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Fri, May. 16th, 2008, 11:50 pm
strippertroll: O hai there

I'm Marilyn and I've actually just started riding this fall with my college's equestrian team, partially with lessons at my school's barn and partially at a barn near where I live, that a team mate boards her horse at.

My riding coach started me cantering during my last lesson.  She had me start going from trot to canter in 2point, and my knees were nice and springy while trotting but as soon as the horse started to canter, I locked up and started to fall forward.  What can I do to make cantering easier and also less confusing for the horse?

Tue, Jun. 17th, 2008, 01:08 am
alwaysregal: Mod Post...

As you may have noticed, this community is pretty quiet. That might in part be because all three of the moderators have now been out of college/the IHSA circuit for sometime (and are currently living in places where IHSA barely exists... don't get me started on how much being horseless, after 10 years of NOT being horseless, sucks). Anyway ridingincollege used to be *the* place for all things college riding related - IHSA, NCAA, balancing school and riding, and really just anything related to people in college (or grad school) and riding. And it's kind of sad to see that die off, especially when it's amazing how much college riding has grown/changed in the 6 (I think?) years since I created this community. Back then there were about 10 people on LJ who listed IHSA as an interest (and I think most of those? Are still on my friendslist!). Oh, how things change.

Anyway, I was wondering if there were any actual *college aged* members who might want to become moderators and maybe help bring this community back to life... if you're interested or have thoughts on this, comment! I'd love to see this place become active again, and I know a lot of us alums would love to read about IHSA/NCAA/college again.

(And, I do want to do a quick shout out to my aluma mater, Drew University... one of their open riders, James Fairclough, won the Cacchione Cup at IHSA Nationals this year - congrats!)

Sat, Jan. 5th, 2008, 12:09 pm
darkmaya: UFL - Gainesville, FL? Boarding Opportunity

Hi everyone -

Thought I would post here as there seems to be a wide variety of people, huge range of area and knowledge, etc.

I just moved to Gainesville, FL. I have my own barn now, and 12 acres of land. Its about 20 mins from the Univ of Florida. I am looking to board a few horses in the "private barn",relaxed type of setting. We are building a 5 stall barn, I have jumps and we are putting up lights in the arena. We also are building a round pen. Also have a large tack room. Right now I have 1 paddock, 1 3.5 acre pasture, and another 5 acre pasture being fenced. I have 3 horses of my own, and I give beginner-intermediate lessons and I have an advanced riding trainer coming out once per week.

What I am looking for is one very reliable person, who would be willing to swap a couple evenings per week for reduced board, or a little more work for free board. Im also looking for some UFL students or whoever to board here (much cheaper than the board around town) to help me with some of the upkeep :) Im really flexible, Im just looking for some help, some friends/riding partners, and a way to help someone out and myself out at the same time :)

For photos of the place or for more information you can comment here or email me privately. Ive put up a couple ads but nothing really local yet, ie feed store posters or whatever :) Thought I would try here first. My email is darkmaya at gmail dot com. :)

Thanks for reading!

Sat, Oct. 13th, 2007, 12:35 pm
hookedonhorses: Which College?

First off, hello.  I am Jessica.  I'm 18 and love my 7 year old gelding Chubs.  I live in SE Houston, TX.  I am very outgoing and just crazy... lol.  Glad to be a member of this community.

I'm so confused where to go... Im a senior this year and will have to start applying to Colleges.  But which?  I for sure want to go to a college where I can bring my horse with me.  I ride western and have competed in speed events.  I would prefer a college that isn't entirely english, but majority english is ok.  I would like to also find a place where the horse facilities are on campus.  Off campus is ok, but I am so often in the barn and I like to be close to my baby.  Any ideas?  So far I have Cazenovia College in NY, Northwest College in WY, Sul Ross State Uni in TX, SUNY Cobleskill in NY, and West Texas A&M in TX (though I couldn't find any info on boarding).  Does anyone know of any good places to go?  I want to major in equine studies.

Thu, Sep. 6th, 2007, 12:37 am
shahrazad: Jane Savoie Clinic

I figured this was the perfect place for this.

My alma mater, Averett University, is hosting a Jane Savoie clinic weekend at the end of September and I've been planning on traveling up there for the weekend since they planned it (I'm currently in SC). I had previously asked the department head if I would be able to ride Ollie, the horse I leased from them for the summer while I was a working student and who I desperately miss, while I was in town and she said that was fine. So, naturally I was very excited, getting to see Jane Savoie, ride my favorite boy, and see some of my friends = wonderful weekend.
So, the other day my friend who's been organizing most of the clinic called me up and said she and the dept. head wanted me and Ollie to do a demo ride for the clinic on Saturday! Now, not only do I get to see Jane Savoie, I get to do a demo ride with her. We're going to pair Ollie and I with my friend and one of the horses she rides since he and Ollie have some similar issues. I am so excited I've been suppressing the urge to go and pack for the past two days.

Also, if anyone is interested in attending the clinic (I have no idea why I never posted this here before) you can still register to attend. General registration ended already, but you can register late until the 19th for a $10 fee. I believe there is a discounted student rate.
Details:
Averett University - Danville, VA
September 22 & 23
Contact: Ginger Henderson, Equestrian Studies Dept. Head vhenders@averett.edu

Tue, Aug. 14th, 2007, 10:07 am
meupatdoes: Horse Donation (sort of!)

I would be interested in placing on of my horses in a college riding program for a year while I am studying in Germany. He is a 9yo TB gelding.
I am not willing to make a permanent donation, but I would be happy to place him somewhere that can use him whle I am away.
I will fully insure the horse for mortality and major medical and will sign whatever waivers the school wants me to sign promising not to sue them if he dies or gets hurt in a freak accident.

My trainer and I both agree that going to that sort of program where he would see a lot of different riders would be good for him, and he is a fancy horse who jumps great and would be great for the more advanced riders to jump. My trainer is very reputable and will back me up on this.

Here is an absolutely ANCIENT video which was taken the first week we had him. I will work on getting a current video of him actually jumping real jumps, so please just take me on faith for now that he can do 3' and higher in his sleep.

He is currently located in NJ.

Let me know if anyone rides for a program that would be interested!

Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2007, 03:25 pm
moonshinetears: For Sale

I come here to post some tack for sale (I'm poor due to the fact that I'm switching barns and board is a bit more expensive there and I'm a jr. in college now and with little cash even with my job >.<).  If you or anyone you know would be interested in any of this, please email me.  My email is at the bottom of the list.  Thanks! :)

Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2007, 03:00 pm
ennuiislife: For Sale

Selling John Lyons' "Conditioned Response Training Manual" completely new and unused, a little dusty. Comes with everything you'd get from the stor, the how tos through the little decks of cards for applying in the field. $100 plus shipping. It's a wonderful resource and great fun for those of you interested in the kindler, gentler version of horse training.
gardiner.kate-at-gmail.com

Also have Grand Prix Hunt Coat, 12R, probably a 37" bustline, true to size everywhere else. Grey with lavender pinstripes and lining. Brand new, with tags. $250 obo. New size 30R Tailored Sportsman Britches, sidezip. Retail $225. Sell for $150 obo. Two show shirts, both RJ Classics, pink and purple. Worn once. $30/each, $50/pair. Size 38. One western-style pleather vest with horsehair tassel on the zip. $20. Size 1X (40" bustline). Pretty pearl brocade lining. One pink and black leopard (black on pink) print show slinky, worn but wearable. $10.
All items obo, without shipping (your choice of carrier). gardiner.kate@gmail.com. Photos on request.

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007, 02:28 pm
songofsixxpence: Nationals!

The Caz college hunt seat team got to zones but was beat out by one point, so we all thought we weren't going to nationals.
Today, by an error, the winning zone team was disqualified and Cazenovia is now riding at nationals! Everyone is wicked excited!

Who else made it to nationals, team or individual?

Mon, Mar. 19th, 2007, 11:45 am
kiwijuice: Dream Job!

I am so excited to let y'all know that this summer my friend and I are going to be working as grooms for Anne Kursinski! For those of you who are not familiar with her, she won the silver medal in the 1996 Olympics in show jumping.

x-posted to _huntjumpjunkie.

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