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Talking Polocrosse with Paul Johnson

Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Release Date: 11/12/2013

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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

The Importance of a New Veterinarian How important is a newly graduated veterinarian to an established practice?I worked as a animal care technician in the 1970s and was lucky to see a few new grads added to the practices I worked at. They always brought a new energy to the practice, not to mention new styles and techniques. The established doctors gave them the experience of working outside an academic environment in exchange for the latest in veterinary practice. It is a great deal for both sides. The Golden Triangle of people important to your horse’s welfare are your veterinarian,...

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Building Rider Confidence   Samantha Shanks-Husbands knows the importance of rider confidence. Once a rider loses confidence, especially an older rider, it is extremely difficult to get it back. Samantha works with equestrians of all ages and skill levels. Her techniques help riders focus on what is important. Breathing is especially important in her program. Samantha feels that proper breathing can lead to a calmer horse as well as relax a nervous rider. Another technique she uses is creative visualization. Seeing the outcome of your ride in your mind's eye, before the ride even occurs,...

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Along for the Ride Symposium Recap On the last week of February 2022, we traveled to the for the Andrea Fappani, , and Nick Dowers. The brainchild of Andrea Fappani, this first-time event, brought together the leading money winners in reining with the express purpose of sharing ideas about horse training. The symposium featured the colt starting technique of 2-time Champion, . Nick started two colts up to their first ride. Watching and asking questions were Andrea Fappani and Shawn Flarida. Spectators not only asked questions, they got to see and hear how these very experienced horsemen...

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Sami Hernandez is a longtime horsewoman, trainer, and horse show judge headquartered at her Diamond Crest Stables in Bakersfield.

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Paul Johnson joins us from McDade, Texas to talk about the sport of polocrosse.  Paul has been involved in polocrosse for many years, has written a book, and produced a DVD on the sport.  He explains some of the rules and how the games is played.  One note we have a few technical problems, but we get them resolved and carry on.

The Link to: Paul Johnson's Polocrosse DVD

The Link to Paul's website: Paul Johnson's website for horses, books, and dvd's

 

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