Horse Welfare Organisations

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 16, 2011, 8:03 am


We had a Care for Horses workshop this week for the Certificate II and III equine students that I help to teach. One area the students looked at is neglect and horse welfare, with some questions based around the equine organisation, Project Hope. That got me thinking about neglect and horse welfare in general and I thought it worth a post on such equine organisations. Perhaps your passion is to see horses restored to the physical condition they should be in, rather than the one that they sometimes
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The Rehabilitation of Storm........ Getting to Canter.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 16, 2011, 12:38 am


Part 1Of course with the weather like it was, it was days before I got back to the park with Storm to ride. When I did, I had the same tuned out horse thinking he was in charge that I had had before. It was like the session hadn't even happened, or at least it was that way on the ground.Once I got into the saddle, I found I still had no brakes. The only difference between this day and the previous schooling session was that his fight got smaller and it only took me about half the time to get the
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The Rehabilitation of Storm........ Getting to Canter.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 16, 2011, 12:38 am


Part 1Of course with the weather like it was, it was days before I got back to the park with Storm to ride. When I did, I had the same tuned out horse thinking he was in charge that I had had before. It was like the session hadn't even happened, or at least it was that way on the ground.Once I got into the saddle, I found I still had no brakes. The only difference between this day and the previous schooling session was that his fight got smaller and it only took me about half the time to get the
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Topics of interest, in three parts. Part 1.

Dressage Mom Archive on June 15, 2011, 1:27 pm


I have three things to talk about. I'll start with the easy one - some things that I have learned from Lee.During my last lesson on Lee with my trainer, she pointed out that I was riding crooked. That I was up off of my right seatbone, my right shoulder was up and forward, and that I was raising my right hand.Since then I'm been concentrating on trying to fix this issue. I found that I'm much better at the trot - it's the canter that gets me twisted and not centered. I had to finally get a mental
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Equicise!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 15, 2011, 12:38 pm


ENERGY. I enjoy my coffee in the morning, but the fact is I don’t need artificial stimulation to get moving — I’m naturally caffeinated. If you’re a person with a lot of energy, you know that if you don’t release it in a healthy way, it’s no fun for you and the people around you. Think of it like this: If you ride an energetic horse, you make sure your horse gets moving before you climb in the saddle, otherwise it can be challenging to contain your horse’s energy. I’m
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The Rehabilitation of Storm........ Putting on Brakes.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 15, 2011, 12:18 am


Part 1I've never really had a horse that goes through a stop "just for sport." One that runs off when frightened every now and then, I've had but nothing consistent like this thing with Storm. It took me a few rides to realize it was about his attitude and not just a misunderstanding of a cue. Once I figured that out, Storm was in big trouble, figuratively speaking of course. I don't mess around inappropriate behavior wrapped up with attitudes in my horses because I know where it can lead. Obviously
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The Rehabilitation of Storm........ Putting on Brakes.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 15, 2011, 12:18 am


Part 1I've never really had a horse that goes through a stop "just for sport." One that runs off when frightened every now and then, I've had but nothing consistent like this thing with Storm. It took me a few rides to realize it was about his attitude and not just a misunderstanding of a cue. Once I figured that out, Storm was in big trouble, figuratively speaking of course. I don't mess around inappropriate behavior wrapped up with attitudes in my horses because I know where it can lead. Obviously
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Concours régional du Boisé

DressageCoach.ca Archive on June 14, 2011, 9:20 pm


Ce dimanche le 12 juin avait lieu le concours bronze du Boisé à Mascouche. Malgré le temps pluvieux, plus de 65 cavaliers ont participé à cette compétition du circuit de l'AERL. Cispoint, jument hollandaise par Westpoint X Gribaldi, Ce fut la première expérience de compétition pour Cispoint, cette jument de 4 ans, que j'ai à l'entraînement depuis quelques mois. Montée par Ariane, "Cici" s'est bien comporté lors de ce premier concours sous la pluie. Bien qu'elle était un peu tendue
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We Want Buck!

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 14, 2011, 8:20 pm


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The Rehabilitation of Storm..... Some Psychology......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 14, 2011, 1:28 am


Part 1It didn't really matter if the horse had broken into a canter or if he was at a trot, if Storm had any kind of attitude he was completely ignoring the word, "Whoa" and even "Whup" for that matter. We had no brakes if he was in a mood. If anything the horse got stronger when I asked him to stop or slow down. It was clear to me the horse did not think he needed to listen because he thought the decision was his to make.When I worked on fixing this situation Storm got mad. Not really the first
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The Rehabilitation of Storm..... Some Psychology......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 14, 2011, 1:28 am


Part 1It didn't really matter if the horse had broken into a canter or if he was at a trot, if Storm had any kind of attitude he was completely ignoring the word, "Whoa" and even "Whup" for that matter. We had no brakes if he was in a mood. If anything the horse got stronger when I asked him to stop or slow down. It was clear to me the horse did not think he needed to listen because he thought the decision was his to make.When I worked on fixing this situation Storm got mad. Not really the first
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Another Busy Week.................

MidWestHorse Archive on June 13, 2011, 1:56 pm


Jeremiah will here on Wednesday to trim these girls, a long time coming...........They definitely need it. And of course the weather is finally nice, not too hot, not cold and rainy, but now I'm sick with some sort of respiratory virus.........figures...........And it's time to order hay again.Stephen and Zoe managed to revive our little backyard pond. I'm not too sure how I feel about the over abundance of gnomes..........The box gardens are going mad! We've plucked spinach and lettuce already,
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Caught the Bug Again

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 13, 2011, 1:05 pm


by Peanut, age 11 Bow your head, close your eyes, Don’t wonder why, look to the skies, And feelings overcome you, And you think the world is done with you, Remember what inspired you~ Your first chance at the rest of your life, In that saddle sitting up high, The stars glowing down upon your face, Taking your world in a loving embrace, And think, and know, and feel tonight, That he’s up there with the stars so bright. And remember that it will always be there, That love for horses and
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......... Signs of Progress........and a Little Whoops....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 13, 2011, 2:20 am


Part 1Once I did get Storm listening to me on the ground, I would move on into riding him. Then I would stick to the same thing, walk work and trot work only. In the beginning even putting my leg on the horse to move him laterally made him want to break into the trot. Luckily for me the horse responds well to the word, "No." Even with that Storm seemed to get much more easily he shouldn't go from a walk to a trot than he did from a trot to a canter. Still I didn't even ask him for a trot until I
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......... Signs of Progress........and a Little Whoops....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 13, 2011, 2:20 am


Part 1Once I did get Storm listening to me on the ground, I would move on into riding him. Then I would stick to the same thing, walk work and trot work only. In the beginning even putting my leg on the horse to move him laterally made him want to break into the trot. Luckily for me the horse responds well to the word, "No." Even with that Storm seemed to get much more easily he shouldn't go from a walk to a trot than he did from a trot to a canter. Still I didn't even ask him for a trot until I
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But the Real Question Is...

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 13, 2011, 1:19 am


High on the mountain top, where the coyotes sing and the winds howl, this is where you'll find my wild horses. The grass is good, with spring rains ending (they hope) a drought which has lasted several years in this region. The horses are looking sleek and fit...some are borderline fat! This is a good thing, because it won't be long before the blazing sun dries up this land and grass again becomes sparse.But on this particular morning, everything was...well...picture perfect. And as we stood among
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Rex Working with Rafa, 5 year old Hannovarian

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 12, 2011, 11:50 am


Rafa is a big beautiful Hanoverarian mare learning the mounting block exercise with Rex, she is very smart, learning to move when asked and stand quietly.  This is a basic exercise all our horses must learn as part of their foundation training.
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My Latest Epiphany

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 11, 2011, 1:45 pm


by Julia, age 17 I remember being ten years old and leaning against the black-painted fence that separated the spectators from the riders training within its confines. The spectacular shining coats and flowing gaits of the horses reminded me of runway models — tall, leggy, and stylish. “The older girls,” as I always referred to them, would ride around bareback like they were born to do it, and as far as I’m concerned, most of them were. It’s only a matter of months until I’m eighteen
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Volunteer at Equitana 2011

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 10, 2011, 10:00 pm


It’s getting to that time of year again!  The large equestrian event Equitana is on the lookout for volunteers for this year. Held in Sydney this year, the event may be a great opportunity for those nearby to volunteer their services.  Often this results in working three to four shifts over a three day period but then having the rest of the time to check out: equestrian events saddlery clothing and book stalls many other horse related business that are advertising their products or services! Interested? 
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The Better Bucket

Equine Mine Archive on June 10, 2011, 5:37 am


I saw this in the June issue of Equus. What a fabulous idea. I just ordered two. You can find the company that makes them on here, but I ordered them from Chick Saddlery.
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