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October 14, 2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS Previously published in The Valley Equestrian Newspaper. No part of this article may be used without the written permission from the author. By Staci Grattan-Fornshell “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” Will Rogers “With a mustang you cannot hide and you cannot lie to yourself” Anna Twinney Recently […]


October 15, 2014

By Staci Grattan July 19th, 2014 Spirit Horse Center was the home for the Area Five Special Olympics Horse Show for the third year in a row. Hosted by Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship, the show encompassed three area teams, 37 brave and hard working riders, 11 incredible horses and a horde of devoted friends, family […]


October 6, 2014

By Staci Grattan Photo Credit: Liv Bjerre I recently attended an eight day holistic horsemanship course near Cody, Wyoming at the beautiful Dimock Ranch. Taught by a mentor of mine, Anna Twinney of Reach Out to Horses, and a follow-up to many hours of previously completed course work, the curriculum focused on further honing my […]


June 4, 2014

Dressage as I see it – An invitation for the casual rider. By Staci Grattan – Spirit Horse Center   As a born and raised “backyard rider” I’ve had horses basically my whole life. I come from a line of “do it yourselfer” backyard horsemen and women. As a preteen from a financially challenged family […]


April 4, 2014

What did you say? A look at how important our words are in horsemanship and in life. By Staci Grattan – Owner, Spirit Horse Center in Brainerd Minn. http://www.spirithorsecenterinc.com *This article also published in the April edition of the Valley Equestrian News I hear these things every day in my barn. I hear them from […]


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