Horse-and-Man-ship

Hoofbeats Archive on February 1, 2011, 7:00 am


THIS is great horsemanship. Imho, it beats dressage hands down (then again, I'm not well dressage informed)...
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The New Journey Begins........More Talk and A Little Shift....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on February 1, 2011, 1:20 am


Part OneMaybe a month after we made the deal to trade the Arabian horse for training, BG told me there was an inquiry for a young western horse. That grew from an inquiry for one horse into an inquiry for two. The buyer was the sister of a woman with a horse that had been misused by a BNT. According to BG this woman was sending that problem horse to BG after Scottsdale 2009 to work out his issues. She was going to pay an entire years' board and training, along with extra money for incidentals like
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Ode to Cody (R.I.P.)

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 31, 2011, 1:00 pm


ODE TO CODY (R.I.P.) is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by ddog777, age 13 This is dedicated to a very special mare that will always be in my hear,my soul, and my mind. Good-bye Cody. Thirty years ago a copper filly was born, Through life it self
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Mustang Monday

Hoofbeats Archive on January 31, 2011, 7:00 am


story by Steven Long ~ Publisher of Horseback Magazine The Horses Just Can’t Catch a Break in Nevada HOUSTON, (Horseback) - Nevada wild horses and burros could face a thirsty spring if a proposal to the state's water engineer by...
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The New Journey Begins............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 31, 2011, 1:13 am


Part OneNot long after the details of the contract were decided, I announced the sale of Storm on my blog. I also posted a series about Storm's history with me. Foaling Season 2002...........a scandalous storm I was thinking there would be lots to post about this horse in the future. It would be good to get my readers "properly" introduced him in preparation. Who knew it would be nearly two years with little mention of the horse in between before his story would come to the forefront again. If
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Summer Vacation

Hoofbeats Archive on January 30, 2011, 7:00 am


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The Journey Takes a Turn..........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 30, 2011, 1:07 am


Part OneWARNING!!OK! Take a deep breath! Hold tight to your coffee, I wouldn't want anyone to spill something and wreck their computers over this! And please don't let your jaws dropping do any serious damage to you or your surroundings! There's just no way to ease into this so here goes..........In mid October of 2008, I offered the horse, Scandalous Storm, to BG and WF (who up to this point I believed was BG's wife according to what BG had said) in trade for the training of my young horses that
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The Stallion and the Harp: Part 1

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 29, 2011, 3:15 pm


THE STALLION AND THE HARP is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by Rochlia, age 15 Sitting at the foot of a tree, a peasant girl watched as the sun rose slowly over the horizon. Though she had marveled at the sight many times before, it still had
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Improving Communication Between Horse and Rider | Horse Training Tips with Deanna Castro



Improving Communication Between Horse and Rider | Horse Training Tips with Deanna CastroWhat's in a horse's Name?
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Horse called Mischief gets stuck in pool



Maybe if they didn't name this horse "Mischief" he wouldn't have gotten himself into so much trouble. I am all for changing a horse's name to something positive.Horse called Mischief gets stuck in pool
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Another Journey Begins - a Little Bait.........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 29, 2011, 1:32 am


Part OneWhile I did bring a full trailer load of horses on that first day, BG only worked with one horse and that was Tag. By the time BG was done with that first session, we were all exhausted for the day so the other two horses just got the experience of riding and standing in the trailer. Since none of these horses had been off our farm before that was still not bad for one day's work. That first encounter with Tag was at the end of September. Later the following week, BG worked with Louie as
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Wonders

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 28, 2011, 1:17 pm


WONDERS is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by palimnoponygirl, age 12 It may be a Lipizzaner Doing a capriole; Or a Shetland pony Going for a stroll. A dainty Morgan mare Pulling a pony cart; A Thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby, Waiting for the
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Wild Horses & Renegades

Hoofbeats Archive on January 28, 2011, 3:08 am


Here I go again. Watch this trailer. Spread the word. Wild Horses & Renegades...
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Another Journey Begins - Offers... Me and BG

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 28, 2011, 1:34 am


Part OneNot too long after I began schooling Storm, Dandy and Legs at the facility of BG and WF, there was some sort of disruption between a couple of his clients. The end result was that a walk trot rider who had been working all year towards her first horse show in Oct was now horseless. Not wanting to see the child disappointed I volunteered Dandy as a replacement. I figured if my GD took the horse to the show to exhibit in hunter pleasure, he'd be at the show for the little girl to show too.
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SSR – Flight or Fight

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 27, 2011, 2:04 pm


SSR – FLIGHT OR FIGHT is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by Westerngirl, age 14 Chapter 1 I finished painting my perfectly polished nails. The color was Catch Me in Your Net by OPI. I had just bought it and it matched my outfit- A blue ruffled
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A solution...

Equine Mine Archive on January 27, 2011, 5:00 am


I have been in a "horse funk" the last two months. I returned from vacation the beginning of December to find Maddy with a lifted shoe and a big bite on her butt. The farrier came out, put her shoe back on and the next day went for a little ride and came back with a lame horse. My first thought was abscess, so I soaked for a couple days, then seconded guessed myself and called the vet. After flex tests and thermography, narrowed it to sore inner legs. I thought maybe the lifted the shoe was a product
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Another Journey Begins - Some Grooming............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 27, 2011, 1:31 am


Part OneAt this point in time my situation with the horses was feeling pretty overwhelming. With some of the life things that happened a goodly amount of time had passed with my focus pushed to other things besides training horses. Because of that I ended up with a number of young horses that were not started that needed to be AND really more horses than I had planned on having in the first place. My big fall from Reflection made it so I didn't really feel safe anymore trying to start these youngsters
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Wild Horse issue finally makes it to the House floor

Hoofbeats Archive on January 26, 2011, 3:38 pm


Congressman Dan Burton (R-Indiana) has finally brought the issue of the wild horses and burros to the House floor, thanks to Ms. Pickens....
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Lost

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 26, 2011, 1:41 pm


LOST is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by caroline, age 12 A dreaded scene, A scream cut short. A leap for life, A life is lost. Once a stallion, Wild and strong, His spirit was fire, So now, among others, He dies. More to read...Horses I Want
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Another Journey Begins - More Ripples............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 26, 2011, 1:26 am


Part OneI must admit when I'd thought about Goldie for my GD, I really hadn't thought about the fact she could end up in this barn or how having her in there might affect me working there or my working relationship with BG. All I'd thought about was getting MD and GD a quality horse that they could afford. It looked to me like a horse with issues was the most likely possibility of doing such a thing. If I hadn't thought GD could handle such a horse I never would have suggested it. That was my only
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