Monthly Archives: December 2011

Merry Christmas from All The Horses at The Barn(s)

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Lewis Edward Nolan – “The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses, A New System”

One of the greatest treatises on horsemanship can be found in the form of Lewis Edward Nolan’s book “The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses, A New System” (Parker, Furnivall & Parker, London, 1852). What makes this book an important addition … Continue reading

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How Well Does A Western Saddle Fit?

Here’s an interesting thread that appeared on the Horsetopia Forum: Does Your Western Saddle Fit? The document they link to in this thread can be found here: Western Saddle Fit Study – Saddle Fit Study in the Western Saddle Market, … Continue reading

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Fearless Victory, Mustangs, PTSD, Veterans

Fearless Victory pairs traumatized mustangs and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder Mindfulness with mustangs at Medicine Horse By Stephanie Gates A very good program for PTSD vets!

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World Open Cavalry Championships – Poznan, Poland. April 18-22, 2012

    The International Cavalry Competition being held April 18-22, 2012 on Poznan, Poland. So far, the competition will include (as per a prelininary email I recieved the other day): Standard Dressage Test, as per current Polish “Lancer Days” Comp … Continue reading

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Takeichi Nishi – One of the greatest riders of the 20th Century

Takeichi Nishi was possibly the greatest rider of the 20th Century. His technique was the perfect forward seat (“Italian Seat” as Caprilli taught). More riders today should emulate his jumping style and technique. Takeichi Nishi You don’t often see riding … Continue reading

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Obama Signs Bill to Legalize Horse Slaughter

Call President Obama on Promise to Stop Horse Slaughter! http://rtfitch.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/call-president-obama-on-promise-to-stop-horse-slaughter/#comment-48785  

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Communicating With Horses: Horses, Humans and Body Language

There’s an old saying that goes, “be casual with your horse and your horse will be casual with you.”  This is one of the basic essentials of using body language as a tool for communicating with horses. The converse of … Continue reading

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