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Horseback Riding & Pregnancy

Horseback Riding & Pregnancy

Over the years, many women have asked me, “Is it ok to exercise, as well as, ride my horse, during pregnancy?” Many expectant mothers, have pondered this question, debating whether they continue riding while pregnant, ...
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Hurricane Prep for Horse Owners

As the east coast braces for Hurricane Irene, horse and stable owners should be in full gear preparing. The National Hurricane Center says a Hurricane Watch, which indicates a possible hurricane within the next 48 hou...
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The Eighty Dollar Champion

The Eighty-Dollar Champion

Snowman The 1950s have been called by some as the worst decade for horses. One plain grey gelding was used as a workhorse for the first eight years of his life. Broken down with harness sores his owner sold the gelding...
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Equestrian Writer Guilty in Mom's Death

It has been eight months since the beating death of 87-year-old Claire Herman. Today, her son, equestrian writer Peter Herman pleaded guilty to manslaughter, assault, and endangering an elderly person. The district ...
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A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation.

Horse Trainer May be Headed back to Prison

“All I did was slap her on the ass. When can I move on from this?” A statement attributed to a registered sex offender and horse trainer Robert L. Johnson. It was given in testimony by his probation officer in cour...
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Chiacchia Ordered to Wear GPS Monitoring Device

Florida Court May Influence Chiacchia Sex Case

A Florida Appeals court recently overturned the conviction of a woman who had been found guilty of not telling her partner that she was infected with HIV. Why? Her partner was a woman. The "law does not apply to he...
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Robbie Hunziker CJF Forges in Calgary for Blacksmithing Competition

Forging for a Win in Canada for World Champion Farrier Title

Olympics of Blacksmithing Six tons of coke (fuel made from coal) and 1,300 linear feet of steel bar stock, but only one farrier will be named the 2011 World Champion. The world's top farriers are competing this week...
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Equine Sales Contract Essentials

Equine Sales Contract Essentials

The horse industry is often a handshake business, and even high-end horses are often purchased and sold without the benefit of a contract. What is essential in an equine sales contract to protect yourself?...
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Brett Ingraham Fair Play Farm Animal Cruelty

Fair Play Farm Owners Sentenced for Animal Cruelty

Fair Play Farm Convicted of animal cruelty the owners of Fair Play Farm were sentenced to two days of jail time and restitution. The Maine couple, Brett and Alexis Ingraham, must also have limited contact with hor...
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Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

There are several risk factors associated with eating disorders. Sports that focus on the individual are highly suspect, including equestrian sports - where appearance and elegance in the saddle are important....
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Flexibility Training for the Rider

Flexibility Training for the Rider

Riders who possess strong, supple muscles move more comfortably with their horse as one unit, whereas inflexible riders, who exhibit muscle tension and stiffness, produce similar responses from their horses, often interferi...
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Transparency in Horse Sales

Transparency in Horse Sales

In 2006, with significant support from Jess Jackson, Kentucky passed a law making undisclosed dual agency unlawful. In 2010, Florida’s Department of Agriculture enacted regulations governing disclosure in horse sales....
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Strength Training for the Equestrian

Strength Training for the Equestrian

Strength training is an essential component of fitness for all equestrians. Whether competing in dressage, jumping, cross country, reining, or perhaps even racing, a strong musculoskeletal system is crucial for enhancing p...
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Properly engaging the horse's back can avoid painful back issues like Kissing Spine.

Georgia Dressage Trainer Arrested in Sex Sting

Three men have been arrested in sting operations on charges they tried to meet minors for sex. One of the men was Alpharetta, Georgia dressage trainer, Kenneth Acebal. He was arrested in Ringgold, Georgia by agents...
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The Truth: Horse Sales and Undisclosed Commissions

The Truth: Horse Sales and Undisclosed Commissions

In 1997, the Neal family engaged internationally known dressage trainer Sjef Janssen to sell their horse. Janssen told the Neals that he could only get $312,000 for Aristocrat, but unbeknownst to the Neals, Janssen actu...
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Cardiovascular Training for the Equestrian

Cardiovascular Training for the Equestrian

This is the first article on the components of physical fitness for the horseback rider. No matter the equestrian sport, cardiovascular fitness is essential for every rider. Riding requires adequate energy, stamina and end...
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Optimal Fitness for Equestrians

Does horse riding offer equestrians a fitness challenge?

Every equestrian should strive for optimal fitness because it plays a significant role in enhancing your riding performance. The benefits of a rider's fitness program are numerous because horseback riding, alone, does not p...
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Improve Your Riding Performance

Improve Your Riding Performance

Whether you participate in dressage, jumping, eventing, or trail riding, possessing a strong core is crucial, not only to your own performance, but to your horse’s performance as well....
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Utah farrier and self-professed "horse-whisperer" Troy Mortensen returned Valiant to his owner gravely injured. The horse's death landed them on Judge Joe Brown's TV show.

Judge Joe Brown Justice

Utah farrier and self-professed "horse-whisperer" Troy Mortensen returned Valiant to his owner injured leading to their appearance on Judge Joe Brown after the horse's death. ...
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Hugh Higley aka McLeod

Sex Offender Arrested

Convicted sex offender Hugh Higley, who has been posing as a dressage trainer, was arrested in Arroyo Grande, California. Officials say Higley was going by the name Ben McLeod and doing business as McLeod's Dressa...
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