Author Archives: Harmoni Tate

SWR Blog: Horsing Around with Harmoni – Snuffy

  Every lesson program needs that one horse, that no matter how new a rider is, will make them feel comfortable.  And at Stormwalker Ranch that horse is SNUFFY.” Having begun his riding career as a hot-headed racehorse, it seemed unlikely that Snuffy would turn out to be the horse that would walk as slow as possible […] Continue Reading...

SWR Blog: Indescribable Moments

A very influential man in my life once said: A good horse will lend you its speed, agility and strength when you ask for it; but a great horse will lend you its spirit when yours is broken.” Those words have stuck with me through many years, even during my more than 10-year break from […] Continue Reading...

SWR Blog: “Horsing Around with Harmoni” – BBQ Blue

Post Image O Captain!  My Captain!” – Walt Whitman Captain Blue Midnight, or Blue as he is called, is quite an fun guy to be around.  He is always around to give a helping hoof, mostly he is just really  in the way but at least he is fun to look at. There are a few things that […] Continue Reading...

SWR Blog: “Horsing Around with Harmoni” – Gunner

…he says he never knows when a bird is going to fly out of the grass and hit him in the face” Everyday I work with the greatest ranch crew and I’m not just talking about the humans. It’s always the horses that make the days interesting.  So, for my next series of blogs, I will […] Continue Reading...

SWR Blog: The Cow Horse and the Greenhorn

My greatest teacher in the school of soft-feel.” The first time I met Sackett – a solid, well-built Quarter Horse, let’s just say, I was a little bit out of practice. I started out riding on a bareback pad. It was just like riding a bike. Only this bike was a 1,200 pound, living, breathing […] Continue Reading...

SWR Blog: Some Horses are a Little Sassy!

Post Image A singular day with a little Paso Fino named Esé. I went on a trail ride with my coworkers, Lisa and Jon, who are amazing horsemen. Then there is me, still learning all about having quiet energy and soft feel with my horse.  Both of these can be quite hard to achieve when your atop a hot-blooded Peruvian steed. […] Continue Reading...

SWR Blog: Exercises for the Equestrian

PHYSICAL FITNESS is one of the keys to good horsemanship, whether it be the equine partner of the pair or the human partner.  There are numerous exercises out there advertised to make you an “amazing” rider. But in case you don’t want to spends hours researching, here are a few of my favorite types of exercises for Equestrians: […] Continue Reading...