Horse Training Centre Breaking in, Basic Ridden Educating and Spelling/Retiree Agistment available. Boasting lush pastures and great equestian facilities covering 51 acres Chatahn Estate is a horse haven.
Having bred Arabians and Performance horses for over 25 years you can be sure that your pride and joy are in safe, experienced hands. Facilities Include: -Lush yards and paddocks -Stables -60 x 20 Dressage Arena -Roundyard -Foaling down yards -Trails just across the road, and others close by. For more information please contact me on: EMAIL: [email protected] PHONE: 9733 3442 / 0400 880 420 / 0432 129 378
Operating as usual
First bridle and roller for Nisha today 💙 took it like a pro
Gorgeous Nisha is here for a few weeks pre-starting under saddle handling and groundwork 💙 she was here last summer and is growing into a beautiful young lady. Today she learnt about standing in the x-ties, had a bath and then we took a few pics for her mum while she explored the dressage arena.
Smokey Black 2 yr old 86% Arabian filly by Legends of Excalibur out of Maf-ue Classic Beauty
Sherlock showing some moments of improvement today after his massage on Friday 🐎 poor boy had a bit of a headache with some issues going on in his poll causing tension throughout his body so we are trying a bit of compression around his head to see if that helps.
It’s official. The Pivo 📸 is the best thing since sliced bread 😍
Extended version of Ike’s session today! What a pleasure this horse has been to work with! Second day cantering 💙💙
The Pivo has arrived!📸
Trying out the Pivo my partner got me for my birthday 😍 captured Ike’s first canters under saddle. So comfortable!
Amazing the difference 12 months can make. CE Nite Fury- October 2015 Arabian Warmblood gelding.
In April 2019 he had life-saving surgery ➡️ end of August 2019 he was given go ahead to start rehab work ⏩ has been fairly consistent light work since.
The good ones take time 🦄
Terrible quality.. but here’s a couple photos of Sherlock from yesterday, forward button developing ☺️
Some more Ike spam from our ride ☺️ coming along well
When the “breaker” who has had only about a weeks worth of rides is trustworthy enough to ride up bareback👌🏼 Ike, I might have to steal you so you can stay forever 😂😉😍🐎💙
Forgot to post yesterday 🙈 practice run around the property for a bushride with Ike and Sherlock.
🦄Chatahn Estate Nite Fury modelling for Pimp My Pony🦄
✨PMP SPORT✨ Nicci Lace competition shirt, Jodhpurs (coming soon!), Tendon Boots, Bell Boots and Jump Cut Saddle Pad 😍
✨PMP Mia Bridle✨
💥Back on Track EQ3 Lynx helmet💥
🐎QHP gloves and 5 point breastplate🐎
Photos 2-5 Credit VickiPhotos
On Tuesday we got to join in another Pimp My Pony Photoshoot and model some more beautiful quality gear and clothing 💙
A few sneak-peaks thanks to VickiPhotos
Gosh I’ve got good looking ponies 💙💙beautiful Lady🦄 thank you Vicki
Chatahn Estate Femme Fatale (Bluefields Floreno x Chatahn Estate LadyHawk)
Too beautiful not to share 😍
Pimp my Pony photo shoot.
My Handsome Mr Foo at the Pimp My Pony Shoot this morning 🦄🥰😍 thank you Vicki!
CE Nite Fury (Chatahn Estate Mistaah Midnite x Chatahn Estate Femme Fatale) 🦄
Went to Oakford Equestrian Centre this morning to do an impromptu photoshoot for a friend.
This is my favorite so far 😍
Pimp my Pony - Tack and Horse Care will work through as soon as I can get to them.
Gorgeous Ike today 🥰
The 2020 WA State Showjumping Championships started off strong for Leah and Lady on Thursday, completing their best clear round to date with no poles dropped! The 95cm super-two phase was planned to be a warmup class, so just rode it smooth and steady to let her have a look around - Lady felt super calm and very confident going around. 🥰
We left the arena feeling excited for the rest of the competition. 🤩
Unfortunately, horses will be horses and I’m only human, and it was all downhill from there. The nerves crept back in and the other two rounds we completed over the competition period didn’t go to plan. But never mind!
Back to training to come out better and more consistently confident next time. ☺️ Have to remind myself we both have only really been learning about this showjumping business for the last 3 or so years so, hopefully, the highs are still to come. 🐎
Things Riders Don't Say
Horses first! :D
credits: Circle the field
Impromptu Bareback sit on Ike 💙
I love using the logs to create some self-confidence, they pretty much all start off not wanting to go anywhere near it but we slowly get closer and closer and then become comfortable just being near it, then once they climb/jump over it you can see their little minds ticking over like ‘wow, I just conquered that!’
First day longreining for Ike 🐎💙
A couple photos of Sherlock from the last few days 😊
Day one for this handsome chap, Ike, who arrived over the weekend 💙
Born In The Barn
Thank you Christie Lyn Photography for these lovely photos of my boys at the Equissage Equestrian Festival | Breed Classes 💙
2015 AWB gelding CE Nite Fury
2018 Purebred Arabian colt Noran Majik-Mike
Hi my name is Monty and I did find my engine today 🍑 Leah was very proud and happy with me. 🐎💙 I cant wait to see my mum, Helen, tomorrow and show her how I strut my stuff.
A while back I helped Kristen Aggers with her horse Dream, and although I don't claim to know much about teaching high-level dressage I was able to use a couple different Principles of Training to help iron out a few issues with Dream. Kristen's success in applying these principles go to prove that it doesn't matter what discipline you practice, or what type of horse you have, the underlying foundations of all good training are the same.
9.5 times out of 10 they have a reason for their behaviour...
‼️Please, please LISTEN to your horses. “Bad behaviour” is their only way of communicating and so many people ignore that.
Watch this video, and then look at her X-Ray in the comments 😱😱😢
I wasn’t happy with Cookies behaviour so I took this video to show her owner and asked if we could get the vet to scope for ulcers and x-ray her back. This behaviour is only shown when you first get on, then she settles and walks on as if nothing happened and is a gem for the rest of the ride. She’s been doing Pony Club, hacking, jumping, etc. How many would assume it’s just “napping” if she only does it when you first get on???
Let’s get this straight - I will sit on anything (yes, even though I’m a kiss and cuddles lady!😁). I’m very brave and nothing really worries me. If I believe a horse just lacks confidence and needs to be gently pushed forwards when acting up, then I will do so and I will ride through it. However this is rare and I’m very sympathetic. My first point of call is always to find a cause of behaviour rather than to push a horse who’s trying to tell me something. In this instance I was correct.
Cookie has kissing spine, one of her spinal processes has actually “eaten away” part of the spinal process next to it. Can you imagine how painful that must be? 😢 She has been an absolute saint to look after her rider and has never hurt him.
Interesting to point out here that cookie has always had her back checked and kept up to date by the best osteopath and has always been absolutely fine. No physio/osteopath/back person can diagnose Kissing Spine and very often their back can feel perfect to your back person and yet still have crippling Kissing Spine. I tell so many people this when they tell me “but my back person said her back is fine”. PLEASE get an X-Ray if you’re experiencing issues. KS is so common, extremely painful, and actually so easily treated.
This lovely girl will be treated at home and then rehabbed with me. It won’t be long before she’s back in work and having a blast back at Pony Club with her young rider 🥰 and what an incredible girl to keep her rider safe while in pain herself ❤️❤️
Hopefully this video will educate others and help to get a diagnosis for another horse experiencing the same issues. We have her lovely owners to thank for letting me share 😊 ###