January 23, 2021

Spring Break Clinic Fun

Trotting uphill in the back field

 

 

With local schools on spring break, Wednesday April 6th was a great opportunity for our young riders to spend the day (10 AM to 4 PM) at Stonehouse Stables.  Even the weather cooperated as ten youth plus several adults had a great time learning, riding, and enjoying being together.  The day started with Dr.Hammond, DVM, from Woodside Equine Clinic teaching some basics of horse first aide.  Participants learned about the normal temperature of a horse, how to listen for the heart rate and for gut sounds, plus how to bandage legs in emergencies.  Hats off to a very patient Dr. Hammond and to Woodside Equine Clinic for such a good start to the day.

After the horse first aid session it was time  for an early lunch.  We had  great fellowship at the picnic tables while sharing pizza!  Then it was time to saddle up for a ride in the hilly mare’s field behind Stonehouse Stables.  Dr. and Mrs. Mathews were a little surprised to see twelve mounted riders trotting, cantering and jumping behind their house!  Everyone learned to ride up and down the slopes and tried their hand at jumping going uphill as well.

The afternoon sessions were on clipping for the show ring, learning to apply shipping wraps and polo wraps, and practice in braiding manes along with a demonstration by Tara on braiding a tail.  Big Heart or “Hearty” was our longsuffering demonstration pony for the braiding session – no step stool needed when braiding a small pony!  Everyone had a chance to work on their braiding style – and everyone at the clinic now knows it will take a lot of practice to get it right!

Stand still Hearty

Tara braiding Hearty’s tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all who came out to participate in a fun-filled day of learning and riding.  If you missed this opportunity, stay tuned for upcoming events, including our April 23rd CHSA/VHSA Associate Show Day at Stonehouse Stables.

Meanwhile, back to school for our young riders. Hurry summer!

Comments

  1. It’s amazing designed for me to have a site, which is useful designed
    for my experience. thanks admin

  2. Wow, awesome weblog structure! How long have you been running
    a blog for? you made blogging look easy.

    The full glance of your site is magnificent, as well as the content material!

  3. Right now it looks like Drupal is the preferred blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  4. Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more
    than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and all.
    Nevertheless imagine if you added some great photos or video
    clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this website could certainly
    be one of the most beneficial in its niche. Very good blog!

  5. Hey there outstanding website! Does running a blog similar to this require a lot of work?
    I have absolutely no expertise in programming but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyway, if you have any suggestions or
    tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic nevertheless I simply had to ask.

    Cheers!

  6. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is excellent, let
    alone the content!

  7. Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 3gs!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog
    and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding work!

  8. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established
    blog. Is it very difficult to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty
    quick. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start.
    Do you have any points or suggestions? Cheers

    P.S. If you have a minute, would love your feedback on my new
    website
    re-design. You can find it by searching for «royal cbd» — no sweat if you can’t.

    Keep up the good work!

Speak Your Mind

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.