** Breeding Season
** BREEDING SEASON
If it's a new breeding season, then I've got to plead again, "Please, don't breed your mare, unless.....
1. She's worth breeding. (Of course you think she's worth breeding, but she's not.)
Most mares are not
worth breeding because they can't produce a foal which will have dollar
value. And if you think I am whistling Dixie in the dark, just open your
eyes and look around. Most weanlings and yearlings at sales sell for less
than the breeding fee, or the cost of keeping a mare for a year. They
are money losers.
Learn lunge line techniques, how to prepare for and make the first ride. Get every weight shift, leg and rein cue for walking, jogging, loping, stopping, backing, leg yields, two-tracking, side passing, half passing, pivots, rollbacks, spins and flying changes. View and/or download 140 pages of text with demonstration photos.
Students are now enrolled! From chatroom chatter it appears they are having a great time, learning a lot, and preparing for bright horsemanship careers.
If you are a horse
trainer, having a certificate of recognition from a college can put you
out in front when it comes to your competition. People seeking trainers
choose trainers educational credentials first!
** HORSE QUESTIONS
and TIPS **
HAVE YOUR HORSE MENTALLY
READY for a more productive training session. If your horse is fresh and
frisky they will not be ready to learn.
I WOULD LIKE TO BREED
MY MARE. This is the first time I've breed anything. I had her cultured/sensitivity
done but could you tell me if AI is the better way to go? What are the
facts about it or how can I find out about the facts and dangers?
OFTEN HORSES DON'T
DRINK ENOUGH WATER during cold weather. Because water can get very cold,
they won't drink their "fill."
SOMETIMES THERE ARE
THINGS YOU CAN DO to stop a horse's annoying behavior, and sometimes you
just have to give into it.
** UPCOMING CLINICS IN ARIZONA **
This is a hands-on training course offered by the non-credit division of Scottsdale Community College, Equine Sciences Department.
Bring your own horse to class! The course is based on the book, Nine Secrets of Perfect Horsemanship, and has been highly acclaimed by previous students.
This eight-week course will focus on the mental aspects of horse training, and will detail each performance exercise both western and English horses must master. This is your chance to power up your riding and rev-up your training skills.
The course is limited to 15 horse/rider (unique for college courses, students bring their own horse) and 10 non-mounted students. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
This new class covers the history of horse racing, famous race horses, the basics of training a race horse, race horse equipment, how to become a race horse trainer, handicapping the races, betting and claiming race horses to earn a profit, how to become a race horse owner, and buying at race horse sales.
There will also be
a field trip to Turf Paradise to put our skills to the test. On Saturday,
27th of April we will all meet at Turf Paradise to tour the backside and
go to the races.