Give the Gift of Giddyap for Christmas

Who doesn’t want a pony for Christmas?  Give the next best thing with a six-week course of Riding & Horsemanship at Red Colt Farm, where students learn to care for and ride Academie Duello’s gentle school horses.  If the thought of knighthood lights up your loved-one’s eyes, include the Mounted Combat Fundamentals course for only…

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Thank you for your Membership

It’s been just over a year since we launched our Mounted Combat Membership program.  Here’s what some of those fees have paid for: Keeping Jack’s tender toes happy with giant shoes Chiropractor visits for Tilly Making horse use and stall rental free of charge at Carosella 2017 Orange-bin rental for our renolition party this summer…

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The Red Spur: Mounted Combat Curriculum

The Mounted Combat Skills curriculum for the Red Spur comprises six sections: Swordplay from the ground Swordplay from horseback Sword and shield Spear versus sword Mounted Games Knowledge In the next few months of this blog we’ll be looking at the first section, swordplay from the ground. Red Spur: Swordplay from the Ground For this…

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Have a Horsey Hallowe’en

Thank you to everyone who hung out and helped tarp the hay barn roof on Sunday.  Even if you were just passing hammers and nails up from the ground, we couldn’t have done it without you.  Happy Horsey Hallowe’en!   Autumn Riding, Horsemanship, and Mounted Combat There are still one or two spaces available in…

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Autumn Riding and Swordplay at Red Colt

With the evenings getting shorter, its time to switch the hours of our Riding & Horsemanship classes back to Sunday mornings.   This is your last chance to get a series of classes in before our winter break! Autumn Riding, Horsemanship, and Mounted Combat Youth Riding & Horsemanship This course for kids aged 6-13 will introduce…

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Team Riding: Hand to Hand

Before I put swords in the hands of participants on horseback during our Intro to Mounted Combat workshop, I have people high-five each other.  I tell them it’s the friendly way to start hitting one another.  The comment is light-hearted, but the principle and the practice is important.  Co-operative riding is a key part of mounted…

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Carosella 2017 Photos

Another amazingly fun and exciting Carosella has passed us by.  Congratulations to our high-point tournament winner Robert Borsos, and all the other riders who took home prizes!  Here are a few photos from Sunday courtesy of Double Exposure Photography.  Enjoy! A huge thank you to all the instructors, assistants, and volunteers  who worked to make…

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Carosella 2017 is Open for Registration

Carosella 2017 Registration is now open for Carosella 2017, our three day symposium of mounted combat, archery, and games!  This exciting event, now in its fifth year, consists of two days of workshops on ground and on horseback for all levels of riding, swordplay, and archery. New for 2017 Interested in learning mounted combat techniques…

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Horseback Archery FAQ

Horseback Archery is Back! The ever-popular Beginner and Intermediate Horseback Archery workshops with Robert Borsos are back this Sunday, August 6th.  People have been asking which course they can and should take and whether their existing skills are up to par.  So let’s deconstruct it for you. Frequently Asked Questions Shouldn’t I learn how to…

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Summer Courses with Horses at Red Colt

Summer is here at last!  Don’t let the beautiful days slip through your fingers … get out and on a horse this month!  In addition to our regular classes we have added jumping and cross country clinics this month.  Look for more clinics next month as well … Summer Courses at Red Colt Jumping Clinic…

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