Spend a day with horses
In this one day workshop you will discover your authenticity, work on your energy, non-verbal communication skills and discover what may be out of balance. By deepening these skills you will be able to strengthen your relationships or find new ones.
Horses are like humans seeking relationships, which is why they prefer living in herds. Horses want to know where their place in the herd is and they want to feel safe. They connect with others without losing themselves. This is why they are excellent role models for us, and they can help us to connect with ourselves and others as well as nature – it is a healing process.
When: Saturday, March 7 from 9am to 4pm.
Where: Arend’s Horse Ranch, 9610 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles
Who: Hertha Wolff-Arend, Certified Business Coach and Equine Guided Educator.
This is a special offer for just $125 per day. Bring a friend and you save $25 per person.
To reserve a place or for any questions about the workshop please contact me at 805.234.6454 or email Hertha@HWA-Coaching.com.
No horse experience required. No horse-riding involved. All exercises are ground work only.
A Successful Horse Sale/Purchase
Our office gets lots of calls and emails regarding potential legal claims, but we can only take on those cases that have enough evidence to back up the claims. Unfortunately, most rejections we issue come as a result of inadequate (or entirely non-existent!) contracts. Is it because all horse-people are just trusting by nature? A little crazy, perhaps? No matter the reason, contracts are vital to a successful transaction. In an effort to remedy this on-going problem in the horse industry, I offer these tips for a smooth transaction, regardless of whether you are buying or selling:
- Have the horse examined by an impartial veterinarian. Even the most impressive confirmation can hide defects that may get past a layman’s untrained eye, so a professional opinion is critical. Veterinarians complete years and years of schooling and residencies to learn how to properly identify lameness’s. Unless you went to vet school, hire a vet to perform a pre-purchase examination.
- If your vet recommends X-rays, get them. A pre-purchase examination is the buyer’s opportunity to have an expert “look under the hood,” and is the best way to ensure that you aren’t buying unknown health or soundness problems. If there is something that looks suspicious to the veterinarian and requires additional information, heed his/her advice to look deeper.
- Consider getting the horse’s blood drawn at the time of the exam. Sadly, it is relatively common for horses to be under the influence of painkillers, sedatives, or other drugs that can conceal lameness or enhance performance. Even if it not tested immediately, your vet can store the blood and test it if the horse’s behavior or soundness changes suddenly after your purchase.
- If the horse is registered, get the registration papers at the same time you pay the entire purchase price. In other words, if you are the buyer, do not make final payment without being sure that you’ll receive the registration papers at the same time. If you are the seller, do not hand over the horse’s registration papers without being sure that you’ll receive the final payment at the same time.
- A Note for Buyers: When you receive the registration papers, make sure that the description of the horse is correct, that the seller is listed as the current owner, and the seller has signed the transfer form in the correct place(s). If any of this information is lacking, RED FLAG!
- Get the dang thing in writing! The whole thing – A handshake is inadequate. Without a written agreement with the parties’ signatures, it can be very difficult to prove what the terms of the agreement are. In the event that something goes awry with the horse or the sale, it can boil down to he said versus she said, which never seems to come out quite right, no matter who says!
- Be specific. Your written agreement should clearly state the terms of your purchase, including any representations and warranties that the seller has made about the horse.
- No exceptions. If a buyer or seller refuses to put your agreement in writing, something is not right. Pass!
The Law Office of Jennifer A. McCabe is a full service law firm that meets the legal needs of the California equestrian community, offering counsel on equine legal matters ranging from liability releases to business formation to litigation.
Please contact our office for more information.
Jennifer A. McCabe
A Successful Horse Sale/Purchase – Law Office of Jennifer A. McCabe
I have read that “A Cowboy is a man who believes in God, country, family, and horse, in that order. He may count only a few men and women as real friends, but those who have proven themselves with the passage of time are true life-long friends. He’s old-fashioned, perhaps, believing in behaviors long past, but he feels the combination between the old ways and new ways are the best ways”.
If you know Scott Silveira, or have spent any time with him; you soon discover the above quote sums up Scott.
When you first drive up to his training facilities you are greeted with cows, bulls and horses. There are usually a few horses tied up, waiting to be worked with. The barn that Scott works out of takes you back to the old western days. You could imagine this type of barn existing in the early 1900’s. The tack that is hanging represents years of Scott’s training. He trains all different disciplines and will tell you that he is still learning from each one of his students and other trainers out there.
Scott started his training when he was a child. He attributes a lot of his methods of training to what he learned from his dad growing up. His dad Don was a trainer and competed in Reining Cowhorse competitions. Even though Scott has not shown a horse in years, it only seems proper that Scott is following in his footsteps. I have seen firsthand how his dad would be at the horse show with Scott, cheering him on and keeping him centered. This is where I learned how much family means to Scott. Scott and Don, between them have over 65 years of experience. But, if you ask them; they are still learning. They are both very humble men when it comes to their ability and their training methods. Scott enjoys training folks all ages. I have seen young kids working with Scott; all the way to the older generation. Scott has a way of working with each individual in a professional, fun and educational way. Scott’s motto is “Patience, Honesty, and Trust builds great partnership”. He has proven that to me and many folks over the years.
- Ranch horses
- Performance horse
- Pleasure / Trail Riding
- Hunter / Jumper & Dressage
- The list goes on and on.
Scott has even gone as far as training a zebra to pull a cart, which he will tell you “I did train a zebra to pull a cart, but not without the help of my good friend and horse trainer, Tommy Harris of Harris Stages Lines; and I must say it was quite a learning curve.”
In the last few years Scott has been in the process of breeding bulls for the Bucking Bull competition. Once again he is following in his Dad’s footsteps. His father raised one of the top Bulls in the NFR & PBR’s history. His name was, “Red Wolf” and Scott has the last of his father’s breeding. Scott’s vision is to build a state of the art Bull Training Facility. So, the folks from the central coast and central valley of California can bring their bulls for training to prepare for competition.
Premier Ag Performance Hay has been a big supporter of Scott and his training program from horses to bulls. Last year Premier Ag Performance Hay sponsored Scott in bull competition all over the western states. They ended up splitting the
“Year End Champion for the 4 year old Bulls in California”.
“Click Here” for YouTube Videos of some of Scott’s bulls.
My short time there did not slow down or stop the work that needed to be done at Scott’s Training facility. “A Cowboys work is never done.” As I was driving away I noticed Scott was back in the saddle hard at work.
For More Information:
Scott Silveira Horses
“Building performance horses from the ground up”
“Patience, Honesty, and Trust builds great partnerships.”
Scott Silveira – Horse Trainer / Bull Breeder
A note from the author, Polly Laughlin Craig. I had such an enjoyable time chatting with and learning more about Scott Silveira Training Facility. I can speak from experience, I have used Scott Silveira as my trainer. I had been riding for a period of time; I suddenly became afraid of riding my horse. Scott was so patience with me; while he helped me gain my confidence back up, I am happy to say I am back up and riding my horse again. Thank You Scott for not giving up on me.