By Tim Hayes
Courtesy of Equine Journal
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna Austria is considered by most to be the finest school of riding and horsemanship in the world. To become a member, learn classical dressage and master the art of training the great white Lipizzaners is for many the highest honor a human can achieve in the world of the horse. Whether or not one agrees with this statement is not significant. Knowing that before any student is permitted to ride they must complete four years of groundwork ; is however, most definitely significant!
May I ask what you mean when you say "there is an art in a bosal's use?" Are there any important specifics to know when using one? Does a hackamore or a bosal have more control? Your response is very much appreciated, thank you!
Take a good look at your groom boxes. Are all the brushes clean and respectable, and the bottles and the gadgets nicely organized a la Martha Stewart? Or are your boxes equine versions of a seventh grader's gym bag? Let's be honest now. Are the brush bristles smashed down and full of grit? Is there a rusty old hoof pick lying next to a mouse nest at the bottom of the box? It's a good bet that you bought those brushes twenty years ago when you first started riding and haven't replaced them since.
It's not a matter of "if" it's a matter on of "when" will emergency situations happen to you! With all the wild weather around the country from record amounts of rainfall, flooding, wild fires and tornadoes ripping through the center of our nation, somewhere in this country there are horses and other animals that have gone missing that may never return.
Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh Claim Top Prize in the Longines Grand Prix at the Second Annual Longines Masters of Los Angeles
Four days of champion caliber show jumping action at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles culminated in Sunday afternoon’s Longines Grand Prix. Thirty-six of the world’s best riders competed in the grand finale of the American leg of the Longines Masters series for $450,000 in prize money, the largest purse in any United States indoor competition. Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh stunned the crowd with a jump-off time of 37.04 seconds to become the first ever winner of the new Longines Masters Series Trophy.
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