September 2010 Blog Posts (60)

Air View Welcome to the World Equestrian Games

This is located on US 25 ( Old Richmond Road )…

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Added by Marge Mullen on September 30, 2010 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Saddle Fit and Perceptions

 

 

If you have ever witnessed horses in a pasture or in a group standing at ease, how do they stand? A horse with its head up is alert and keeping track of its surroundings because it has seen or heard something that concerned it.…

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Added by Jochen Schleese on September 30, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

New U.S. Western Dressage Association

The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) has been established as a Colorado non-profit organization by passionate members of the U.S. western horse community to combine the culture of the American western horse and the discipline of…

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Added by Marge Mullen on September 29, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Question About the Say Hello Ritual

Today we have a question from Michelle from Canada who is already using the Waterhole Rituals™ to good effect by the sound of it but was seeking a little more clarification. Michelle wrote:


When I go to “Say Hello”, Amber (my mare) will sometimes walk towards me, so do I…
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Added by Carolyn Resnick on September 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Truth and consequences

Well, my trainer had her second ride on little Maggie yesterday. Maggie tried her patented move, 'The Maggie', a clever combination of buck, leap and rear. Now I've never really managed to enforce a consequence with that move, you know, laying in the dirt, with my ankle dislocated, bleeding, it wasn't something I was up to. Maggie found out about consequences!

And today was ride #3. Well well, someone's a very smart horse! She was very good, very gorgeous and very contrite. My…

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Added by MagsNMe on September 29, 2010 at 12:02am — No Comments

Canada-wide Anti Horse Slaughter Demonstration - October 4, 2010

Canada-wide Anti Horse Slaughter Demonstration - October 4, 2010 -Toronto

11:30 - 1:00 Beer Bistro…

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Added by Andrea on September 28, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Ladies: if you buy a Roping saddle, buy a vibrator too, you'll need one

For years, I bought, sold, repaired and even made a few western saddles. I loved to carve leather, so I would spend hours, days, and even weeks making elaborate designs on the fenders, swells and skirts.



Here is the funny thing, I was like the shoe maker who did not own a pair of his own shoes.



Neither did my husband.…



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Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Recommended Fall Vaccinations for Horses

Vaccination is intended to prevent disease, although with some diseases, vaccination can only reduce the severity of the illness. The best value in vaccination is in using a program that works with your veterinarian and targets the specific disease risks of your horses. Most disease risks in horses…

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Added by Jennifer (Boehringer Ingelheim) on September 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

WEG Canadian Dressage Team Behind-the-Scenes Update!

Here's the latest update from behind the scenes with the Canadian dressage team at WEG!

 

Well it's here!



The first leg of dressage starts bright and early Monday morning (8:30am to be exact). Monday and Tuesday mark the team dressage competion, where 2 rider's from each team will go on Monday (one in the morning and one in the afternoon group), while the next two ride on Tuesday in the…

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Added by Barbara F. on September 26, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Fall in Calgary

Typical for southern Alberta, nothing is typical in weather. So, this weekend we had 25C and 22C or so. And after the crappy summer we had, I HAD to get outside with little Maggie.

Friday was work in the arena, 25 minutes because that's as long as I could be VERY specific and demanding with her about being forward and answering the aids promptly. She did well. This was my first ride after my trainer was on her Wednesday.

Saturday, pure decadence, I went and…

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Added by MagsNMe on September 26, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Black and Blue, and a Bit Swollen Too!

Black and Blue, and a Bit Swollen Too!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 started out just like every other day. I woke up to my radio alarm playing virgin 99.9, I brushed my teeth, got dressed, and took my morning E3Live supplement. I put the leash on my puppy, Quigley, and headed downstairs.…





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Added by Lindsey Forkun on September 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Considering Which Technique to Use



I am now faced with a minor problem with my riding. I am finally at a point that I can consider riding at an intermediate level more when I ride with my riding teacher, Debbie. It has taken me 3 YEARS to get to this point, because I have had to grow new neurons to replace those taken by the MS. Due to Debbie's wonderful teaching I now have a pretty stable lower leg, my knees are often in the right place, my shoulders are working properly, and I've even managed to…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on September 26, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Inspiring Story From a Two Legged Dog

The Inspiring Story of a Two Legged Dog, Named Faith.



This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. She was born with 2 legs -



She of course could not walk when she was born. Even her mother did not want her.







His first owner also did…

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Added by Nicole Salo on September 25, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Meg Sleeper Sept 24 WEG Update

Sept 24

The cliff notes for today would be: exhausting day was spent in Kentucky!!! We packed up the trucks early so that we wouldn’t need to go back to the hotel to check out. While we were packing, it was really rather a nice diversion to watch Amelia, the 6 week old donkey filly, harassing one of her sheep. This baby donkey, who is not much bigger than a sheep herself, lives with her mother and a flock of sheep in a paddock across from the building in which we have been staying. She is… Continue

Added by Patti at OMEGA ALPHA on September 25, 2010 at 5:16am — No Comments

Muffinator...

Ah my little Maggie, aka Muffin, aka Muffinator, aka Magnolia, aka Maggie Mae.

Wednesday I wasn't feeling well, so my intrepid trainer rode Maggie. This was her first schooling ride on her. So, what did we learn? Doesn't react properly to the whip (hind legs move, but she sucks behind the leg), doesn't bend in her body, doesn't really take contact on the right rein, probably because she doesn't really take contact on the left rein....

We've made progress getting…

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Added by MagsNMe on September 25, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

When Your Horse Tries to Stop at the Gate

Hello,

I have a Tennessee walker and she rides around the arena fine until she passes the gate. Then it happens, she starts to walk sideways in to the gate. I am a new rider so I'm not sure what to do. When I try to correct her she thinks I'm telling her to stop. How do I do it?





Your horse is simply gate sour and wants to stop at the gate and go out of it and back to the barn. All horses have this tendency, if not handled correctly, and it is sometimes…

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Added by Julie Goodnight on September 24, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Meg Sleeper WEG Update: Sept 22

Sept 22

Todd Holbrook, our asst team vet, arrived this evening. He may be one

of the funniest people I have ever met and he has a fantastic eye for

horses. It is now beginning to really feel like a championship event

is around the corner (in other words…it is getting busy!). More

practicing of dismounting and untacking today, for a few hours

actually. We showed everyone the quick release snaps for the breast

collars (thanks Val!!) and all the riders have the… Continue

Added by Patti at OMEGA ALPHA on September 23, 2010 at 11:31am — No Comments

What if ...............

What if .............



loneliness was simply a feeling of impatience, telepathically sent to you by friends you've yet to meet, urging you to go out more, do more, and get involved, so that life's serendipities could bring you together...



Would you still…

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Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 22, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

A hurricane, great.

So last night was my ridding lesson.



It didn't go ahead.



I was home suffering with a cold, when a hurricane hit. Now see, the wind wasn't much of a problem. It was the rain. If the rain had been snow, then it would have been fine. But no-where here is built to handle that much rain. So obviously, my lesson did not go ahead. The horses should be fine, I haven't heard any report from any barns in my area that have flooded and horses needed to be moved. Besides for the race… Continue

Added by Emily Walsh on September 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

How to Approach and Leave Your Horse



I did a clinic a couple of months ago that we were recording for my latest DVD Introduction to the Waterhole Rituals™. I was working with the participants in the arena where we were all being horses and trainers.…


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Added by Carolyn Resnick on September 22, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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