Wednesday Mar 17 – Happy St Patrick’s day!
This is a big teaching day, so not as much time to ride. I combined teaching a student with getting Belle worked. We just rode 40 minutes, doing about 2 walking miles on the trail and then some arena trot work. Happily, it is…Continue
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This Week in Horse History - March 22nd Through March 28th
March 23, 1962 - Jacqueline Kennedy received a horse named Sardar from Ayub Khan, Pakistan's governor. Governor Khan, a horseman himself, learned of Jackie Kennedy's love of horses when he first
visited the White House. He gave her Sardar, a gelding, who she nicknamed Black Jack.…
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It seems that no matter how old I get and how much experience I have, I still have more to learn. I started learning how to train with my first horse, who was just green-broke when I got him. I did not have enough money to get him trained and I had to learn training from reading books, trying stuff out on my horse, scratching my head and trying again. Fortunately my green-broke horse was cooperative, intelligent, quick to pick up new knowledge, and willing to…
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Conditions: Amazing weather - high 60's no bugs no mud. able to hack both horses before and after rides. rode both in double. Rode outside in FEI ring (This ring is called the FEI ring as during the USDF dressage show, all the FEI rides are in this ring. It is a beautiful ring with great footing and 2 permanent judges booth - the actula ring is not up - so the dimensions are greater than 20mx60m
Caddymaster: OK and YIPPEE! I am…Continue
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Horses have a natural instinct to pull and push against pressure – not give and soften to it. So every opportunity you get, teach your horse to soften to pressure. You always want your horse thinking of how he can give and soften to pressure, rather than thinking of how he can…Continue
At Training and First levels, you're asked to ride your horse in a working gait.
So you might ask, how do I know what is a good working gait for my horse?
A working gait is the gait that the horse most easily presents himself in the best balance. So a working gait is as individual as the horse…Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on March 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Bert de Nemethy
No, it's not Christmas in March. And I'm not even talking about the dressage show season. I suspect my mare-owning friends (at least those situated in the Northern Hemisphere) know exactly what I'm talking about. It's that season.
When mares are in season, life can get interesting. I hear so many stories from friends with mares who become…Continue
Caddymaster First let me mention his half brother Tip Top who underwent colic surgery this past weekend. I have loved following Tip Top's career. I was also very keen on Max - another master offspring recently retired. So I hope Tip Top does well, at 16 yo, I wonder if he will be show fit again? definitely not going to WEG.
So Caddy was great today so let me start there. I was able to ride outside and hack before and after the ride. It was an absolutely…Continue
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Saturday – March 13Had to help at the 4H gymkhana, and in the afternoon, it was screaming…Continue
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‘Indoor eventing’ was the title of the ‘continuous professional development’ training day held on Monday 15th March 2010 at Hadlow College, nr Tonbridge in Kent. The coach for the day was Nick Turner FBHS.
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