Hilarious Hunter/Equitation Judge’s Shorthand

Jan 26, 2008 6 Comments by

I’m still working on catching up on Practical Horseman reading, and the October 2007 issue ends with a hilarious glossary of judging acronyms. Kim Ablon Whitney explains that using shorthand is an essential skill for judges watching horses and their riders tackle the same course all day. She says… “the trick is to come up […]

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If I Was A Horse I’d Want To Live In Kentucky

Jan 23, 2008 4 Comments by

  Have you ever seen those lush, rolling Kentucky pastures that go on for miles? Gorgeous, large, well-kept, well-equipped barns? Large stalls bedded knee deep in straw with nutritious alfalfa hay and sparkling water? Sunny hillsides, clean ponds, and shelter from the elements? Oh, and a prominent horse council that is looking out for your […]

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Mounted Police at London Horse of the Year Show

Jan 22, 2008 1 Comment by

I saw this video over on Equine Spirit’s blog and just sat watching, mesmerized. This is the Metropolitan Mounted Police performing a drill at the 2006 London International Horse Show. It will blow your mind. These horses do all kinds of crazy things … jumping through fire, jumping side by side, jumping towards each other […]

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Luther Family Extreme Home Makeover: About Therapeutic Riding

Jan 21, 2008 4 Comments by

If you missed ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition episode featuring the Luther family and their Freedom Hills therapeutic riding facility that aired last night, you can watch it online for free at ABC’s website. I had a last minute night out with some friends, so the episode is waiting for me on the DVR. Hopefully […]

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Snowy River Brumbies In Trouble

Jan 18, 2008 No Comments by

Does anyone else think The Man From Snowy River is the best horse movie ever made? Well it is. If you haven’t seen it, you should. And if you think any other horse movie is better, I strongly beg to differ. I grew up on this movie, and you can’t beat the Australia mountains, the […]

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Using Transitions To Improve Horse’s Impulsion

Jan 18, 2008 1 Comment by

The clinicians at Equine Affaire really can make or break the experience. People who are excellent riders, even good trainers, aren’t always the best teachers — at least in a public setting. The first year my mom and I went to Equine Affaire in Columbus, OH, the hunter/jumper clinics were taught by R. Scott Evans […]

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The Ultimate Jumping Horse

Jan 15, 2008 2 Comments by

I saw this video over on Learning Horse’s blog and couldn’t resist sharing. I can just watch it over and over and over. This horse has quite a jump; the kind that useful in the jumper ring since he has absolutely no intention whatsoever of coming remotely close to touching that fence. However, it doesn’t […]

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