you know my horses are adjusted just fine they’ve got a lot of space that
they can run around and I just am not comfortable putting mom and baby with
the herd at this point I don’t keep these guys in stalls they stay outside
24/7 and he’s like oh yeah this is great tall grass eventually this area is going
to be fenced in so it’ll just be another area that they can that we can use is a
dry lot or grazing and see the thing with horses as they graze the whole area
down so much that I mean I don’t think we’ll ever have an actual area for them
to graze on on our property just because they eat it down so much so not really
an option but that’s okay we’ve got areas like this that we take them over a
little bit of time and I have to be careful too because I have some horses
that are really prone to you know laminitis and I’ve got another one that
has PS sm just a genetic muscle disease called polysaccharide storage myopathy
and with that she can’t have grass she can’t have sugar and if she does she
ties up and it’s pretty miserable for her it’s okay that my horses are in dry
Lots and get fed hay 24/7 365 days a year because I know exactly what they’re
eating and they’re fed a very balanced diet that is consistent so it’s good for
their gut I don’t have to worry about them ending up with laminitis
or foundering or colic or anything like that because of changing their diet so
it’s alright and just little bits of little bits of grazing like this little
bits of grazing like this is fabulous for these guys putting all the kids way ah as mom hits
a tree Bodhi watch out honey I don’t want to run you over look out look out don’t hang on I’m honey no no see if
you’ll follow you out into the paddock he’s like no I should see with my mom pastor baby it’s gonna get rapped gonna
get robbed it’s the coolest thing ever my dad made
it for me several years ago and and we use it to we use it to pull behind the horses and
on the snow and it’s really cool you would snow sir
but then when you use it to bring the round bales out to the pasture you can
pass your Sheriff serve all the way back so it’s pretty sweet good family fun it was fun to snuggle with him when he
was just with you booty and it still is hey buddy there’s always got to be a
kitty and every one of my videos little man when I was a kid every time I saw my
horse laying down I had to go over and it’s not with him this is what I did I
spent a lot of time with him when he was laying down
he’s always comfortable you know it’s kind of a bummer when you go you know
horses are all laying down you look to catch your horse and and they like hurry
up and jump up real quick cuz they’re all nervous to be on the ground they
feel vulnerable I don’t ever want this guy to feel vulnerable I want him to be
comfortable you know and and he doesn’t live in the wild so he has no reason to
I’m not worried about taking his instinct away or anything like that
because he really has no reason to be that way oh he’s gonna bite hey please don’t chew on me like that my kids are making all kinds of noise
please don’t bite me in the belly and he’s up like okay time to go get some
food from mom yep totally gross
even man’s who thinks so he’s like you what are you guys doing yeah
yak farm kids Farm kids yuck you guys realize you’re sharing germs
with the horses like the horses have licked that gross


29 Responses

  1. Donna Jeffery

    December 4, 2019 3:18 pm

    It just goes to prove what respect and trust in each other then you can have fun like this where everybody is just relaxed and itโ€™s good to see horses so rlaxed

  2. Susan Reiley

    December 4, 2019 3:20 pm

    Oh my gosh licking the salt lick lol! Nothing better than being a farm kid! I don't live on a farm anymore so I love watching thanks for sharing. I grew up on a hog farm so cuddling baby pigs.

  3. suzy klitgaard

    December 4, 2019 3:25 pm

    Hi Brandi.
    I have been watching for abit, from preggers Nika to now. Manzer is a WELL adjusted colt.
    I truly believe Manzer will be a fantastic therapy horse … butt and all.โค๐Ÿค—

  4. Leons Lioness NZ

    December 4, 2019 3:29 pm

    Manzer looks just like his mother. He is a beautiful looking foal. He is so well socialized and loves his humans! I wonder if Manzer not putting his head right down is more of a psychological thing now, perhaps he thinks it is going to hurt him. Poor boy it is a scary thing for a foal to have had an injury like that.

  5. shez61

    December 4, 2019 3:53 pm

    I loved watching Manzer running after his mum, and saying "wait for me" and his tail is so cute waving around. x

  6. Georgia Gonzales

    December 4, 2019 4:00 pm

    How beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ this is what you call living your best life โค๏ธ You are truly Blessed !

  7. Angel Miller

    December 4, 2019 4:11 pm

    Hi they both are looking very good i really like watching your video's. When do you whin a horse or do ya

  8. Caroline Johnson

    December 4, 2019 4:22 pm

    Your idea to find taller grass is perfect; just add yo mama flicking her tail over you, that boy is truly in the sweet life.

  9. Epona124

    December 4, 2019 4:49 pm

    Little Manzer (not so little anymore) is such a sweety! Nika too.
    My first horse was a palomino mare (many years ago) and I am 57 now and still miss her!!!
    Love to you all๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  10. *Tracy Born Again Farm Girl

    December 4, 2019 4:52 pm

    Why does it look like itโ€™s Spring there ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ?

  11. Edie King

    December 4, 2019 6:04 pm

    I love watching the older videos after seeing the recent ones because HE IS GETTING SOOOO BIG. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

  12. Martine in France

    December 4, 2019 6:14 pm

    Your lovely kids ๐Ÿ˜ they are so happy and so is Manzer ! A real pet..if he could enter your house, he would sleep on your settee ! He's grown up so much, with lovely muscles. It's a good exercize for him to canter following his two moms ๐Ÿ˜„

  13. Angela Hames

    December 4, 2019 6:32 pm

    Love the GANGSTA intro! Bahahahaha! So great to see the green grass! Manzer looks totally perturbed by having to chase his mom around, but Nikka looks so happy and proud to have you ride her!

  14. Rainey Carlson

    December 4, 2019 6:33 pm

    I was just wondering that if Manzer injured a tendon in the area of his wither and he kept his head up during the healing process that the tendon has shortened and therefore he is having trouble extending his head down even though he is not having pain now. Have to vets said anything about this? Perhaps more specific physical therapy would help?

  15. Versatile Horsemanship

    December 4, 2019 6:47 pm

    For the rest of Manzerโ€™s journey, check out this link

  16. CMarie57

    December 4, 2019 6:53 pm

    What a beautiful life you' & your husband have created for your family – thanks as always for sharing these moments with all of us!

  17. Nic O

    December 4, 2019 7:12 pm

    Nika is beautiful and well of course Manza apple hasn't fallen far from the tree ๐Ÿคฉ .. I thought by the weather this was an older video… I've seen them with the herd now too.. yr horses are healthy, happy and well cared for ๐Ÿ‘

  18. Elizabeth Brower

    December 4, 2019 7:42 pm

    He sure is doing a lot of complaining. Lol. Cute little guy. He seemed a little tight in the front end when running so doing a little exercise like that I would think would be good for him. They donโ€™t โ€œneedโ€ pasture. Youโ€™ve got a nice spread there. As long as youโ€™ve got paddocks you can turn them out in theyโ€™ll be fine. Oh, thatโ€™s what you were doing. when I lived in Montana they did ski-juring in winter. A horse would pull someone behind him on skis.

  19. Sandie Bendz

    December 4, 2019 8:13 pm

    You brighten my day every time I watch your video ,you give me total inspiration for my journey with my little Arab that I have

  20. Karen Phillips

    December 4, 2019 8:21 pm

    Wow mama and baby are looking fine ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  21. Dee TN gator

    December 4, 2019 9:01 pm

    Be happy to send more kitties your way!!๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ!! Love the videos! Manzer is coming along nicely.


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