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Communicating With Horses: How to Use Longe Lessons to Develop an Independent Seat for Clear Communication
Corro Stories - Wed Aug 12 2020
Communicating With Horses: How to Use Longe Lessons to Develop an Independent Seat for Clear Communication
Communication between horse and rider takes place through the aids: the seat, leg, and hand. Developing an independent seat means that the aids can be used clearly, preventing confusion. Work on the longe line is useful for developing a rider's seat because the rider can focus on their own position while the person longeing the horse is in control. USEF ‘S’ dressage judge Jennifer Roth shares her tips for using longeing as a critical tool to further developing your seat and ability to communicate with your horse with exercises you can try with your horse and are applicable for riders of all levels and disciplines.
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5 Tips for Working with Young or Green Horses
Corro Stories - Mon Aug 03 2020
5 Tips for Working with Young or Green Horses
Young horse development can be one of the most rewarding and accomplishing ventures and for some riders, it is their specialty. The process of developing young and green horses can be challenging, however, as your approach will need to be flexible to meet the horse’s ever-changing physical and mental abilities. The process has its ups and downs, but just like riding these athletes, it is important to always go forward! Here are five tips to help you stay on track as you navigate the fun, rewarding, and challenging world of working with the young or green horse.
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What's In Your Go-To Horse Care Products: Breaking Down Common Ingredients
Corro Stories - Sun Aug 02 2020
What's In Your Go-To Horse Care Products: Breaking Down Common Ingredients
As consumers, more than ever, we are becoming increasingly aware of what ingredients are in the foods we eat and the products we buy. Today, consumers have more options and more information to find both products and brands that better align with their needs, but what about the horse market? Are we, as consumers, paying as much attention to the ingredients that are in our go-to horse care products? We interviewed Nicole Papandrea, founder and CEO of Knotty Horse Products, to breakdown what ingredients are essential to quality horse care and what to look for in order to identify marketing gimmicks.
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#CorroCares Spotlight: How Communication with Horses Improves the Lives of Disabled Riders at GallopNYC
Corro Stories - Mon Jul 27 2020
#CorroCares Spotlight: How Communication with Horses Improves the Lives of Disabled Riders at GallopNYC
There is something about horses that is good for the soul, and communicating with horses develops a unique sort of language all its own, which is evident at GallopNYC. The therapeutic riding program, located in the heart of Queens, in New York City, uses the pleasures and skills of horseback riding and horse knowledge to build developmental, emotional, social, and physical skills for each of their riders.
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Does The Shoe Fit? 5 Tips For Choosing The Best Farrier For You & Your Horse
Corro Stories - Fri Jul 24 2020
Does The Shoe Fit? 5 Tips For Choosing The Best Farrier For You & Your Horse
Looking for a new farrier to support your horse and equine program? We know the importance of having a great farrier on your team, but how do you know if a farrier is great before it’s too late? We asked David Hallock CJF, AWCF—head instructor of the Michigan State University farrier school, education chairman of the American Farrier’s Association, and owner of 3R Forge and Farriery Services—to share his advice for selecting the best farrier to suit the needs of your unique program.
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Tips from the Top: Simple Tricks to Keep Your Horses Happy All Summer Long
Corro Stories - Sat Jul 18 2020
Tips from the Top: Simple Tricks to Keep Your Horses Happy All Summer Long
Summer is here, which often brings with it lots of sunshine and pleasant riding conditions. It can also bring bugs, fungus, and extreme heat. So, how do equestrians tackle these issues and keep things moving forward in a comfortable, productive way? Check out these tried and tested tips from top-level professional grooms and industry experts for keeping your horse looking and feeling their best during these sunny months. Say goodbye to dehydration and irritating skin conditions, and hello to happy, healthy horses!
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Water Training: Boyd Martin Eventing Builds Pond for Therapy and Conditioning
Corro Stories - Thu Jul 02 2020
Water Training: Boyd Martin Eventing Builds Pond for Therapy and Conditioning
Using water training to help horses increase their fitness level or rehab from an injury isn't new. However, this past spring with horse sports locked down to COVID-19 and sidelined with an injury, Olympic event rider Boyd Martin decided to construct a conditioning pool on his own property to improve his horses’ fitness and training. Check out this exciting new feature (Video included!) and learn how it has helped to transform his horses, as well as ways you can use water training for therapy and conditioning.
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Potential New Faces & Extra Preparation: The Impact of Postponing the 2020 Olympic Games
Corro Stories - Thu Jul 02 2020
Potential New Faces & Extra Preparation: The Impact of Postponing the 2020 Olympic Games
When the official announcement was made to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, athletes from around the world had to head back to the drawing board. For some, the extra year brings the stress of aging, along with another year of strengthening, soundness management, and then intense competition after a seemingly long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with showjumpers, eventers, and dressage riders to learn what the postponement means for them and their hopes at competing at the now 2021 Olympic Games.
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How To Compare Fly Sprays
Corro Stories - Mon Jun 08 2020
How To Compare Fly Sprays
There are a lot of fly spray options on the market, which makes purchasing one that will actually help protect your horse no easy feat! To help you better find the right fly spray for your horse, Corro teamed up with Absorbine to take a look at what ingredients are essential to fight off those pesky flies! We’ll help decipher how to compare fly spray labels yourself.
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