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RIP, James Gandolfini | The Horsey Set Net

RIP, James Gandolfini | The Horsey Set Net | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
Tony Soprano, Gandolfini's signature role in the HBO series The Sopranos, with his racehorse Pie-O-My with a shedrow friend.
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We love Rhonda's blog - and so far, this has been the best tribute to this actor that many of us came to know and love (even though his character sometimes really disgusted us with his antics).

 

But more than anything, to see the tenderness in his eyes toward the end of the scene - very touching. 

 

(an afterthought:  I wonder if he was comfortable in this scene or if he was, like many, a bit intimidated to be that close a large horse....)

 

 

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Riding through the Star Wars Village - Horsewoman of the Sahara

Riding through the Star Wars Village - Horsewoman of the Sahara | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
Presenter Jilly Goolden takes to the saddle in Tunisia as she crosses the spectacular Sahara desert and Atlas Mountains on horseback and visits some famous film sets along the way
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LOL - just came across this older article on our ride in Tunisia - and seeing it, reminded me of what an awesome time this ride was!  The only change from 2008 to 2013 is that now we use only mares.

 

BTW, who can spot the funny blooper in this photo (besides me)? 

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Congratulations!! - Equitrekking Wins Daytime Emmy Award - Our Trips Featured!

Congratulations!! - Equitrekking Wins Daytime Emmy Award - Our Trips Featured! | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
Equitrekking wins a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Photography for a third time for Greg Barna's cinematography. Chip Ward and Darley Newman were also honored with nominations for Outstanding Travel Program and Writing.

Via Susie Blackmon
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We are thrilled with the continued success of Equitrekking but more so that they have chose some of our Active Riding Trips as features!

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:40 AM

Congratulations!  #equitrekking  

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Susie - I re-scooped ya gal - we LOVE Equitrekking and are thrilled that they have chosen more than a few of our trips for their features!
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Another Client in the News - JoeGitterman.com Sculpture

For me, movement is the breath of life: it releases the power, or subtlety, of any form in repose - the promise of action.
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Longtime client (and friend!) Joe Gitterman, who creates lovely and spirit filled sculptures, has a wonderful commission for a Houston hotel - Congratulations Joe!

 

(but be careful work doesn't interfere with riding time, lol!)

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Horseback Riding Holidays a Mexico Guest Ranch Vacation - Rancho Recipes - Rancho Las Cascadas

Horseback Riding Holidays a Mexico Guest Ranch Vacation - Rancho Recipes - Rancho Las Cascadas | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
World famous \\\\\\\'Mexican Hospitality\\\\\\\' combined with \\\\\\\'Swiss Management\\\\\\\' guarantees a fantastic holiday at one of the most beautiful Guest Ranch Resorts in Latin America.
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Ok - YUMMMMM!  We told you the food was incredible at our ride in Mexico - sample it yourself ;)

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Client in the News! Rainbeau Harley (Volume 1): Cerredwyn Horrigan: 9780988801301: Amazon.com: Books

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We are SO thrilled for our client Cerredwyn Horrigan (ok, it's true, we also classify her as friend!) not only on the release of her book but also (drum roll please.....) that Amazon has chosen her young adult novel, Rainbeau Harley, for its Teen Summer Read Big Deal!

 

Hats off to you gal!

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The Care Bear: Teddy takes on role of mummy after foal is found abandoned

The Care Bear: Teddy takes on role of mummy after foal is found abandoned | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
When Breeze the orphan Dartmoor Hill pony was found in Devon his carers gave him a 4ft teddy bear as a surrogate mother. He had been wandering without his mother looking for food.
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Adorable...

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Horses and Med Students - Horses help teach med students - TODAY.com

Horses and Med Students - Horses help teach med students - TODAY.com | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
For the next generation of doctors to develop a better bedside manner, it’s important to spend some time in a stable. Neurosurgeon Dr....
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Viggo Mortensen to receive Dennis Hopper Award at AMFM Fest

Viggo Mortensen to receive Dennis Hopper Award at AMFM Fest | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Viggo Mortensen will receive the fourth annual Dennis Lee Hopper Award at this year's inaugural AMFM Fest in California's Coachella Valley, Film 4 Change announced on Thursday.

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This is Stacey chiming in - can I just say that I can't get enough of Viggo?  I must watch Hidalgo a few times annually, and the Lord of the Rings - I'm a sucker for tall, dark and somewhat mysterious men - and with those incredible chiseled features - Yikes!  (I better stop before I get in trouble)

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$3,000.00 raised for OK Horses - Let's keep it going - please share!

$3,000.00 raised for OK Horses - Let's keep it going - please share! | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
The Women's Horse Industry Association is a trade association for women working in all areas of the horse industry from racing to dressage. Hundreds of members worldwide.
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UPDATE - so far your donations have raised $3,000.00 just via this one venue, and they aren't finished tallying the contributions yet. 

 

They want to raise $15,000.00 so if you haven't given, there is still time - they won't close the fundraising until May 31,2013 so there is still time!

 

Thanks everyone for sharing and for helping - a difference is being made by YOU :)

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Help Horses and Owners in OK - a good way to make a difference immediately - what a tragic situation :(

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Farming Magazine - Anatomy of a Farm Fire - May, 2013 - COLUMNS

Farming Magazine - Anatomy of a Farm Fire - May, 2013 - COLUMNS | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
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Please pass along - good info - and whether you have a barn on the property  or if you board - it's good to consider the points raised here.  And if you board, don't be afraid to ask what the fire evactuation plan is for your barn.

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Equine VIP Presents Cavalia Creator Normand LaTourelle

Equine VIP Presents Cavalia Creator Normand LaTourelle | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
Equine VIP interviews Normand LaTourelle, the creator of the spectacular "Cavalia" and "Odysseo". Mr. LaTourelle creates the most inventive show of stunts, jumping, acrobatics and equine ballet. In...
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We just can't get enough when it comes to Cavalia - the athleticism and wonderful partnership of performers and horses is breathtaking. 

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recordonline.com - Times Herald-Record - News

recordonline.com - Times Herald-Record - News | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
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Nice to see folks out in "our backyard" - and funny to see the man come out to watch - this happens all the time on our trips, when we ride through villages :)

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Ranch Reviews - TripAdvisor - don't just take OUR word for how awesome this place is :)

Ranch Reviews - TripAdvisor - don't just take OUR word for how awesome this place is :) | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
Rancho Las Cascadas - Horseback Riding, Cultural Tours & Spa, Mexico: See 151 traveler reviews, 167 candid photos, and great deals for Rancho Las Cascadas - Horseback Riding, Cultural Tours & Spa, ranked #1 of 1 specialty lodging in Mexico and...
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And don't forget - arrive any night, stay any length of time, ride at any pace - this place has ALL the options!

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Equine encounter with Cavalia delights blind children

Equine encounter with Cavalia delights blind children | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
THEY'RE used to putting on a spectacular show for a large audience but yesterday the magnificent horses of Cavalia displayed a more sensitive side - meeting a group of blind and visually impaired children.
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Love this company!

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Reflections on Dressage and Dancing With Horses in Florida

Reflections on Dressage and Dancing With Horses in Florida | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
During the last presidential election cycle dressage took a hammering from liberal pundits who circled like jackals around Ann Romney and her Olympic contender, Rafalca.
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Today's Video: Client Tica P. and Paddy (at our BHS Training Facility in NY) !

Tica on Paddy at Cedar Crest Farm, NY
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Here they are schooling at Cedar Crest Farm in Pine Plains, NY - and I have to say, I have also ridden Paddy and LOVED him!

 

Well done Tica!

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Kiko Plays

Just Call Me Hot | Short Film of 'Kiko' Filmed on Location at Claybrook Stables in Brook, Indiana ©2013 Equestrian Filmworks. All Rights Reserved. http://ope...
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Gorgeous - and filmed in one of my favorite small towns, Brook, IN :)

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WEG - 2014 - We've got packages!

WEG - 2014 - We've got packages! | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
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It's official folks - we've thrown our hat into the arena for another year of WEG packages.  Looking forward to your questions on them! 

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in Which We Meet Phil and Think About Killing Hudson

in Which We Meet Phil and Think About Killing Hudson | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
I risked my life for this photo. Meet Phil, Bella's new trial roping prospect: He's a teensy bit anxious. Mix in quick, athletic, slightly phobic, and feels safest with other horses, and you can se...
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I enjoy this blog often - and it's always great for a laugh - all horse people can relate.

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Memorial Day – The Old Guard’s Riderless Horse | The Horsey Set Net

Memorial Day – The Old Guard’s Riderless Horse | The Horsey Set Net | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
If you can't see the video that originally aired on CNN for Memorial Day 2008 click on the link. Those of us Of Certain Age see a black riderless horse
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To all of the service people past and present - Many THANK YOU'S for making our lives as free as they are.

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Spoof - Bad Jumping Clinic with George Morris « HORSE NATION

Spoof - Bad Jumping Clinic with George Morris « HORSE NATION | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
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We are avid readers of his column in PH, so this provided a much needed laugh on this Hump Day - enjoy!

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Women's Horse Industry Association

Women's Horse Industry Association | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
The Women's Horse Industry Association is a trade association for women working in all areas of the horse industry from racing to dressage. Hundreds of members worldwide.
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Help Horses and Owners in OK - a good way to make a difference immediately - what a tragic situation :(

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Active Riding Trips's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:39 AM

UPDATE - so far your donations have raised $3,000.00 just via this one venue, and they aren't finished tallying the contributions yet. 

 

They want to raise $15,000.00 so if you haven't given, there is still time - they won't close the fundraising until May 31,2013 so there is still time!

 

Thanks everyone for sharing and for helping - a difference is being made by YOU :)

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Equine Piroplasmosis - What Is It and Why Should I Care? -- Cooperative Extension System

Equine Piroplasmosis - What Is It and Why Should I Care? -- Cooperative Extension System | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it

@FranJurga writes: We had a little bit of a frost here in Massachusetts and people are cheering because the danger of the two primary mosquito-borne diseases--Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus--may have died along with our tomato plants.

 

But one thing that probably hasnt died is the ticks in the grass and woods.

 

Lyme disease is a big problem here for horses and humans, both, but that is merely the most well-publicized tick-borne disease.

 

In other parts of the United States, equine piroplasmosis is a problem, and it could spread to more parts of the United States. When an outbreak in Texas centered on a single large ranch, it became obvious that those horses could be traveling all over the USA.

 

Extension.org has an excellent basic article that will make you hate and fear ticks even more than you already do.

 


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Via Fran Jurga
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Tick Season - This is a slightly older article (fall 2012) but - very timely now for a refresher!

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Rescued by a Heavenly Herd

Rescued by a Heavenly Herd | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
I often admired the deer by my house. I never imagined they'd save my life.
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Not horse related - but a lovely story of the sensitivity animals have and the ways they know exactly what we need.

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