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.…Continue
Added by Jochen Schleese on September 30, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…
Added by Carolyn Resnick on September 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by MagsNMe on September 29, 2010 at 12:02am — No Comments
Canada-wide Anti Horse Slaughter Demonstration - October 4, 2010 -Toronto
11:30 - 1:00 Beer Bistro…Continue
Added by Andrea on September 28, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments
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 are seasonal. For performance horses, the greatest benefit…Continue
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…
Added by Barbara F. on September 26, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by MagsNMe on September 26, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Patti at OMEGA ALPHA on September 25, 2010 at 5:16am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
Added by Julie Goodnight on September 24, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Added by Patti at OMEGA ALPHA on September 23, 2010 at 11:31am — No Comments
Would you still…
Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 22, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments
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I just have to post a couple pictures of my little man when we put a saddle pad on him. He's 2 1/2 months old and a 'whole world of trouble'. He's by Popeye out of a Cheops Z x Tango Selune mare. I love…Continue