Laura Hunter
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  • Stouffville, ontario
  • Canada
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Volunteers needed for therapeutic riding program

Hi,We are in desperate need of volunteers on Saturday mornings to help out in a therapeutic riding program near Stouffville.  If you are interested or would like more details please email me at…Continue

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Started Nov 20, 2010

Volunteers Needed

We really need volunteers for our therapeutic riding program, Giddyup!.  We are located near Stouffville.  Our classes run Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.  Great kids, great horses and lots…Continue

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Started Mar 29, 2010

Volunteers needed

We really need volunteers for our therapeutic riding program, Giddyup! located near Stouffville.  It's a lot of fun and good exercise - great kids and horses! The program runs on Saturday mornings…Continue

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Started Mar 28, 2010


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I also provide riding lessons and workshops for beginner and nervous adult riders.

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Pay Attention!

I was in my arena today working with my new horse, Clementine. She is four years old and she is one of those truly great horses that come along so infrequently. She is sensitive, responsive and athletic, and riding her is a bit like driving a Ferrari. Most importantly she is sane, calm and intelligent. Her previous owner taught her to go fast and straight with her nose… Continue

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 1:23pm

Ride WIth Confidence: Part 10 - Celebrate Your Success and Have Fun!

It is important to celebrate every time you accomplish something with your horse. It is also important to stay motivated by taking the time to step back from all your hard work and have fun. Here are some suggestions:

Play games with your horse. Playing games is a great way to gain confidence while putting your new skills to practical use. In our arena we participate in obstacle courses, relay races, musical rides, and our new favourite activity, equine soccer. You can play…

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 1:52pm

Ride WIth Confidence: Part 9 - Finding the Right Support

For most of us riding is easier if we have a coach or instructor to support and help us. It is always good to have another set of eyes on the ground and someone to offer encouragement to help us get over the emotional bumps.

There are a great many good riders in the equestrian world who teach. Being a good rider though does not always make someone a good teacher. Riding and teaching are two completely different skill sets. The ability to get on an athletic, energetic horse…

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:44pm

Ride With Confidence: Part 8 - The Art of Staying in the Saddle

While we all know there is a huge psychological component to riding there is no denying that it is also very much a physical skill. Everyone needs to develop a balanced, stable secure seat on a horse. That requires improving your core strength and balance but there is a payoff for that effort. You will fee much more confident in the saddle if you know that you can stick there no matter what happens.

Your posture and balance also have a tremendous influence on your horse's…

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

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At 7:42pm on April 1, 2010, Barnmice Admin said…
I love your blog, Laura!
Please do continue to post "unofficially" if you like and then I'll put you in the featured bloggers line-up and get back to you with more info. about the schedule in about a week.
Happy Easter!:)

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