Harry Winston–Third Level Dressage Horse

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 9, 2008, 10:18 pm


Talented 7 year old gelding, 16.1, kind easy to ride, also loves to jump, excellent event prospect or pony club horse.  Looking for a new partner to win many ribbons with.
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Training your horse

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 9, 2008, 4:12 am


  When you are tense, let me teach you to relax. When you are short tempered, let me teach you to be patient. When you are short sighted, let me teach you to see. When you are quick to react, let me teach you to be thoughtful. When you are angry, let me teach you to be serene. When you feel [...]
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Talking Horses

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 8, 2008, 1:18 am


Is your horse telling you something?  One of the most important things for any horse owner to know is how to read his horse.  Each horse is an individual and will express himself differently.  Although there is the common language the horse speaks, there are always exceptions with each individual.Carrot stetches are very important to [...]
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“True Horsemanship Through Feel”

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 8, 2008, 12:00 am


This is an excellent book by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning how horses think and how to communicate with them in a productive way. A horse’s self preservation instinct in natural and my grandfather always said it was almost impossible to teach someone [...]
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New Years Day 2008

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 1, 2008, 10:16 pm


This morning we woke up to a winter wonderland, huge snowflakes fell in thick clouds covering everything in a blanket of snow. The horses love playing in the drifts and look beautiful in the white fields.
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Black Beauty moves West

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 1, 2008, 7:43 pm


Recently one of our favorite horses travelled across the nation to move to Hidden Hills, California. Here she is in her new home with Alex, her new best friend. With a change in environment, different food and a new time change, horses take some time to adjust. Beauty is not exception and [...]
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Horses in Brasil

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 1, 2008, 7:16 pm


Dunits Kickin Ace is a very special horse, he is a world champion reining horse from Medalho do Ouro Farm in Sao Roque Brasil. My good friend Ruben Morales works with this farm in South America. No matter what disipline you ride, the key to successful riding is the communication between rider and [...]
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Novice Event Horse For Sale

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on December 13, 2007, 11:50 am


George is an outstanding 9 yr old, 15.3 hand QH cross. George has evented BN, is schooling first level dressage, jumps 3′3″, has hunter paced and pony clubbed. a suitable for an adult amateur or young rider.He is easy to work around and bombproof. He trailers, clips and baths with ease. Georges owner has [...]
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Falling with Grace

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on December 5, 2007, 11:39 am


Riding is an inherently dangerous sport, thus if you spend enough hours in the saddle you know it is inevitable that you will hit the ground at some point. The important thing is to fall without getting hurt, or at least minimize the chances of injury by learning to tuck and roll. Never [...]
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Imported Irish Draught Event Horse

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on December 5, 2007, 11:30 am


Outstanding Irish gelding, 16.2, kind, generous, super easy to ride, Silver has fox hunted, competed in the Jumpers, evented (potential for high levels), he has excellent dressage basics and is sadly for sale to the perfect home. He is currently in Aiken South Carolina, contact cari@cariswanson.com to schedule an appointment to try this classy [...]
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On the Set of “Appaloosa” in Sante Fe

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 24, 2007, 7:39 pm


A new western is being filmed in Sante Fe at the Ford Ranch several miles outside of Sante Fe. Rex Peterson is the head horse wrangler for this film starring Viggo Mortenson, Ed Harris and Jeremy Irons. This set was also used by 3:10 to Yuma and has been transformed by a hefty [...]
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Mini the Rock Star of Miniature Horses

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 4, 2007, 1:39 pm


Mini brings together the Guerra and Peyrlongue families for a gorgeous family portrait. Mini is a natural, posing perfectly for the photographer. Vanessa did not want to dismount.
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Pokeberry on the Trail

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on November 4, 2007, 1:35 pm


Wikepedia gives us some valuable information on this beautiful weed that we trampled through today. All of the horses came home covered in the purple juice from the berry prompting us to research this unique plant. The plants juice has multiple uses including being a paint for the Indians to decorate their horses [...]
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Ninja Turtle Rides to School

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 31, 2007, 6:55 pm


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Riding in Jackson Hole Wyoming

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 30, 2007, 4:05 pm


This adorable pony Ringo is teaching the young Izzy Flood how to ride. It is never too early to start to ride, even 9 month old Vanessa has the passion.
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Excercises in the Saddle

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 26, 2007, 5:29 pm


In order to develop an independent seat, the rider must feel comfortable in the saddle and on the horse. All of my kids learn to perform “around the world” where they pivot in the saddle sitting on one side, backwards, the other side and finally front again. At first this is difficult and [...]
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RJ, Celebrity Trick Horse from “Hidalgo”

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 22, 2007, 10:15 pm


Kathy Landman photographs RJ on a beautiful warm day in October at Windrock Farm. Kathy is a talented photographer who will capture the essence of you with your favorite dog or horse. Take advantage of this beautiful weather and call to schedule a photo shoot with Kathy, contact the Chisholm Gallery in [...]
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Eventing Support Crew

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 9, 2007, 1:14 pm


Eventing is a fun sport comprised of three phases– dressage, cross country and show jumping. Preparation is key to success and each team of horse/rider also needs a ground crew of support to assist in grooming, checking equipment, supplying water. Generally the support team consists of loyal parents, trainers and friends. Here [...]
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Twizzler, QH for Sale

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 9, 2007, 12:37 pm


Twizzler is an 8 year old QH gelding who is perfect on the trails, hunter paces, is a kind easy keeper. He is wonderful by himself or in groups and is a beautiful horse to own.
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Training Level Event Prospect

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 9, 2007, 12:29 pm


Rolando is a 10 year old TB standing 16 hands tall. He is a perfect gentleman, elastic gaits, bold jumper, sound and easy to ride. This is a special horse looking for a new partner, he has hunter paced, played polo, hacked and understands basic dressage. Rolando is elegant and striking to [...]
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