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Pony Power!

Norman the pony enjoying the good life, at about age 27: We should all have it so good!

Looking Good!

Lily, who we believe to be about 26 years old, enjoying her retirement at Paradigm Farms: She's looking good!

Endurance Day for January 12, 2016

Karen on Chief and Julie on Aubie. Photo by Lisa Peck. We had a fun morning talking about everything related to the Rose Parade and the AERC Parade Riders.  Guests were riders Julie Suhr and Shelley Child and the Equestrian Chair from the Tournament of Roses Parade Ellen Swaggerty. Show More Summary

Find Your Adventure: Listen to two AERC Rose Parade rider’s first hand account

Connie Creech and I were both interviewed by Connie Watson and Shannon Weil at KAHI 950 AM radio in Auburn, CA on our way home from the Rose Parade.  Listen in…..  KAHI Rose Parade Riders Interview More Summary

Find Your Adventure: Equestfest at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 2016: Practice Failure and Success

We are back from our great adventure to Burbank and Pasadena where my two horses, Granite Chief and Pro Bono had the honor of performing in Equestfest on December 29th, and then were ridden in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January...Show More Summary

News Story on Parade Riders

One of our members did a great job in a local television interview!  Enjoy…. CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8 Related Posts: Find Your Adventure: Listen to two AERC Rose Parade… Endurance Day for October – Riders from 9 to 89 Tevis Twitter News! AERC Riders Rose Parade and Equestfest Bound! AERC Decade Teams are Now Official!

AERC Riders Rose Parade and Equestfest Bound!

Our group has been planning all year to represent the American Endurance Ride Conference in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, on January 1, 2016.  It has been an exciting journey and we’re all looking forward to this adventure. I thoughtShow More Summary

Find Your Adventure: Riding in the Rose Parade 2016

Kayla with Bo; Karen with Chief. I left off in the last post with us riding up the freeway off ramp to go into our staging area.  After a week of festivities and months of planning and preparing, the time was finally here.  The actual...Show More Summary

Find Your Adventure: It’s New Year’s Eve!

The week seemed to fly by, though at times it seemed to be in slow motion.  Today (the 31st) reminded me of the Heinz Ketchup commercial — anticipayayayayaytion. Anticipation, anticipation Is makin’ me late Is keepin’ me waitin’ Photo by Lisa Peck. Show More Summary

Find Your Adventure: Equestfest at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 2016: It’s Showtime!

Doors opened to the public at 10 a.m. on the 29th at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.  AERC volunteers had already been busy for hours getting the AERC booths set up in the vendor area and those of us with horses has been busy as well getting stalls cleaned, horses walked and beginning to prepare to ride in Equestfest. Show More Summary

Horses in the Civil War

For those of you who are horse lovers, during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864, this a Union Officers report about the horses. Life wasn’t easy for them. “May 5. We marched twenty-three miles without feed. At Mound City received twenty-eight pounds corn for three days, to be carried upon the horses, in addition to five

Dawn Teaches Me: Channeling and Mirroring

I’m still learning from my horses, and expect that will never stop. Dawn’s been teaching me some important things again, that I can take and apply to my rides with my other three horses. As usual, my learning is all about how I ride, and how I can more effectively present myself to my horses so they can more effectively do what I want. Show More Summary

Palm Beach Equine Clinic Welcomes Dr. Stephen O’Grady for Consultation Services this Winter

Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC) in Wellington, Florida shared the news last week that equine podiatry consultant Stephen E. O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS, will join its forces this winter. PBEC introduced Dr. O’Grady, of Keswick, Virginia, as the head veterinarian at Virginia Therapeutic Farriery and said that, through his practice, Dr. Show More Summary

Bracing, Pulling and Rooting

Horses that pull or brace on your hands, or that root, are looking for a release. Horses don't come braced, they get made that way by people. The horse that pulls and braces, and is heavy in your hands likely has learned this by being pulled on and never getting a release. Show More Summary

More Simple - On Bending

More on the concept of simple (see this post if you don't know what I'm talking about).One thing I've struggled with in my riding is a tendency to block the horse's motion, either by bracing - with hand, leg or seat - or by focussing...Show More Summary

Farrier Charity: Brandenburg Gate of Horseshoes Earns Guinness World Record and Generous Donations

Yes, the narration in German; you can turn off the audio and just watch! Thanks to Maik Feldman for this video. "We make iron glow, and it makes children's eyes light up." A farrier group in Northern Germany has a habit of making the news. Show More Summary

Missy's Hock Fusion

Missy was quite sound when she came to me this past January. I noticed as we were working together over the next several months that she had some difficulty bending left and was often slightly stiff tracking left when we were warming up at the trot. Show More Summary


Your right leg and lower body channels and directs the movement of the horse's right hind leg.Your left leg and lower body channels and directs the movement of the horse's left hind leg.Your right hand and upper body channels and directs...Show More Summary

Worshipful Company of Farriers Awards "Best Shod Horse" Title at Britain's Horse of the Year Show

Carl Bettison AWCF (Hons) judging a hunter during the Worshipful Company of Farrier's Best Shod Horse evaluation at Great Britain's year-end Horse of the Year Show last month. (photo used with permission) This article is edited for international...Show More Summary

Hooves@War Veterans Day Salute: Farrier Heroes 100 Years Ago at a Place Called Ypres

This lithograph by Howard K. Elcock depicts Provisional Farrier Sergeant T. Cussens of the Army Service Corps rescuing horses from a stable at Ypres during a shell attack. He received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his brave act. Show More Summary

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