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Mon Cheval Dressage Schooling Show Rocks Cornerstone

Mon Cheval Training Center held a Dressage Schooling Show at Cornerstone Horse Complex on October 26, 2014. There was a huge turnout of riders and more than 100 spectators. With more than 50 rides, a pumpkin decorating contest, costume classes and a fabulous potluck, it was a huge success! The show featured Dressage, Western Dressage, Bareback Dressage, English Equitation and Suitability, Egg and Spoon, Ride-a-buck, Costume Classes and a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Mindy Price, trainer for Mon Cheval Training Center, was very pleased with the level of competition. Jim Hatch was the judge...

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Behind the Scenes of CSDEA Fall Tack Swap November 1, 2014

Attending a local tack swap is one of my favorite shopping experiences. I like the satisfaction of buying and selling tack. This is a great place to find an assortment of used clothing and tack at usually very good prices, plus feeling the satisfaction of finding a new home for any superfluous tack. It is a like a large garage sale with all horse related items. A horse shopper’s paradise! The CSDEA holds two tack swaps a year:  one in the fall and one in the spring. There are several head volunteer organizers that make this event run smoothly; and smoothly they run. Last fall I volunteered...

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AquaPacer: A Great Conditioning Tool

Most people think the AquaPacer, a horse water treadmill, is a therapeutic instrument for horse injuries. But it is also quite effective in conditioning of horses.  Cornerstone, home of the AquaPacer, has had success with many horses including Ruger, owned by Ashley Lembke who shared her story.  “I was looking for an activity to keep my AQHA performance horse, Sir Rey Of Oak, fondly known as Ruger, in shape while I had him home from the trainer. Ruger is an accomplished cow horse with earnings over $15k in the NRCHA and 2013 AQHA World Champion in Amateur Working Cow Horse. While at home,...

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