The Rehabilitation of Storm... The Misunderstood Cue........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 10, 2011, 3:08 am


Part 1The hardest part of this process with Storm was a result of the breaks caused by the weather. I very much believe in starting the work week out slowly and building each session as we go. That way I don't push my horse to do something that will make him sore or put undue stress on him that can result in injury. This method has worked for me for many years. Knock on wood, I have never had a horse injured using this method. I think it has also contributed to the happy, willing attitudes of my
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The Rehabilitation of Storm... The Misunderstood Cue........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 10, 2011, 3:08 am


Part 1The hardest part of this process with Storm was a result of the breaks caused by the weather. I very much believe in starting the work week out slowly and building each session as we go. That way I don't push my horse to do something that will make him sore or put undue stress on him that can result in injury. This method has worked for me for many years. Knock on wood, I have never had a horse injured using this method. I think it has also contributed to the happy, willing attitudes of my
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Equinology Course 2 Years Old

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 10, 2011, 1:58 am


Back in January of this year, I posted about an incredibly cheap offer for one of Equinology’s equine sports massage subjects/courses.  Always curious about courses on offer, I mentioned this to my boss and she, a workmate and I all ended up signing up for the course. Course moderator Debranne Pattillo has recently posted to the group announcing the two year anniversary of this course - congrats to the crew at Equinology! For those of you interested in anatomy and physiology of the horse
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Thoroughbred Stud Work in the Southern Hemisphere

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 10, 2011, 1:51 am


The breeding season is fast approaching down under and with it, jobs are popping up for those interested in working with stallions, broodmares and foals. Some of the latest jobs advertised at EquusConnect (http://www.equusconnect.com.au/) include positions at the big studs Darley Australia and Coolmore Australia as well as Rich Hill in New Zealand. Don’t forget, with the likes of Darley and Coolmore that are set up in varying countries around the world - the US, UK, Australia and Dubai, a
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Ooo, Baby, You're a Wild One!

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 9, 2011, 11:33 pm


She is, without a doubt, a fruit loop. In fact, that's what we call her. Fruit Loop. She appeared out of nowhere and attached herself to the bachelor band over the winter. We didn't know she was a mare at the time, just another red horse spotted with the boys. But then it was spring, and guess what? The Fruit Loop had foaled, giving the boy band a Lucky Charm.She sure has stirred things up. We wondered at first, did her stallion die? Is this why she attached herself to an easily accessible band?
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The Rehabilitation of Storm....... A Little on Progress..... A Little on Theory......



Part 1The whole point of getting Storm out on the trails was to open that funky unnatural stride he had learned back up into the normal reachy stride the horse used to have. It was pretty obvious from his first rides on the trails Storm wasn't going to make that easy. The horse was so concerned about what might be lurking in the woods he minced along in a frustrating cautious pace barely a walk. Even asking the Arabian horse to move out at a trot or a lope didn't get the kind of forward I was looking
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The Rehabilitation of Storm....... A Little on Progress..... A Little on Theory......



Part 1The whole point of getting Storm out on the trails was to open that funky unnatural stride he had learned back up into the normal reachy stride the horse used to have. It was pretty obvious from his first rides on the trails Storm wasn't going to make that easy. The horse was so concerned about what might be lurking in the woods he minced along in a frustrating cautious pace barely a walk. Even asking the Arabian horse to move out at a trot or a lope didn't get the kind of forward I was looking
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Concours national du Boisé

DressageCoach.ca Archive on June 8, 2011, 9:08 pm


Les 4 et 5 juin dernier a eu lieu la 2ème édition du concours national du Boisé à Mascouche. Les juges invités étaient Ida Anderson Norris des États-Unis et Lynda Southam de l'Ontario. Voici quelques résultats de cet événement tant attendu! Elizabeth Dubé et Chanel Magik IV D'abord, Elizabeth Dubé et sa jument Chanel Magik ont faites une entrée remarqué sur le circuit national en remportant le titre de Champion du Niveau Entraînement (avec des notes de 71%, 68% et 69%), ainsi qu'une
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Wild Encounters of the Stud Muffin Kind

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 8, 2011, 1:13 pm


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ShowSheen for you, too!

Dressage Mom Archive on June 8, 2011, 12:24 pm


The good folks at Absorbine want you to try ShowSheen 2.0 too! So, they have agreed to give free bottles to five lucky Dressage Mom readers. Here is all you have to do -Send me a picture of your horse at it's dirtiest. Caked with mud, dust, poop, whatever. Rinse those babies off and then let them roll in the dirt! Turn them out in that muddy paddock! Do whatever you have to do, but get them nice and dirty and get a picture. The top five dirtiest horse pictures will get a free bottle of the new ShowSheen!
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The Rehabilitation of Storm.........Dogs on the Trails......



Part 1When it came to dogs on the trails, I wasn't really worried about Storm. When they are outside with us both Delilah and Sugar are chained right outside the barn where Storm lives. He has never shown any concern going between the two of them to get to the horse trailer or turnout. Even if there is barking or other puppy play, Storm's been pretty much unaffected. Still I didn't know what to expect with strange dogs.It didn't take long working the horse on the trails for Storm's comfort level
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The Rehabilitation of Storm.........Dogs on the Trails......



Part 1When it came to dogs on the trails, I wasn't really worried about Storm. When they are outside with us both Delilah and Sugar are chained right outside the barn where Storm lives. He has never shown any concern going between the two of them to get to the horse trailer or turnout. Even if there is barking or other puppy play, Storm's been pretty much unaffected. Still I didn't know what to expect with strange dogs.It didn't take long working the horse on the trails for Storm's comfort level
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Fly Away, Fly Away

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 7, 2011, 1:05 pm


by XDDXDD, age 11 I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly Over the hills and into the sky Across the playa, and into the sun When I’m riding we are united, one No ocean can conceal our bliss Nothing’s stopping us, just make a wish To ride free, unendingly And fly away Pegasus of the sky, racing the stars Cultured and free, free of all scars When people ask “Who do you live with?” I say it’s just my spirit and even though it’s a myth Into the mist we ride, horse and rider Mistaken
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......... Horses on the Trails......



Part 1With perfect timing for when I was beginning to take Storm onto the trails at Frontier Park, Dom did a post on Trail Riding Tips I remember thinking as I read these "Only if it were so simple." Not that they weren't great tips, but nothing has seemed to be simple with Storm since he arrived home. I was sure hoping our issues in the woods could turn out to be the "usual" green trail horse scenarios. Each additional day in the woods, things changed with Storm. He did do some of the "normal things"
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......... Horses on the Trails......



Part 1With perfect timing for when I was beginning to take Storm onto the trails at Frontier Park, Dom did a post on Trail Riding Tips I remember thinking as I read these "Only if it were so simple." Not that they weren't great tips, but nothing has seemed to be simple with Storm since he arrived home. I was sure hoping our issues in the woods could turn out to be the "usual" green trail horse scenarios. Each additional day in the woods, things changed with Storm. He did do some of the "normal things"
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ShowSheen 2.0

Dressage Mom Archive on June 6, 2011, 12:30 pm


Absorbine contacted me and asked me if I'd like to try some of their new products. Of course I said "Sure!", cause I love Absorbine stuff.The first thing I tried is the new ShowSheen.First of all, the sprayer is not a pump, but a continuous mist. It will spray at any angle, even upside-down, and doesn't make any noise when you push the button on top to spray it. It smells a little different, but it's not unpleasant. I used it on Kaswyn's tail, which I keep braided up. I hadn't taken his tail down
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Wild in Spring

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 5, 2011, 7:13 pm


So, while y'all were busy with barbecues and parties over Memorial Day, Darling and I were busy working ourselves to nearly to death. Yes, that's right. Blood, sweat and tears...and all that jazz. Driving miles, hiking hills, braving the weather (which included snow and hail, I might tell you!) in an effort to photograph wild ponies in the spring. And we did it all Just For You! Tell me, was it worth our efforts? Does this make you smile? Maybe? Just a little?
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Pooped Puppy........



and I don't mean Sugar or Delilah. The day was glorious here and I took advantage of the weather to get horses worked, seven of them in all. Groundwork and lunging for five of them and then I rode the last two and my b*tt is dragging.Tomorrow's weather is supposed to be equally as glorious with temps possibly reaching the 80s so I'm planning on getting started early to avoid the heat. I have plans to ramp the training up a notch on those first five horses and then, of course, I'll continue on with
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Pooped Puppy........



and I don't mean Sugar or Delilah. The day was glorious here and I took advantage of the weather to get horses worked, seven of them in all. Groundwork and lunging for five of them and then I rode the last two and my b*tt is dragging.Tomorrow's weather is supposed to be equally as glorious with temps possibly reaching the 80s so I'm planning on getting started early to avoid the heat. I have plans to ramp the training up a notch on those first five horses and then, of course, I'll continue on with
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Generating an Equine Related Income through Writing and Photography

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 4, 2011, 10:00 pm


I know I’ve touched on both of these possibilities before, but just wanted to remind people that they have options to use their skills, combined with their love of horses to start to generate some pocket money. It’ll take a lot more work to generate an income through the likes of writing articles for magazines, online sites such as Suite101 or other such avenues, but it is possible to start today, building up a profile for yourself as a writer and generating a small amount of money in the process.
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