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Concord School & Training Center

The Riding Academy- Est. 1993 Our Riding Academy was established in 1993.  It is the oldest, largest and one of the most respected English riding academies and horsemanship centers in Southern Cali…

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Get to Work This Cutie

The Photos Say it All.

A total of 6hrs in the saddle and it still wasn’t enough. My mom asked what I planned to do for my birthday, the first thing that popped into my head was ‘I want to go riding’. I’m still not used to the fact that I get to ride all the time and get paid for it.

A ride across this island with A man and his horse

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It all started when I saw a diesel 2500 cummins pull up to the gas station and I decided I had to talk to the driver. This choice would change my view on life and touch my heart all at once. It was weird seeing such a large truck in Greece much less on an island. The man was about 5’9″ had snow white hair and was not really out of shape for his age. As I talked to man I found out he had a farm which explains the diesel truck. I asked him if he knew of a place to go horseback riding. However the only one on the island was one of those rides for kids where the horses reigns are tied to the horse in front of you. When he asked about my accent I told him I was American. His face lit up like a…

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A Gift From My Horse — Little Pieces Of Me

Yesterday I took Tucker over to the local trail system, just the two of us. It is not uncommon for us to ride out on these trails alone. In fact, this Summer we have spent many an evening and several weekdays enjoying these paths together. Given the off hours we are usually there, we typically […]

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Back Scratching, Equine Style


I was taking a photo of one of the Assateague ponies when I was shocked to see a mare drop to the ground.

What the heck? What the heck?

The mare rolled to one side. The mare rolled to one side.

Then to the other side, while kicking and thrashing. Then to the other side, while kicking and thrashing.

Note the expression on her face. Note the expression on her face.

Ah, that feels good! Ah, that feels good!

Finally, she got up, shook off the dust and grass, and nonchalantly walked away. Finally, she got up, shook off the dust and grass, and nonchalantly walked away.

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Learn How To Do Horse Training Effectively

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It’s been a hard skill to learn to become a “Horse Whisperer”. It’s a true wonder to how these people know how to calm a horse down, communicate with them and train them effectively. One secret to this however isn’t rocket science and it is all in your timing.

In addition to that, two schools of thoughts when it comes to horse training involves giving adequate freedom to the horse. This particular method is focusing on the natural instincts of the horses. Training a horse using this particular method doesn’t require much hands-on for them to develop their herd dynamics.

It is still essential to know the basics in this sort of drill though natural horse training at Standfardbred Toronto ON requires you to do pretty much nothing. Natural training is perfect for young horses when they reach 2 to 3 years and from this point, you can start to…

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Those are Funny Lookin’ Horses

I know these aren’t horses but they are too cute to not post! We had piglets at work! We can finally pet them. Flower the cow got jealous of the attention we were paying to the piglets so she came and said hello.


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