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Announcing the HoofMakeover Video Series: Farrier Hans Wiza's Case Studies on Restoring Hoof Health

Announcing the HoofMakeover Video Series: Farrier Hans Wiza's Case Studies on Restoring Hoof Health | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Canadian farrier Hans Wiza has illustrated his rehabilitative hoof work on a group of unsound horses in a new professional video series that can be downloaded from the Internet.

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Check out this new FREE video series about hoofcare!

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Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure

Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered that cribbing causes increased intra-abdominal pressure.

Via Helyn Cornille, Robert Roffman
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Does your horse crib?  Check out this new study.

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Robert Roffman's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:36 PM

What are your thoughts regarding cribbing??

Randi Thompson's comment, June 11, 2013 10:18 AM
is there anything that really works for this? A client just purchased a new horse. We were told it was a light cribber... Well, it cribs all the time even with the newer Dare cribbing collar. This is a very nice horse and is now getting lots of turn out in a field where he is also cribbing on the fences!
Robert Roffman's comment, June 12, 2013 11:21 AM
Phew...good question....from a bodywork point of view I have used acupressure and massage to release tension in the affected areas....others have suggested checking with an equine nutritionist and check for stressors in the environment....as yo uknow it is tough to break the pattern....
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Study Evaluates Horses' Desire to Work -

Study Evaluates Horses' Desire to Work - | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Study Evaluates Horses' Desire to Work
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Cover Story. Senior Horse Care Strategies. Aging is a natural process. But that doesn't mean it's easy or fun for horses.
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What do you know about a horse's desire to work? 

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Improve the quality of the trot with a metronome

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Here we use the metronome on Trudy Adams horse, Ani. Watch how Ani changes as a result of using the metronome again. In this session we are focusing on the trots including the stretchy trot.

 

As always, we do not edit what we show you. This way, you can see what happens to real horses and riders as they go through the training process

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Have you used a metronome?  How can you use it to improve a horse's trot?

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Watch this very enthusiastic fitness buff 'Prancercise' like a horse

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Miami New Times
Watch this very enthusiastic fitness buff 'Prancercise' like a horse
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THE NOW video — The Internet is a giant abyss of strange and delightful things, which means that sometimes the real gems take a few extra months to emerge.
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You never know......

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One Stop Equine Shop's comment, May 31, 2013 12:24 PM
I just came across this too. I question the effectiveness of the workout but like you said you never know!
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Tennessee Walking Horse industry leader calls for end to 'black cloud' of soring

Tennessee Walking Horse industry leader calls for end to 'black cloud' of soring | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
The president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association said this week the industry has lost public support over allegations of soring and must 'rid ourselves of this black cloud.'...

Via Susie Blackmon
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Finally......  

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:13 AM

Long overdue.

Randi Thompson's comment, May 29, 2013 8:36 AM
This is great news!
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USDF Training Level Rider test. 74+ %. Camille Beatty and Marco Polo

This is Camille Beatty and her horse, Marco Polo, at a local dressage schooling show performing the USDF Training Level Rider test for the first time.  

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This was at the Foothills Riding Club in Tryon, NC.  The USDF is now offeing Rider Tests to compete in.  Camille Beatty and Marco Polo rode their test for the first time at this show.

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Trot Extensions. Keeping the connection while tracking up. #1

This is Susan Faulkner Evans and Parker. They have been competing successfully in dressage at 3rd and 4th level with scores in the lower 70's at rated shows. We have improved the quality of Parker's walks and canters, and now... we are focused on getting the trot even better. Parker needs to track up and stay in balance. Watch what we do to help Susan feel Parker stepping up from behind as he carries himself in a better balance. This is part #1

As always, we do not edit what we show you. This way, you can see what happens to real horses and riders as they go through the training process.

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The secret to the extensions at the trot begin with the horse tracking up.  What can you do to make sure your horse is?

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Improve your trot position in 5 minutes a day! Part 1 Trot

Would you like to improve your riding position at the trot? What if it would also improve the horse's trot at the same time? Now you can do it by practicing ...
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This is an easy (well, maybe not for the rider....) exercise that will help a rider to get deeper in the saddle as they learn to follow the horses movement.  

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"What walks does your horse need to be able to perform to compete in 1st level?"

This is Susan Faulkner Evans on Beau. In this video they focus on the three walks needed for 1st level. As always, we do not edit what we show you. This way,...
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"What walks does your horse need to be able to perform to compete in 1st level?"

Follow Susan as she works on the quality of the three walks she will need for competing in 1st level. The working walk, the extension and the stretchy walk. Can you keep your horse tracking up in all of them?

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The Cowboys & Cowgirls of Montana

The Cowboys & Cowgirls of Montana | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

"Documentary photos taken on real working ranches located in Blaine County, Montana during the spring of 2012."


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This is a fun documentary on how people are ranches do what they do.

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Outside Rein and Leg. Can you hold it on a circle? Walk halt. #1 Ani and Trudy Adams

.."Outside Rein and Leg. Can you hold it on a circle? Walk halt. #1 "

Is your horse on the outside rein and leg? We start the warm up with asking Trudy to keep Ani on a 20 meter circle. To see if she is using her outside leg and rein, Trudy has to let go on the inside rein! Not as easy as it sounds. 
This series continues with Ani and Trudy's other horse Melody. You will see amazing changes happen with Trudy and her horse's in front of your eyes.

As always, we do not edit what we show you. This way, you can see what happens to real horses and riders as they go through the training process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrqIkvG1YaU

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Are you able to do this on your horse?

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16 Uses for Horse Show Ribbons

16 Uses for Horse Show Ribbons | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
So many of us have old ribbons stashed away in boxes, in the attic or buried in the garage. They hold so many memories that it seems silly not to display them. If you are looking for a new project ...
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How fun is this?

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"How to teach a rider, or train a horse to understand how to ride perfect circles with a lunge line"

This is one of the easiest ways I have found to teach riders how to feel when their horses are falling in and out of circles. It is also the easiest way for instructors/trainers to show their students how to feel when their horses are falling in and out of circles.
In the beginning of this video you will see that it is difficult for both Susan and Beau. This is because they really have not been as straight on a circle as they should be. You will see that Beau is a little offended and that Susan has to keep re positioning him every few strides to keep him straight. When the rider first feels straightness, especially with the lunge line, they will feel like the horse is crooked, when in fact, the horse is straight. That is a sign that they have gotten comfortable with their horse being crooked. With time, the rider will feel the correct balance.

By the end of this video (4 mins) Beau begins to move straighter and as a result, starts coming through. In the next video you will see that this becomes more consistent..

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hHow can you balance your horse on a circle?

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How To Improve SEO with Link Building and Social Media

How To Improve SEO with Link Building and Social Media | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

If you were under the impression that building links on social media would be quick, automated and easy, now is the time to shed the illusion. This is a time-consuming, painstaking process.

 

We all expected that computers would make our jobs easier and faster through automation. Now the time we saved must be spent on relationship building. It does pay off in the end.

 

Successful link building requires a clear understanding of Google’s criteria for a high PageRank.

 

Sites are rewarded for good, original content and what Google views as “natural” link development.

 

Find out more: http://www.business2community.com/digital-marketing/how-to-improve-seo-with-link-building-and-social-media-0516064


Via Antonino Militello
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Would you like your website to rank higher when people search for what you have to offer online?  Check this out.

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Deeksha Sulakhe's curator insight, June 11, 2013 2:55 AM

That's a great strategy of link building. I am into that work in bringing up the link building and it really needs a lot of patience. I am doing it for a page : http://www.peoplelink.in

Forumactif's curator insight, June 12, 2013 5:12 AM

Très bon article.

SocialEvolutionism's curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:04 AM

Also check Rands post - 4 ways to social media to earn links http://bit.ly/10sOpdX

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21 Awesome Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics for 2013

21 Awesome Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics for 2013 | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Social media networks are continuing to grow led by some key factors. These include mobile usage and acceptance by the older generation. Google+ is now the second largest network, Twitter is the fastest growing with Facebook still the biggest.

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Check out these social media facts!

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How to Improve a Horse's Trot with the Metronome

It's amazing what a metronome can do for a horses balance. By finding the right rhythm we can improve the gaits. In this session, Susan Faulkner Evans is focusing on the trot rhythm. As you will see, the quality of Beau's gaits gets better. We have used a metronome before on Beau, but that was back when he still had a few "mental" issues that he came to us with.

As always, we do not edit what we show you. This way, you can see what happens to real horses and riders as they go through the training process...

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Have you ever used a metronome?

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Walks Training Level/1st level. Metronome. Susan and Beau

In this session we added the Metronome to see if Beau is really keeping an even rhythm. We have used it before, but felt that it was time to play with the metronome again as Beau has come to a new level of training. He has lost a lot of his mental issues and is moving much better through his body as a result. his is Susan Faulkner Evans on Beau.

As always, we do not edit what we show you. This way, you can see what happens to real horses and riders as they go through the training process.

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Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD - 89.3 KPCC

Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD - 89.3 KPCC | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD
89.3 KPCC
Vietnam veteran Dan Riley of Meiners Oaks holds a horse named Chrome in an Ojai orange field.
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Horse matter....

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Robert Roffman's curator insight, June 4, 2013 3:43 PM

No surprises here. "Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD"

LDW's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:23 AM

Awesome!

 

LDW's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:28 AM

Awesome!

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Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF) The Ride For Hope Dinner, Dance and Auction coming to Tryon, NC

Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF) The Ride For Hope Dinner, Dance and Auction coming to Tryon, NC | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Helping horsemen in need is what we do! Don't wait until someone you know is sick or injured to help out! Donate at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org!

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5 Proven Tips for Generating More Referral Business

5 Proven Tips for Generating More Referral Business | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Referrals are often the best customers that you can add to your business.  What are you doing to get more of them?

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CAEXI BEST's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:26 PM

5 conseils éprouvés pour générer plus de renvoi d'affaires

TechinBiz's comment, May 23, 2013 12:23 AM
great articles thanks
Chris Serafin's curator insight, May 23, 2013 11:08 AM

These are great, and if you look at what some successful #blogs or #online-businesses do, you can see elements of these steps in all of them. Do these ring true for you?  Did they leave any out of the top 5:?

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The latest in equine fashion: Customers are chomping at the bit for horse onesies

The latest in equine fashion: Customers are chomping at the bit for horse onesies | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Onesies, made by Welsh teenagers Jessica Clarke, 20, and Annie Brown, 18, have become a must-have item in the equine world, as modelled by these happy horses.

Via Susie Blackmon
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Is your horse wearing onesies?

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Meet the New Google+: A Stylish and Smart Stream that Emphasizes Photos

Meet the New Google+: A Stylish and Smart Stream that Emphasizes Photos | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
To spark off the Google I/O festivities, Google+ has just unveiled a newly designed Pinterest-like stream in hopes to dramatically improve exploring new content and the display of photos.

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Google+ has now added a new layout...  Seems they are all looking the same now.  What do you think?

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Steven Hughes's comment, May 16, 2013 10:18 AM
Google+ is taking over the world...
Steven Hughes's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:18 AM

Google Taking Over the World One Day at A Time

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Successful Facebook Business Page Top 10 Tips

Successful Facebook Business Page Top 10 Tips | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Here are 10 tips you can use to run a successful Facebook Business Page.

Via Gerrit Bes
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What can you do to improve your Facebook business page?

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Photos Dominate Facebook’s News Feed, Here Is How To Optimize Them — socialmouths

Photos Dominate Facebook’s News Feed, Here Is How To Optimize Them — socialmouths | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Why images are so important if you are trying to get your content to the Facebook News Feed and how to optimize them

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Photos matter.  How do yours look?

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Suzanne Schumacher's comment, May 10, 2013 5:39 AM
I thought you liked that name!
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:42 AM

Another great example of how the infographic format makes it easy to deliver information for the author and easy to learn for the consumer of the information.

Suzanne Schumacher's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:44 AM

More about the magical, image dominated news feed.