Horse Training Tips

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 12, 2009, 7:30 pm


Does your horse have perfect ground manners?  Does he listen to you and respond IMMEDIATELY to your request?  Is your horse happy in his work?  Do you cross train him to build up multiple muscle groups?  Does your horse stop on command in any situation?  If not, check out  solutions to common horse training solutions.
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“Secretariat” Back in the Press with New Disney Film

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 11, 2009, 1:57 pm


Pete Axthelm, who never saw a racetrack he did not wish to attend, glided across the typing turf. “Secretariat generates a crackling tension and excitement wherever he goes,” [...]
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Tuff-Hollywood Horse Trained by Rex Peterson

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 10, 2009, 2:45 pm


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Lilah Bea and Liam Petersson Visit Windrock Farm

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 10, 2009, 11:19 am


Lilah looks on as RJ performs behind her, brother Liam talks to McCoy, Lilah practices for the Kentucky Derby, their dad,Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick will have to pen a song inspired by their new companions.
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Talented Young Director Rupert Sanders

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 6, 2009, 3:07 pm


Rex Peterson worked his trick horses at a recent commercial shoot in the desert outside of LA. Copper, Tuff and Tye were camera ready for the hot young British Director, Rupert Sanders, he chose Tye to perform the scene while Copper and Tuff were pick up horses. After every take, Tye would run [...]
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Jonathan Groff and LuAnn Claps Ride with the Centaur

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 5, 2009, 5:05 pm


A “Taking Woodstock” reunion at Windrock Farm, Jonathan Groff (Michael Lang) and LuAnn Claps, the make-up artist from Taking Woodstock visit for an autumn ride. Jonathan had not been on a horse since the day of shooting him riding RJ in the mud field on the set. LuAnn loved Allez who was a [...]
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Kent Horse Trials

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 4, 2009, 11:28 pm


Brownie with Joa warming up for dressage. Nate with Lauren warming up for dressage.
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“Secretariat” Filming in Lexington, KY

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 2, 2009, 11:48 am


Here is the view from the grandstands at Keenland in Lexington, KY where Disney is filming scenes for “Secretariat”. Dean Semler (”The Cowboy Way”, “Appaloosa”, Dances with Wolves”) set up several cameras on the track to shoot various scenes of the movie. Dean is a master of using several cameras to capture several [...]
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Congratulations Belladora Second at Devon Dressage

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 23, 2009, 4:12 am


Bella proves she is a winner, she was second in the 3 year old Materiale class at the Devon Dressage Show with a score of 71.5%, losing by only one tenth a percentage point. The judge Anne Gribbons commented that she showed an outstanding temperament and excellent obedience. I was very pleased [...]
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A Special Thanks to Patrolman Laporto and Roemmele and Karl Bauer

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 15, 2009, 1:07 am


I watched a tire blow out on my horse trailer in the side mirror as we were driving North on Route 287 heading home from the NJ Horse Park. Limping along the shoulder I called Ryan Gaum who suggested calling 911. We were lucky to have the assistance of Patrolman Laporto [...]
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What is a Judged Trail Ride?

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 15, 2009, 12:37 am


Last weekend we took a drive to the New Jersey Horse Park to compete in a Judged Trail Ride. We were lucky to stay with our friends Sandy and Ryan Gaum who live nearby. This event was held at the NJ Park on the cross country course with 15 stations where we were judged [...]
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Congratulations to Belladora, Blue Ribbon Winner at NEDA Fall Festival

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 10, 2009, 8:56 pm


bella, a three year old Dutch/Oldenburg mare, won her first dressage class with a score of 68%. She was tense and not quite her elastic self in the electric atmosphere of the NEDA Fall Festival of Dressage at Saugerties. Bella also watched the top jumpers compete in a nearby arena. After hanging [...]
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Congratulations to Joa and Kestrel

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 6, 2009, 12:39 pm


Last weekend Joa was third in the open Training Level division at Town Hill Horse Trials, after placing 6th in dressage, Joa went on to jump a flawless show jumping round and a clean cross country round on Kestrel. Although Kestrel looked at a few fences on the cross country course– the log over [...]
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New Film on “Secretariat” in Production with Disney

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 6, 2009, 12:33 pm


photo by Ken Regan Camera 5 The greatest race horse of modern times, Secretariat, has a new movie coming out next year. Rex Peterson is currently training over 30 horses to appear in the film being produced by Disney. The film will depict the life story of Penny Chenery, owner of the racehorse Secretariat, [...]
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Peter the Great, Irish Sport Horse for Sale

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 6, 2009, 11:58 am


Lauren with Petey after a ride,this 12 year old ISH is a true gentleman, he jumps anything and is easy to ride. Photo by Scott Gorden at Windrock Farm
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Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock” Opens this Week

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 2, 2009, 12:42 am


RJ is the magnificent steed ridden by Michael Lang, the organizer of the Woodstock Music Festival in Ang Lee’s new film “Taking Woodstock”. This film is the story of a family in NY State who were a part of making the festival happen in a small farming community. No one knew these 3 [...]
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Rex Peterson Clinic at New Jersey Horse Park

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on August 30, 2009, 2:44 am


Cari Swanson riding Mr. T looking over Ryan Gaum and Rex Peterson at the New Jersey Horse Park. Rex Peterson recently sold out a horse training clinic at the New Jersey Horse Park. There was a mix of people teaching their horses tricks like the bow, yes and no and riders wanting to learn to [...]
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RJ/Hidalgo 3 year old Filly

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on August 29, 2009, 2:44 pm


Grace rides Black Gold, RJ/Hidalgo’s 3 year old filly who has 11 days of training. This outstanding filly is a talented young horse with an amazing temperament. Black Gold is a 3 year old breeding stock paint mare with a great mind. This jet black filly has been trained by Rex Peterson [...]
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McCoy – Eventing Prospect

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on August 6, 2009, 1:10 am


6 year old gelding, 15.3 American Warmblood, athletic with elastic supple gaits, currently schooling cross country and first level dressage, kind gentle horse with excellent ground manners and a generous personality. McCoy plays soccer, bows, says “no” and learns everything quickly. A super smart horse with endless potential, an excellent family horse [...]
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Wyatt rides RJ

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on July 21, 2009, 1:27 pm


Wyatt takes his daily lesson on RJ, his favorite horse at Windrock Farm. Wyatt is visiting for a month from LA.
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