Trailer Loading – It doesn’t have to be hell on wheels
My method of trailer loading is simple – if the horse is thinking about going inside the trailer then I leave the horse alone, but as soon as the horse stops thinking about going in the trailer then I start to bug
Remember to… Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on July 31, 2010 at 11:30am —
I had the immense good fortune to be in South Africa with two friends for much of the world cup soccer finals – a week in Johannesburg and a week in Capetown. I’m glad I had the sense to wear earplugs, because otherwise I would have been deaf by now from the combined noise of the vuvuzelas and the crowds!… Continue
Added by Jochen Schleese on July 30, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Hi JulieI have been riding for eight months at a stable and am taking classes once-twice a week as well as clinics. I bought a horse from the stables I go to; he is a twelve year old Arab and a very forgiving horse but in the last two months he has started to pull on the bit. I am finding this very, very frustrating. My teacher is a very good trainer as well as a teacher. Just this… Continue
Added by Julie Goodnight on July 30, 2010 at 10:00am —
Herd Bound Problems – your buddies will live without you
Horses can become herd bound for a variety of reasons. Sometimes horses don’t feel safe when they are not with other horses, and sometimes horses feel they have to get back to the herd to protect them. Either
way, we need to teach horses that it is okay to leave the herd and that the
horse can be safe with you.…
Added by Lindsey Forkun on July 29, 2010 at 11:30am —
Racetrack workers and WSIB - read our latest blog post – your questions answered.
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on July 28, 2010 at 9:58pm —
As I have grown up in horses I have noticed something which I think gets by many riders. It combines functionality with human nature and it’s something I have grown to take as gospel but few others speak about.
Added by Dressage For The Rest Of Us on July 28, 2010 at 3:00pm —
If you can keep adjusting your leadership to be more dependable, flexible, understanding and intelligent, the horse is more willing to form a loyal partnership and put a greater effort into his performance. The biggest mistake people make in their relationship and communication with horses is to not understand that the development of leadership with horses should be spent in managing the connection, bond and trust through… Continue
Added by Carolyn Resnick on July 28, 2010 at 10:00am —
The Calico Mountain mustangs of Nevada inspired the mustang herds in my Phantom Stallion books.
When the Bureau of Land Management decreed a round up of these horses, I joined a lawsuit to stop them. When that failed, I witnessed the deadly winter helicopter round-ups and captivity which has led to over a hundred deaths.
Ghost Dancer and Shell Flower suffered facial and leg injuries, but survived to become friends. Now, the BLM is clearing the corrals of Calico Mountain… Continue
Added by Terri Farley on July 27, 2010 at 6:47pm —
Fellow Horse and Animal Advocates,
This Wednesday, July 28, at 10 pm, Global TV airs “No Country for Animals”, a special documentary by Kevin Newman that examines Canada’s deplorable record on animal welfare and the people who are fighting to bring about much-needed change. We urge…
Added by Shelley CHDC on July 26, 2010 at 3:24pm —
Week of July 26th Through August 1st
July 26th, 1968 – The palomino Quarter Horse gelding, Kaweah Bar, won his first stakes race today. Kaweah Bar won the Leo Handicap, held at Los Alamitos. He Continue
earned the title of the “Palomino Express” and would become Quarter Horse
racing’s world champion at the young age of two…
Added by Paige Cerulli on July 26, 2010 at 7:30am —
After another weekend of Havoc... And I mean literally.
So, the dam of my little Havoc, her name is Snip, had her shoes pulled on Thursday. Now she had a bad case of laminitis two years ago and has 23.5 degrees of rotation in her right fore. So, the front of her foot doesn't exactly grow all that well. Which is why we'd pull her shoes and see if she could go barefoot and quit cracking up what little foot she has. Apparently not. P3 is pretty close to the sole, she must have… Continue
Added by MagsNMe on July 25, 2010 at 10:27pm —
Well back in feb. i broke up wit matt after we got engaged... it just didnt work out.... i finally got away from all the bull shit of his.... i am so happy now that i am back home wit my family.... met a new guy that i really like... seth... hopin all goes well... but my mom is doin alot better now.. still probablly wont ever ride agian tho... which sucks.... still workin on breakin our horse to ride... been just way to freakin hot to do any training...… Continue
Added by Meghan Rainey on July 25, 2010 at 7:00pm —
It has been SOOOO hot and humid this week. One of the few good aspects of my MS is that when it is hot I am guaranteed not to work the horses too hard for the weather conditions. I can't do much more than walk with an occasional short trot. This weather is not good for vigorous athletic pursuits, and with the pollution it isn't good for the lungs to do deep breathing, for both horse and rider.
I have been working on keeping a light, steady… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on July 25, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Today is July 24th, and i havent been on Barnmice for a REALLY long time. i'm quite happy that people are joining my group, Showing. Riders helping Riders is a great way to connect.
I'm leaving to go to a special English riding camp, and it'll be a lot of fun! I get to ride a different horse, but i dont know which one. I have been going to this camp since the summer of 2007, but usually i ride… Continue
Added by Shae-Lyn DeSousa on July 25, 2010 at 12:00am —
Radio Broadcast via net Vickers Tree interviews Horse authors..
July 25, 2010 by cynastry |…
Added by Cynastry on July 24, 2010 at 10:00pm —
After the dressage my home bred hero Mandiba leads the World Cup 3* event at Rebecca Farms in Montana....congratulations to Karen O'Connor and all her team....while his full brother High Kingdom, with Zara Phillips aboard, is in 12th place after the dressage in the Advanced division at Aston Le Walls in… Continue
Added by William Micklem on July 24, 2010 at 3:30am —
Over the past week, Canadian Olympian Evi Strasser has earned two WEG-qualifying scores with her Oldenburg gelding Quantum Tyme.
Strasser and Quantum Tyme placed fifth in the Grand Prix at CDI3* Hartpury, held July 14-18, 2010 in the United Kingdom, earning 67.404% from the panel of five FEI judges. The combination also scored 72.000% in the Grand Prix Freestyle, earning them fourth place.
Strasser has been competing in Europe all season, with both Quantum Tyme and Action… Continue
Added by Dressage Canada on July 23, 2010 at 3:21pm —
The moon is in a good position for us to ride in the evening. It's also starting to cool off around sunset. Last night we had a cool breeze blowing which made it even more comfortable.
We had planned this night ride a little differently. I picked up some takeout food on the way home. Ranae had gotten home about 15 minutes before me and fed the horses. We had dinner and then saddled up. It was nice for a couple of reasons. One, we weren't hungry and two, we didn't have to worry about… Continue
Added by John Harrer on July 23, 2010 at 1:39pm —
Your horse's weaker hind leg is the leg on his soft side. There's nothing wrong with your horse! Almost every horse has a weaker hind leg because few horses are ambidextrous. The weaker leg is the one on your horse's "soft" or hollow side. The stronger one is on his stiff side.
The weak hind leg doesn't step directly underneath your horse's body. Your horse displaces it slightly to the side to avoid carrying weight with it. On the other hand, the hind leg on the stiff… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on July 23, 2010 at 10:51am —
Would you Relax? Let’s enjoy the trail!
**Lindsey Forkun Equestrian advocates for you to wear a helmet
Added by Lindsey Forkun on July 23, 2010 at 10:30am —