Category Archives: Riding

The True Horseman

I’m not a big fan of TV commercials, but this one is absolutely beautiful. The True Horseman: They say a good rider can hear his horse speak to him, but a great rider can hear his horse whisper. The years … Continue reading

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Old Cavalrymen Never Die – They Just Keep Riding!

This turned up on facebook today and from all investigation is accurate and true! “Donovan “Van” Ketzler, at 89 years old, is possibly the oldest veteran of the U.S. cavalry still riding! “When he says, I’m finished riding, that’s when … Continue reading

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Yet another good reason to always ride with a helmet!

This is just another illustration of why one should always wear a helmet while riding. Teenager kicked in the head by a horse after jumping (http://www.riders4helmets.com) I cannot over-emphasize the importance of riding with a helmet.

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Stupidity I have seen recently concerning horse safety

OK, I’m not one to mince words about stupid crap I’ve seen supposed horse “professionals” engage in. You know, the people who complain that everyone’s horse is dangerous because it spooked as a result of someone doing something to spook … Continue reading

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A good article on spooking in horses

This was a link from a post that appeared on the Horsetopia message board. It’s a great take on spooking : “Spooking, a bad behavior or second nature” A very enlightening take on spooky horses.

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Caprilli’s Natural System of Forward Riding

Here’s a video. Just watch it. You don’t have to speak Italian to enjoy it and understand it.

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The Spanish Riding School

This is the ultimate in riding! Part one: Part two:

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Per L’Equitatzione Di Campagna (For Riding in the Field)

Website Update – I’ve posted a 2nd edition (improved for readability and clarity) of my translation of Federico Caprilli’s “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” (For Cross Country Riding) which appeared in the January-February 1901 issue of Revista di Cavalleria: “Federico Caprilli … Continue reading

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Equestrian Skill at Arms

I found this interesting instructional video for Equestrian Skill at Arms posted on our ICA (International Cavalry Association) Facebook page: SAA is a great sport for developing the general riding skills of both horse and rider.

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“Wild Horse, Wild Ride” Movie Trailer

This is bound to be a good film! Wild Horse, Wild Ride Theatrical Trailer from Alex Klenert on Vimeo.

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