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Carosella 2017 FAQ

Posted on by jenniferlandels

Registration for Carosella 2017 is open!  This year spaces for participating on horseback are limited to 20, so be sure to sign up soon. Now it's time to answer some of those frequently asked questions.... Q: How can I sign up for Carosella? A: You can register online here for full and one-day passes.  Regular entries close Monday September 4th. Post-entries…

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Horseback Archery FAQ

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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 ride before taking Beginner Horseback…

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Duelling Sword Press News for July 2017

Posted on by Major Wes

In the history of duelling we read the history of of mankind in the development of evil passions, and the occasional display of some redeeming qualities.[1] Last month we had the press assessment that Canada ‘might’ be establishing the legal conditions that would allow us to return to ‘the duel’ as a socially acceptable method of settling our differences. Might.…

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International Mounted Games meet Mounted Combat

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On Thursday July 13th, Academie Duello hosted a Mounted Combat day for competitors on the International Mounted Games Exchange.  Twenty fifteen-year-olds plus coaches and chaperones from the UK, USA, Australia, and across Canada made Red Colt a stop on their two-week tour of the Lower Mainland and the Island. [caption id="attachment_19965" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Team Canada learning spear with Chris[/caption] Putting…

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Summer Courses with Horses at Red Colt

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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 This clinic is intended for…

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Fashionably Late Sword Press: News for June 2017

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If the movie ‘Wonder Woman’ has the legs to keep public interest (no pun intended) until October, ‘the’ Halloween must-have costume accessory of choice will probably be a sword sheathed, tied or taped over ones’ back.  Given the amount of imagination out there, we’re apt to see many variations of the theme that night as revelers move from party to…

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“Eureka! It works!”…

Posted on by Jon Mills

…They cry, waving before and after photos under your nose like they have solved one of life’s rudimentary problems, but “it works” is misleading when they are the ones defining what works. This blog is a short write up on the ketogenic diet based on a request from a client of mine named Mike who wants some clarity on a…

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Hands up! Jumping single-handed

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Riding Level 4: Jumping single-handed One of the skills we ask you to show in the Mounted Combat program that you won't find in most riding curricula is the ability to 12. Jump a small x-rail with single-hand reining This, of course, is a prequel to being able to jump with a weapon in hand.  Granted, most mounted combat occurs…

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Conquering Fear with Mr. Bumble

Posted on by Jon Mills

Meet Mr. Bumble. Mr. Bumble is scared of everything. Mr. Bumble is a foster rat currently in my care. He was found living outside. Before we took him in he was a day away from becoming snake food (seriously!) and at some point in his adventures he broke a number of toes, so he was likely in a lot of pain.…

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For Want of a Horse …

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The High Cost of Horsing Around We are fortunate at Academie Duello.  We are one of the few HEMA schools in the world that own horses.  Between our three horses and the horses that other owners at Red Colt Co-op make available to us, we are able to run classes, workshops, clinics, and our annual three-day symposium, Carosella for participants…

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