BE, DO, HAVE
— By Tim Hayes of “Hayes is for Horsemanship”
In 1996 I participated in a three-day self-awareness workshop. It was enormously helpful and quite enlightening. One of many concepts I learned made a huge impact in my life. It was called “BE-DO-HAVE.” It is thousands of years old. read more
EQUINE POLYSACCHARIDE STORAGE MYOPATHY:
ARE YOUR HORSES AT RISK?
As attentive owners, we constantly strive to ensure the highest standard of care for our horses. Through proper health records, nutrition, and stable management, we aim to prevent various known issues that would alter the performance or health of our horses. However, many issues remain unfamiliar and present significant risk if continuously overlooked. read more
WHAT IS WESTERN DRESSAGE?
“Our mission is to build an equine community that combines the Western traditions of horse and rider with Classical Dressage. We honor the horse. We value the partnership between horse and rider. We celebrate the legacy of the American West.” This is the mission statement of The Western Dressage Association of America. read more
YOUTH EQUIDAY: NOV. 2, 2013
This annual event is free and open to the public and is geared for kids in 4-H or Pony Club, but others are welcome and adults learn stuff too! This year we’re going to talk about items in and around the stable that you may have seen, but have no idea what it is or how to use it; “What is THAT?” will be a fun hands on investigation of these things. As we evaluate how fit and healthy our horse is, Body Condition Scoring is a key factor in doing this well. The Henneke BCS system will be practiced on a variety of Morgan horses to help you get this skill down pat. We’ll talk too about what’s ideal and how to manage a horse that needs some help to get there. Finally, we’re going to follow up on the horse judging from last year and give the group a class of Morgan geldings to judge. Registration is from 9-9:30 a.m., and the program runs from 9:30 until about noon.
Light refreshments will be offered. Dress appropriately for a day in the barn please; warm layers and good boots are a must! Contact Karen if you have any questions: 518-846-7121, ext.120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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