Monthly Archives: May 2011

Equine Facilited Therapy workshop

I just returned from an amazing four-day workshop. It was held by Sue McIntosh at Healing Hooves in Cremona, Alberta. (Cremona is about an hour NW of Calgary). The workshop was titled: "The Healing Power of Horses" an Equine Facilitated Wellness Exploration. I drove to Calgary last week and was lucky enough to have a good…
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Back to Basics: Passing my Rider Level 1&2 Exam

Last Saturday I took Link to do my Rider Level 1&2 practical and written exam. The examining instructor was Sandy Day from Lanyard Stables, Kelowna. Although I had taken my Level 1 Horsemanship course when I was still a teenager, many things have changed in the equestrian field since. I'm currently signed up to get certified…
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Equifit: Working on your Core

I took in a fun course a week ago. It was called "Equifit" and is led by Gina Allan-Belasik from Victoria, B.C. Gina is a level 2-3 Coach for Dressage, Hunter and Jumper riders. I loved the exercises we did in a group, sitting on an exercise ball and working our core muscles. Gina also has a background…
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Motivating Horses to like Trailer Training

Here's what we did last weekend: We practiced trailer loading with the horses. They have been in the trailer many times, but we still take time to practice every once in a while. This is when we place the trailer hooked up to the truck on our field. We practice not only the loading, but…
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