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The Horse Whisperer In You

Is there a Horse Whisperer in you? According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the definition of a Horse Whisperer is a horse handler who adopts a sympathetic view of the motives, needs, and desires of the horse, based on natural horsemanship and modern equine psychology. Body language is a great communicator between the horse and the handler. Horses use ear and head positions, showing of teeth, swinging of hips and speed of movement to communicate. Recognizing the signs of fear or threat to build trust between the horse and the handler is vital to communication. Horse Whisperers understand that fear, pain and distrust do not result in a relationship that will benefit the horse or the handler. After all, the object is for the horse to be calm and feel safe throughout the training process. A horse that feels safe will bond with the handler and the results can be remarkable. ...   Read the full article

 

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Choosing the Right Horse Trailer for Your Traveling Lifestyle
One of the most difficult (and most fun) parts of buying a new trailer is sorting out all the options available in horse trailers for sale. When you're planning a horse trailer purchase, it's important to seriously consider how you travel with your horse. ... Read the full article

Lets Do The Twist
In my 15 years riding horses I have worked with lots of tack, and even made some in the form of nose bands and martingales. I wanted to share a method, the readers can use for twisting a saddle stirrup, which will allow the stirrup to hang perpendicular to the horses body.... Read the full article

Arroyo Suspended for Failing a Drug Test
Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. failed a drug test for marijuana and has now been suspended by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.... Read the full article

Jess You and I Wins Champion of Champions
Jess You and I, a 15-1 outsider, pulled an upset and set a track record in Saturday's $750,000 Champion of Champions for older Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos.... Read the full article

Record Bid for Better Than Honour
Sunday started the 2008 November mixed sales with a world-record broodmare price of $14 million for 2007 Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour.... Read the full article

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10 Tips For Buying a Horse
There are certain factors you have to consider when purchasing a pony. First, remember that it involves a long-term commitment, so make sure you make the right selections. Take it slow in hunting for info per everything you've got to know about owning and looking after a pony. Know what kind of pony that suits your personality and prepare plenty of room for your pony to move around.... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Tip of the Month: Set Up For Success
Set up cones to help you plan transitions There's an old saying in horsemanship: "All of training occurs in transitions." A transition occurs any time you ask your horse to speed up or slow down-it is in the asking and your horse's compliance that the training occurs. Be precise with your transitions and try to execute them at a specific place. I like to keep markers set up around my arena, using cones or brightly colored duct tape on the fence, marking the mid-point on each side, as well as quarter marks on the long sides. This way, I can execute my upward and downward transitions right on the marks and learn more about my horse's preparation/response time and how precisely he follows my cues. Remember, practice does not make perfect-only perfect practice makes perfect!... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Tip of the Month: A Bit of Comfort
"When connecting reins to the bit, I prefer to use a leather to leather connection for softness and a better feel. While having metal snaps in the ends of your reins is convenient for changing reins and repositioning your reins, the constant clinking of metal on metal can be irritating to your horse and makes it difficult to have a soft and steady feel on the reins. Some leather reins have a quick connect feature made of leather, which may not be as quick and convenient as a snap, but will give you a better feel on your horse's mouth."... Read the full article

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Equestrian News

Fossil Gate Farms' Mr Yella Fella to be Inducted into Palomino Hall of Fame
sire Mr Yella Fellawill be inducted into the Palomino Horse Breeders of America Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honor will be awarded at the PHBA's annual convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in March 2016. A 1995 AQHA stallion sired by Page Impressive and out of Lets Skip Town, the renowned stallion earned a long list of top honors during his lifetime, including being a two-time American Quarter Horse Association World Champion and two-time PHBA Worl... Read the full release


Equestrian Gift Ideas
If you are looking for some unique equestrian gift ideas Beatriz Ball Collection has some great gifts. Their Western Horse Tray with Handles or Western Equestrian Horse Tray would be the perfect gift for the Equestrian enthusiast. They were awarded top prize in Tabletop Category of ARTS Awards for the Third Time.  NEW ORLEANS, LA January 21, 2013—Dallas Market Center,and the Accessories Resource Team (ART), the trade association... Read the full release


Atlanta Fall Classics - Classic Company Ends 2011 Season on High Note
Conyers, GA.—Nov 20, 2011—Week two of the Atlanta Fall Classics put the jumpers center stage for the finale event of Classic Company’s 2011 season with two big $25,000 classes. “This week’s big money classes were a nice way to end the season for our exhibitors. It’s been a great year of shows and the new season will be even better!” Bob Bell, President of Classic Company said. Show jumping action kicked ... Read the full release


Australia's First HSBC FEI Classics Attracts Stellar Cast
The Australians and New Zealanders are grasping their chance to capitalise on the HSBC FEI Classics™, which offers the single biggest prize in Eventing, at the second leg of the 2012 season taking place this weekend at the Adelaide International 3 Day Event in South Australia (18-20 November). This is the first time Adelaide has been part of the HSBC FEI Classics™, which incorporates the world’s six CCI4*s. The 2011/2012 season... Read the full release


Record Interest in Hosting FEI World Equestrian Games (TM) 2018
A record seven National Federations have sent in formal Expressions of Interest to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018. Signed Expression of Interest documents have been received from the National Federations of Australia, Canada, Hungary, Morocco, Russia, Sweden, and the USA. The deadline for receipt of signed documentation was midnight CET last night, 15 November 2011. “Having a record seven Expressions of Interest in hostin... Read the full release


Saratoga IDA Releases Impact Study on Saratoga Race Course
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., November 15, 2011 – The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) announced today the results of a study of the regional economic impact of Saratoga Race Course on a nine-county territory that comprises the greater Capital Region. Conducted by HR&A Advisors, Inc., the study concludes the economic benefit of Saratoga Race Course on regional output is estimated to exceed $200 million annually. Saratoga Ra... Read the full release


Sophomores Meet at Crossroads in Discovery
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Eight sophomore colts have been entered in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Discovery Handicap, a 1 1/8-mile race at Aqueduct Racetrack that could serve as a springboard to even bigger things in 2012. The 7-5 morning-line favorite for the race is Redeemed, who in his most recent start got up by a head in the Oklahoma Derby on October 16 at RemingtonPark, defeating graded stakes winners Alternation and Prayer for Relief... Read the full release


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