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Elastic Rein Connection with new, young Rider Camille Beatty and Marco Polo #1

In this video, we focus on how Camille can feel an elastic rein at the stand still. This is new to Polo. You will watch how many horses react to a rider taking up a connection from the rein. The elastic rein feeling is also new to Camille. Now you can watch as we show them how to start connecting through an elastic rein

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This is Camille Beatty. She is 12 years old and wants to be compete in Dressage. Camille is riding Marco Polo. In this video, we focus on how Camille can feel an elastic rein at the stand still. This is new to Polo. You will watch how many horses react to a rider taking up a connection from the rein. The elastic rein feeling is also new to Camille. Now you can watch as we show them how to start connecting through an elastic rein. This begins with Camille feeling when Polo locks up when she feels his mouth.

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5 Marketing Lessons Learned from the Top 10 Facebook Pages of 2012. | iStrategy Blog

Facebook marketing is easy for those who understand the nitty-gritty of what makes a great page. Here are some lessons we can learn from the top Facebook pages of 2012.
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What can you learn from the Top 10 Facebook pages of 2012?  Check them out and see!

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, December 31, 2012 1:10 PM

This year, How to Market Your Horse Business (Facebook) made some big strides forward.  We won the Social Media Examiners Top 10 Facebook Small Business Page Award.  As a result, we were featured by many of those in the world of social media.

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Horse Tip Daily - Randi Thompson on "What to do when taking a guest for a ride on your horse."

Horse Tip Daily - Randi Thompson on "What to do when taking a guest for a ride on your horse." | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Horse Tip Daily #478 by Equestrian Collections – Randi Thompson on New Rider 101
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"What to do when taking a guest for a ride on your horse"

All it takes is having a process to make sure that your friends are safe on your horse  This is the Horse Top Radio show where I talk about how you can teach a new rider the basics of stopping, starting and steering.

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Happy New Year Everyone. May all your dreams of happiness and success continue to come true!

Happy New Year Everyone.  May all your dreams of happiness and success continue to come true! | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
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Happy New Year Everyone! The celebration has already started for our friends "down under" and in other countries"

May all your dreams of happiness and success continue to come true!

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81-year-old barrel racer, Ardith Bruce, has heart 'full of horsehair'

81-year-old barrel racer, Ardith Bruce, has heart 'full of horsehair' | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
The cowgirl in tennies, stretch jeans and western shirt is racing hell-bent for leather across the...

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Woot Woot!  Look at this girl go@

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, December 30, 2012 5:44 PM

Very interesting article!

Susie Blackmon's curator insight, December 30, 2012 5:48 PM

Article is a great read!

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Stuck in a Rut? How to Fast Forward Your Goals

Stuck in a Rut? How to Fast Forward Your Goals | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Is your life going sideways? Former Yahoo executive Tim Sanders shares his personal advice on escaping the rut and how confidence can fast-track your career.
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How To Fast Forward Your Goals" So many of us have experienced lifes "Ruts" where we feel like we are going nowhere. What can you do to get motivated so that you can move forward with confidence once again? Life will always have those ups and downs...how long you choose to stay down is your choice. Here are time tested ways that you can bring yourself up, once again. 
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Horses in History: 10 nostalgic holiday horse photos

Horses in History: 10 nostalgic holiday horse photos | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
As Christmas winds down and the ornaments get put back in their boxes for next year, HN historian Lorraine Jackson takes one last look at horsey holiday cheer.
From Lorraine:
I’m dreaming of a black-and-white Christmas.
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I love these old photos!  Enjoy

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When It’s Time...to help our animals by helping them go. David Ramey, DVM

When It’s Time...to help our animals by helping them go.  David Ramey, DVM | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
One of the hardest decisions that a horse owner will even have to make is deciding when a horse’s time is over. I want to talk to you about it. I want to talk to you about it because all too ...

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Deciding when a horse, or any of our furry family members, needs to be let go... is such a hard decision.  What do you need to know?

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Southeast Finance's curator insight, December 28, 2012 10:28 AM

 When It’s Time... David Ramey, DVM.  One of the hardest decisions that a horse owner will even have to make is deciding when a horse’s time is over.  

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"Budweiser Clydesdales - Snowball Fight Enjoy!

Funny horses have a snow ball fight
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"Budweiser Clydesdales - Snowball Fight"

Enjoy!  
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"Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! From Randi Thompson

"Happy Holidays!  Merry Christmas! From Randi Thompson | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. Thank you for being a part of my journey.  You have made a difference for me!

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Holiday Photo Fun: Twas the Horse Before Christmas, 2012 Edition

Holiday Photo Fun: Twas the Horse Before Christmas, 2012 Edition | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

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It's that time of year for holiday fun.  This is the 12 Days of Christmas for horse people. 

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, December 22, 2012 12:24 PM

"The Jurga Report‘s annual collection of the symbolism of horses and horse culture in the holiday season."

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Happy Holidays to you!
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"Great Leaders Don't tell You What to Do... They Show You How"

"Great Leaders Don't tell You What to Do... They Show You How" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
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"Great Leaders Don't tell You What to Do... They Show You How"

I also call people like this, Mapmakers. You are the ones who create the paths for others to follow! Thanks for making our journey easier!

Are you a mapmaker? (YES! No, I like to follow, Is that a rooster? Excuse me, a need to go create a new path....)

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"Keeping Your Riding Position Connected Over Ground Poles" Part #1

Now we are checking Camille's position by asking her to take Polo over ground poles. They are set at 10 feet. This takes a lot of focus as Polo likes to rush...
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"Keeping Your Riding Position over Ground Poles"

Now we are checking Camille's position by asking her to take Polo over ground poles.  They are set at 10 feet.  This takes a lot of focus as Polo likes to rush his "lines" and is not sure how to stay relaxed and steady over ground poles.  As Camille practices, she gets better at telling Polo exactly what he needs to do. She has to get strong with her reins and needed to feel she could control him in this, or any situation.

What do you see happening?

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"What do you need to know before you put a new rider on your horse?"

"What do you need to know before you put a new rider on your horse?" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

This is the Horse Tip Daily Radio show where I talk about how you can teach a new rider the basics of stopping, starting and steering.

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This is the Horse Tip Daily Radio show where I talk about how you can teach a new rider the basics of stopping, starting and steering.

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The Top Small Business Facebook Pages for 2012 - Michael Newman Consulting Blog

The Top Small Business Facebook Pages for 2012 - Michael Newman Consulting Blog | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
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The top Small Business Facebook Pages for 2012.  What can you learn from them?

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 1, 2013 9:29 PM

Which Small business Facebook pages stood out in 2012?  What are they doing?

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9 Most Clichéd Horsey New Year’s Resolutions through Photos

9 Most Clichéd Horsey New Year’s Resolutions through Photos | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Self-improvement is not really something that most horses think about a lot. Or ever.
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This is so funny!  Check out the photos and smile.

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9 Things Businesses Shouldn't Do On Social Media - Forbes

9 Things Businesses Shouldn't Do On Social Media - Forbes | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
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It is a New Year!  Time to re think what you are doing to market your product or service on social media.  These are 9 Things that Businesses should NOT do!

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, December 31, 2012 9:32 AM

It is a New Year!  Time to re think what you are doing to market your product or service on social media.  These are 9 Things that Businesses should NOT do!

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How to Choose the Correct Social Media SEO Strategies For Your Website

How to Choose the Correct Social Media SEO Strategies For Your Website | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Anyone who runs or owns a website needs to maximize their SEO. In doing so, you will gain traffic to your site – traffic that is likely to convert into paying customers. If this is all new to you, here are five good Social Media SEO strategies you should use for your website.

 


Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/seo/how-to-choose-the-correct-social-media-seo-strategies-for-your-website-0361896


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What can you do to optimize your website for SEO?

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This article reinforces an important message about leveraging. This focus is on how important it is to leveage your posts and interconnect them to increase your SEO. Don't forget to leverage all your articles - promote them at least four different ways and don't ignore traditional media outlets

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Virtual Online Training for Riding Instructors, Trainers and Those Who Would Like to be...

Virtual Online Training for Riding Instructors, Trainers and Those Who Would Like to be... | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
The Horse and Rider Awareness system teaches you how to be more balanced and effective in your position, how to control your emotions and reactions in the training process, and how to understand how the horse thinks and reacts in training situations.
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The Horse and Rider Awareness programs and Randi Thompson are excited to present the 2012 HARA Success Club.  This is a monthly program where we will have one webinar and a follow up Q and A session.  The techniques have been tested on 1000s of coaches, trainers and riders. Now you can learn the secrets of the trainers from the comfort of your home!   

For more info send a message from http://www.horseandriderawareness.com or email Randi at: success@horseandriderawareness.com 

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You Can Change The Life Of A Horseman In Need! The Equestrian Aid Foundation

You Can Change The Life Of A Horseman In Need!  The Equestrian Aid Foundation | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF) The Ride For Hope a écrit un article intitulé You Can Change The Life Of A Horseman In Need! Lisez cet article dans son intégralité ici.
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Have you heard of the Equestrian Aid Foundation?

Below is a letter from R. Scot Evans, president of the Equestrian Aid Foundation regarding the need to help equestrians and horsemen who are suffering with catastrophic illnesses and injuries and how you can help. Donations can be made online at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org.

 

Dear Friends,

 

You don’t plan for an accident or a major illness, but they do happen.

For Tourance, who has worked in the horse community for 30 years, falling on the concrete barn aisle changed her life. The fall left her unconscious, with an injured spine and torn tendons to her rotary cuff. “You don’t realize the little things you take for granted. I couldn’t even wash my hair or start a car, let alone tack up a horse.”

“I’m a typical horse person – take a couple Aleve and deal with it. I didn’t have a choice. I needed to work.” She worked through pain and painkillers for five more months before surgery. “My injury left me without a job, a place to live, and a lot of bills. I was at my wit’s end when I called the Equestrian Aid Foundation. They didn’t make me feel like a number. I couldn’t have made it without them. They actually care.”

– Tourance, 48, horse care professional and rider

 

The Equestrian Aid Foundation helps horse people, just like Tourance, from all riding sports and professions. Many are suffering with severe injuries or life-threatening illnesses – with more bills than hope.

Thanks to you, we have touched so many lives.

Linda was diagnosed with cancer. She relied on EAF to help with her mortgage and insurance premiums when she couldn’t work. EAF continues to help as she works when she can.Trevor, a farrier, was facing reconstructive knee surgery after a severe injury and counted on the EAF to assist him with medical bills and living expenses.Joe still has major medical problems five years after his initial injury that limit his ability to provide for his wife and young son, but he’s grateful for the mortgage and living expenses he receives from EAF.20-year-old Allison suffered a catastrophic fall four years ago resulting in a traumatic brain injury and quadriplegia. While making great strides, she counts on EAF’s assistance for additional nursing care and necessary therapies not covered by her insurance.

Many of our friends are in despair. Too sick or hurt to work, they are left with no income and in desperate circumstances.

 

Your gift provides resources that make an immediate impact – that will help them through these tough times.

A gift of $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more, can help someone pay for groceries, a tank of gas, utilities, medical treatment, rent, health insurance and other critical expenses.

 

With an annual budget of about $300,000, your gift makes an enormous impact on helping the suffering members of our community.

 

Throughout our 16 years, you’ve partnered with us to give more than $2 million to equestrians and horsemen in need. We are so grateful, but in these economic times, so many more urgently need your help.

 

Please consider making as generous a gift as you can.

 

You are offering not only living expenses, but building a community of hope.

 

Your donation will make a world of difference to our horse friends. I promise you.

 

Thank you for bringing light into their lives.

 

Sincerely,

 

R. Scot Evans

President

 

 

Remember - Your gift, in any amount, will extend a helping hand during a time of crisis.

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Historic Horseshoes: March on Pavement Impressed Military of Value of Calks for Artillery Horses

Historic Horseshoes: March on Pavement Impressed Military of Value of Calks for Artillery Horses | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
In 1935, a battalion of the 16th Field Artillery marched from Fort Myer, Virginia to Pennsylvania. The horses that pulled the artillery were experimentally shod with toe-and-heel calked horseshoes to test the difference in wear over hard-paved roads.

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Did you know that horse shoes were actually tested by the military?  Check out this story!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!  May your day be filled with laughter and love!

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, December 24, 2012 4:44 AM

Via J & S Old West Cowboy Museum.

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"Dear Santa. Please define naughty....(from a horse)

"Dear Santa. Please define naughty....(from a horse) | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
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"Dear Santa. Please define naughty...."

Ho Hooo Whooooa! How do you celebrate the Spirit of the Season with your horses?

Click like if you think these horses are being nice...share if you think other people will like this, and tell us what you think, are these horses being naughty or nice?
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"Now is a good time for each of us (in the horse world) to remember the joy... A girl meets her new pony for Christmas"

"Now is a good time for each of us (in the horse world) to remember the joy... A girl meets her new pony for Christmas" | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
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When did you get your first horse or pony?

In the spirit of Facebook, please like, share and comment on this post if the Spirit of the Horse has inspired your life!
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New 2013 Rules Loom: FEI Initiates Global Safety Helmet Campaign for Equestrian Sports

New 2013 Rules Loom: FEI Initiates Global Safety Helmet Campaign for Equestrian Sports | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Où est mon casque? ¿dónde está mi casco حيث هو بلدي خوذة var är min hjälm? Wo ist mein Helm? 哪裡是我的頭盔

If you don't know where your helmet is, you'd better find it because, to twist Paul Revere's famous words: "The helmets are coming! The helmets are coming!"

International-level riders need to learn the new FEI rules for helmets, and the international governing body is a few weeks ahead of them. The organization has prepared web widgets and reminders that will inform competitors and trainers of how the new rules affect them.

An article on The Jurga Report today runs through the FEI's global awareness campaign in advance of the new rules taking effect next month.


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In times past, we did not know the value of helmet safety while riding horses. Now, it is no secret.  Helmets are saving lives, in fact, have now saved mine several times.  My last unplanned dismount from a bucking, galloping 17.2 hand horse resulted in a major concussion.  I could not talk or write in ways that made sense for weeks.  I was lucky as I landed in soft sand...(after flipping over several times)

 

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Randi Thompson's comment, December 19, 2012 9:12 AM
Finally!!!