Three Year Old Rides a Three Year Old Colt

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on May 6, 2010, 1:54 am


Last weekend, our youngest student, Vanessa, age 3 rode Rex’s three year old stud colt who has only 16 rides on him,he is a lovely horse who proves if you start them correctly with no mistakes, you have a super horse.
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Train Your Horse With Confidence and Trust

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 30, 2010, 1:50 am


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Little Red Adopts Ryan

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 28, 2010, 12:51 pm


Little Red, an 8 week old puppy found Ryan at the Purina Feed Event at Eastern Hay last week where he decided to adopt Ryan.  Here he is learning to allez onto the post.  Red is super smart and has integrated into the Icelandic herd of dogs at Windrock Farm.  He will soon be traveling [...]
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Harbor Mist in the Upcoming Disney Film “Secretariat”

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 26, 2010, 1:06 pm


Hollywood horse, Harbor Mist,  portrays Secretariat in this scene with Diane Lane as Penny Chenery, the owner of the famous red horse.  The Disney film will be released in October this year, and Harbor Mist will be at the Belmont May 29-30 at the Northeast Equine Expo, come visit Harbor Mist and his trainer Rex [...]
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Rex Peterson Clinic in Saratoga

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 25, 2010, 3:05 pm


Rex worked with two young horses starting under saddle, taught several how to bow, worked on trailering issues with several horses that eventually walked in the trailer at the end of a 30 foot lariat, improved the rhythm and gaits of a lovely quarter horse and gave a leading and ground manners lesson to a [...]
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New Jersey Horse Park Clinic

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 23, 2010, 3:02 am


Ryan working his yearling filly with the flag…she had a very successful first day outing at the Horse Park and learned to have all her feet picked up relaxed and calmly.
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Can You Ride Your Three Year Old Through the Cans?

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 22, 2010, 11:29 am


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RJ’s 4 Year Old Filly on Obstacle Course

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 21, 2010, 1:32 am


Mr. T from Dreamer and Secretariat films, leads RJ’s 4 year old filly through the tarp with Fiona and Simon last weekend, this is a fun obstacle course that gives all riders more confidence and ability to navigate anything.
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Windrock Farm Clinic

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 17, 2010, 9:41 pm


After schooling all the horses through the obstacle course, we went on a hack to cool the horses down.  Many of the horses did not like the tarp initially, but everyone was successful at working through all he obstacles….including walking under a tarp, over a tarp, over logs, through hanging plastic bottles, backing around a [...]
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Rex Peterson Clinic at New Jersey Horse Park

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 14, 2010, 3:43 am


Rex traveled to the New Jersey Horse Park to teach a clinic for improving communication with your horse.  Many different breeds were represented and riders from various disciplines came to learn from the master horseman who drove across the country from California just last week.  Over 150 people came out to meet Rex and RJ/Hidalgo [...]
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Whoa Means Whoa!! New Book Now Available

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 12, 2010, 11:41 pm


A new book to teach you how to ride effectively and safely from day one to day one thousand.  Excellent exercises to test your skills as a rider and your horse’s training.  Beautiful illustrations by Mary Bridgman and photographs demonstrating clearly how to ride better.  Order Whoa Means Whoa! from Blurb now.
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Ride Your Horse Through Obstacle Course

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 11, 2010, 11:09 pm


Come to the Rex Peterson Clinic this weekend at Windrock Farm and train your horse to walk through the obstacle course…take the spook out of your horse and improve communication with him.   Contact cari@cariswanson.com to sign up
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Levi-Small Large Welsh X Pony For Sale

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 10, 2010, 4:23 pm


Levi is a confident bold jumper, he has a motor, great personality, loves cross country, uncomplicated to ride, super event, dressage or hunter prospect.
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Spring Fever in Virginia

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 10, 2010, 2:19 am


Congratulations to Chip for his first foal of the season, this handsome colt is beautiful, smart and has a great sense of humor at one month old.  We just returned from a quick road trip to VA to drop off a horse and pick up a pony and have a quick layover at Chip’s farm [...]
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Learning to Ride

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 8, 2010, 2:16 am


Learning to ride at Windrock Farm sometimes hanging out with Webster is the best thing to do on a sunny afternoon…. Rules to Ride By go slowly to go fast patience, patience, patience take one step at at time Ride bareback to improve your balance (excerpted from the new book Whoa Means Whoa! available soon)
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Lead Your Horse with Confidence

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 30, 2010, 4:33 pm


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Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 28, 2010, 1:28 am


Order the book at the web site or a link to order Whoa Means Whoa! This is a useful guide for training kids or anyone how to ride.  Simple lessons teach the basics every rider should know whether you are entering the show arena or hacking across country.  Beautiful photographs and illustrations help the rider learn [...]
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What To Do On a Rainy Day

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 17, 2010, 1:17 am


Come to the next Rex Peterson Clinic to learn how to teach your horse how to obey your every command. Check here for upcoming dates
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Some Horses Love to Play Ball

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 15, 2010, 10:11 pm


Come meet Rex at the next clinic at Windrock Farm April 16-17-18 and learn how to do this with your horse.
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Taking the Spook Out of Your Horse

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 11, 2010, 1:00 am


Subscribe to our youtube channel to view the latest training videos.  Click on any one of our videos and you will see a button, subscribe to channel.  We have had over 100,000 views of our channel over the last year…and many more fun videos to come.
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