Added by Lindsay Grice on September 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
In life, we are given three choices. Give up, give in, or give it our all.
I gave up.
At 20 years old, I am fighting depression, my physical health, and desperate to find a path to my future. When I was 17, I was forced to sell the Thoroughbred that was my ticket to…Continue
Last weekend my husband and I went up to Maryland and I got my yearly lesson from Karen Fenwick at North Fork School of Equitation in Jefferson, Md. I found this long trip (around 1,000 miles round trip) totally exhausting. By the time I got to North Fork I had been traveling for three days and I was not in top shape physically because I was very tired. But autumn has finally come, North Fork is in the foothills, and it was cool enough so I could wear my deerskin…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on September 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
First, get really mad. Swearing is…
Apples came to us this summer from my husband’s ailing aunt. She is entering the early stages of dementia and as a result decided to sell the farm and move into a retirement community nearby. Though we weren’t necessarily on the market for a persnickety 12-year old Percheron mare, our farm came with stables and an empty paddock and my husband was insistent that Apples stay in the family, so now she’s become the newest member of our household. My daughters are overjoyed but I guess you could…Continue
I did not get to ride Sunday because Shannon had hurt her shoulder. Then on Sunday my son cut a gash across one of his knuckles (2 stitches) so he could not help me with Mia on Monday. My husband was home so he kindly took me out to ride Mia, but he had strained his hand so I had to do all of the currying, brushing, hoof rasping, tacking up and applying fly spray. My husband did manage to clean out the hooves and put in the thrush medicine. By the time I got to the ring…Continue
He got introduced by that name, but I prefer being a bit more formal with him, as a sign of respect. Archibald feels more suitable.
Here he is passing time with a couple of boys in my herd, but I…
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Added by Russ Krachun Kozak Horsemanship on September 19, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Dressage show being held by Reiss's Stables in Powassan, Ontario. This is an EC sanctioned bronze and silver dressage show. Judge will be Joanne Bouwhuise EC M level judge. The show will be held October 5th, 2013 and the following day Joanne will be doing a clinic for anyone interested. More information and prize list can be found at http://knowltonridgeequestrian.com/events/dressage-shows/
Added by Madison Lawson on September 19, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments
What To Know About Horse Colic
By: Sharise Hawkins
– The icy claws of fear set firmly into the spine of every horse owner upon hearing the very word spoken… Colic. By definition, "colic" is simply a vague term for "pain" anywhere between the stomach and tail of the horse, and tells us next to nothing for a diagnosis. At some point in our equestrian lives, chances are good that we will have to deal with colic in…Continue
Added by Barnmice Media on September 17, 2013 at 8:13pm — No Comments
Interview With Horse Trainer And Clinician Lynn Palm
By: Nicole Salo
- Horse trainer, clinician and coach Lynn Palm took some time out of her very busy schedule to answer a few questions for me on what she finds most rewarding about training horses, how horses have inspired her and the wonderful American Quarter Horse stallion Rugged Lark.
NS: As a highly influential horse trainer with over 40 years of…Continue
Added by Nicole Salo on September 17, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments
Interview With Heartland Actress Amber Marshall
By: Nicole Salo
- Fall is in the air, and that can only mean one thing — a new season of Heartland is on television! Canadian actress Amber Marshall doesn't just play the role of "horse crazy" Amy Fleming, she is also an avid horse lover and equestrian off the set.
The London, Ontario native and former veterinarian assistant turned talented actress opened up about her…Continue
Added by Nicole Salo on September 17, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Humans show pain through facial expressions which have been coded and used to assess the discomfort of patients who cannot communicate their suffering in other ways, such as babies.
Scientist have done the same for laboratory animal (for example the “Mouse Grimace”…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on September 17, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
It's been two years since my Total Knee replacement, and three since his serious hind end injury (best guess is that zigged when he should have zagged, on ice, and went down in the pasture) and we've been slowly making our way toward real riding. He's clearly bored stiff in the ring, but we normally walk the trails and with the hard ground, I'm using Old Mac boots - which he interprets as the right to run. ;). I still can't post for lengthy periods and his sitting trot is impossible…
Added by Ruth Vale on September 16, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Hi I have just started my horse Gulliver over jumps he loves it and can jump as high as you want him to but he doesn't seem to know when to take off. He either jumps to soon or to late.? I have tried starting from the poles on the ground. any other ideas? ?
This week I experimented with my Western woolen saddle blankets on the Arabs I ride. The previous three weeks I rode Mick with just my triple-fold woolen Western saddle blanket. While he showed great improvement with relaxing the muscles in back of the saddle he was not too sure about the front of the saddle, and he just was not moving as freely as he did when I just used the Corrector pad. I came up with the idea of putting the Corrector in between the top and bottom of…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on September 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Discover "20 Steps In The Round Pen" - Step 5
By Russ Krachun “Kozak” Horsemanship
I hope that you have understood my previous steps in the round pen as well as my explanation of each step in the previous blog posts. Also, that you have started to apply these steps in order to create a safe and trustful relationship between you and your horse.
My next step is step # 5 “Ask your horse to turn outside from the left and right direction”.
What this means is…Continue
Added by Russ Krachun Kozak Horsemanship on September 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Are you asking do I go to a mirrored room and…
You hit a roadblock at a horse show and, because youre a thinking rider, you don’t jump to the “he’s just being a jerk” or “his saddle doesn’t fit” or “she must be in heat” conclusion, with a sigh and a wave of your hand. You look deeper. A common thread. Go through your mental files of personal…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on September 12, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
My horse will not go through puddles. He will do anything to not go through them, bucking, jumping (he will jump it even if its like 5 meters long), hopping, throwing his head..etc. How do I get him to believe its ok to go through them. I have tryed walking him through the puddles and showing him its okay but he will drag me over the puddle by jumping it. Help!