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Learning to ride Raw Talent vs Dedication/Desire In any sport, Riding Horses included, Talent is important.  But as an instructor I often find that a Riders desires and dedication out weigh TALENT.  Learning to ride Raw Talent vs Dedication/Desire I find that a rider who WANTS it, the one who isn’t afraid to make mistakes, …

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Horse Shoes Horse Shoes they are really a unique invention when you think about them.  I mean think about it …    Nailing a piece of metal to the foot (hoof) of an animal (horse) to HELP them.   Ancient people in Asia supposedly wrapped Rawhide or Leather on their horses hooves to offer protection.   Today most …

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A Pony is not a baby horse I guess every sport or “thing” has it’s own Lingo and the Horse World is no different.   There are so many things that us “horse people” say that make PERFECT sense to us.  However those that live in the “real world” have no clue what we are talking …

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Another weird horseback riding tradition So the other day I told you I had Two “Quirky” Traditions.  And again I’m sure I have more!  Fortunately I’m not surveying students and friends about this, As I’m sure they could go on and on and on… Some background on this… Many years ago I had about 7 …

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Reading Between the Lines (horse buying) Have you ever seen what seemed to be THE MOST PERFECT ADVERTISEMENT EVER FOR A HORSE?  The ad makes you want to forego even looking at the horse, and just BUY IT !!    DON’T !  Instead you need to learn Reading Between the Lines (horse buying) Sense of Humor …

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Mare vs  Geldings What do you think ? Mare vs. Geldings.   Most people I’ve encountered have a preference.  They are on one side or the other of this debate.  With most people falling on the side of the fence with Geldings.   Personally I’ve never had a preference, which probably puts me in the minority!  …

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Ultimate Naughty Pony ! A few days ago, I wrote about Naughty Ponies.  Well this is about Mickey Mouse–Who I felt was my Ultimate Naughty Pony !  Cute name though, Right?  I guess he needed a cute name, to make up for the fact that he had a penchant for being anything BUT cute !! …

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Equestrian Pet Peeves We all have those little things that bother us, Right?  Things that don’t really ruin the day, but do make us “roll our eyes”.  Like most people I have my list of things that make me shake my head or roll my eyes.  I bet a lot of you would agree with …

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When is it time to buy a pony?  (or a horse) If you have a horse crazy kid, or if you are that horse crazy kid who’s all grown up–At some point you will ask — When is it time to buy a pony? (or a horse). There is no one size fits all kind …

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Equine Barn Help Equine Barn Help or ANGELS as they should be called!  Pretty much any horse facility that boards or breeds or has a lesson program, needs help. When we hear the phrase or term Barn Help it doesn’t make us think of a person like a Physicist or Astronaut or a person that …

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