We had our dress rehearsal for the April 14 and 21 Fundraiser for Youthdale Riding Program on the weekend. The weather forecast was sunny and plus five. Guess that Toronto forecast didn’t extend to King Township! We did see the sun (for a minute or two), but the temperature didn’t break “zero”. In spite of […]
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MPP Tim Hudak has released a report, titled “Paths to Prosperity: Respect for Rural Ontario”, that outlines the PC party’s suggestions for supporting rural Ontario. After a year-long consultation with farmers, agribusiness, OHRIA and others, the paper offers 15 suggestions to improve the provinces agricultural industry, including his vision the horse racing industry. Following is […]
Here’s Christi on Zelador. She doesn’t weigh very much…and I figured Zelador would appreciate my attempt to make his transition from learning the piaffe at liberty to under saddle a bit easier.
If a tall sexy Clint Eastwood, or a swaggering John Wayne comes to mind when you think of a cowboy, in truth they were the Hollywood made versions.
Just saw a DVD of the film “Temple Grandin”. It was amazing. In the Bonus Features she, the screenplay writer and the director comment on each scene as it’s played. Because of Temple I went to the Nobleton library. She’s written several books, two caught my eye, “Animals in Translation” and “Animals Make Us Human”. […]
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You are being judged from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave the ring, so always be courteous and respectful to your competitors, the judge, and your horse ñ even in the lineup.
Just because your horse might be enjoying a little ìdown-timeî in the winter months does not mean that you should be any less diligent regarding his care and management. Advance planning and a few simple precautions will ensure he stays healthy throughout the cold weather.
Building confidence in your horse starts from the ground up ñ and confidence is a must-have quality in an event horse. Thatís why when show season winds down, Canadian Eventing Team member Jessica Phoenix goes back to basic groundwork lessons with all of her horses, whether they are seasoned competitors such as her Olympic mount Exponential and Pan Am gold medal winner Pavarotti, or young horses just starting their eventing careers.Hereís Jessicaís advice about how to build confidence in your horse from the ground up.
In a hunter course, there are some shorter options to the jumps. Should I take them?No. Make use of the whole ring, as it is not a handy class so Iím not looking for efficient turns. I want to be able to see as much of your horse as possible, and the best way to […]