November 2009 Blog Posts (85)

Saddle Fit and the Sway-backed Horse

This blog is in response to a member request to address saddlefitting as regards her sway-backed Arab. She is presently able to use only a western saddle on her horse, which she states is the only one that apparently doesn’t bridge.

As in my other blogs, I am going to retain my level of honesty (and hopefully simplicity!) in addressing some of these issues, so please take what I say in the manner with which I present it – I want to honestly help as many riders and horses as…


Added by Jochen Schleese on November 2, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Horse Nutrition: You Can Lead a Horse to Water…Can You Make Him Drink?

Provide free access to clean fresh water at all times” is the advice given by most horse management or equine nutrition books. The simplicity and brevity of this statement fails to reveal the complexity and importance of water in equine nutrition. Water is the most important nutrient and it is too often overlooked in a horse’s diet. Deprived of all nutrients except for water, horses can survive for 20 to 25 days. Deprived of water but not feed, horses will only survive 5 to 6 days at best. More… Continue

Added by Equine Nutrition @ Purina on November 2, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

First NAJYRC Qualifier for 2010!

This past weekend I went to the ADA Fall Fiesta with my horse Chance and my trainer Teri Patton-Rich's horse Wynsum. She's selling him so she thought it would be good for me to show him so she could market him as a Junior horse. I'm trying to qualify for both the 2010 North American Junior Young Rider Championships and National Championships. Both Chance and Wynsum did really well in the FEI… Continue

Added by Catherine Chamberlain on November 1, 2009 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

More about Spruce Meadows '09

The Equi-Fair and World Market

Two large buildings (the Riding Hall and Equi-plex) hold a combined total of over 100,000 SqFt of indoor and outdoor vendor space. Items include horse trailers, farm equipment, barns, and of course, saddles and tack, along with equestrian themed gifts and clothing. Vendors hail from around the globe, including France, Germany, Ireland, the US, Holland and Australia.

This is also a great… Continue

Added by KatyM., Community News on November 1, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

32 Faults in Position to Avoid While Jumping

Jane Marshall Dillon owned, directed, and taught riding at the Junior Equitation School in Vienna, Va. from the 1950's into the 1970's, where she taught the Forward Seat. In 1961 her wonderful book "Form Over Fences" was first published. This book is unique, it only deals with the jump, and has lots and lots of pictures to train the reader's eye, both of mistakes…


Added by Jackie Cochran on November 1, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

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