Police on two continents have proven yet again that riding horses while drunk is more likely to leave you standing in the dock than sitting in the saddle.
Police in the city of Cody, Wyoming, arrested a 28-year-old man for being drunk in public.
He was riding his white horse down a city street during a snowstorm and a passing motorist telephoned police because of concerns the rider and horse were a hazard in the conditions.
Police attended and when the officer… Continue
Added by Katherine on January 31, 2009 at 12:54am —
You can help your stiff horse bend better by using benign antagonism. Remember, benign antagonism is just a training philosophy that allows you to custom design your program for each and every horse. It simply means that you kindly and quietly do the opposite of whatever your horse chooses to do on his own. For example, if your horse likes to carry his head too high, then you ride him "deep". If he likes to put his head on the ground, then you ride him "up". If your horse… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on January 30, 2009 at 10:30am —
Added by Sajel on January 29, 2009 at 5:38pm —
PRESS RELEASE 1/29/2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2009 - The Ontario Farrier's Association is proud to present:
“UNDERSTANDING EQUINE LAMENESS”
Renowned equine lameness specialist, of Tenderhoof Solutions (www.tenderhoof.com)
Dr. Jeff Thomason
(BA, MSc, PhD)
of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Guelph
as guest speakers for the 29th OFA annual convention to be held at Woodbine… Continue
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on January 29, 2009 at 2:18pm —
I don't think Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was thinking about working with horses when he initially wrote, "Love does not dominate; it cultivates." But the thought surely applies.
The horse in this week's painting is Confiado, a huge Andalusian stallion, who could easily dominate over his petite owner. But together they have cultivated a respectful, win-win relationship. You can read more about him on the… Continue
Added by Karen Brenner on January 29, 2009 at 11:16am —
Rode Ed and he was still so strong, but he did supple up in the end and gave me some AWESOME extended trots. We have been having some difficulty getting him to really use his hind end and lift up in front in the extended trot and, also, really bending through his body with his shoulder-ins.
So, what do I do? Combine them into one exercise. I'm sure many have heard of this one already, but it usually improperly ridden and simply stepped through like Twister, "right hand on red,"… Continue
Added by Suzie Middlebrook on January 25, 2009 at 1:30am —
With a young horse, you do changes of canter lead through the trot. Around Second level, you do simple changes of lead. In a simple change, your horse goes from canter to walk and back to canter without any trot steps.
At Third level and above, you do flying changes. In a flying change, your horse stays in the canter and switches his lead during the moment of suspension, when all four feet are off the ground.
In this article, I'll go over a single… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on January 23, 2009 at 11:00am —
What do a Presidential quote and an Andalusian have in common? They are both on the top of the free To Do List for the week of January 25, 2009. Print it for free and get a great start on a great week!
It's available on my blog....
Click here to go to Karen's… Continue
Added by Karen Brenner on January 22, 2009 at 3:06pm —
Yesterday the Cdn Food Inspection Agency further tightened restrictions on equine imports to Canada. Not only are there more rigorous requirements for health certification for ALL horses (and continued restrictions on importing/transporting horses from Florida to Canada), but the import of either frozen or fresh semen, or equine embryos, will become increasingly difficult / costly effective Jan. 26.
Now people are making breeding plans, bidding on stallion auctions etc - and many Canadian… Continue
Added by DLW & Excell Warmbloods (Renee) on January 22, 2009 at 1:00pm —
My pleasure, You Guys!
Added by Jane Savoie on January 20, 2009 at 4:26pm —
Added by Sajel on January 19, 2009 at 5:02pm —
This is my new horse named Ben. He is very sweet and I love him very much.
Added by Tyler on January 18, 2009 at 11:26am —
Ben is a 16.1hh buckskin horse. He is 4yrs old an started in 2'6 jumpers at local shows. He's only been under saddle for a few years. He is coming along nicely. Ben has only been to 3 shows. He recieved a reserved champion at the second and third show.
Added by Tyler on January 18, 2009 at 11:18am —
I have made my move to the country from the city and I must say the change has been long overdue. I sit at my desk every morning and look outside massive floor to ceiling windows to a view the city simply cannot offer. Billy's horses are in the paddock directly in my field of view looking very happy and healthy. Blue, the alpha thoroughbred takes a stab at Indy once and awhile...it's pretty funny to watch the two of them in their conversations.The scenery is absolutely… Continue
Added by Joanna @ Red Scarf Equestrian on January 16, 2009 at 6:10pm —
First, let me define rhythm and tempo. I want to do this because lots of dressage riders use those terms interchangeably and they don't mean the same thing.
Rhythm - Regularity of the rhythm refers to the even spacing between each step in a stride of walk, trot or canter. Regular rhythm is a priority for all work--whether or not you're riding a pure dressage… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on January 16, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Next week's To Do List includes the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." I thought the painting I chose to accompany the quote was just right -- no not for that reason -- because the Paint seems to be really deep in thought about what really matters.
Click here to open and… Continue
Added by Karen Brenner on January 15, 2009 at 8:47am —
1. How do they organize all the athletes before they march into the stadium? What is everyone doing?
Unfortunately we were not able to attend the opening ceremonies in Beijing as our events were held a plane ride away in Hong Kong. I was very sad to have not participated in them. I was worried about travelling so close to my competiton time. There had been typhoons in Hong Kong and the last thing I wanted to happen was to have that delay my return. In the past two Olympics… Continue
Added by Joanna @ Red Scarf Equestrian on January 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
Some horses are breathtakingly beautiful. This Friesan stallion, Mintse, is one of them. I first saw him at the World Friesian Extravaganza near Dayton, Ohio, in 2007. And I sort of followed him around for during the event. You should see him competing in Dressage
! And you should see him in the Liberty class! And you should see him just… Continue
Added by Karen Brenner on January 13, 2009 at 9:00pm —
So I had a pic of Ruthie in my pics. And apparently it's the new icon for when people forget to put their own picture. Yay! lol :)
Added by Lorene :) on January 13, 2009 at 5:10pm —
We are always looking for new and inovated ways to keep kids and adults interacting with horses on all levels. What ways have you used that works? Remember, our goal is to promote the "good" side of the horse industry, by building horse lovers into horse owners one hoof print at a time!
Added by Karen Bohna on January 10, 2009 at 11:57am —