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What to do in December at Red Colt?

Posted on by jenniferlandels

Our last Riding, Horsemanship, and Mounted Combat classes for 2017 wrapped up on the weekend, but that doesn't mean activities have stopped for the year.  Here are some of the things you can do at Red Colt in December Get a Mounted Combat Membership Get your 2018 Membership now and you can use it in December.  That means you can…

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Spontaneous Sword Press News for November 2017

Posted on by Major Wes

“Put two kids in a room with long cardboard tubes and within seconds an epic sword fight begins. Kids love the idea of swordplay., and you heard that it looks great on a college application.”[1] [caption id="attachment_20520" align="alignright" width="200"] From many, manyplaces on the Net[/caption] How many of us delivered our first ‘sword cut’ with an empty roll of ‘wrap’…

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Thank you for your Membership

Posted on by jenniferlandels

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 In other words, membership helps…

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Autumnal Sword Press News for September/October 2017

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[caption id="attachment_20341" align="alignright" width="240"] Swordplay with uneven footing, uphill and into the wind. The sun does not appear to be a factor[/caption] “…, Burton, in his Sentiment of the Sword …, tells us how the Italians adhered to their old practices, such as training outdoors (in contrast to the French, whose custom was to practice only indoors).”[1] Tis Fall now,…

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Autumn Riding and Swordplay at Red Colt

Posted on by jenniferlandels

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 your child to ponies and…

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Reflective Sword Press News for August 2017

Posted on by Major Wes

Yes, August. Somewhere following, there are three items that are not necessarily ‘HEMA-heavy’ as they are reflective of some assessments of why people undertake martial arts … including swordplay in various forms. We have one Chinese assessment of what HEMA is, and a Ukraine piece describing how various celebrations of martial arts disciplines can contribute to a deeper understanding of…

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Carosella 2017 Photos

Posted on by jenniferlandels

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! [caption id="attachment_20190" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Steph vs Robert in the Spur Tournament[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20192" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Cat & Tika gallop home[/caption]…

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Congratulations to Our Blue Spur Pioneers!

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The last day of Carosella is always special, as the competition is the culmination of the weekend's -- and the year's -- work in the Mounted Combat Program.  This Sunday was even more special as we had our first cohort of apprentices challenge the scholar level of our program, the Blue Spur. [caption id="attachment_20174" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Karissa and Christian battle…

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Carosella 2017: Don’t Miss All This!

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Carosella will be here in less than a fortnight!  If you haven't registered yet, don't delay — there are only 20 spaces each day for mounted activities.  (That said, if you are on the wait list for Mounted, there is plenty to keep you busy from the ground all weekend).  You can sign up here. Friday, September 8th Friday morning…

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Why I Don’t Believe in Tough Love

Posted on by Jon Mills

I don't believe in tough love. Yet, for some reason, society treasures it. We love the anti-hero archetype that speaks their mind and doesn’t bullshit (hey, people used this as a reason to vote for Trump), and there is something in that: The truth is important. We should value the truth. However, the truth is neither "tough" nor "weak", those…

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