nicodemus

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    Dressage, Search & Rescue, Hiking, Biking, Rock Climbing, what dont i do?
  1. Mounted Search and Rescue Team

    I automatically assumed that it would be volunteer work. Salary had not even crossed my mind. I think that there are enough good people out there who are willing to sacrifice their time and a little money to save lives. I also think that a lot of people out there would like to put their horses to good use.
  2. Mounted Search and Rescue Team

    The area of our Search & Rescue missions are very widespread....across the entire nation in fact. The missions/sarexs that our team are called out for are either in PA or the states surrounding PA. If I go forward in forming a MSAR Team, it will be stationed in south PA. Congrats on being a Marine! My dream......Thanks for serving our Country...it means a lot to all of us here in Civil Air Patrol. My main concern in forming a MSAR Team is funding for equipment and members for the team available with horses and a trailer. Let me know what you're thinking. Thank you!
  3. Mounted Search and Rescue Team

    As opposed to ATV searching, mounted searchers can still listen for any noise while searching on horseback. Horses, with their good senses, are alerted by anything out of the ordinary, increasing the effectiveness of the search. My only concern is, "where to get the people for the team?"
  4. Mounted Search and Rescue Team

    I'm involved with a Search and Rescue Team and have been trying to find a way to search more efficiently. Because of my background with horses, it sparked an area of interest. Why not? I am in the middle of identifying the pros and cons of the situation, but I think that it would be a real opportunity to form a Mounted Search and Rescue (MSAR) Team. Let me know what ya think! I'm open to anything...and am in need of some more pros and cons of what other people think about the idea. Thanks!
  5. Help With Building up Muscle

    heres a couple: 1-take a hoofpick (not too sharp) and run it underneath his barrel, the very bottom. you'll feel like a V where it starts to spread out more towards his hindquarters area. Don't go too far though, right when you feel the hoofpick sink into the V, you want to push up slightly so that the horse (Cas?) rounds his back. This is actually more of a croup stretch but it should still be good for your horse. 2-Hamstring Stretchs-believe it or not it builds the back muscles too. Hopefully you know these if not email me at equinelover922@aol.com 3-take a towel or old shirt and wrap it around the coronet area on your horse's hind leg. pick up his leg using the shirt (you should be about 2 feet away from him) and make his hoof make small circles. This helps a lot just make sure you do it evenly.
  6. Help With Building up Muscle

    heres a couple: 1-take a hoofpick (not too sharp) and run it underneath his barrel, the very bottom. you'll feel like a V where it starts to spread out more towards his hindquarters area. Don't go too far though, right when you feel the hoofpick sink into the V, you want to push up slightly so that the horse (Cas?) rounds his back. This is actually more of a croup stretch but it should still be good for your horse. 2-Hamstring Stretchs-believe it or not it builds the back muscles too. Hopefully you know these if not email me at equinelover922@aol.com 3-take a towel or old shirt and wrap it around the coronet area on your horse's hind leg. pick up his leg using the shirt (you should be about 2 feet away from him) and make his hoof make small circles. This helps a lot just make sure you do it evenly.
  7. What's the youngest age for a dressage rider?

    I just turned 14 the end of last month and I have been doing dressage since I was four years old. I did the occasional jump here and there and I trail ride at least twice a week. Schooling is fun but you need to GET OUT OF THE RING!! I'm sure you all know how I feel. Right now I'm looking into buying a new dressage horse-i have an Andulusian in mind. Any hints? Oh, righto, back on subject.....I school my horsies in Fourth Level Dressage and occasional FEI .
  8. Out of my element here...a little help please!

    just make sure that the trainer you pick is friendly and understanding with your horse and yourself. Dressage requires an awful lot of training for both you and your horse and you want to make sure that you have the right instructor before you begin. Once you get your horse to accept the bit...everything should go uphill from there.