Eventer/Jumper Prospect

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on July 21, 2008, 9:33 pm


Talented QH/Friesan cross, beautiful mover, will excel in Eventing or Jumpers, loves to hack cross country, sound, excellent ground manners, very easy to ride, must sell to a good home, price more than reasonable to a lucky person
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Teach your horse to bow with Rex Peterson

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on July 18, 2008, 9:30 pm


Last week, Rex Peterson taught clients how to bow their horses in a clinic where everyone had success.  Here you can see  Classy, an 8 year old TB bowing on cue.  The technique is easy, all you need is patience and timing.  Contact cari@cariswanson for clinic dates.
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Classy-Eventing Prospect

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on July 8, 2008, 7:48 pm


7 year old TB, 16 hands tall, very nice horse for eventing.  Classy is an intelligent, uncomplicated, balanced and a bold jumper.  He has a wonderful personality and is reasonably priced to a good home.  call Cari at 914.456.3155 to come try him.
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James Taylor Concert

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on July 8, 2008, 7:43 pm


The Fourth of July was a day to take a break from the horses to enjoy a day with James Taylor and friends at Tanglewood.  My friend Ken Regan was photographing the event for Rolling Stone, so I was his assistant for the day.  Music and horses have much in common with rhythm and balance.  [...]
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Rex Peterson Horse Training Clinic

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on July 8, 2008, 6:34 pm


Behind the Silver Screen Hollywood Horse Trainer Rex Peterson Clinic at Windrock Farm in Dutchess County July 15-17, 2008 Rex Peterson has trained many horses for film including Hidalgo, Horse Whisperer, Black Beauty, Appaloosa and many more.  Rex has an amazing talent working with horses with patience and consistency, developing a strong bond with each horse. “For the last [...]
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Penny Tweedy Chenery, Owner/Breeder Secretariat

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on July 8, 2008, 4:40 pm


It was a great honor to meet the owner and breeder of the greatest race horse of all time, Secretariat recently at the Belmont. Penny Tweedy Chenery is a generous kind woman with a wonderful spirit. I was sitting at the finish line watching over several remote cameras for my good friend Ken [...]
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Stunt Rider Jered

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on July 2, 2008, 5:54 pm


Stunt rider Jered doubles for the character Rex on One Life to Live, riding the Ghost in several scenes to be aired on ABC in July.
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Eventing Prospect

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 30, 2008, 6:59 pm


Elegant 2 year old TB filly, super mind, started by Rex Peterson, already trained to walk, trot, canter in ring, hacking cross country, she loves the water and hopping over ditches, she is uncomplicated with excellent ground manners, very flashy under saddle, 15.2 and growing. Bay is a lovely prospect for eventing and she is reasonably priced [...]
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Stunt Coordinator Danny Aiello on One Life to Live

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 26, 2008, 6:14 pm


Bob Woods from One Life to Live hangs out with Danny Aiello, Jared, Vincent and Cari who are handling all the stunts for the latest episode being filmed on location at the Farm.
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Rex Peterson Clinic

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 19, 2008, 1:53 pm


Rex Peterson has a unique resume, training horses for movies, classical dressage, jumping and eventing. He has the ability to bring out the best in each horse and rider to maximize their performance. Each horse is treated as an individual and he is able to bring out the best in every situation. I [...]
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Rex Peterson Movie Resume

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 19, 2008, 12:59 pm


Movie Resume–Behind the Silver Screen For the last 35 years people have often seen a western movie and asked themselves this question, “how did they get the horse to do that?” Like any good relationship once you have the trust, communication, respect, and knowledge, you can accomplish almost anything. Here is a list of the movies that [...]
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Mini Hop

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 6, 2008, 7:52 pm


Vanessa is already following in her parents hoofprints. It is never too early to start to ride. Winston Churchill said “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.”
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Tony Mason

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 3, 2008, 12:43 pm


Sadly, Monday morning we lost one of my best friends and teachers, Tony Mason.
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Cosmo wins Third Place at Dressage at Saratoga

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on May 30, 2008, 1:42 pm


Cosmo was relaxed at his first Dressage Show this Spring.  The weather was beautiful with sunny skies and cool breezes.  Cosmo showed in training level four and first level one with great success.  Joa rode him beautifully giving him a great experience over the weekend.
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Western Saddles

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on May 2, 2008, 10:52 pm


Saddle by Rudy Mudra Don King was born August 19, 1923, in Douglas, Wyoming, on the North Platte River about 100 miles north of Laramie. His father, Archie King, was a cowboy and itinerant ranch hand who traveled all over the Western United States. By the age of 14, King was beginning to support himself doing [...]
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New Film “The First Saturday in May”

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 30, 2008, 1:20 pm


Last week I had the pleasure to view the new film “The First Saturday in May” about 6 Kentucky Derby hopefuls.  Here is the press release from the American Horse Council: “With the Triple Crown races fast approaching, we wanted to make sure you know about a unique documentary film that will be shown in more [...]
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Rex Peterson working with RJ Masterbug

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 30, 2008, 12:50 pm


Rex Peterson showed off RJ Masterbug’s favorite tricks last week.
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The Disney film “Hidalgo” (2004)

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 28, 2008, 8:58 pm


Thousands of fans still gush over the film Hidalgo. Released over 4 years ago, it is hard to believe that this film has captured the hearts of many horse lovers around the world and is still present in their minds.  Here RJ is being tuned up by his trainer Rex Peterson. For those of you [...]
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The Ghost-12 year old Imported Andalusian

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 23, 2008, 3:58 pm


If you are looking for a new partner, this horse may be him.  Ghost is a lovely imported Andalusian, classically trained and easy to ride.  He has a wonderful temperament and personality.   Come try him before someone else discovers he is here.
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Rex Peterson Clinic

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 23, 2008, 4:01 am


Last weekend, Rex returned to Windrock Farm to teach a clinic on how to improve the communication with your horse. Rex worked with several young horses to improve the connection and balance, two horses were backed for the first time and two horses with spooking issues. He also tuned up his best stunt [...]
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