Hollywood Horse, Trigger with Roy Rogers

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 2, 2010, 1:07 am


Trigger and all of his doubles were trained by the great horseman, Glenn Randall, Sr.  Rex had the honor to learn from this master horse trainer for nearly two decades.  Glenn could train a horse to do anything, including “empty out” on command.  This video is a great tribute to the legendary horse and his [...]
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Buffalo Bill Lives Forever

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 1, 2010, 8:09 pm


I have been watching old John Wayne and Roy Rogers movies and recently found this hilarious video on youtube showing the Cowboy is everywhere.
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Driving Three-Up in California

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 27, 2010, 2:23 am


There are many ways to teach a horse to drive, but the fastest and safest is to put the novice horse in between two seasoned driving horses who will tell him what to do.  He will have no choice but to turn when the others turn, stop when they stop and move forward with them.  [...]
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Teaching Kids to Ride Horses

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 26, 2010, 11:20 pm


These snow storms are allowing me more time to create fun videos, here is a teaser to the new book, WHOA MEANS WHOA! which will be available April 1.  Let me know what you think!
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Know the Eventing Rules for Your Level

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 23, 2010, 9:07 pm


Remember the film Sylvester?  This was a famous horse film from 1985 about a young girl who becomes a successful eventing athlete with her gray horse.  Several horses trained by Rex Peterson played the role of Sylvester.  Supertramp was the amazing show jumper seen here sailing over a very wide truck.  He came from the [...]
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Cache Jr. Walking the Plank Again

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 23, 2010, 3:30 am


You can see how Cache Jr. is gaining more and more confidence walking the plank, he is very careful to put his feet on secure footing.  This kind of extreme training takes hours of practice and patience….it is amazing what you can teach your horse if you take the time to explain to him what [...]
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Obstacle Training for your Horse

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 22, 2010, 2:44 pm


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RJ on Cover of Saddle UP Magazine

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 22, 2010, 2:43 pm


Check out the latest article about Rex in Saddle Up Magazine
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Tony the Tiger

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 16, 2010, 7:56 pm


Tony is coming to Windrock Farm in April.  He is a 10 year old talented pony with a great personality and temperament.  He is very smart and is very comfortable to ride.
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New Dressage Tests for Eventing

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 12, 2010, 3:57 pm


Learn the new USEA dressage tests for eventing before the season begins.  Practice at home and always train at a level above the one you plan to show.  Be prepared.  You will greatly improve your scores if you ride with confidence and determination.  I highly recommend riding the test on several different horses to confirm [...]
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Real Horses Helped Create Avatar

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 12, 2010, 12:18 am


Click here for the link to an interesting article about the making of Avatar.  They used real horses to create realistic movements for the six legged equines in the film.  The director, James Cameron, was determined to create as accurate a rendition as possible.  This is one of the most successful films every released.  It [...]
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Temple Grandin on HBO

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 10, 2010, 11:53 pm


Harbor Mist affectionally known as T, has a pivotal scene in the new HBO film, Temple Grandin.  Don’t worry if you missed the premiere, just check the schedule on HBO for listings.  Claire Danes gives a stellar performance as Temple Grandin.  The story of this remarkable woman is fascinating and a must see for anyone [...]
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Trigger to be Auctioned off at Sothebys

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 4, 2010, 2:24 am


Sadly, the Roy Rogers Museum has closed its doors and all of the memorabilia is to be auctioned off. The ranks of fans of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Hollywood’s “King of the Cowboys” and “Queen of the West,” have shrunk to the point that the couple’s museum in Branson, Mo., closed in December, after ticket [...]
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Ten Questions for Rex

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 3, 2010, 3:27 am


QUESTIONS FOR REX PETERSON When did you realize you had a special gift with horses? When working on the  Black Stallion I realized that I had more ability than others What was first movie you worked on – and have any of your training methods changed [...]
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Prelim Horse For Sale

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on February 2, 2010, 8:32 pm


This is a lovely horse for someone looking to move up to Prelim or who wants a solid training level horse.  Chloe is Dutch Warmblood, 15.2 hands, perfect for a young rider or adult wanting to be competitive.  Chloe scores in the leaderboard in dressage and is an honest bold jumper.
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Temple Grandin Feb 6 8pm HBO

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 31, 2010, 3:39 pm


I highly recommend a new film called Temple Grandin on HBO this Saturday at 8pm.  The film is about the remarkable work Temple Grandin has done in the field of livestock behavior and humane slaughter.  Rex worked on the film with Harbor Mist, also known as Mr. T has a pivotal scene in the film. [...]
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Congratulations to Estella and Shadow!

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 22, 2010, 6:11 pm


Happy Birthday Estella, and congratulations on your new pony!!!
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Is Your Horse Really Broke?

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 16, 2010, 6:43 pm


Does your horse stand quietly in the cross ties, does he wait patiently at the mounting block, does he step off only when you ask him, is he on your aids when you ask him to go, whoa, move laterally?  If not, come to a clinic this Spring and learn how to teach your horse [...]
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Teaching Horses to Drive

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 15, 2010, 6:29 pm


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Teaching Horses to Drive

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 12, 2010, 10:22 pm


The last time I drove a horse was a disaster.  Hannibal was a confirmed driving horse and I had already driven him  dozens of times without a problem. However, on this fateful day, he spooked when some curious donkeys galloped down a hill to greet us.  Hannibal dodged left into a ditch, the Meadowbrook cart [...]
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