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Teaching Both Sides: Horses and their Owners
It's a trap into which we humans sometimes fall: Assuming horses learn the same way we do.If you learn to do something with your left hand, you understand how to do it with your right hand as well. You may not be as coordinated or have as much strength, but your brain has all the programming needed for the crossover. Horses are different. A horse's left and right sides may be inches apart on his body, but worlds apart in his brain. Trainer Vaughn ... Read the full article

Professional Bull Rider, Lee Akin Remains in Critical Condition
Professional bull rider, Lee Akin, remains in critical condition in the critical care unit at Baptist Hospital in Montgomery, AL, eight days after he sustained a traumatic brain injury when he was bucked off Smith, Harper and Morgan’s, Dick Dasteredly, on March 8, 2007 during the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and Rodeo in Montgomery, AL. Akin, of Weatherford, OK, suffered a skull fracture after the bull stepped on the left side of his head up ... Read the full article

Injured Bull Rider, Lee Akin Scheduled to be Transferred Out of ICU
Doctors at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, AL, have gotten injured bull rider Lee Akin's seizures under control and are optimistic he can be moved out of the intensive care unit into a private room on April 30, 2007, according to Dr. Will Smith. Akin, 32, suffered a traumatic brain injury March 8 after he was bucked off the bull Dick Dasterdly and stepped on during the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and Rodeo. He has undergone two ... Read the full article

Emotional Animal Training: How I Trained Benny to Stop Peeing in His Stall
Benny, a beautiful Palomino Paint horse, had been locked in a stall for two years that I know of. By the time he came to me he had been in five different environments within six months, making me his third new owner. Benny had Stringhalt so bad that his rear hind legs would literally collapse beneath him as he scrambled to keep himself upright. When he was rescued his front left hoof was overgrown to the point that it was curled and had to be hac ... Read the full article

PRCA Bull Rider, Akin, in Critical Condition
PRCA bull rider, Lee Akin, was taken to Baptist Hospital in Montgomery, AL, on March 8, 2007 after being bucked off and stepped on by Smith, Harper and Morgan’s, Dick Dasterdly, during the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and Rodeo in Montgomery, AL.Akin, of Weatherford, OK, suffered a skull fracture after the bull stepped on the left side of his head upon hitting the ground. The Justin Sports Medicine Team was immediately on the scene and assis ... Read the full article

Youth artists showcase their works at the 2010 Two Bits for Your Brain Art Show and Reception
Nearly 100 guests made an appearance at the Two Bits for Your Brain Art Show and Reception on December 2, 2010, to honor the 107 entries from Amarillo-area schools and AQHYA members to recognize the winners from each division. The theme for the contest went along with the theme that was used for the 2010 Built Ford Tough Youth World Show this past year, Arena of Dreams. The event began at 7 p.m. at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & ... Read the full article

Equine Stress Control Therapy Heals Trauma and Calms Fear in Horses
Introducing the New Harmony ESCT PulserDecember 14, 2006 -- Conifer, Colorado -- Harmony HorseWorks, a Colorado horse rescue run by volunteers, is introducing the new Harmony ESCT Pulser, a psychotherapeutic device producing gentle left/right tapping sensations that very effectively calm anxious and nervous horses to heal their fears. ESCT stands for Equine Stress Control Therapy, the world's first equine psychotherapy generally administered by ... Read the full article

Top 20 Training Tips
World champion trainer Don Blazer reveals his top 20 training tips in a new free report from www.horsecoursesonline.com. “Over the years I’ve interviewed some great horse trainers, and they generously offered insights, techniques and secrets for training success,” Blazer said. “While I’ve used the tips and tricks told to me, I’ve also developed some helpful hints of my own that I hope will help others and ben ... Read the full article

Inner Track Jockey Profile: Brain Pedroza
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Five-pound apprentice Brian Pedroza, boasting a strong pedigree and represented by the same agent as New York’s leading jockey, is well-prepared for the rigors of competing at Aqueduct Racetrack. His mother, Kim Davis, is a retired jockey, and his father, Martin Pedroza, has won over 3,200 races so far in his riding career. His agent, Steve Rushing, also carries the book of Ramon Dominguez, who has won 11 of the la ... Read the full article

Horse Smarts: Super Visualization
One simple technique experts recommend for improving your performance is visualizing the outcome.People do it all the time. They visualize their goals vividly and begin living into them. Before long the dream becomes reality. Kirsten Farris coaches world class riders on maximizing their performances through a sort of super visualization technique that involves not just seeing, but hearing, smelling, feeling, and tasting success. She explains. "Th ... Read the full article

sharingVillage Survivor Groups Helps Send Three Survivors to College
Far Hills, NJ-September 30, 2010-sharingVillage Survivor Groups is proud to announce that three former students have entered their freshman year of college. Gary, Megan, and Kenneth each left for college this past week, a feat that was accomplished with the help of scholarships from sharingVillage Survivor Groups' Driving for Surviving program. sharingVillage Survivor Groups is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to providing c ... Read the full article

How to's of Iron Free Riding
“Iron Free Riding is the next step for the Natural Horsemanship (NH) enthusiast as the “ultimate” in riding” Missy Wryn founder of WHolistic Horsemanship explains. Iron Free simply means no bit no spurs. As I discussed in Part 2 HOW TO’S of IRON FREE Riding, there are Four Core Emotional Concerns that humans and horses share. To recap they are Appreciation, Status, Autonomy and Role. Being aware of these Core Concerns helps you balance your n ... Read the full article

Wellington Training Club Fast Facts
What:Wellington's premier equestrian community nestled in the winter equestrian capital of the world. It provides owners all the advantages of a large training complex coupled with the benefit of owning a smaller farm. It features a 78,000-square foot covered arena to be built of laminated wood with a standing-seam metal roof, and a 39,000 square-foot clubhouse as part of the 66 acres of equestrian-focused amenities. Nine miles of bridle fairways ... Read the full article

How Do I Get My Horse to Pick Up the Correct Canter Lead Every Time?
Do you struggle getting your horse to pick up one of his canter leads? If so, here are some tips and exercises to help you with this all too common problem.The first exercise is done completely in the walk. It’s a great rider coordination exercise. You’ll practice positioning your horse alternately for the left lead and then switch to the right lead after a few strides.Let’s say you decided to pick up left lead:• Put your weight on your left seat ... Read the full article

Kicking Bear Mustangs proudly presents…..
Basic Horse TrainingBy Michael HockemeyerPublished by Hats Off BooksWith its November, 2005 release, Basic Horse Training is the first in a series of books focused on the many different aspects of horsemanship. Take a look at Basic Horse Training and learn how to train a horse to respond to you on the ground, at the vet, and in the saddle.Basic Horse Training is unlike other horse training books. It looks at horse training from start to finish. T ... Read the full article

Breaking Vs. Training
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Dimmig and Motley Capture Championships in Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunters at Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL- January 28, 2006- A windy weekend set the tone for the 34th annual Winter Equestrian Festival, held at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club. Hunter competition was held in five different rings today, and two people can call themselves champions in the Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunters.In the A section, a familiar rider graced the winner’s circle. Although Avery Dimmig sold her outstanding horse, Due North, she has found a new mount that ... Read the full article

EightyFiveInAFifty Scorching in Bayshore Win
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Outfitted with a blinker to keep him on a straight path, Eightyfiveinafifty once again looked like one of the fastest 3-year-olds in the country, scoring a dominating victory Saturday in the 50th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Bay Shore at Aqueduct Racetrack. Ridden by New York’s leading jockey, Ramon Dominguez, the 4/5 favorite went right to the lead from his inside post in the field of six. With California inva ... Read the full article

Effective Prevention Needed for EPM
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is an infection of the brain and spinal cord of horses by single-celled parasites known as protozoa. EPM, which is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in horses, can be a permanently debilitating or fatal disease. The disease is most commonly (probably > 95% of cases) caused by the protozoa Sarcocystis neurona; occasionally, another protozoa known as Neospora hughesi also can cause EPM. EPM ... Read the full article

Tennessee Walking Horses Lead The Way At Mounted Patrol Training
Nashville TN – In what has become an annual occurrence, the Metro Nashville Mounted Patrol recently hosted a mounted patrol training session. The session which ran February 28 – March 3, attracted 33 mounted law enforcement groups from across the county and Canada. While a variety of breeds were present, the Tennessee Walking Horse took the lead as the official mount of the Metro Nashville group as well as several other patrols. Addit ... Read the full article




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