His Holiness the Dali Lama

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 6, 2009, 3:16 pm


I recently heard from an old friend, Norbu Tenzing, that this years Annual dinner is fast approaching.  I have had the honor to meet His Holiness the Dali Lama several times and I would highly recommend attending if you are in the area, American Himalayan Foundation Announces Infamous Annual Dinner Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 in San Francisco, [...]
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Ed Harris in “Appaloosa”

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 6, 2009, 4:38 am


Rex Peterson trained the horses for this western “Appaloosa” which is fun to watch, filled with humor and raw emotion.  Rex used many of his horses for this film including Tuff, Harbor Mist, Cache, Copper and Tye.  To learn more about these incredible actors visit the Equine Stars in Film
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Breaking News from the BBC

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 6, 2009, 4:04 am


Horse genome unlocked by science The genome of a domestic horse has been successfully sequenced by an international team of researchers. The work, published in the journal Science, may shed light on how horses were domesticated. It also reveals similarities between the horse and other placental mammals, such as bovids – the hoofed group including goats, [...]
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Belladora at Dressage at Devon

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 6, 2009, 4:00 am


71.5% in Three Year Old Filly Materiale Class, Bella is an outstanding  younghorse for sale, contact Cari to schedule an appointment to try her
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Fox Hunting in Virginia

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 31, 2009, 5:34 pm


Fox Hunting in Virginia is one of the most fun equestrian sports.  I have been out on hunts with my brother Jim and sister Elise galloping through the Virginia country in the fall.  Our grandparents were avid fox hunters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and were such horse lovers that oats were tossed on them instead [...]
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Dash Greets Diego

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 30, 2009, 2:03 am


Diego, 16 months, has a very special bond with Dash, the oldest Icelandic Sheepdog at the farm.
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Jumping Fella

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 29, 2009, 4:27 pm


Fella was an appendix Quarter Horse, amazing horse who gave me the confidence to jump any obstacle anywhere.  He was an uber athlete who sailed over any jump effortlessly, we had a long partnership competing in the Junior Jumpers and Pony Club eventing through Prelim over 3 decades.  Visit here for more images from the [...]
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Win an RJ/Hidalgo Hoofprint Bag

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 25, 2009, 10:18 pm


What do Matt Damon, Miley Cyrus, Tim McGraw, Robert Redford, Julia Roberts, Heath Ledger, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Cruise, Jeremy Irons, Dakota Fanning, Richard Gere, Ann Hathaway, Kurt Russell and Penelope Cruz have in common??  Hint Send your answer by 11/15 to cari@cariswanson.com and if you are correct we will send you [...]
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Trick Riding

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 25, 2009, 9:39 pm


As a kid, Rex Peterson rode Trick horses and ponies–this one is Motor Scooter, performing at Rodeos and events across the country with his family.  Click here for more Photos from the archives.
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Cast Horses for Film-Tuff, Tutt, Tazz, Monkey

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 23, 2009, 4:51 pm


Tuff, Tutt, Tazz and Monkey in California.  The field of “Blacks” are ready to be cast in their next film.
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Lisa Houlgrave Photography

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 23, 2009, 12:41 pm


Lisa Houlgrave shooting on location at Windrock Farm with McCoy in the fields of soybeans.  Lisa specializes in portraits, weddings and fashion.
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Teaching Kids to Ride Safely with Confidence

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 22, 2009, 3:19 pm


As a result of working in film for nearly 4 decades, Rex Peterson has designed several products to make horse training more efficient and safe. The Neck Rope designed and made by Rex Peterson can be used for many purposes, including ponying kids on their first few trail rides across country. It is [...]
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Teaching Piaffe with Rex Peterson

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 21, 2009, 11:53 pm


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Rex Peterson Training Hollywood Horse-Mr. T

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 20, 2009, 3:09 pm


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Nate 2004 TB Gelding Event Prospect

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 20, 2009, 2:23 pm


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2000 Freisan/QH Event Prospect

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 19, 2009, 7:10 pm


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Rearing Horses with Rex Peterson

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 18, 2009, 11:05 pm


Rex is a master of training horses to perform what many claim impossible.  He is one of the most sought after Horse Trainers in Hollywood known for delivering the shot.  While others may initially underbid him, they end up costing the Studios thousands of dollars when they do not perform the stunt.  Rex in known [...]
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Treating Scratches on Your Horse

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 16, 2009, 12:34 pm


Wash and dry the area and apply. You can bandage over this as well. The main thing is keeping the area soft and dry. These amounts are approximate ratios-they do not need to be exact. 1 tube Lotramin (athlete’s foot cream) 1 tube hydrocortisone cream 1 tube triple antibiotic ointment aloe vera gel ( equal to 1 tube amount above) contents [...]
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Brownie Wins NJ Horse Park Judged Trail Ride

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 14, 2009, 2:19 am


Brownie ridden by Joa Sigsbee wins his first attempt at a judged trail ride at the NJ Horse Park.  He proves his willingness and athletic prowess by successfully maneuvering around many obstacles such as dragging an alligator behind him in the water obstacle, allowing his rider to lasso a steer, playing stick ball with a [...]
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Belladora 2nd at Dressage at Devon

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 12, 2009, 11:26 pm


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