After over 40 years with horses I am still finding LOTS to learn!
Most of my blogs here on Barnmice are about me, with Multiple Sclerosis, riding somewhat ruined horses. Since I am so unsteady, have bad balance, bad coordination, etc., etc., etc. I spend a lot of time and thought on keeping the horses I ride happy with me riding them. Do not get me wrong, I am not a horsie door mat, I don't use treats, and I expect the horses to obey me. I do listen when they say they are uncomfortable and I try to fix whatever is causing the discomfort quickly (usually it is the tack or my riding.) It seems to work.
There is a lot of knowledge on this site. A lot of it is sort of hidden on old Discussions, a good bit of it is in the old Blogs, and some in the Groups. If you have questions the Forum or Discussions is a good place to ask (there are categories, take you pick) or you could write a blog and hope someone chimes in!
I came across your page , and if you would like to try something different with your horse or any member of your stable I wanted to introduce myself and my hobby. My name is Gary Glaser and I am the mounted commander of the 9th New York Cavalry and live in Binbrook, Ont. I belong to a group of equine enthusiasts that enjoy living historians and American civil war, we are the 9th NY cavalry. The Ninth New York Cavalry has been reactivated by ain the portrayal of the life of the Federal Horse Soldier. As a group, we participate in living history encampments, re-enactments, and giving informative lectures throughout the year in both Ontario and the U.S. Visit use on the web atwww.9thnycavalry.com .
I would like to forward you 2 you tube sites dealing with Civil War re enacting, , the first is well put together, and it is from this past year at a large event in Gettysburg, unfortunately none of our members were at this event, but do know a large number of the riders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBCgFdTWLx4 The second one is a smaller event held at Upper Canada village, the 9th was the mounted cav. at this event, and this would be a typical small event .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCx3Xkn9Wuc If you have any one in your stable that would interest in becoming involved in our group , do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . We are not a stable and are not associated with any stable. We are a not for profit group. Thank You Gary Glaser