Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Matter of Discipline – Part 2

In my last post, I covered the form of forward-seat riding known as Hunt Seat – which has evolved into a style extremely popular in the show ring. Today, I’ll give you a brief overview of two other types of … Continue reading

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A matter of discipline

“So what do you ride?” To the novice equestrian, this may seem like a bizarre question, to which the answer would be “Well, horses… du-uh”. OK, so that is a bit silly and over-simplistic, but the question goes much further … Continue reading

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The Perfect Fit – exercise programs to help your riding

Most of us agree that riding is a sport. There are dozens of Facebook pages saying it’s so. While we’re often concerned with our horses’ conditioning (critical for horses that event or do competitive trail riding), fewer of us pay … Continue reading

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A mind is a terrible thing to waste…

First of all, let me offer a nod to the United Negro College Fund for the title of this post. This slogan originated in the early ’70’s and has gone on to acquire a life of its own. Now let … Continue reading

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Horse hunting? Why you should consider adoption.

It’s that time of year – when little girls’ fancies turn to owning a horse…. mind you, for the truly horse-crazy little girls (and boys) of every age, no season is immune to this desire. If you’re considering joining the … Continue reading

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Herd Dynamics – a life and death power play

When you see a horse in a group pinning its ears back and making another horse run, it seems like horse A is simply being a bully and picking on horse B; however, horse A may well be practicing to … Continue reading

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Springtime Checklist

The beginning of May always seems like “real” spring to me. Living in Connecticut for so many years showed me the folly of believing that spring began on the day of the Vernal Equinox. Here in Virginia, the season is … Continue reading

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