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Is Your Business Card Social Media Friendly? [Infographic] - SocialTimes

Is Your Business Card Social Media Friendly? [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Business cards have been used to share contact details and other business-related information for centuries, but today—as more of our business lives have become entangled with the web—using your business cards to link to your business online has...


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Social Media has changed the way we do business.  What do you think about the tips in this article?

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"Create Your Perfect Riding Position. FREE webinar with Randi Thompson"

"Create Your Perfect Riding Position. FREE webinar with Randi Thompson" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

                      Horse and Rider Awareness presents:  
           "Create Your Perfect Riding Position"
                           FREE Webinar.  Wed April 9th, 2014.
            Times: 8 pm EST, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, 5 pm Pacific
                                  
Join with Randi Thompson as she shows you how fix these common riding position challenges:
Seat position.  Having your seat in the right place will make your horse more comfortable to ride and easier to influence. Where should your seat be in the saddle? How can you keep it there? Now you can see how easy it can be.
Hand Position.  If you are like most riders, your reins always seem to be slipping out of your hands.  Did you know this is also when you lose the balance of your riding position?  Fixing this challenge is easier than you might think.
Slipping Saddles. When this happens you will feel like your saddle is always slipping to one side of the horse while you are riding. Your riding instructor might be telling you that one of your legs is shorter than the other. What if that is not what is really happening? Would you like to know how you can easily keep your saddle where it belongs?
 Randi will be sharing the Horse and Rider Awareness techniques that are currently being use to coach riding instructors and horse trainers.  They are proven to work and are easy to understand.
The "Create Your Perfect Riding Position will be recorded.  Save your seat by signing up now so that you can watch it later. Those who attend will be able to ask questions.
      Are you ready to ride forward into your future success?  A four part intensive webinar "Create Your Perfect Riding Position" will also be offered for those who want to invest in their next level of success.  
       
 

 

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Sign up today!  I look forward to seeing you soon.  "Create Your Perfect Riding Position will be recorded.  Reserve your seat now so that you can watch the playback when you have the time.

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How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools |

How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools | | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Do you include sharable social media images with your articles and updates? This article shows three online design tools to make your own sharable images.

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Are you using Images to YOUR advantage. This article helped me. Going to play with PicMonkey

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"This is awesome! Two 30-tonne, 30-metre sculptures of horses' heads unveiled in Scotland"

"This is awesome!  Two 30-tonne, 30-metre sculptures of horses' heads unveiled in Scotland" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
A new Scottish cultural landmark has been lit up for the first time, days before the public get a chance to take a closer look at the colossal structures.
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Your inspiration for today..."

Can you imagine who would have even thought of creating these sculptures? Think about what they must have had to do to first create the vision of them, than to get someone to pay for them... and finally to build them. These are works of inspiration that is for sure. Who ever created them had to be thinking outside of the box. Are you inspired by looking at them?

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"How to Keep Your Inside Seat bone Over Their Inside Leg On Curves. Did you know, most riders are not able to do this?"

Most riders are not aware that they are not in balance on curves. Their weight falls to outside instead of staying on the inside seat bone and anchored into the inside left leg.  Now you can see how we show Camille how she can get in back into balance. We start this session by showing Camille how to position Polo so that she can ride him on a curve with her outside leg and rein. As part of this process I al...

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We start this session by showing Camille how to position Polo so that she can ride him on a curve with her outside leg and rein. As part of this process I also show her how to keep her inside seatbone where it needs to be for the horse to stay connected on that outside rein and leg. This is a missing link for so many riders who do not realize that they need to be anchored down their inside leg with their inside seatbone over it. Easier said than done! Of course, once a rider feels it, they know why it is important. Watch as I show Camille Beatty what she can do to isolate that feeling. Next, I ask Camille to her weight on her inside seat bone and down into the inside leg. This became the focus for this series.

 

What do you see happening?

 

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"Did you know that your hand position... also effects your riding position" | Horse Radio Network

"Did you know that your hand position... also effects your riding position" | Horse Radio Network | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Horse Tip Daily #561 by FeedXL – Randi Thompson on Hand Position
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Listen to this short interview from the Horse Tip Daily radio show to discover how your hands can be used to make a difference in your riding.  Which tip is your favorite? 

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"What if you could finally... have a nice riding position for the rising/posting trot? Check this out

Here we move up into the trot. We add the rise two and sit one movement so that both the riders are aware of when they really are connected through their ins...
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"What would it feel like to finally... feel like you have a secure riding position at the rising/posting trot?"

Watch as these two riders focus on their riding positions at the trots. Once we started focusing on these awareness exercises, both riders found that they needed to go back to some of the basics. Now you can see how much their riding positions change at the rising/posting trots. 

Are you ready to try these on your horse? Let us know how they make a difference for you! 

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"How to use your riding position for halting, backing and moving forward. Half halts"

"What are you doing with your riding position when you ask your horse to back?" We start this session by showing Trudy how to feel what her riding position i...
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"What are you doing with your riding position when you ask your horse to back?"

We start this session by showing Trudy how to feel what her riding position is doing when she is riding a half halt.  That way she will have a better understanding of how this feeling applies to how she is backing Ani.   Once Trudy has isolated that feeling, we add it to how she is asking Ani to halt, back up and than move forward again.  What is interesting is that you will see Ani's balance and responses improve as Trudy focuses on old habits she needs to change. Watch as Trudy starts exploring the possibilities of what she can do with her riding position.

What did you see changing in how Ani was backing up?  Could you see the difference in how Trudy is now using her riding position?

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The Day Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses

The Day Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

The Day Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses"  http://stargazermercantile.com/day-winston-churchill-saved-war-horses/ ;

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"Did you know that Winston Churchill saved the war horses?"

The Day Sir Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses:  A little known fact of history is that were it not for Sir Winston Churchill, thousands of war horses would have been left behind at the end of World War I.  The idea of abandoning the loyal animals was more than life-long equestrian Sir Winston could stand, so he jumped into action. 

Read this remarkable story here:  http://stargazermercantile.com/day-winston-churchill-saved-war-horses/

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"Operation Cowboy: The Rescue of the Lipizzaner Horses - What really happened?"

"Operation Cowboy: The Rescue of the Lipizzaner Horses -  What really happened?" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Operation Cowboy: The Rescue of the Lipizzaner Horses
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OPERATION COWBOY: THE RESCUE OF THE LIPIZZANER HORSES - We all loved the Disney film "Miracle of the White Stallions", but the historical facts are actually a little bit different than that! Read about what REALLY happened in my blog post today! CLICK HERE:   http://stargazermercantile.com/operation-cowboy-saving-lipizzaner-horses/

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"Race Horse Trainer Steve Asmussen’s Hall of Fame bid tabled" Justice for race horses!

"Race Horse Trainer Steve Asmussen’s Hall of Fame bid tabled"  Justice for race horses! | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
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BREAKING NEWS: Trainer Steve Asmussen’s Hall of Fame nomination TABLED. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s statement: “Based on pending investigations by the New York State Gaming Commission and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission into allegations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and reported by various media outlets, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has decided it is in the best interests of the institution and the sport of thoroughbred racing in general to table the 2014 Hall of Fame nomination of trainer Steve Asmussen.”

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"Would You Like to See A Horse and Rider Go Into Self Carriage at the Canter fro the First Time?"

This was an exciting day for Camille, in fact for all of us. For the first time, she felt how to keep Polo in front of her legs and the beginnings of self carriage. This was also new for Polo. Basically she kept an even feel on both reins and used her legs to ask Polo to step up into the connection. Like most riders and horses who first learn this, they will get it for a few strides and lose it. Now that they have felt it, they will get more consistent with keeping it for longer periods of time.

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Can you see when they connect and Polo goes into self carriage?

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"10 Steps to End Procrastination" It's time to take action!

"10 Steps to End Procrastination"  It's time to take action! | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Which tip has got you ready to get going?

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Sus à la procrastination ;)

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Which of these are you guilty of?

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"Is your riding position where it needs to be? Connecting at the walk"

"Is your riding position where it needs to be to get your horse to connect with you?" It has been a long winter. In this session we focus on Trudy keeping he...
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It has been a long winter. In this session we focus on Trudy keeping her riding position as she asks Ani to stay in in front of her leg aids at the walk and in the changes of directions. We use the neck strap so that Trudy is aware of what she has been doing with her hands. The neck strap will keep her hands more consistent as Trudy focused on what she is doing with her seat and legs. What Trudy discovers is that she can now use her reins less, and her riding position more.

What did you learn from watching this video? Are you ready to try this exercise?

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10 Tips for Taking an Annual Farm and Barn Inventory | Stable Management

10 Tips for Taking an Annual Farm and Barn Inventory | Stable Management | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
While we think we know what we own and what is in our barn and tack room, do we really? If a fire destroyed your buildings, could you list for your insurance everything that you lost? If someone broke...
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When was the last time you took an inventory? If you have boarders, have you made sure that they take one? What would happen if the unexpected happens and you do not have an inventory? How could you prove what you lost to the insurance company?


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The walk. Keeping even steps. Turn on the haunches, spiral in and out at the walk. Dressage - YouTube

The walk. Is your horse taking even steps while you are riding the turn around the haunches and other movements?" In this session we focus on Trudy is feelin...
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"The walk. Is your horse taking even steps while you are riding the turn around the haunches and other movements?"

In this session we focus on Trudy is feeling if Ani is taking even steps on all four legs. To do this, she will need to keep Ani active with her back feet as with the turn around the haunches and the spiral in and out. Now you can watch what happen as Trudy gets a better understanding of how to keep Ani balanced and under her seat. You will also see the difference in Ani's walks.

Can you see the changes that happen as Trudy becomes more aware of what Ani is doing at the walk? Are you ready to try this on your horse?

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"Does your saddle really fit? Wither Clearance"

Clearance at the withers should be 2-3 fingers for normal withers, mutton withers will have more clearance, and high withers will have less clearance. Cleara...
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I loved how Schleese focuses on the sides of the withers as well as on top of them.  We did change saddles after a saddle fitting with them.  We found that the saddle we were using was pinching on the sides of the withers!  (but not on the top) which interferes with their shoulder movement!

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"Warning for Horse Owners"

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"WARNING! For horse owners"

POTENTIAL DANGER OF HORSE HAIR In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a...
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"WARNING! For horse owners"

POTENTIAL DANGER OF HORSE HAIR In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of horses. This substance, called "amo-bacter equuii" has been linked with the following symptoms in female humans: *reluctance to cook *reluctance to perform housework *reluctance to wear anything but boots *reluctance to work except in support of a horse *physical craving for contact with horses (may be an addiction) Beware! if you come in contact with a human affected by this substance be prepared to talk about horses for hours on end.

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"One's little pony: Queen still doing what she loves best aged 87"

"One's little pony: Queen still doing what she loves best aged 87" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
The monarch rode Cartolina Emma in glorious sun on her Windsor estate. With her 88th birthday approaching, the Queen now prefers to ride fell ponies, noted for their steady temperament.
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The Queen is now riding smaller horses, the Fell Ponies.  When you get older, do you think you will start riding smaller horses?  Do you think that size really matters?  

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"Conn. court: Horse owners must prevent injuries" This is really true anywhere... What are you going to do about it?"

"Conn. court: Horse owners must prevent injuries"  This is really true anywhere...  What are you going to do about it?" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Owners of horses and other domestic animals must try to prevent their animals from causing foreseeable injuries, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday in a decision that avoided the larger issue of whether horses are inherently vicious while siding with a family whose child was bitten by one.
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The facts are, horses are considered a high risk sport.  It is up to people like you, who own horses, to protect other people from the inherent risks that are associated with them.  Check out this case and see how this horse farm has been effected.  Could this happen at yours?

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"Where do you keep your hands while you are riding a horse?"

"Where do you keep your hands while you are riding a horse?" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

*"Where do you keep your hands while you are riding?"

Did you know that by keeping your hands in the right place, that your riding position will be more…

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Did you know that by keeping your hands in the right place, that your riding position will be more balanced?

I show people where to keep their hands with what is called "the Money Box"  It is the width of their horses shoulders and about 8 inches in height.  How does it work?  The riders imagine that invisible box and try to keep their hands in it.  If their hands go outside of it...  they have to pay me $50.  :)   For the younger riders.  Instead of a $$$ box, they get a "chore box" when their hands come out of the box they have to do an extra chore at home.  This also works with a  western saddle.  Some people like their hands above the saddle horn, others in front of it.  I like my hands in front of the saddle horn for safety reasons.  What about you?

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""How can you tell if your horse is moving freely in the walk? It is easy to see from in the saddle or on the ground"

"How can you tell if your horse is moving freely in the walk? It is easy to see from in the saddle or on the ground. Watch as Susan focuses on her walk work"...
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A horse that is moving freely at the walk will look like it is "nodding" it's neck. This starts at the poll and goes down to where the riders hands are. Now you can see what it looks like. In this session Susan focuses on Darrien's walks. First Darrien has to stay in front of Susan's leg aids. Than Susan will watch to see if he is nodding his neck, instead of bracing it. This is when Darrien is moving through his whole body and using his back. 

Can you see when the nod is going all the way through Darrien's neck? 

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"How do you ask your horse to back? Can you do it from a walk and a trot?"

"How do you ask your horse to back? Have you tried it from the walk and the trot?" In this session you will see how we are using the backing to connect Susan...
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In this session you will see how we are using the backing to connect Susan and Darrien (her new horse). To do this, she is focusing on keeping his shoulders and head up as he backs. Darrien is still rooting a little with the reins at times (he came to us with this issue) but is much better than he was a few months ago. In part #2 we continue with the canter (from the correct lead) to the halt, to backing up and back up into the correct lead canter.

What did you learn from watching Susan and Darrien that you can use while backing your horse?

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13 Sales Stats That Unveil What's Influencing Purchase Decisions [Infographic]

13 Sales Stats That Unveil What's Influencing Purchase Decisions [Infographic] | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

What influences a purchase decision today? Find out with in this infographic from BigCommerce.

 

There's a lot of talk around the changing sales landscape. But this evolution is driven by one important factor: the customer.

 

The way people buy products or services has dramatically changed over the years. Fortunately, the folks at BigCommerce analyzed a range of ecommerce sites to give us a broader understanding of what people value when shopping online. While these findings may be specific to online ecommerce shops, we believe there's some valuables lessons here for everyone in sales.....


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Customers are totally in control of buying relationships.

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'Most Expensive Horses in the World 2014"

'Most Expensive Horses in the World 2014" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Introducing Most Expensive and Powerful Horses in the World 2014. The class in the horse racing today and one of the most powerful racers in the derbies , he is listed in the 2014 most expensive horses ever.

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Would you like to see the most expensive horses in the world?

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"Would you like to see a rider get a horse in front of the "leg aids" and into the beginning of "self carriage?" Watch Camille do it for the first time"

"Would you like to see a rider get a horse in front of the "leg aids" and into the beginning of "self carriage?" Watch Camille do it for the first time. This...
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This was a break through session with Camille and Polo. Watch what happens as Camille begins to feel when Polo is in "front of her leg aids" and stepping into her reins. At first he resists a little as this is new to both of them. How did we do it? When Polo starts leaning on the reins is when he is really not in front of her leg aids. That is when I ask Camille to use her legs to get Polo to step up from behind so that he gets lighter on the reins. This was a big break through session for Camille as it was the first time she really "got" when Polo was connecting with here and on her aids.

 

Can you see how they both begin to change? What do you see happening?

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"Donald Duck Rides Horses in this 1951 Cartoon - Dude Duck"

http://www.donaldcartoon.blogspot.com This is an original Walt Disney cartoon with Donald Duck, uploading it for all Disney fans like me, Have fun !!!!!
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Do you remember Donald Duck?  Or these animated cartoons?  I do!

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