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Training Myth Understandings: Whips & Spurs and All That Excitement

by Ron Meredith, President, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre

  • 15 November 2019
  • Author: canpubco
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Training Myth Understandings: Whips & Spurs and All That Excitement
As the horse moves along through his training, you go from showing him what you want to asking him for it and finally he knows what you want well enough that you can just tell him.

CAMELINA OIL ever heard of it?

By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

  • 15 November 2019
  • Author: canpubco
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CAMELINA OIL ever heard of it?
Sometimes your horse will need additional calories to sustain high energy needs for work/performance, or to help with weight gain. In such a case, oil can be safely added to your horse's diet. Horses with metabolic conditions requiring reduction of dietary sugar and starch can also be fed oils to provide extra calories. Start slowly, building up to no more than one cup per day, depending on the intensity of activity.

Staying In Control

By Lynn Palm

  • 15 November 2019
  • Author: canpubco
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Staying In Control
Riders frequently ask how to stay in control in new situations. In fact, the most common question I am asked at clinics and featured appearances relates to training and riding outside of the horse’s normal environment. Riders are concerned about losing control and what to do if the horse is disobedient, bucks, or rears. These responses from the horse usually cause the rider to become fearful and apprehensive about getting hurt.

Common Deficits in Safety Knowledge

Instructors Seeking CHA Certification, By Polly Haselton Barger

  • 1 November 2019
  • Author: canpubco
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Common Deficits in Safety Knowledge
There are many areas of concern in the equestrian world in terms of safety, but perhaps none so important and far reaching as that of the safety skills of riding instructors. Any deficit in the knowledge of safety rules and procedures on the part of the instructor has an exponential effect as students and clients continue to proceed with ill advised safety protocol in their interactions with horses.

Monroe County 4-H Members NYS Fair Horse Experience

Hippology, Horse Judging, Gymkhana, and more at the 2019 New York State Fair

  • 1 November 2019
  • Author: canpubco
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Monroe County 4-H Members NYS Fair Horse Experience
Monroe County 4-H members participated in multiple horse related activities at the 2019 New York State Fair this year. Everyone worked hard, always had a smile, and supported other 4-H youth from across the state while learning and sharing.

A fantastic group of 4-H members represented the Region 2 Horse Program and participated in the Hippology contest at the state fair. They started at 8:00 AM with horse judging and kept going for 5 hours while working together to give oral presentations and take written tests. Topics included anatomy, breeds, knot tying, farrier tools, and more!
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