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Spanish Equitation Clinic - Prince Albert

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   April 23, 2012 12:14


Maestro German (Her-mawn) Baca was born in Peru, and was introduced to the Classical Spanish style of training by his father, at an early age. In the tradition of Old Spain, He worked training horses and mules at his uncles hacienda, and in the tradition of Old Spain, eventually followed his father, and grandfather before him in achieving the title of Maestro(Master) Trainer.

He has developed the ability to connect with the horse, and sense the horses needs, wants, or fears. This instinct allows him to create amazing changes in the horse, in a relatively short amount of time. He also uses his instinct to help riders achieve harmony and balance with their horse. Buy teaching them what to look for the rider can begin to understand what their horse needs of them in order to perform to it's full potential.

He has combined the art of dressage, with basic horsemanship,  and years of experience, to become a truly breathtaking horseman. Always interested in learning more, he was fortunate to be able to attend several private schooling sessions with Jose Manuel Martin de Leon, of Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, Jerez (Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art)
http://www.realescuela.org/ing/home.htm  This was his introduction to the world of high school dressage, and when he was able to start shaping his own style of horsemanship.
The theories, methods, and skills he has developed allow him to work with all types of horses in a wide range of disciplines.

He has trained many horses, including several peruvian paso national champions in Canada and the US.  Some other note worthy horses that have been shaped by German are the Canadian Champion Andalusian Stallion El Santo, and the Kiger Mustang Stallion "Donner", who was purchased by Dreamworks studios, to be a living model for the Animated film Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron. German was hired to train him to work at liberty in the studio with motion sensors on to map the way his muscles moved. He had learn to do everything from run and jump to rear, buck, and kick on cue, with no tack to interfere with the readings.

His calm energy and keen sense of humor creates a fun, inviting environment for his students. Always the gentleman, he uses the same firm but gentle approach with his students as he does with his horses. Ever willing to share his knowledge, it is his desire to pass on what he has learned for the next generation to become Maestro Trainers.

Saskatoon Meet N Great- Paul Dufresne "Training for Courage" April 21, 2012

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   April 20, 2012 20:14

Due to truck breakdown Paul will not be in Saskatoon tonight, tentatively rescheduled for Monday/Tuesday, will post new time.

Paul Defresne of  "Training for Courage" will be at Forest Hall Andulusians, April  21, 2012  for a potluck meet and greet beginning at 6 pm, approximately 6 miles south of Saskatoon on Highway 219, west side of the highway, big red gates...if you get to the curve you have gone too far....for more info 306-220-5797

http://www.pkequestrian.com

http://www.horseownertoday.com/vendor.aspx?vid=39

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HorseClinic.ca's upcoming events

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   April 12, 2012 07:20

Susan Jaccoma can come June 16-17th to Maple Leaf Meadows for a clinic.  It will be hosted at Maple Leaf Meadows.  Here is a link to some info from the website.

http://www.wolfrunfarm.com/WRF20.htm 

I need 8 riders to fill the clinic.  First come first serve.  If you are interested please let me know as I have to confirm the date with her in a week.  Thanks!

Chelsey

www.horseclinic.ca

 

I have one spot left to fill in the Geoff Teal clinic this weekend if anyone is interested.  Its 450$ for all 3 days in the clinic. 
780-968-8705

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Stunthorse.com Mane Event Pre-Orders

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   April 11, 2012 09:56

Trick Training Philosophy "Train with Trust and Communication"


Trick training is a great way to foster a fabulous relationship with your horse.  In order to have a great relationship, you have to have great trust, and great communication. 

In order to make trick  training enjoyable and achievable by all, I train with grace, rather than force.

Jackie Johnson

 

MANE EVENT PRE-ORDERS are now being accepted. If you would like to purchase any stunthorse.com training aids, you can get package discounts, and save on shipping by pre-ordering for Pickup at the Mane Event.

Mane Event Pre-Order Show Specials:
Step by Step Trick Training Book - $20
Stunthorse.com hobble - $40
V-Rope - $20
Stunthorse.com pedestal - $100

Purchase the whole package for $160 which ...is OVER $75 IN SAVINGS

To place your order, email jackie.johnson@sasktel.net. Pre-orders can be paid using paypal.com

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Mane Event

Trick Training School Series

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   April 11, 2012 09:40

Trick Training Philosophy "Train with Trust and Communication"


Trick training is a great way to foster a fabulous relationship with your horse.  In order to have a great relationship, you have to have great trust, and great communication. 

In order to make trick  training enjoyable and achievable by all, I train with grace, rather than force.

Jackie Johnson

Pleased to announce that the first ever Trick Training School Series will be held in Saskatoon at Riverview Meadows, starting April 14th and 15th with Beginner Trick Training instruction. This 4 part school series will allow students inter...ested in Trick Training to fully train one of their own horses, and will qualify both the horse and handler for future hiring opportunities through stunthorse.com. Register now by calling Makayla at 306-241-3642. Each weekend of this 4 part series is $250/person plus stabling if required. Stay tuned to www.stunthorse.com as we will be making more announcements regarding this educational opportunity.

The Future is in Your Hands – Take the Reins!

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   April 3, 2012 18:54

 

The Future is in Your Hands – Take the Reins!

What You Can Do to Give Strength to the Horse Industry

 

You may be surprised to know that there are over 9 million horses in the United States, based on a study done by the American Horse Council entitled the Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States.

 

The American Horse Council (AHC) is the only organization that represents every segment of that vast horse population.  Every day, the AHC communicates with Congress and other federal agencies to ensure that each understands the economic, agricultural, sporting, and recreational importance of the horse industry. 

 

This can be tedious work, but without open lines of communication with our leaders in Washington, D.C. we could lose the ability to enjoy our horses and our work in the industry that we love.  We hope that our efforts ensure that these federal officials will support a legislative and regulatory structure for the horse industry that encourages individuals and other entities to support and participate in the horse industry, to invest in our horses, and to sponsor and support our events and activities. 

 

The AHC believes that the more opportunities there are to use horses in various activities, the better the overall health of the industry and those who participate. Our goal is to keep opportunities open so that EVERYONE in the horse industry is able to thrive.

 

Because we are a not-for-profit organization, we depend on you – a person who is devoted to your horse and to your sport – to help us stand up for our rights as horse enthusiasts.  Join the American Horse Council today and help us to help you, your horse, your sport, and your industry! 

 

It is extremely important for everyone in the horse community to present a unified front and show Congress and other federal agencies that the horse industry is not only important to their constituents, but is also a large, economically diverse industry that provides hundreds of thousands of US jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenue.  The AHC is the only Washington, D.C. based organization solely dedicated to representing all horses, equestrians, and every segment of the diverse horse community and industry. 

 

The AHC provides many updates on important issues affecting the industry, and explains to its members how they can contact their elected officials to speak up about these issues.  By joining the AHC, you give strength to the horse industry’s voice

 

To learn more about supporting the AHC and becoming a member today visit www.horsecouncil.org/ahc-memberships.

 

Chute Jumping Clinic

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 28, 2012 07:21

 

Please contact me to register for this chute jumping clinic held at Maple Leaf Meadows April 21-22nd.           

        

The objective 

  • Prep for the Free Jumping Challenge in Olds the following weekend
  • Sale videos
  • Educate riders how to properly free jump horses and stradgies how to best show horses performance through the chute
  • Educate riders on the benefits of free jumping young and schooled horses
  • Develop an eye how to comment on horses technique through the chute
  • Promote local sale horses and stallions
  • Or just come and show off!!

If numbers are high we may run horses through in groups of 3 at a time.  One benefit of this is you will be able to watch and listen to Daytons comments on each horse.

 

It is mandatory to pay for this clinic before you come.  Space is limited.  Contact me to register. Cost is 60$ per horse per day.  www.Horseclinic.ca

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Alixa Sutton Workshop

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 24, 2012 14:43

 

Just a reminder about the workshop with Alixa Sutton next weekend.  Auditors welcome and I still have a couple spots left if any one would like to participate. 

 

Audit is 25$ a day

 

Check out her website at www.alixaequestrian.com, this is her bio.  You can also read testimonials on her site.

 

 

Alixa Sutton is a flexibility expert with over 10 years of experience working with all different types of athletes from all over the world, including equestrians, horses, artistic gymnasts, rhythmic gymnasts, dancers, cheerleaders, synchronized swimmers, contortionists, ice skaters, horse vaulters, circus acrobats, sports acro, aerobic fitness, and divers.

 

Alixa has worked for Cirque du Soleil on "Kooza" as a choreographer, trainer and creator, and on Cavalia as a flexibility expert and Equestrian Performer in their new show "Odysseo". In Cavalia, Alixa performed in Dressage, Jumping, Roman riding, Horseback Princess, and Liberty. She has over 20 years of riding & training experience working with all types of horses & disciplines. Alixa also performs as a Swinging Trapeze Solo Artist, and is the creator of the "Mystic Pixies". The first US kids Contortion troupe.

 

Now Alixa travels all over the world giving workshops and lectures on flexibility. She has given seminars or workshops for the USA National Gymnastics Congress, Alberta Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, BC Synchronized Swimming Association, Ontario Gymnastics Coaching Congress, Alberta Tumbling & Trampoline Association, US World Championship Vaulting Team, L'Ecole National du Cirque, USA National Rhythmic Team, SF Ballet members, American Youth Circus Organization, and hundreds of individual facilities & clubs.

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Interested in Developing an Equine Specialty? Here’s Your Chance

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 22, 2012 06:45

Guelph, Ontario – March 9, 2012 - Imagine being able to take those skills you’ve learned as a veterinary technician and build upon them further with a specialty in horses. The University of Guelph has unveiled its new Equine Veterinary Technician Certificate, which will offer a unique, hands-on educational opportunity to provide equine-specific academic and skill development for Veterinary Technicians in the form of online and face-to-face practicum courses.

 

Designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity and build upon the student’s passion for horses, this professional development program will assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skills to launch a productive career in the equine industry, including those with an interest in working in an equine hospital, large animal veterinary practice, rescue hospital, racetrack or horse breeding facility. Motivated students can complete the Equine Veterinary Technician Certificate in just one year.

 

"The Equine Veterinary Technician Certificate will provide technicians who have an interest in horses with additional equine-specific skills and knowledge,” said Dr. Irene Moore, Associate Director (Academic) of the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. “This is anticipated to provide them with enhanced job opportunities in the equine industry."

 

Offered through the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, Equine Guelph, and the Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support, the Equine Veterinary Technician Certificate consists of 12-week online courses including Advanced Equine Behaviour, Advanced Equine Functional Anatomy, and Advanced Equine Health through Nutrition.  Students will also receive hands-on, practical knowledge through face-to-face intensive courses in Equine Reproduction, Equine Critical Care, and Equine Dentistry.

 

However, the online portion of this program is not just restricted to veterinary technicians; this learning opportunity would also be suitable to students who have an interest in bettering their knowledge when it comes to equine health, behaviour and functional anatomy.

Courses start in May 2012 beginning with Advanced Equine Functional Anatomy with instructor Dr. Jeff Thomason, a University of Guelph (Biomedical Sciences) Anatomy professor. This course will build on students’ experiences with horses and explore current research and evidence-based practice pertaining to anatomy.

 

For more information or to apply for the Equine Veterinary Technician Certificate, please contact the Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support at info@coles.uoguelph.ca, call 519-767-5000 or visit www.equinestudiesdiploma.com.

 

About The Centre of Open Learning and Educational Support

The Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support provides expertise and leadership to the University of Guelph community and our partners in the following: the scholarship and practice of teaching, technology-enhanced education, open learning and professional development. We provide support for teaching and learning that is evidence-based, responsive, developmental, and based on best practices.

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United States Hunter Jumper Association Joins Unwanted Horse Coalition

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 15, 2012 16:03

 

 

Washington, DC – March 15, 2012. The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) has joined the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC).

 

"Supporting the mission of UHC is totally in line with the USHJA’s mission of which a major component is protecting the well being of our participants both human and equine and offering broad based education for our members.  We want to do all we can to help ensure that these generous animals have the responsible care that they deserve from all of us," said Shelby French, CEO of the USHJA.

 

The USHJA, which is the nationally recognized affiliate for the hunter and jumper riding disciplines, promotes the equestrian sport and the well being of its participants. The USHJA offers broad based education for its members and provides the framework for the conduct of the hunter/jumper sport.

 

“The UHC looks forward to working with the USHJA to educate our industry about the welfare of horses. The UHSJA offers so many wonderful programs and educational seminars, it is truly a pleasure to work with an organization that has a similar mission,” said Ericka Caslin, UHC Director. “The USHJA offers equine retirement listings, as well as owner resources. Their welfare committee is dedicated to improving the well-being of our nation’s equines.”

 

The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the umbrella of the American Horse Council. The Coalition’s mission is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses.  

 

For more information about joining the UHC or unwanted horses, please visit the UHC website at www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org or contact Ericka Caslin at ecaslin@horsecouncil.org.

 

 

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The Unwanted Horse Coalition

The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety and responsible care and disposition of these horses. The UHC grew out of the Unwanted Horse Summit, which was organized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and held in conjunction with the American Horse Council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in April 2005. The summit was held to bring key stakeholders together to start a dialogue on the unwanted horse in America. Its purpose was to develop consensus on the most effective way to work together to address the issue. In June 2006, the UHC was folded into the AHC and now operates under its auspices.

 

 

 

 

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