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Welcome to our blog page, HOOFBEATS, where we talk about the countryside with a main emphasis on training and caring for horses and ponies. If you would like to contribute ideas and information about your own experiences, we would be delighted to hear them. Please email to editor@horseandponyinfo.com or post to our Facebook Page, Horse and Pony Info. If you're into Twitter, you can contact us @horse_ponyinfo.

IMPORTANT - The opinions expressed here are from personal experience and we strongly advise you to contact your veterinary surgeon or your riding instructor if you are seriously worried about your horse. Prompt action is important.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Not just a one trick pony

The great thing about our Facebook page is we never know what is going to be posted on it next.

Last month we met Amos, a wonderful little pony with a whole big bag of tricks. Amos was so popular with our followers that we decided to make his dvd our Favourite Video for June. Our thanks go to Shelly for bringing him to our attention. He has played basketball with a well known US team, he can play the xylophone and that's only for starters. 

Lorraine Jennings, who runs the 'School Your Horse Help Desk', has tackled the problem of counter canter this week and she makes it a lot easier than some people may think. The main thing when teaching your horse any new school movement is to break it down into sections which he or she will find easy to learn. To see the new reader's question and download Lorraine's answer as a pdf, click here.  


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