Is Your Horse Fashion Forward

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 8, 2007, 10:55 pm


This athlete arrived at Kent Horse Trials in style wearing a silky neck cover to protect his braids from being damaged in transit. Owning a horse allows you to enter an entire universe of horse gear and clothing appropriate to each season. As we approach the colder months ahead, this is a good [...]
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Kent Horse Trials

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 8, 2007, 10:51 pm


Kestrel studies his dressage test moments before entering the arena to commence his performance. Sunday was a beautiful fall day with unusual warm temperatures and perfect footing. Kestrel went on to jump clear stadium and cross country rounds to finish on his dressage score for seventh place.
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Hidden Hills Equestrian Community

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 7, 2007, 5:08 am


“A man that don’t love horses, there is something the matter with that man.” Will Rogers Residents enjoy a city that has preserved a country way of life that has nearly vanished from the surrounding communities of Southern California. It boasts an authentic bucolic atmosphere as witnessed by the absence of sidewalks and street lights. The existence [...]
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Horse Care: Vaccinations

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 7, 2007, 5:02 am


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS TETANUS TOXOID When a wound such as a deep puncture is contaminated, toxins from the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani, which thrives in the equine environment, cause lockjaw and general muscle spasms, usually resulting in death. Vaccinate yearly. Give a booster vaccination at the time of penetrating injury or surgery if most recent dose [...]
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Vanessa’s First Ride on Mini

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 7, 2007, 4:53 am


Vanessa, not yet a year old, did not want to dismount Mini on her first ride. flo-joe-v-mini.jpg
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Miniature Horses

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 6, 2007, 11:46 pm


Scooby Doo is looking for a new home to teach some lucky kid how to ride. He is 8 years old, very easy to ride and loves children. Scooby is also a wonderful companion horse. For more information contact cari@cariswanson.com
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Beautiful Hot October Trail Ride

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 6, 2007, 8:51 pm


Unusually high temperatures of 85 degrees in October are perfect for a trail ride through miles of hunt paths. Sunflower, a perfect trail horse negotiates the water at Windrock Farm, enjoying the serene countryside.
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RJ aka “Hidalgo”

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 4, 2007, 3:06 am


“The glance is natural magic.”
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Airstream Visits Windrock Farm

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 1, 2007, 1:04 am


My brother Jim riding RJ while visiting Windrock Farm in his Airstream. What a way to travel, efficient, elegant and easy living. Come back and visit again soon! We miss you!
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Rex Peterson Clinic

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 25, 2007, 11:06 am


RJ finds the mares in the arena very exciting, showing his athletic prowess by dancing around on his hind legs. Rex is working with another person in the clinic teaching how to move the hindquarters around from the fence line after learning to perform this excercise at the mounting block. RJ learns to remember to listen to [...]
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Young Riders at Windrock Farm

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 24, 2007, 11:44 pm


Jillian, Alex and Wyatt wait for there turn on King Richard. King Richard shakes off all the flies while Jillian is leading him into the barn. Jillian riding King Richard
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Does your saddle fit your Horse??

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 24, 2007, 9:46 pm


Is your horse trying to tell you something? Is he girthy when you cinch up the saddle? Does he cringe when you approach with the saddle? Has he started bucking or changed his behaviour when ridden? If so, there is a good chance your saddle is the culprit. Several common signs of [...]
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Rex Peterson Clinic

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 24, 2007, 3:05 pm


The next clinic will be in January Sign up early as there are limited spaces available, email cari@cariswanson.com to reserve your space Here is one of the participants comments on results from the last clinic. Thank you! I loved everything about the clinic! Rex is so knowledgeable and everyone was very friendly. It more than [...]
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Freja at the Beach

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 24, 2007, 1:13 pm


Icelandic Sheepdogs love the water
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Indiana Jones III Finishes 6th in his Prelim Debut

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 22, 2007, 5:41 pm


Indy greets his fans after a clear show jumping round at the Millbrook Horse Trials in August. Indy went on to run one of three clear cross country rounds at the North Carolina Horse Park at his first Preliminary event. He is scheduled to run in two more events before the end of [...]
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Congratulations to Kayla and Beau!

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 22, 2007, 4:53 pm


Junior Novice Champion at the Millbrook Horse Trials in August. Beau jumps around a clear cross country and stadium course to finish on his dressage score for the blue at the Millbrook Horse Trials. This win qualified the team for the American Eventing Championships in Illinois. Here Kayla and Beau are standing [...]
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RJ Stars in PBS Film American General: Benedict Arnold

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on September 18, 2007, 2:09 am


Strangely I found myself dressed in costume of General Benedict Arnold wearing a white wig and greatcoat over uncomfortable riding britches and shoes far too big for me. I was requested to gallop RJ away from the camera, looking from side to side for the invisible pursuing enemies as the second unit director filmed [...]
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