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Winter Rules for Now

Winter Rules for Now

Yesterday we got our first real snow this winter down here in NC. It snowed steadily for a few hours yesterday afternoon but it was too warm for any of it to stick, even my porch railing was bare. Friday morning it felt so cold, damp and raw when I opened my front door that I KNEW that Mia would curse me out if I tried to ride, even with two butt blankets on her. “Are you…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on December 9, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

How to Buy a Groom’s Wedding Band?

A marriage is an auspicious ceremony, in which both the bride and the groom have to wear rings that solemnize the occasion and the relationship they are about to share. Now, when buying wedding bands, you need to be careful about several things. Until and unless you are careful about the bands that you are buying, you may end up buying the wrong one, which may not suit the finger size of the would-be groom or may be made from a material, which he may not want to…

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Added by Silvia Watson on December 6, 2017 at 1:41am — No Comments

Guide to Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances Like a Pro!

Banish those streaks and the irritating fingerprints forever, once and for always. Appliances made from stainless steel like dishwashers, fridge, ovens, etc. first come to your home all gleaming in pristine glory. So much so you might even feel that they will continue to remain so forever and will stand the tests of time. However, it does not stay that way, and eventually, all of these appliances will lose the luster because of your grubby fingers, water spills, and accidental messes.…

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Added by Silvia Watson on December 6, 2017 at 12:42am — No Comments

Backs, Equine and Human

Backs, Equine and Human

Wednesday, during my lesson with Debbie, I had to work on Bingo's back and on my back.

When I started my ride on Bingo it was super, super obvious that Bingo's back still did not feel good. Because of this I spent over half of my ride up in two-point since Bingo DID NOT want me sitting down on the…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on December 2, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Great Benefits of Horseback Riding

We all have our own reason for wanting to learn how to ride a horse. The benefits of this sport are numerous and are shared among all riders. If you are a horse owner, you may be thinking that you don't need such information. But, I hope you will continue reading. And if someone is searching for a new hobby, maybe the info below will help convince you to join the horseback riders club. …

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Added by Silvia Watson on December 1, 2017 at 7:35am — No Comments

Even at 31 Years Old Mia Still Improves

Even at 31 Years Old Mia Still Improves

Mia is old. Mia is ancient. Mia has arthritis problems in her hocks. Mia has the most sensitive mouth of any horse I've ridden in the past 47 years.

I have been riding Mia for 8 years, accepting the fact that she will never, ever become completely sound. All this time I have been…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on November 25, 2017 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Riding bareback: when natural is not necessarily better.

That bareback beach riding bucket list experience - a tender moment for the rider, yet perhaps differently “tender” for the horse.

In several recent studies researchers have confirmed the benefits of pressure -distribution thanks to saddle trees, making them a better option…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on November 25, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

Cash Flow Statements of Nybrostrand Company

Cash Flows and Net Income Comparison

The net cash flow was $613,000 while the net income was $161,150 for the year. The positive net cash flow represents the amount of money that the business received from its activities that include financing, operating, and investing. Some of this money is not directly in the form of profits but as loans, capital, and sale of inventories. On the other hand, the net profit refers to the extra money that the firm raises from its…

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Added by Andrea Harris on November 24, 2017 at 10:38am — No Comments

Am I allowed to use a bitless bridle?

 I'm asked this question at a few open shows per season. Currently most rule books do not permit bitless bridle.

At the Global Dressage Forum. Dr. Andrew McLean one of the panel experts “How you train the bitless bridle depends on the hands at the other end. I think you can have the horse light in…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on November 17, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Insights into The World of Horse Racing - The Most Exciting Competitive Sport!

Horse racing is the sports of running horses, driven by jockeys. Horse racing is one of the primitive sports which are continuing for centuries, and the most fantastic aspect of this game is that even today the basic concept of this sport has encountered almost no alteration. A crucial feature of horse racing is that the horse which reaches the destination first and foremost is declared the champion of the racing competition. …

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Added by Silvia Watson on November 16, 2017 at 12:45am — No Comments

The Difference Between Movements, Figures and Patterns Ruth Hogan-Poulsen

The Difference Between Movements, Figures and Patterns

Ruth Hogan-Poulsen







Many people ask me about the choreography of their freestyle pattern. One of the confusions surrounding a freestyle pattern is what is allowed and what is forbidden at a certain level. Before you can begin to build a pattern you need to know the difference between movements and figures so that you don't try something that is on the "forbidden" list at your level.





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Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on November 12, 2017 at 11:13pm — No Comments

I Moved My Grip Up an Inch or So

I Move My Grip Up an Inch or So

When I talked to Debbie before my lesson on Wednesday, I told her about my hip bursitis and that I would not be very ambitious, no “rider's push-ups”, limited 2-point and limited posting trot. I had been hobbling around all week and I did not want to do anything that would trigger my hip bursitis again! I asked to use the Equicube so I would work different…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on November 11, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments

Ready for the show – bitless or not!

I applaud Melanie Ferrio-Wise  not so much for going bridleless at the Washington Horse show, but for the systematic process she took to get there.

As a riding a teacher, I’m excited about process– understanding and enjoying the journey, not just the results.  Teaching skills and cues to your horse,…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on November 10, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Practice and muscle memory

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

January 31, 2017 / Ruth Hogan-Poulsen



What is Muscle Memory?



If you've ever worked on your posture or a set of aids for a movement on your horse, you've probably heard the words "muscle memory.” But what is this mysterious thing? Is it something real or just a part of dressage riders’ folklore? Can we do anything to make our learning more efficient, or should we be suspicious of "automatic" riding as less creative?



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Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on November 5, 2017 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

I Triggered My Hip Bursitis

I Triggered My Hip Bursitis

Last week, when I rode two horses using my regular Prussian Sided stirrups with the Super-Comfort stirrup pads, I triggered my hip bursitis. My hips used to bother me many years ago until I bought my Back on Track boxer shorts and started wearing them every day, and last week was the first time in YEARS that my hips hurt, specifically my left hip joint, especially…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on November 4, 2017 at 11:58am — No Comments

Bridless Jumper class

Even with one refusal and two rails, which dropped them to 24th in the placings, Melanie Ferrio-Wise  was delighted with her performance at the Washington International. She rode the course with a neck rope instead of a bridle!

She describes her horse as a tough horse unable to handle the stress of…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on November 3, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Oakley Diaries 33 - Three Pillars of Learning

   In our weekly lesson we are now jumping about 85cm (2'9") which probably doesn't sound like a big deal, but my desire is not to jump as high as possible in as short a time as possible, but rather to excel at going over jumps, raising the bar a bit at a time, and address whatever shortcomings become most obvious as the difficulty increases. My immediate goal, is to ride around in rhythm, to turn to the jump in rhythm, go over the jump in…

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Added by B. G. Hearns on October 29, 2017 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

My Heels Creep Up Again

My Heels Creep Up Again

In my search for more stability while doing the “rider's push-up” exercise, it occurred to me that my double-offset Prussian sided stirrups might be destabilizing me while I bent my hip joints so I could touch the horse's neck with my chest. So I dug out my pair of regular Prussian sided stirrups, bought another pair of the Super-Comfort stirrup pads, put the new pads on…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on October 28, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cowboy Up!

Oops!  I ironed a hole right through my dress pants for the second day of judging in Israel.  And my pants from the previous day had a small rip beginning.  No needle and thread…maybe duct tape?  Prayed for the seam to hold as I crawled through fences…gingerly!

I had to take my own advice-when things go…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on October 25, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Three days teaching riding clinics and workshops after the horse show in Israel.

 I LOVED coaching this group of older teens, each hoping to earn a place on the Israeli AQHA youth world cup team.  The following year each will head to compulsory military service, before pursuing any post-secondary education. 

This must be what contributes to their strong work ethic and…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on October 23, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

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