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Two Feet vs Four: Facing the Mounted Opponent.

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Red Spur Swordplay from the Ground The first section of the Red Spur Mounted Combat Skills section is Swordplay from the Ground.  Your first checkbox is: Demonstrate five plays from the ground against a mounted opponent. Facing the Mounted Opponent from the Ground To a foot soldier, I can imagine very few more frightening sights than that of a fully…

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Have a Horsey New Year!

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Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you're all feeling rested and ready to hop back in the saddle again.  We have lots of exciting courses coming up for everyone from total beginners to Blue Spurs.  Mounted Combat Mastery classes resume January 7th, there is a rare Intro to Mounted Combat course happening Sunday January 14th from 9:30 - noon, and…

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Give the Gift of Giddyap for Christmas

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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 $99 (regular $135) when you…

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What to do in December at Red Colt?

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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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Thank you for your Membership

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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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The Red Spur: Mounted Combat Curriculum

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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 section of the Red Spur…

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Team Riding: Pas de Deux

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In September, I posted on the importance of team riding to develop mounted combat skills and delved into how to make successful hand-offs.  Today I'm focussing on precision over speed as we look at drill team riding. Riding Level 4: Team Riding, pt II For Riding Level 4 you will need to demonstrate: 15. Simple pairs pattern, walk & trot,…

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Have a Horsey Hallowe’en

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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 these courses -- take advantage…

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Autumn Riding and Swordplay at Red Colt

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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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Team Riding: Hand to Hand

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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 combat.   Learning to control…

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