Improving Communication Between Horse and Rider | Horse Training Tips with Deanna Castro



Improving Communication Between Horse and Rider | Horse Training Tips with Deanna CastroWhat's in a horse's Name?
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Horse called Mischief gets stuck in pool



Maybe if they didn't name this horse "Mischief" he wouldn't have gotten himself into so much trouble. I am all for changing a horse's name to something positive.Horse called Mischief gets stuck in pool
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Product Review – Silver Lining Herbs – Natural Horse De-Wormer | Horse Training Tips with Deanna Castro



Product Review – Silver Lining Herbs – Natural Horse De-Wormer | Horse Training Tips with Deanna Castro
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Keep A Horseback Riding Journal



Does your Riding Instructor tell you the same thing over and over?  Are you not correcting your mistakes? The best way to tackle these problems is to write it down in a Riding Journal.  Then, think of a way how you can make the correction and write about it.  The best students in school take notes. . I'm a big planner, I like to pay attention to the details especially when training horses.  Even if you are not to the point of  training a horse, but you yourself are in training
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Free Leather CPR Sample



Remember my Leather CPR review? Well, now they are giving away a free sample. I love that stuff, it's definitely worth checking out. Just click on THIS link, and fill out the form. While you're there, be sure and tell them I sent you! They also have a great "Tell A Friend" promotion going on: Would your friends, family members, Twitter followers, blog readers or Facebook friends appreciate a free product sample too? Feel free to share the good news by simply providing this link: www.leathercpr.com/ specialoffer
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Horse Illustrated Magazine Subscription for $5



Amazon.com has a great deal going on right now, you can buy a Horse Illustrated Magazine one year subscription for only $5!  Hurry this offer expires February 28, 2010.  They also are offering a year of Young Rider Magazine for $7.99.  Be sure and check it out HERE.
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Horse Quote of The Day - Fredi Castro



“Each time you ride your horse, he’s a different horse, ride it that way.” - Fredi CastroI thought that was a brilliant statement. What he means is, every day is different. Don’t get on your horse today thinking he is going to be the way he was yesterday. Always start with a fresh mind. a light hand and light leg, you can always build from there. Don’t start out with heavy cues, because where do you go from there?
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FeedDealer.Com - Info-Service and Support for Feed Businesses - HOW Webinar Schedule



FeedDealer.Com - Info-Service and Support for Feed Businesses - HOW Webinar ScheduleRegister for a free HOW webinar. HOW is a Horse Owner Webinar. Check it out!
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Horse Training Tips with Deanna Castro



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Horseback Riding Lesson - Rein Techniques



There are all kinds of types of reins to use when riding a horse such as:Neck Rein - laying the rein on the horse's neck to turn right or left. The neck rein is a Western type of rein technique where the rider rides with one hand. This type of technique is best suited to a bit with shanks and a solid mouth piece although if the horse is trained well enough it may be used with any type of or no bit.Direct Rein - this may be used in English or Western Riding. The direct rein is used when you directly
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Introduction To Bits



There are many reasons we choose different types of bits and they put pressure on different places of the horse's mouth. There are entire books dedicated to this subject, but if you follow these general rules, you shold be able to ride your horse in your current bit most effectively. When riding with an English Bit, a bit without shanks it may or may not be a snaffle, your elbows should be to your sides and your hands in closer together than your elbows. Don't allow your elbows to stick out to
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The Midas Touch



I have been at a teaching impasse lately. I see riders with no feel in their hands and hurting the horse or not taking a hold of the horse and the horse getting conflicting signals. It is taking forever to try and teach good hands. I don't want the horses to have to wait "forever". I'm a bit impatient these days. Pregnant and impatient, that's me. . Fredi and I have been racking our brains how to help these riders have the "aha" moment. I finally realized what part of the problem is, I usually
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Merry Christmas & New Blog Reminder



Merry Christmas!  I can't believe that Christmas is already here.  My how time flies.   Cristino, our little cowboy is six months old already. This is our Christmas card for the Riding Academy this year.  He is wearing his "trophy buckle" fringed pants.  I didn't have a hat for him, but thought it might be a bit too much.  He can't upstage Santa right?I also wanted to remind my readers that the blog has moved.  You can access it at deannacastro.com and subscribe to the feed HERE.  I am posting
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Merry Christmas & New Blog Reminder



Merry Christmas!  I can't believe that Christmas is already here.  My how time flies.   Cristino, our little cowboy is six months old already. This is our Christmas card for the Riding Academy this year.  He is wearing his "trophy buckle" fringed pants.  I didn't have a hat for him, but thought it might be a bit too much.  He can't upstage Santa right?I also wanted to remind my readers that the blog has moved.  You can access it at deannacastro.com and subscribe to the feed HERE.  I am posting
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The Site Is Moving - Please Update Your Bookmarks!



This post today will be the last post here on this site, the site is moving to deannacastro.com please update your bookmarks!It will be the same information, just with a new location.  I hope you all enjoy the new look and site :)Deanna
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The Site Is Moving - Please Update Your Bookmarks!



This post today will be the last post here on this site, the site is moving to deannacastro.com please update your bookmarks!It will be the same information, just with a new location.  I hope you all enjoy the new look and site :)Deanna
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Clip Of The Week - Men Doing Dressage



I thought I was the only one who did this kind of stuff...
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Clip Of The Week - Men Doing Dressage



I thought I was the only one who did this kind of stuff...
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October Blog Contest - Winners



Congratulations to blog readers Zahi and Kenley the winners of the October Blog Contest!  They will each receive a copy  the book Wild Horses by million selling author - Jenny Oldfield.I am currently working on my next book review to be followed by another contest so stay tuned for more details...Deanna
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October Blog Contest - Winners



Congratulations to blog readers Zahi and Kenley the winners of the October Blog Contest!  They will each receive a copy  the book Wild Horses by million selling author - Jenny Oldfield.I am currently working on my next book review to be followed by another contest so stay tuned for more details...Deanna
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