Story Via Tim Hayes
Having a good relationship with your horse and being successful in any discipline, whether it’s Jumping, Trail Riding or Dressage requires leadership. To ride in true harmony without resistance a rider must become a respected and trusted leader for his horse. Many people are taught that to become the leader they need to intimidate their horse - “Show the horse who’s boss!” This is what I refer to as “Traditional Horsemanship”.
Alternatively “Natural Horsemanship” teaches us that to become the leader we must learn how to dominate our horse. This is how horses control each other naturally whether it’s the stallion of the herd or the mother of a foal. The difference and the results it produces are remarkable.
Story Via: Missy Hodgin
October 7-13 is National 4-H Week, and the 4-H Horse Club of Clay County, TX is celebrating it in a fun way – they produced a video to show how much fun 4-H can be. The video received first place at the State Fair of Texas 2012 “Advocates in Agriculture” Video Contest.
Story Via: The USEF Dressage Department
Anne Gribbons, the Technical Advisor to the U.S. Dressage Team since December 2009, has informed the USEF she does not wish to be considered for the position after her contract expires November 30, 2012.
"It has been a privilege and my pleasure to spend the past three years working with the greatest of our American dressage athletes," stated Gribbons. "I wish them all the best of luck and much success in the future."
Equine Land Conservation Resource Presents Anson W. Taylor, Jr. Award for Leadership in Equine Land Conservation to Caledonia Conservancy
Story Via: Holly Groshek
The Equine land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is proud to name Caledonia Conservancy of Racine, Wisconsin, as the recipient of the Anson W. Taylor, Jr. Award for Leadership in Equine Land Conservation.
The award will be presented to Caledonia Conservancy President, Eric Roberson by ELCR director emeritus Nancy Hamill Winter during the Midwest Reception at Rally in Salt Lake City on September 30, 2012.
Watch the Full Video of U.S. Paralympian Rebecca Hart On ABC's Good Morning America with Co-Host Ann Romney
Story Via: United States Para-Equestrian Association
On Wednesday October 10th, U.S. Paralympian Rebecca Hart of Unionville, Penn. was showcased on ABC's Good Morning America. Hart and horse Lord Ludger accompanied Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in New York's Times Square. Mrs. Romney and Rebecca Hart spoke about how horses have provided a unique form of therapy for each of them. Mrs. Romney co-hosted the news hour with George Stephanopoulos where she was filling in for Robin Roberts, who is on extended medical leave.