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What really happens to a horse in the half halt?

What really happens to a horse in the half halt?


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Driving Montage - Best Driving Video Ever! - Barnmice Equestrian Social Community

Driving Montage - Best Driving Video Ever! - Barnmice Equestrian Social Community | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Here is a slo-mo driving montage from various events set to Led Zeppelin's Kashmir. Enjoy!
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"Where should my hands be to help my horse balance?" Part #1

 "Where should my hands be to help my horses balance?"   In this series we focus on connecting two riders with their horses. This is Ale Brown on Texas Ale, like many riders, has a tendency to drop her hands below the withers. In this vide o I show her where they need be. At first, you will notice that they are both disconnected from each other. By the time we finish this video (7 min) you will see that both Ale and Texas have come to a different level.   For this series, I choose horses and riders that are like what most of us have to work with. They are not perfect, but you will see what you can do with YOUR horse as a result  

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Former Debutante, Ada Gates Patton, makes career shoeing Rose Parade horses!

Former Debutante, Ada Gates Patton, makes career shoeing Rose Parade horses! | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
PASADENA - If none of the 254 horses in the Rose Parade slips and falls on the five-mile route Jan. 1, equestrians can thank renowned farrier Ada Gates Patton.

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Vintage Cowboy Christmas Art!

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Happy Holidays with Vintge Cowboy Christmas art


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High-Tech Slo-Mo Reining Horse: What They Won't See in Oklahoma City This Weekend Via The Hoof Blog

High-Tech Slo-Mo Reining Horse: What They Won't See in Oklahoma City This Weekend Via The Hoof Blog | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

You have to love the sport of reining, but you also have to admit that it is all sort of a blur when those little horses pick up the tempo. During the spin and slide I always wish I could see their legs and hooves. Good luck with that!

 

There's no doubt these horses get a workout in the biomechanics department so when I saw that Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics had videotaped a reiner with his high-speed video camera, I knew it would be worth watching in slo-mo.

 

So let's toast the beginning of the big weekend for the sport of reining...


@HoofcareJournal writes: Don't just ride, slide! Watch this high-tech video of a reining horse executing a slide. This is the biggest weekend in the sport of reining: The best horses and riders in the world are competing at the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma. 


Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics captured a reining horse with his 300-frames-per-second high-speed video camera, for some high-quality slow motion. It's 25 times faster than the human eye.


Click on the big headline or image to watch the video on The Hoof Blog!


You'll find all the news and features related to hoofcare and lameness on The Hoof Blog: http://www.hoofcare.blogspot.com



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Social Media and Content Marketing | Predictions for 2013

Social Media and Content Marketing | Predictions for 2013 | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
There is no better way to start off December than to look ahead to next year. With that, we share our Social Media and Content Marketing Predictions for 2013.

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Omega Fields - How to Sell through Your posts on Social Media

Omega Fields - How to Sell through Your posts on Social Media | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Marketing on Social Media is all about how we use our posts to “talk” to other people. Each post you share is an investment in your business and future success. By connecting with other people in your field, you will become a part of a network that will continue to expose you to more people who are looking for what you have to offer.

 

How to get Other People Talking

One of the best ways to get people to exchange comments, and to start “talking” with you is to respond to one of their posts first. Take your time and choose the posts of people you want to know better, or posts that a lot of people are already talking on. Join in that conversation and see if you can get people to respond to what you have to say. Imagine you are talking with a group of friends, how would you keep the conversation going? One way to get people talking is by asking questions. You can use open questions to everyone, or ask direct questions to whoever you want. Once the people in a community begin to respond to your posts, you will know that you have established yourself as a valued and welcome member. You will feel like you are a part of that community. That is when you can start letting people know what you have to offer with a “sales post.”


If you are not a part of the community you are sharing your “sales post” in, no one wants to hear from you and your posts will be ignored. In fact, you will be seen as a spammer and your post may be deleted and you banned.

Join with us at https://www.facebook.com/howtomarketyourhorsebusiness ;  or Any Other Business  The winner of the 2012 Social Media Examiners Top 10 Facebook Small Business Pages

 

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"After the hill work. Now the riders are more aware and the horses better balanced #2

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"After the Hill Work. Check out the difference in the horses and riders!"

After doing the hill work, we bring Ale Brown on Texas and Lisa Dutra on Sonyador back to the ring. Both the riders now have a better feeling of where their hands need to be so that they can support their horses. As you will see, the horses are now moving in better balance.


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After the hill work. Check out the difference in the horses and riders! #2

"After the Hill Work. Check out the difference in the horses and riders!"

 

After doing the hill work, we bring Ale Brown on Texas and Lisa Dutra on Sonyador back to the ring. Both the riders now have a better feeling of where their hands need to be so that they can support their horses. As you will see, the horses are now moving in better balance.

 


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"Hill work for connection" #1 Trudy and Ani

Feeling when our horses are really under our seats can be tricky. I have found one of the easiest ways is by making sure the riders legs are secure when they are riding up and down hills. This is a 3 part series. In the Part 2 I will show you how this works with another set of riders. Our rider is Trudy Adams on Ani

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Move over, Buddy: Jack is the most popular name for American horses!

Move over, Buddy: Jack is the most popular name for American horses! | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Leave it to SmartPak. For years they've been putting labels on their little portionized supplements and medications for horses and shipping them to barns from coast to coast. The little strips reveal a horse's barn name, although their "show name" or registered name may be something completely different (and much harder to spell.)

 

So who better to tell us the most popular name for an American horse in 2012?

 

The top two names on last year’s list flip flopped this year with “Jack” replacing “Buddy” as the number one most popular. “Bella” moved up from number six to number three, dropping “Max” from three to four.

 

Two names not included in last year’s Top 10 moved on to the List this year as “Charlie” and “Annie” knocked “Blue” and “Teddy” off the list.

 

“Rocky” and “Cody” remain perennial favorites with each making its eighth appearance on the list since 2001, the first year that supplements became available in daily dose SmartPaks.

 

SmartPak’s Top Ten Most Popular Horse Names for 2012 are:
1. Jack 
2. Buddy 
3. Bella 
4. Max 
5. Rocky 

6. Charlie

7. Chance

8. Cody

9. Annie

10. Beau

 

What if your favorite horse name didn't make the list? Personally, I'm partial to Moose and Rio and, who doesn't have a Red, a Star or a Clyde in their barn? What about Scout, Rex and Molly? Snowy, Taffy and Ginger for the ponies?

 

“If your horse isn't on our list, all you have to do is start him on SmartPaks today,” quips the company in a press release, as if they were reading my mind.

 

To check out the full list of this year’s Top 100 most popular horse names, please visit www.SmartPak.com/Top100.

 

Photo of Pinky's stall (formerly Albert) by Janet Moore-Coll.


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Equine anatomy eye candy! Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum Injects High-Tech Media & Movement into Equine Academia

Equine anatomy eye candy! Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum Injects High-Tech Media & Movement into Equine Academia | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
The Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum is born. A consortium of European universities was created to pool resources used to teach anatomy.

 

@hoofcarejournal writes: And what tools they are! The result is a series of animation, 3-D models, and self-tests for students. The Hoof Blog offers just a small taste of what is currently on the site and some of the exciting things to come.

 

Click on the headline or image to read all about OVAM on The Hoof Blog.


Image © Hoofcare Publishing and OVAM, but you can share it on Pinterest and Facebook, with attribution.


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GINGERBREAD PONY™ - Embellished

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Art for sale by LYNN BEAN ART GALLERY. Internationally published 3-dimensional horse pieces by Trail of Painted Ponies artist, Lynn Bean.

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, December 4, 2012 7:04 AM

Merry Christmas horse!

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Tennessee's Whistle-Blowing Anti-Soring Journalist Honored by HSUS as Champion of Walking Horse Welfare

Tennessee's Whistle-Blowing Anti-Soring Journalist Honored by HSUS as Champion of Walking Horse Welfare | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Photo: Tennessee journalist Roy Exum, who has used his column in The Chattanoogan to call for reform in the ongoing soring of Tennessee Walking Horses in his home state.


A press release from The Humane Society of the United States reads:

 

(Dec. 3, 2012)—The Humane Society of the United States has named Roy Exum the 2012 Humane Horseman of the Year. Each year, this award is given to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect America’s Horses.

 

The HSUS chose Exum as this year’s recipient because of his unwavering commitment to exposing the cruel reality of the Tennessee walking horse show industry. In his opinion column in The Chattanoogan, Exum shined a light on the corruption and abuse behind the celebrated “Big Lick” gait, which is achieved by torturing horses through a practice known as “soring.” Exum reported on The HSUS’ undercover investigation into the industry and closely monitored the industry’s biggest competition, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn.

 

“The Humane Society of the United States applauds Roy Exum for his perseverance in the months leading up to the Celebration,” said Keith Dane, director of equine protection for The HSUS. “Roy helped The HSUS lay bare the torture these horses endure, and he advocated that they be treated with kindness and respect. His newspaper columns played a key role in exposing and publicizing of the mistreatment of these beautiful creatures and greatly helped The HSUS in its mission to put an end to the cruelty.”

 

In nearly 20 columns and counting on the topic, Exum held nothing back when criticizing the Tennessee walking horse industry. In response to the federal sentencing of Jackie McConnell for Horse Protection Act violations, Exum wrote: “The ruling, although just, dashed the hopes of ‘many, many hundreds’ who had written Judge Mattice to ask for stronger justice. But because of woefully-inadequate federal laws against the depravity that has plagued the walking horse industry for well over half a century, the Horse Protection Act has been as lame as the horses it meant to protect and a plea arrangement was deemed at the very onset as the best ‘legal solution.’”

 

In a column praising the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new regulations to crack down on soring, Exum opined, “Call me callused or a cynic but when the top 20 trainers in the fabled Rider’s Cup standings have a total of 161 violations in the past two years and eight of the last 10 ‘Trainers of the Year’ have violated the Horse Protection Act, the only thing that will ever make a difference is placing anyone who would purposely injure a horse in the dark and dank basement of a jail.”

 

In response to public outcry about the cruel treatment of Tennessee walking horses for the show ring, Congress has introduced H.R. 6388, the Horse Protection Act Amendments of 2012. The bill will significantly strengthen the Horse Protection Act, originally passed in 1970 to stop the cruel practice of “soring” – the deliberate infliction of pain to Tennessee walking horses’ hooves and legs in order to produce a high-stepping gait and gain unfair competitive advantage at horse shows.

 

H.R. 6388 would end the failed system of industry self-policing, ban the use of certain devices associated with soring, strengthen penalties, and hold accountable all those involved in this cruel practice. H.R. 6388 is a necessary step to strengthen the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s enforcement capabilities and end this torture for good. In a recent column,

 

Exum expressed his support for the bill, writing, “The amendments are badly needed since there has been continued and rampant abuse of soring in the Tennessee walking horse industry this year.”


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7 Key Habits of Super Networkers

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The ability to network successfully can be one of the greatest assets in business. It allows some people to find incredible opportunities, while others just watch from the sidelines.

 

Here are seven of the most important habits to develop:

 

1. Ask insightful questions.
Before attending networking events, get the names of the people who are expected to attend and search social media sites like LinkedIn to figure out which topics they're probably most interested in.

 

2. Add value.
One of the most powerful networking practices is to provide immediate value to a new connection.

 

3. Learn their 'story.'
Ask successful entrepreneurs to tell you how they got where they are. Most people think of this as an exercise in rapport building, but hearing these stories can tell you a lot about a person's approach to business.

 

4. Share a memorable fact.

Mention something personal that defines who you really are.

 

5. Keep a list.

Lists give you something to reference in conversation the next time you meet.

 

6. Make small promises and keep them.

No matter how small a promise you make -- such as sending an email or returning a phone call -- delivering on that promise reflects on your character.

 

7. Reward your 'power' contacts.

Keep a list of your top five to 10 networking partners and do something each week to add value to one person's life or business.

 

by Lewis Howes at http://bit.ly/TK9wBF

 


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Lisa Buben's curator insight, December 24, 2012 3:06 AM

Great list! Love #4. 

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Google Penalties: The Top 17 Mistakes To Avoid That Can Get Your Site De-Indexed

Google Penalties: The Top 17 Mistakes To Avoid That Can Get Your Site De-Indexed | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If your site has suddenly disappeared from search engine result pages you may likely have overlooked one of these 17 typical mistakes, that can get your site de-indexed in matter of seconds.

 

Nothing new under the sun in this list, but always a good reminder to look at if you are new to web publishing or if you have been recently penalized and are wondering what you may have done wrong.


From the article intro by Eric Siu: "...unnatural link acquisition isn’t the only way to get banned by Google. There are actually quite a few more. If you are new to SEO, let this be a warning.


If you are a seasoned SEO, let this be a reminder—or a crib sheet you can forward to anyone who is suggesting you do WHATEVER it takes to rank them.


Here’s a list of absolute “don’ts” where ranking is concerned."

 

Good reminder for everyone. 7/10

 

Full article: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/17-ways-to-get-de-indexed/53537/

 

 


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Has Facebook been taking down your cover photos?

Has Facebook been taking down your cover photos? | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Cover photos are disappearing from many Facebook users' profiles, with at least one prominent Filipino on the popular social networking site griping about this on social media accounts.
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9 Types Of Local Content to Use on Facebook [Study Data]

9 Types Of Local Content to Use on Facebook [Study Data] | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Targeting local Facebook users? Struggling to get noticed in their newsfeeds? Struggling to get local folks to like, comment and share what you post?

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"She talks to Animals!" HTMYHB's Movers and Shakers of the Horse World is proud to present Meredith Whitney Animal Communicator/Intuitive/Medium

"She talks to Animals!"  HTMYHB's Movers and Shakers of the Horse World is proud to present Meredith Whitney Animal Communicator/Intuitive/Medium | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

"She talks to Animals!"

HTMYHB's Movers and Shakers of the Horse World is proud to present Meredith Whitney Animal Communicator/Intuitive/Medium. Join with us in a live teleseminar (it will be recorded) as Meredith shares how she makes a difference for people and their animals. She will also be "talking" to 2 horses and a cat so you can see how an animal communicator works. How cool is that? Check out her FB page!

Dec 6 2012.  12pm EST/3 pm PST 

Come to https://www.facebook.com/howtomarketyourhorsebusiness

 

 


Most of us do talk to animals at some level. However, when we are dealing with our personal animals... in certain situations, we get confused and are not sure what to do. I talked to Meredith about a cat that is a part of my family, Isis, who has cancer. She is an older cat at 13 years. The vet wanted to take off that hind leg from the hip. I had such a bad feeling about that and asked the vet for alternatives. She has now had 2 surgeries. The first one Isis barely survived. The second was much easier on her.

Meredith confirmed my fears about the amputation. She felt that Isis also had a bad feeling about the results of having it done. She also asked Isis about having more operations (the lump is aggressive and returns to the same spot) and felt that Isis was OK with that route. What was interesting was that after we talked, Isis did have a response. She stayed close to me and kept coming to me for more attention. I could tell that something had changed. How interesting is that? I also found that I now have much more peace of mind about what is happening... ~Randi

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10 Simple Ways Social Media and Traditional Media Work Together - Salesforce Marketing Cloud

10 Simple Ways Social Media and Traditional Media Work Together - Salesforce Marketing Cloud | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

Traditional media still has an important role to play. You'll continue to see those Times Square billboards flashing day and night. But with social media as a growing medium, marketing and PR should consider...


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The right marketing program includes both social media, and tradtional froms of marketing.

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Bell ringing miniature horse in Wisconsin raking in money for the Salvation Army

Bell ringing miniature horse in Wisconsin raking in money for the Salvation Army | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Tinker the miniature horse is ringing the bells for the Salvation Army in Wisconsin. He's good at it too, earning ten times what a human bell-ringer can bring in.

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New FEI Helmet Rule To Take Effect January 1st, 2013 – by Ken Braddick

New FEI Helmet Rule To Take Effect January 1st, 2013 – by Ken Braddick | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
World No. 1 Charlotte Dujardin wearing safety helmet while riding Valegro at the Olympics where she won both team and individual gold medals.
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I had an amazing experience yesterday... | Facebook

I had an amazing experience yesterday... | Facebook | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it
Performance Massage for Horse and Rider wrote: I had an amazing experience yesterday.... Join Facebook to connect with Performance Massage for Horse and Rider and others you may know. (I had an amazing experience yesterday.
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Understanding Blanket Terminology & Picking One To Suit Your Needs | T.A.C.K. Culture

Understanding Blanket Terminology & Picking One To Suit Your Needs | T.A.C.K. Culture | Horse And Rider World | Scoop.it

"Understanding Horse Blanket Terminology and Picking the Right one...

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