I Will Be Changing My Lesson Horse
My lesson on Wednesday was the usual. Cinnabar, came in with his usual “you again” sour expression, he did not particularly enjoy the grooming (mostly Debbie), and the overall impression I got from him was that he thinks he is overworked and “underpaid” (he gets fed plenty and has lots of turn-out with his buddies.)…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on March 16, 2019 at 11:07am — No Comments
Riding in the Drizzle
This week I had a choice, I could ride in the drizzle or take my lesson on frozen footing.
I decided that getting damp was better than risking a wrenched fetlock joint.
Sunday I was really hoping that the precipitation would hold off…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on March 9, 2019 at 1:44pm — No Comments
Have you ever wondered why you like horses?
Hmm. “Like” is a very weak word to describe the connection 99% of horse lovers feel to horses.
Statements, such as horses are in your blood, and born to ride are common among horse people and understood at a core level.
Which begs the question are horses in our DNA? Are we (some of us) hard wired to carry the horse lover gene?
Added by Linda Finstad on February 21, 2019 at 8:20am — No Comments
We did a dressage competition at the Royal Canadian Riding Academy last Saturday. We were riding the 2019 USEF Training Level Test 2. For the first time, a test result that came back and I'm quite happy with everything on it. The judge, I was told afterwards, judges FEI competitions, and has a reputation for marking hard and being picky, so it…Continue
Two Creaky Old Ladies
Yesterday I got to ride Mia. When I got to the stable the stable hands told me the Mia had hung around the barn UNTIL someone asked if I, Jackie, was coming. Mia immediately headed out to the furthest part of the pen she was in, out to the other side of the riding ring. Then they told me she had done the same thing earlier, hanging around the barn until someone mentions my…Continue
We have all heard of the fantastic prices some pieces of art fetch at auction especially when created by some famous painter like Monet or Salvador Dali
The style of these two painters are polar opposite, however they have one very important thing in common - they both were the originators of a particular style of art.
Way back in 1860 Claude Monet was one of the first artists to paint in the “Impressionist” style, he was…Continue
Added by Linda Finstad on February 17, 2019 at 10:05am — No Comments
How to - Make Money with your Equine Business
This idea is as simple as ABC which is why it works.
If making money from what you already have and attracting a steady stream of new clients to your business sounds interesting. Continue reading.
If you have all the clients and money you could possibly want or need. Congratulations, feel free to discard this information, I won’t waste any more of your…Continue
Added by Linda Finstad on January 22, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments
Horses are far from your average pet. In fact, they are beautiful, majestic creatures. Owning a horse can be very exciting but at the same time, owning a horse also comes with a great deal of responsibility.
It’s important that you know all there is to know about how to care for a horse, observing what good horse health looks like, and when you need to call a veterinarian.
Despite all I've read about how to position oneself in the saddle, and despite my best effort to follow advice, it is still easy to mis-understand, and easier still to slip into poor posture.
So, re-reading the advice for beginners in the EC handbook, and re-reading Sally Swift's definitive work, and discussing it with my coach while doing my usual, strenuous riding without stirrups, we came to two observations, viz., that the stirrup bars and flaps of the standard European riding…Continue
Toronto's leading indie art gallery, URBAN GALLERY, presents their show for December 2018 with a whole herd of colourful, vibrant horses galloping across the gallery walls: VANESSA CUARTAS presents lively abstract equine portraits in her solo…Continue
Added by Glenda Fordham on December 10, 2018 at 2:33pm — No Comments
The environment plays a vital factor,and it affects every living thing on this planet. As human beings, it is like a sacred duty to save the environment. There are many human actions and machines built by human beings that affect the environment,but the ill effects can be curbed if proper measures are implemented. The keeping of a pet animal or…Continue
Added by Silvia Watson on November 11, 2018 at 5:16am — No Comments
As Michael Approached
I just got to ride on Wednesday this week. There was off and on rain, and a pretty persistent drizzle while we drove to the stable. Debbie had called me to make sure I was still coming out, but when I told her that this would be my only chance to ride this week and I was willing to dodge the raindrops she told me to come on out.…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on October 13, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments
It astounds me, as I comb through back issues of magazine articles, online articles, and books on equitation, the degree to which I now find myself adding a mental asterisk to almost every exercise and lesson, especially whenever it mentions "quiet seat" or "keep the hands/legs quiet" or some such: *if you have enough leg strength.
That little aspect rarely, if ever, get mentioned; it gets glossed over, in fact by almost everyone. Even Clinton Anderson, in his videos…Continue
What is “Prism-Equus”?
Linda Finstad is a world renowned equine photographer who spent many, many years capturing the beauty and grace of horses on camera. Her work in the field fostered a deep fascination for equine body language and communication which lead to her book “How to De-code equine body language” in which Linda Finstad uses photography coupled with years of experience and research Linda Finstad to reveal the secret language of…Continue
Added by Linda Finstad on September 10, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments
Like bookends to the dressage pattern’s rhythm and brilliance, the halt is a moment to compose beforehand and reflect afterwards. This week Jill Irving reflected on her FEI WEG performance regarding the challenge of the halt.…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on September 16, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Equine vets are filling up on the latest, smartest research this week at the British Equine Vet Congress. We all benefit , don’t we?... as new evidence trickles into our barns, it changes our treatments and traditions. It often changes our minds.
Here’s just one of the top seminar tweets…”Based on Dr.…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on September 24, 2018 at 4:02pm — No Comments
What are the welfare challenges facing pleasure and competition horses? A four-year research study, led by academics at the University of Bristol’s School of Vet Sciences set to find out. I thought it was cool that experts from across the equine industry contributed to the research- vets, farriers, trainers,…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on July 25, 2018 at 8:54am — No Comments
Join us for Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, 8-11, 2018. Experience the nation's premiere equine exposition, featuring more than 230 unique clinics, seminars, and demonstrations by top professionals in the horse industry. Equine Affaire also hosts the largest trade show in the East, showcasing hundreds of commercial exhibits, an extensive Breed Pavilion, an educational Equine Fundamentals Forum, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, and a special evening show - the Fantasia, a musical…Continue
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