Last Saturday's News........... The Visit........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 21, 2011, 12:19 am


When I got a hold of fernvalley on the phone, they were just down the road from me. They had indeed gotten off track but had somehow managed to get righted although I'm not sure they really knew that yet. I added some details to help them find my turn and then I waited for them to arrive.They were near 264th when I spoke to them which is just 14 blocks away. Had they been farther, I'd have gone ahead and began my work with Legs but being this close there was no point in doing that. I probably wouldn't
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Last Saturday's News........... The Visit........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 21, 2011, 12:19 am


When I got a hold of fernvalley on the phone, they were just down the road from me. They had indeed gotten off track but had somehow managed to get righted although I'm not sure they really knew that yet. I added some details to help them find my turn and then I waited for them to arrive.They were near 264th when I spoke to them which is just 14 blocks away. Had they been farther, I'd have gone ahead and began my work with Legs but being this close there was no point in doing that. I probably wouldn't
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The Horse Show

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 20, 2011, 1:06 pm


by Horsie, age 13 The crowds go wild, with every stride. There’s nothing I’d rather do than ride In this horse show with my horse As we race along the course. Then the last jump approaches near; As we leap it disappears. And as we canter with the winners, we are champions, not beginners. I am the happiest person in the land As the crowds cheer in the stands. It’s a wonderful day of hope In this horse show with my horse. More to read...War of the Wild Horse Band
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The carts of the St. Alfio festival

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 20, 2011, 12:07 pm


Elaborately decorated carts are part of the tradition at the St. Alfio festival in Sicily. The story goes that the Carter's Guild snagged the relics of the saint from another town back in 1600, and brought them to Trecastagni, where...
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Father's Day...... a Little Horsey Humor

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 20, 2011, 4:28 am


After celebrating Father's Day, I'm home too late to do justice to the rest of fernvalley's visit so instead I'm pulling a little humor from my special file. This was sent to me in email form by equinespirit in 2008 but it still tickles me so I thought you might enjoy........Dear Horse,I love you very much, and I truly cherish your presence in my life. I would never wish to criticize you in any way. However, there are a few trivial details regarding our relationship that I think might bear your
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Father's Day...... a Little Horsey Humor

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 20, 2011, 4:28 am


After celebrating Father's Day, I'm home too late to do justice to the rest of fernvalley's visit so instead I'm pulling a little humor from my special file. This was sent to me in email form by equinespirit in 2008 but it still tickles me so I thought you might enjoy........Dear Horse,I love you very much, and I truly cherish your presence in my life. I would never wish to criticize you in any way. However, there are a few trivial details regarding our relationship that I think might bear your
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The return of the amazing St. Alfio festival

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 19, 2011, 11:58 pm


Al Zammataro wins the award for biggest fan of Global Horse Culture! Last year he sent me some snapshots from an incredible festival in Sicily, where spectacularly-adorned horses and carts are paraded in celebration of St. Alfio's festival day. This...
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Happy Father's Day!

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 19, 2011, 10:59 pm


Wishing my dad...and all the others...a very Happy Father's Day!Thanks for taking care of your herd of women all these years!
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Parachutes, BEWARE!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 19, 2011, 3:32 am


by Kristi5678, age 13 One day I was riding back from a trail ride with my sister. We were just rounding a bend in the path when two big shadows covered us. O.M.G., I thought. Two giant parachutes were flying over our heads at least five yards away. My sister’s bay pony started to freak out and took off. “Woah! Stop, boy!!” she was yelling and trying to keep her balance. The little gelding took off at a gallop off the path into the neighbouring fields and stopped abruptly, making my sister
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Last Saturday's News...........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 19, 2011, 2:34 am


The weather today sucked like most days of this year and I couldn't help but think we'd really lucked out having a dry day last Saturday when Fern Valley came to visit. It's risky enough scheduling local people to come see horses this time of year without making plans from company from another country. I was really hoping that Mother Nature wouldn't be obstinate and spoil our plans.Of course, we did not have plans set in stone. We both knew how fickle Mother Nature can be and there was the small
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Last Saturday's News...........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 19, 2011, 2:34 am


The weather today sucked like most days of this year and I couldn't help but think we'd really lucked out having a dry day last Saturday when Fern Valley came to visit. It's risky enough scheduling local people to come see horses this time of year without making plans from company from another country. I was really hoping that Mother Nature wouldn't be obstinate and spoil our plans.Of course, we did not have plans set in stone. We both knew how fickle Mother Nature can be and there was the small
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ShowSheen Contest Winners!

Dressage Mom Archive on June 18, 2011, 11:49 pm


I got pictures of some very dirty horses for the ShowSheen contest! Each of the winners will get a free bottle of the new ShowSheen! (Click here to see a quick video of the new ShowSheen).And the winners are -Mary ColemanValerie ConfortiJennifer CroweLisa McClarren SinticLexi PassaroPlease email your mailing addresses to dressagemomblog@yahoo.com so I can get your prizes to you. Thanks for playing!And a big thanks to Absorbine for supplying the prizes!
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......... Unexpected Behavior on the Trails........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 18, 2011, 1:40 am


Part 1As I continued on in my struggles with Storm and the canter I still continued with a session on the trails after our ride. Mostly that was to continue building on that foundation of correct movement that hill work pretty much guaranteed but I also wanted to get the Arabian horse really comfortable on the trails.It was on one of those rides that Storm manifested more bad behavior. While we were not cantering, much of his behavior very much mirrored what I was dealing with during canter work.
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......... Unexpected Behavior on the Trails........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 18, 2011, 1:40 am


Part 1As I continued on in my struggles with Storm and the canter I still continued with a session on the trails after our ride. Mostly that was to continue building on that foundation of correct movement that hill work pretty much guaranteed but I also wanted to get the Arabian horse really comfortable on the trails.It was on one of those rides that Storm manifested more bad behavior. While we were not cantering, much of his behavior very much mirrored what I was dealing with during canter work.
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Wild At Home

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 17, 2011, 12:46 pm


It was toe trimming time. Both Rep and Max came with ferociously long toes, and they were getting worse by the minute. With both of them (finally) picking up all four feet easily enough, I put a call in to Dave (Sandy's owner) to come see what he could do to help the little girls out. Rep is typically so friendly, sweet and mellow...but she opted not to show that side. Nope. She wanted nothing to do with a pedicure, thank you very much. HEY! Did you hear me? That tickles. Stop. I'm going over here
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Topics of interest, in three parts. Part 3.

Dressage Mom Archive on June 17, 2011, 12:42 pm


One more day to send me your dirty horse picture to win a can of the new ShowSheen ! Go here for details.Part 3 - The road before us, as I see it now.Craig has talked to me before about my horse, obviously. But last time I had a big ol' crisis he gave it a lot of thought and has this epiphany. This time, be must have known my breakdown was coming, because he approached it not with anger or frustration, but with compassion and understanding.He sat down with me on the couch where I was moping and
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The Rehabilitation of Storm ........ The Trouble with Cantering.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 17, 2011, 1:01 am


Part 1It was when we got into the canter work that the "discussions" with Storm really got serious. I can't tell you there was any rhyme or reason to his outbursts, only Storm seems to know that. For me it seemed totally out of the blue that the horse would erupt and those out bursts were more like real bronc moves than any I've ever experienced. I can still see that first explosion in my mind's eye as we went down the rail by the horse barns working at the canter to the right. This was the first
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The Rehabilitation of Storm ........ The Trouble with Cantering.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 17, 2011, 1:01 am


Part 1It was when we got into the canter work that the "discussions" with Storm really got serious. I can't tell you there was any rhyme or reason to his outbursts, only Storm seems to know that. For me it seemed totally out of the blue that the horse would erupt and those out bursts were more like real bronc moves than any I've ever experienced. I can still see that first explosion in my mind's eye as we went down the rail by the horse barns working at the canter to the right. This was the first
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Topics of interest, in three parts. Part 2.

Dressage Mom Archive on June 16, 2011, 6:00 pm


First - send me your dirty horse pictures to win a can of the new ShowSheen ! Go here for details. Contest ends June 18.Now, Part 2. The emotions of last week's dressage show.I went to a dressage show this past weekend. I've been to lots of dressage shows, mostly with Kaswyn, but I have gone to other shows without my horse and have ridden other horses. For a variety of reasons, this last show was different.Kaswyn has been "not quite right" for six years now. I've done just about everything I could
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The Galelings

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 16, 2011, 12:00 pm


by HorseFeathers, age 18 Skies beckon with empty rooms soon to be filled with downy clouds The breezy buzz of gliding high stirs joyous nickers into flight Not a herd nor a flock but a Gloria none the less White rain to golden apples A plethora of singing colors To some they are the Pegasi to others winged beasts of the sky Galelings is the bestowed name For their wings gust the windstorms
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