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The Prince of Dressage ~ The Canter Pirouette

Mastering the canter pirouette is not as hard as you may think. Like any dressage movement it simply requires correct preparation. By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 26 January 2017
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1369
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The Prince of Dressage ~ The Canter Pirouette
The iconic Carl Hester teaches it saying you need two things; a good walk pirouette and a canter on the spot. While that is essentially true, there are a variety of components that must also be in place and not assumed.

Harry and Snowman

Award winning documentary

  • 20 January 2017
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 872
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Harry and Snowman

Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods. They were famous for their day and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.

Successful Stallion Selection Starts Here

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 17 January 2017
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 678
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Successful Stallion Selection Starts Here
January and February are the prime months for stallion selection in the horse breeding world. Thoroughbred farms are busy with foals hitting the floor already and the other breeds are not far behind.

Equestrian Organizations to Take Part in Inaugural Parade

Washington, DC

  • 17 January 2017
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 588
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Equestrian Organizations to Take Part in Inaugural Parade
On January 20th, the transfer of power in Washington, DC officially begins with the traditional Inaugural Parade.

Valegro Bids Farwell

London - December 14, 2016

  • 13 January 2017
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 551
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Valegro Bids Farwell
The achievements of the legendary Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin were recognized in a very special ceremony on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at the Olympia London International Horse Show. 

Horse Communication

Beyond Action & Words

  • 20 December 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1070
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Horse Communication
I think we can all agree that communication between one another, human to human is complicated right?  Now add inter-species communication, human to horse, we quickly discover our good intentions are not enough to be safe around a 1,000+ lb horse. 

DIY Horse Wreath

by Garden Answer

  • 15 December 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 718
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DIY Horse Wreath
Create you own wreath made with fresh cuttings of pine and balsam fir. The base is a metal candy cane form (Oregon Wire Works) The following is a link to the YouTube instructional video DIY Horse Wreath

Preparing to Store Your Trailer for Winter

Thourough cleaning before storage can lengthen trailer life.

  • 22 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 713
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Preparing to Store Your Trailer for Winter
Another hot summer has come to an end; another show season for the books. It may be hard to imagine those snow-covered roads, and depending on where you live, they could be just weeks away. Some of us show horses year-round, but for others it’s that time to prep the trailer for winter storage and perform preventative maintenance so your rig is as ready as you are come spring! 

Exercise Benefits Older Horses

Regular Exercise crucial for keeping youir mature horse sound.

  • 17 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 731
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Exercise  Benefits Older Horses
Unsoundness and other frailties of old age often call for horses to be relieved of day-to-day performance requirements, but regular exercise remains important for older horses. Exercise comes in many forms—it can be as simple as encouraging aged horses to walk from one end of a field to the other for feed and water, or walk-only lessons or lazy strolls.

State police still looking for woman who stole saddles at NYS Fairgrounds horse show

Saddle theft occured Sept. 15 during the Morgan Horse Show in Geddes

  • 17 November 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 574
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State police still looking for woman who stole saddles at NYS Fairgrounds horse show
GEDDES, N.Y. -- State police are looking for a woman they believe stole two horse saddles during the Morgan Horse Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in September.
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