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Advanced Farrier Certificate Program Launched at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Farrier education in the United States now has a higher level. Today Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) announced the July 2016 launch of a one-year certificate program in advanced farriery skills. The new program...Show More Summary

Grazing Muzzles: New research shows grass length affects grazing behavior

It’s that time of year. The grass in the pastures is waking up and springing to life. But animals at risk for laminitis require effective strategies to prevent weight gain and overeating that may trigger insulin dysfunction and possibly...Show More Summary

Best Shod Horse Award Debuts at Grand National Steeplechase

For the first time in the history of both the Worshipful Company of Farriers and racing in the United Kingdom, one of The Company's prestigious Best Shod Horse awards will be judged and presented at a race meeting. The hooves of theShow More Summary

Shoeing Rule Change in Great Britain: Racehorses Must Be Fully Shod

On Friday, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced a change to its rules determining how racehorses must be shod in order to race in Great Britain. In this case, the rule change was about the fact that the horses must be fully...Show More Summary

New Blog Has a Title

The new blog has a title now - I've been wrestling with that for a while and finally settled on something that has a lot of meaning for me. So, soon, I'll start posting over there. The link is:The Oak TreeStay tuned (if you're interested)...

On Second Thought . . .

On second thought, I think I'll keep this blog going on an occasional basis, when there's something horse, and something only a horseperson would care about - health/medical, specific training/horsemanship stuff. The other blog will have horses - of course - but in terms of their individual "horseness". Show More Summary

Time for a New Blog

I've been thinking for a while that it might be time to start a new blog - one with a somewhat different emphasis. Horses are central to my life, but there are many other aspects to my life - and even aspects my life doesn't have yet but I'd like it to have - faith and spirituality, music, reading, writing, the way I want to live in the world... Show More Summary

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

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