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Legendary Jockey Pat Day’s Horseracing Career

On January 23, 1994, jockey Pat Day achieved a major milestone in his impressive racing career: While riding Miss Popsnorkle at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Day won his 6,000th race. In doing so, Day became the 10th Thoroughbred jockey to win 6,000 races during his career. Day went on to win two additional races that same…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 26, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments

horse shows/schooling in oregon

Hey, so I want to do something with my horse before summer just to get her used to the idea of showing and helping her understand it. Is there anything in oregon that's not in Eugene? Or that is close to estacada, sandy? Anything but English because I sold my English saddle.

Added by savannah elizabeth rose lelm on January 25, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments

3nd Edition of Ride Like You've Never Been Thrown

As published in the Rider Newspaper

Ride Like You’ve Never Been Thrown

Part 3

A Diamond Dozen

 

 

When I…

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Added by Cheryl Bruder on January 25, 2015 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Rags to Riches Horse Stories Wanted

Have you got an incredible Rags to Riches horse story to share?



I am a long time horse sport author, journalist and former competitor. I am putting together an ebook about horses, ponies, donkeys and mules who have gone from rags to riches. I want stories that will tug at the heart strings, and bring tears to the eyes. I want stories about animals who were no longer winners, no longer considered useful, and the no hopers who, by a twist of luck and fate, were saved at the last minute… Continue

Added by Cindy Crank on January 25, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Accomplishments and goals.........

I have recentky(like, last Monday) taken to riding bareback but not bridless(evidently I am not skilled enough for that, there goes my inner Stacy Westfall) as my trainer informed me it would help with my fairly non-existant balance whilst cantering. She says my balance is fairly good considering my lack of experience, but I felt and feel and it needs a LOT of work and asked(or begged) for solutions.…

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Added by Paula Stevens on January 24, 2015 at 6:48pm — 2 Comments

I Had a Much More Exciting Ride on Tercel This Week

I Had a Much More Exciting Ride on Tercel This Week

 

Let me put it this way, I do not think I will have to “train” Tercel to elevate his forehand.

Nothing bad happened, I had a good ride.  But when I got to the stable Debbie was upset from seeing a medical treatment of her mother-in-law.  Fortunately the lady recovered, but she is very old and frail.  Debbie’s husband, as is proper, is at his mother’s side and everyone else has more work mucking, feeding, watering, and…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on January 24, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

New Beginnings: Tips for First-Time Breeders

If you're thinking of breeding your mare for the first time, you’ll be journeying into new territory. It can mean big changes for you, your finances, and your free time. If you’re thinking of breeding your mare, this advice can help you get started.

Choose a Mare Worth Being Bred

One of the most common mistakes that…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Seeing Things Like Horses Do.

We see things differently than horses.  And like usual, I think we should try to be more like them.

To start, one of the easy ways to tell if a mammal is predator or prey is eye position. Predators, like us humans, have our eyes close together, aiding our depth perception and…

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Added by Anna Blake on January 23, 2015 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

Transporting Your Horse in Winter Weather

Safety is always a consideration when transporting your horse, but winter weather adds an extra challenge to trailering your horse. When you have to transport your horse during the winter, you will have additional factors to consider with each trip.

Keep a Close Eye on the Weather

When scheduling your trip, closely monitor…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Monitor a Horse Away in Training

When sending a horse away for training, that horse may be away for a few weeks or even a few months. And while you may have done your homework before sending your horse away for training, there’s still room for things to go wrong. Monitoring your horse when he’s not at home can be tricky, but it’s also important to ensure that he is safe and training is…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 21, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Reward (for Horses) is Overrated

I reward too often. I reward when I shouldn't. I reward behavior that doesn't deserve it (anymore). How, some may ask. You cannot reward often enough! Reward fuels motivation, without reward no learning!



Wrong (at least in my opinion).

To understand the most important lessons, horses need no reward.



I don't know about the…

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Added by Nadja Mueller on January 20, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Weekend Update

Weekend Update                           

 

I decided to give Cole a break on Friday and ride Dante in the arena instead; since Ellen wasn’t able to ride him on Thursday.  Wow, was he a nice horse to ride—smooth—responsive and fun. …

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Added by Judi Daly on January 19, 2015 at 2:13pm — No Comments

The Hackney Pony

Are you lucky enough to have a Hackney Pony in your barn? This flashy, high-stepping pony has an intriguing history and makes a popular horse show competitor.

History

The Hackney originated from Norfolk, England. Norfolk…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 19, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

No I in team but an E in We

All coaches take their sports seriously. They take winning to a new level at times. A good coach cares about his team's well being. They make sure to keep things fair, keep favortism to a low and encourage team spirit. A good coach won't let winning be their only focus. They'll make sure to also have fun and learn from mistakes.

A bad coach allows his love for winning to control…

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Added by Paula Stevens on January 19, 2015 at 12:05am — 1 Comment

^_^ he listened....finally

Another ride. Another day. And it was great. Well,good at least if not great. If ya'll been following my posts(I Know Jackie has) then you know the horse I so madly adore(he's just so cute and handsome), has been being a devil to me.  Some of these issues, I know, is me. When Cody starts to act out(tossing his head;snorting;pawing the ground;shifting;etc) I get... nervous.... nervous that I'll lose control completely and that once I do lose control, I'll…

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Added by Paula Stevens on January 17, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

I am Finally Riding Debbie's Horse Tercel!

I am Finally Riding Debbie’s Horse Tercel!

First the not so good news.  Mick’s owner changed stables and took Mick with her, so I am no longer riding Mick.

This week I started riding Debbie’s horse Tercel, a dark bay or brown Arab gelding, I think he is in his low teens.  Debbie got this horse a few months after I started riding Mia (around seven years ago), and I’ve been wanting to ride him ever since.  Debbie got him to be HER horse, she had trained him to saddle but his…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on January 17, 2015 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

New Beginnings: Fostering a Rescue Horse

Continuing our theme of new beginnings, you could give a horse a new beginning this year! Fostering a rescue horse is a great way to help out a horse in need. If you think you’d like to give fostering a try, here are the basics that you will need to know.

Read the Fine Print

Every horse rescue has…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Everyday Value of Dressage.

Is your horse a different person under-saddle?

Maybe tacking up is all good, but once you are ready to mount, he dances around a bit. But you’re athletic enough to grab on and swing a leg over, pulling on the reins to slow him down. Oh well, then his head comes up, but you’re no pansy. Sure, his trot is jolting and his neck counter-bent, but…

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Added by Anna Blake on January 16, 2015 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

Horse Photo Challenge

Many, many moons ago, I would regularly take part in photo challenges and the likes, posting my extremely amateur results over on my other blog...

Being that I mostly see horses every day, with the occasional Donkey thrown in the mix for good measure, I have been on the look out for a 'Horsey' themed photo challenge for some time now... To absolutely no avail!…

January Horse Photo Challenge#SFSHorsePhotoChallenge

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Added by Lorna Leeson on January 16, 2015 at 7:14am — No Comments

How does one know when enough is enough?



How does one know when They've been working a horse long enough or if they've done enough for the…

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Added by Paula Stevens on January 15, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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