A New Feature on Barnmice Community News:
We would like to thank Christilot Boylen for sharing her adventures riding on a special quadrille team for an important horse show this week in Oman. Oman is a Sultanate on the south east corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It has a strong and ancient history of equestrian activities and horse breeding. The current ruler, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, has promoted modern methods alongside traditional practices of horse-keeping and…Continue
Added by KatyM., Community News on December 31, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Do you ever feel like your dressage horse's shoulders are so stiff and stuck that not only is it hard to turn him, but his hindquarters are disconnected from his front end?
If your horse’s shoulders are stuck, it’s like having a kink in a water hose. The energy can’t flow from behind, over the back, into your…Continue
The name "Shakespeare" is synonymous with great literature. The Shakespeare of old is legendary. The Shakespeare quoted here is a legend in his own mind!…Continue
Kick Start a Healthy Life – 10 Tips you can Start Today
By Lindsey Forkun BScN, PHN
1) Eat more…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Everyone know that if you have a business of any kind – you really need to have a web site – it’s almost a pre requisite for business these days.
Your web site not only helps potential clients find you, but also do a little research about your company.
If you are reading this you are well aware that people not only search on line but they also compare.
If you are offering a “service” your potential…Continue
Have you ever wondered why such a big strong animal like a horse would allow us puny humans to ride and dominate them.
Now don’t give yourself airs it has nothing to do with your superior horsemanship or equine experience.…Continue
Added by Linda Finstad on December 29, 2010 at 6:39pm — No Comments
The Monday before last I had a lesson with Madeleine Austin. She is a very talented dressage rider and trainer and the mother of another very talented dressage rider and trainer. In my lesson we worked on my very tight hips and ankles. I did many tours of the arena stretching my legs out and back one after the other. It did help loosen my hips up. I am thankful for the very quiet school horse I was on during this, since…Continue
Added by Amanda Hoss on December 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
My wonderful son asked me last week what I wanted for Christmas, muttering that it was probably too late to order on-line to get something by Christmas. I went to the wonderful book site (amazon) and found that I could get any amount of horsie books by Christmas, and I asked for "Riding and Schooling Horses" by Harry D. Chamberlin, the Captain of the US Cavalry teams for international competition so long ago. This book, an old…Continue
”Peace on Earth”, -The Wild Texas Wind, aka Windy, Infinity Farm Matriarch.
Added by Anna Blake on December 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments
In Beth’s dreams a pony white
Would dance and frolic through the night.
By day into her mind he’d trot
A fancy, floating, fleeting thought.
Sometimes upon his back she’d ride;
Sometimes behind a veil hide
And simply watch him prance and play.
He would be hers, she knew, one day.…
Added by Dorothy McDonall on December 24, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments
"We bind ourselves together, by taking hold of each other's hands so
firmly and forming a circle so strong that if a tree should fall upon…
Added by Equine Canada on December 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Last week I gave a lesson to a student of mine, Stephanie, who has a Welsh Cobmare that she has been driving and riding. The horse is very fearful and so shehad started doing the Uberstreichen Exercises and working on getting hercomfortable in her territory.
The problem I noticed with this mare was that although she was doing well withthe Waterhole Rituals™, when she was brought to the barn, she did not want…
Le français suit l’anglais
Jaimie Holland represented Canada at the sixth annual 2010 FEI Young Rider World Cup Final, which was held at the CDI-W Frankfurt in Germany on December 15-19, 2010.
On the last day of competition, Holland, 21, of Caledon, ON, and her…
Added by Equine Canada on December 22, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Horse Council BC on December 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It is with deep regret that Equine Canada (EC) acknowledges the passing of long-time member, coach, official, clinician and mentor, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Oldham, 72, of Langley, BC, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jacqui was born in Bellevue, AB in 1938 and started riding as a young girl in Edmonton. By the age of 14, Jacqui directed her equestrian interest to dressage leading into a lifelong dedication to the sport.
Jacqueline continued on to accrue over 60 years of…
Added by Equine Canada on December 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Is Your Horse a Partner?
By Lindsey Forkun, www.LFEquestrian.com
There are many different styles of training and working with horses. Some people fawn over their horses with praise and affection, others take a more military style approach with defined boundaries and little affection, and most people fall somewhere in between.
Natural horsemanship professes a balance of boundaries and praise. Horses that…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Based on a true story, the 1963 film Miracle of the White Stallions is set in Vienna during WWII, where Colonel Alios Podhajsky begged the German army to be allowed to evacuate the world-famous Lipizzan stallions for their own safety. Although initially denied permission by the Nazis, he chose to disobey orders at great personal risk and flee along with his staff during the night to get the horses to the countryside where they would be less threatened by…Continue
Added by Nicole Salo on December 21, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Meet Suzanne. An endlessly jolly character who absolutely loves having lessons and learning new things. Suzanne helps out at a riding school by managing the whole operation on Sundays. She pretty much does everything from mucking out to meet & greet, open and close, feeding the ponies and hacking out with clients. In return, she gets the lessons, mostly on a Cleveland Bay mare, Rosie.
Added by Wiola Grabowska on December 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments