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Carosella, Last Chance to …

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Online registration closes today for Carosella!                 As our major event for the year, Carosella is your last (and sometimes only) chance to participate in some workshops and events in 2016, including: Intro to Mounted Combat Horseback Archery Classical Riding Clinics (only 1 space left!) Prix Fiore workshop Bandaging & Equine First Aid Clinics Ballet at…

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Countdown to Carosella 2016

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Carosella 2016, our full three-day symposium of mounted combat, horseback archery, skill-at-arms, and horsemanship, is coming up fast.  This once-a-year event is an unparallelled chance to immerse yourself in these ancient arts.  Whether you're an experienced rider and martial artist, or completely new to it all, there is plenty to engage you all weekend. If you haven't signed up yet,…

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Fight like a Boss … from Horseback

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[caption id="attachment_17629" align="alignright" width="300"] The battle of Crécy[/caption] From Alexander the Great, to the Sultan Mehmed, to Louis XIV of France, monarchs entered battle on the backs of horses.  There are practical reasons for this:  from a horse you can see farther, move faster, and avoid many of the dangers a foot soldier faces.  In addition, the beauty and power…

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Conditioning: Warm up to Work

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Horsemanship Level 4: Conditioning pt II At the end of April we covered work versus exercise in our Level 4 conditioning topic: 7. Work vs. exercise. Warm-up and cooling out, reasons why. Cooling out was covered in this Level 3 post, so this week we'll look at what constitutes an effective warm up. Just like you, your horse needs to…

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Red Colt News

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Please join us in welcoming Red Colt's new resident caretakers, Elise Marquis and Graham Dube!  Elise and Graham moved in at the end of April, and we are thrilled to have them join our team.  Over the past year there has been a fair amount of upheaval at the barn with co-op members pulling in different directions, as well as…

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Mounted Combat Playday this Sunday

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This Sunday from 1 - 4pm the arena at Red Colt will be alive once more with the thunder of hooves, the twang of bowstrings and the clash of swords for our August Playday. Mounted Games Anyone with Riding Level 1 or the equivalent can participate in these non-combative games of speed and skill, such as ring-spearing, stick-pegging, quintain etc. …

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Horseback Archery at Red Colt this Sunday

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The ever-popular Horseback Archery returns to Red Colt this Sunday, July 26th.  We have two workshops with Robert Borsos of Borsos Torzs Horse Archery this weekend.  These workshops are loads of fun, and won't return until Carosella.  Don't miss out -- sign up today! Beginner Horseback Archery Whether you are an expert rider or archer, or a complete beginner at…

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Spend Summer in the Saddle

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The weather is gorgeous, the footing is good, and the grooming is easy.  Make the most of our glorious summer by spending at least part of it on the back of a horse.  We have a whole line-up of clinics and classes over the next two months for both experienced riders and complete beginners.  Refine your skills, try a new…

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Spring Fencing and Horseback Archery

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Open Barn & Work Party Up for some fencing of a different kind?  Come out to our work party at Red Colt farm on Sunday April 26th.  We need help putting in a few fenceposts and electric wire, checking hoses and troughs, clearing blackberries and generally getting the fields ready for the horses to be turned out. Refreshmest provided.  Bring…

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Horseback Archery is Back!

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This coming Saturday, April 18th, we will welcome back Robert Borsos of Borsos Torzs Horse Archery for another day of ever-popular mounted archery. Beginner Horseback Archery takes place in the morning and is suitable for anyone, even if you've never shot an arrow or sat on a horse in your life.  This workshop is a prerequisite for Intermediate workshops and participation…

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