August 2012 Blog Posts (39)

Rider Tidiness

Hey bloggers,

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far and staying dry during all the rain we've been having. This week's blog for Baker's is going to be dedicated to rider tidiness. As a rider, your coach and judges like when you are tidy and neat in both your horse's appearance as well as your own. It looks more professional to be well put together for both horse and rider, and in doing so makes your overall picture look very appealing. At Baker's, we have many products to…

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Added by carmen griscti on August 11, 2012 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Victim of Love: The In-Your-Pocket Horse.

-Written by request from another trainer. Nothing I am about to say is new, just hoping to provoke thought.…
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Added by Anna Blake on August 10, 2012 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Crazy Day in the Park

Crazy Day in the Park

My sister and I planned to take Cole and Ranger up to the show ring area for a ride, but it looked like rain. She checked her smart phone, and sure enough, rain was on the way. It was hard to tell how much time we had—maybe and hour or maybe two?

We decided to take the chance and ride, anyway. We would keep an eye on the sky and turn for home if it looked bad. The ride we were planning takes about an hour and a half if we do a lot of trotting.

Ellen…

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Added by Judi Daly on August 8, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Special Horse in NJ is Teaching Others Courage and Overcoming Adversity

SEE THIS ARTICLE (NJ.com, Hunterdon Democrat, Horse News) August 2012...

Horse with a Broken Body Has the Knack for Healing Others (teaching them to stand up on their own two feet with courage!)…

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Added by Christianna Capra on August 8, 2012 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

3 TIPS FOR TAKING THE DRAMA OUT OF MONEY

Love this new post by Cathy Rivers! Check it out! Just yesterday I read three articles on how parents of Olympian athletes always have extreme money issues. It takes money to be a champion.....if you're an equestrian this is 

important info....

3 TIPS FOR TAKING THE DRAMA OUT OF MONEY

Money is such a big source of drama for people, businesses and organizations these days. Webster’s defines this use of the…

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Added by Sarah Redfield on August 8, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments

"Researchers urge rethink of 'Monty Roberts' horse training method"

 

I think this is a fascinating view of Monty Robert's methods of "join-up" and of the use of the round pen. Something worth considering. I've also provided a link to his response.

 

Researchers urge rethink of 'Monty Roberts' horse training method July 13, 2012 Enlarge Researchers used a remote control car to mimic the actions of a trainer using the Join-Up method, undermining the idea of a human-horse connection. (Phys.org) -- Aspects of a horse training…

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Added by Barbara F. on August 7, 2012 at 10:33am — 5 Comments

Fitting Cowboy Boots

Published with permission from Horse.com:

Cowboy boots aren’t your ordinary sneaker or shoe. They are unique just like the people who wear them. They have their own style and functionality. Cowboy boots do a job and that is to protect your feet while doing chores in the pasture, working in…

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Added by Tony Avisato on August 6, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

STEP BY STEP & COLORADO HORSE PARK RAISE THOUSANDS FOR COMMUNITY DISPLACED BY FIRES

STEP BY STEP & COLORADO HORSE PARK FOUNDATIONS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR FAMILIES DISPLACED BY WALDO CANYON FIRES AT SUMMER IN ROCKIES SERIES

CHILDREN RECEIVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES THANKS TO STEP BY STEP’S “SCHOOL IN A BACKPACK”

ONLINE INITIATIVE BEFORE FALL CLASSES BEGIN…

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Added by Sydney Masters on August 6, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

Maggie in the mud...

Okay, not mud, actually, just wet sand.  Muffin was a bit of a saucy thing in our lesson on Wednesday (by that I mean she had moments where you feel like you are sitting on a barrel of TNT, match at the ready), so my trainer won't make a decision on our show hopes until next lesson.  In her defence, Maggie was in season, and this late in the year, she is INSISTENT in her cycle.  So, it looked like the next couple days were going to be wet, so my instructions were to ride her outside, in the…

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Added by MagsNMe on August 5, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

I Say GOOD BOY Many More Times Today

 

I must confess that I approached my ride on Bobby today with sort of a hopeless feeling.  So I spent the grooming time giving his head a good scratching, hoping that if I made him feel good he might be more cooperative.  Bobby is always such a good boy during grooming and tacking up, he puts up with the indignity of the spray bottle, and he is very good during tacking up.  Shannon has him trained so she can tighten the girth without having to hold the reins at all, and Bobby…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on August 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

"Long Hot Dog Days Of Summer"

Many thanks to Barnmice member Geoff Tucker, DVM for allowing us to share his blog!

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Added by Barnmice Admin on August 5, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments

Safety around the farm!

Hey guys, 

Hope everyone is enjoying the start to the long weekend, and have enjoyed watching the spectacular performances by the Canadians today at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Canada won their first gold medal of this Olympic Games, as well as a silver and a bronze medal; go Canada go! For all the riders competing at Grandview Summer Horse Trials tomorrow, best of luck! Make sure you bring your rain boots and rain gear because the weather is unfortunately not looking too…

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Added by carmen griscti on August 4, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments

August 2012

Wednesday Aug 1 2012

I've been going up after work every night to cold hose Cooper. Last night I didn't say anything to him and just walked past his stall, I thought I was being quiet but his head popped up from eating and he came over to the door and squeezed his face against the screen. Guess he could hear my bones creaking LOL

The hematoma is not getting any bigger now, looks like it has gone down a bit. I put poultice on it Tuesday and Wednesday after drying him and then…

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Added by Coopersmom_1958 on August 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

Do you have SUL for the horses?

Unconditional Love

E. A. Buck 2012

Unconditional: not subject to conditions; complete.

Sympathetic: having the capacity of being simultaneously affected with the same feeling as another.

Love: an intense feeling of deep affection or fondness for.

In Sanskrit the word for a deeper compassion is karuna.   Karuna is actually our ability to relate to another in so intense a measure that the plight of the other affects us as much as…

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Added by E. Allan Buck on August 4, 2012 at 1:01am — 4 Comments

Elite Equestrian magazine is proud to announce that we are growing.

Elite Equestrian magazine is proud to announce that we are growing.

We are increasing our size to a standard 8.5 x 11 magazine, produced 6 times a year.

Starting with our winter / December issue. www.eliteequestrian.us

In appreciation of our associates and their support we are please to extend our 

5x8 rate card prices for our new size.

www.eliteequestrian.us 

Still included…

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Added by Bill Vander Brink on August 3, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Dog Agility and Horse Agility

I can’t remember who came first in my life- dogs or horses. I do know a few of each are required for my mental health. There is a slow and gradual changing of the guard, as years go on.

Three dogs and 13 years ago, my cattle dog, Hero and I were pretty depressed after losing our old dog, Spam. The moping around was wearing on us, so we signed up for Dog Agility class and called it date night.

I’d been to obedience classes with other dogs- but this was different. It was happy…

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Added by Anna Blake on August 3, 2012 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

The Oakley Diaries - 9: "Reculez pour Mieux Sauter"

Oakley had a light July.

We aren't going anywhere for August, and probably not in Septermber, either.

We are going to concentrate on basic dressage work and  jumping skills over low jumps.

First, because he got kicked good and hard by a mare who wears…

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Added by B. G. Hearns on August 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

DO YOU HAVE OLYMPIC-SIZED CONFIDENCE?

Love this new blog post by expert Confidence + Money Breakthrough Coach, Cathy Rivers of Big Horse Dreams, Inc.!

Also, I was asked the question not long ago: Do I think that your success and confidence as an equestrian is connected to your relationship with money?…

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Added by Sarah Redfield on August 1, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

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