Carlisle Academy Congratulations to Carlisle Academy, New England’s premier integrative riding school, on receiving a federal grant of $52,100 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Program. This grant was awarded in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) to increase and expand para-equestrian
Tuesday, December 17 2013 by Editor
Horse-Human Communication For years I would ask people if they talked to their horses and if they heard what their horses said to them. I think this was a way to find out if there were other people out there who always heard the “little voices in their heads”. Come on all your closet ‘horse whispers” admit you talk to your horse all the time. You can tell alot about a trainer and your barn if you just listen to the dialogue going on
Empire Polo Club is pleased to announce the Los Angeles Polo Training Center and Polo School has chosen Empire Polo Club as the location of their winter facility in Indio, California. The new polo school is operated by California Polo Club in Los Angeles. President Rodney Fragodt has recruited a team of seasoned polo instructors to
The GDCTA and equine artist Ulla Strickland organized an equine art show at the Georgia International Horse Park during the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships in Conyers, Georgia in October. Visitors enjoyed Ulla’s art along with works from local artists Susan Burns, Helena Savenius, Kim Sheldon, Julie Nestor, Phyllis Burchett, Elise Hammond
Friday, August 23 2013 by Editor
Riding back from the show grounds in Wellington, FL Horses are “Free Roaming Social Herbivores” Last week I was riding, or should I say “rock climbing” horses up on top of the Continental Divide in Colorado facilitating a Horsewomen’s Retreat., but for most of the year I am in Wellington, Florida watching thousands of horses navigate golf carts, trucks, trailers, landscape blowers and big rigs.
“So who are you and what do you like to do ? “ Ever wonder why some horses are so simple to train and others or not ? Or why the horse jumped great at the barn when you tried her refuses to go into the ring at the show
Dressage with Mind, Body, and Soul A 21st-Century Approach to the Science and Spirituality of Riding and Horse-and-Rider-Well-Being Linda Tellington-Jones with Rebeccca M. Didier Trafalger Square Books is pleased to announce the publication of Dressage with Mind, Body, and Soul by Linda Tellingtion-Jones with Rebecca M. Didier.
Friday, May 24 2013 by Editor
Nicholasville , KY — Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship has been selected as one of 26 trainers from across the US to participate in the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover . The makeover begins shortly and will concluded October 5-6, 2013 at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, with a symposium demonstrating the ex-racehorse’s new abilities. The Thoroughbred that James selects must have a race record and no secondary career training. “This will be a unique opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of our training program to the Thoroughbred community as well as the potential that Off The Track Thoroughbreds possess in secondary careers,” stated James
Relaxing trail ride One of the most common issues I have worked on this show season has been to help horses over come fear, which of course leads to happy, calm, and confident horses. Which then leads to a better performance. With the USEF kicking off their Town Hall Meetings on equine welfare at horse shows at WEF on March 27, 2013, it seemed fitting to scratch beneath the surface of what causes over use of drugs or ltd (lunge-to-death) in the first place. We addressed “stress at horse shows” in the last blog, so now lets discuss a bit about fear – the other main culprit causing spookiness in horses.
Thursday, July 05 2012 by Editor
Mari recently emailed in and asked me “How many times do you ride a day?