How Does Your Horse See You?

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 7, 2011, 7:53 pm


Your horse should see you as the leader of the herd.  From the moment you snap the lead rope on the halter, he should be paying attention to you and respecting your space.  A common error we find is that people let their horse walk past them, on them, push into them, try to nip [...]
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Winter Riding

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 1, 2011, 6:59 pm


Winter Riding
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Manners Matter

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on December 20, 2010, 12:10 pm


Does your horse bow to you?  Is he a perfect gentleman, waiting for you to let him know when to move?  He should walk quietly behind you, not running into or over you, stop when you stop and remain a respectable distance from you.  If he is not respecting you on the ground, he will [...]
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Winter Riding

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on December 19, 2010, 11:47 am


Simon and I take a ride in the fresh fallen snow, staying warm in layers of high tech long underwear.  The horses do not mind the cold at all.  Tony has a thick winter coat to help keep him warm, Mr. T is checking him out.
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Dressage/Event Horse

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on December 17, 2010, 3:13 am


The Real McCoy is an outstanding athlete with a great mind.  He jumps anything you put in his path, he has excellent ground manners, beautifully trained in dressage basics and he has a charming personality.  McCoy is 15.3, bred out of a quarter horse mare and sired by Makuba, a successful athlete.  He will excel [...]
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2002 TB Offered for Sale

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on December 11, 2010, 11:03 pm


Never raced, intelligent, kind super fun horse.  He would be a great hunter, eventer or all around horse for someone.  This guy has a great sense of humor, excellent ground manners and is very easy and comfortable to ride.  He knows several tricks on command and he is looking for a partner to have fun [...]
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Arctic Bright

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on December 5, 2010, 11:09 pm


Arctic Bright settles into his new stable in California after a long drive from Lexington, Ky where we picked him up.  Arctic is a pure white TB, with pink skin and dark eyed.  He is charismatic, athletic and quite the character.  Here he is having breakfast in bed after the long drive.  For more information, [...]
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Generoso, Lusitano Stallion For Sale

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 30, 2010, 1:13 pm


Generoso is an outstanding athlete, as talented in the jumper arena, cross country course or dressage arena.  A perfect gentleman who enjoys working on photo shoots, he has tremendous patience and is easy to ride.  Contact cari@cariswanson.com to schedule to ride him.
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Teaching Kids

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 28, 2010, 2:22 am


<object I greatly enjoy teaching kids to ride with confidence and trust in their mounts.  Here is a lesson over our obstacle course which helps them build their confidence and teaches them to deal with any situation.
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Breaking Young Horses

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 25, 2010, 1:28 pm


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Meet RJ and Mr. T in Conn Thursday, Nov 18

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 13, 2010, 4:10 am


contact marty@topcatfarms.com for directions and times for the Demo and Meet and Greet the Celebrity horses there will also be a special pas de deux with Cari riding Bond, and Rex on RJ–not to be missed!
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Build Confidence with Your Horse

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 10, 2010, 11:57 am


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Locust Hill Hunter Pace

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 9, 2010, 10:06 pm


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Is Your Horse a Convicted Felon??

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 9, 2010, 12:02 pm


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Horses as Backdrops in Fashion Shoots

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 4, 2010, 10:43 pm


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Rex Working RJ During WEG in Kentucky

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 2, 2010, 9:27 am


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Check Us Out on the Morning News in CT

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 21, 2010, 10:30 pm


Click here to see RJ and Mr. T are on the morning news in CT where we were teaching a clinic this week.
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The Best Show Jumper

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 18, 2010, 11:37 pm


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Horse Parade in Lexington, KY

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 5, 2010, 11:54 am


Mr. T looks stunning in his dressage gear along with RJ in his western saddle riding down main street in downtown Lexington, KY for the Horse Parade to kick off the opening of the World Equestrian Games which is being hosted for the first time in the United States.  These are two of the most [...]
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The Perfect Gentleman

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 15, 2010, 12:49 am


Generoso is an 11 year old Lusitano Stallion with excellent manners.  He is uncomplicated to ride, well trained and very comfortable.  Sadly his owner is moving out west and must sell him to an appreciative home soon.  Contact us to schedule a ride on this amazing horse.
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