Misty Brae Farm, LLC and Pony Club Riding Center

Misty Brae Farm, LLC and Pony Club Riding Center Horseback Riding Lessons, Spring/Summer/Winter Camps, Horse Boarding & Training, Showing, Official United States Pony Club Riding Center Misty Brae Farm, LLC and Pony Club Riding Center is a Summer Camp service in Aldie, VA, offering Horseback Riding, summer activities, and Pony Club services since 1991.
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Woodside Equine Clinic
01/01/2021

Woodside Equine Clinic

01/01/2021
The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page
12/09/2020

The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page

Did someone say Quiz competition? That’s right, you heard correctly! USPC is hosting the first ever virtual Quiz rally for all current USPC members across the country. The rally is tentatively scheduled for February 2021 and members participating in this rally will be eligible for all divisions of USPC Quiz Championships 2021 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The entry fee and additional details will be forthcoming.

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#virtualquiz2021
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The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page
11/28/2020

The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page

Happy #NoStirrupNovember! Have you completed a no-stirrups exercise this month? Don't know where to start? We can help! Here are some helpful no-stirrup exercises from the USPC Manual of Horsemanship: Basics for Beginners - D Level. Great exercises to practice, no matter what month of the year!

Read the full blog article here: https://blog.ponyclub.org/2020/11/27/no-stirrups-november-for-beginners/

You can also find the full USPC Manual of Horsemanship in the Shop Pony Club store here: https://shopponyclub.org/products/uspc-manual-of-horsemanship-basics-for-beginners-d-level?variant=379746725

Happy riding!

#USPonyClubs #ponyclubproud #shopponyclub #nostirrup

The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page
11/28/2020

The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page

Here is Part 2 of our #NoStirrupNovember feature for intermediate riders. These no-stirrup tips come from the USPC Manual of Horsemanship: Intermediate Horsemanship - C Level. Again, no-stirrup exercises are great to practice anytime of the year but #nostirrupnovember is a great reminder to motivate us to practice these fundamental exercises.

Read the full blog article here: https://blog.ponyclub.org/2020/11/28/no-stirrups-november-for-intermediate-riders/

You can also find the full USPC Manual of Horsemanship in the Shop Pony Club store here: https://shopponyclub.org/products/uspc-manual-of-horsemanship-intermediate-horsemanship-c-level?variant=379747387

Happy riding!

#USPonyClubs #ponyclubproud #shopponyclub #nostirrup

11/26/2020
The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page
11/12/2020

The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page

Are you prepping for a national level horse management certification? New resources have been created for you! Supplemental documents, checklists, and new rubrics are available on almost all topics covered by both highest levels of horse management knowledge. Also be sure to check out the USPC Manual of Horsemanship, Advanced Horsemanship, 2nd Edition for resources on systems of horse, biomechanics and movement, conditioning, and exercise physiology and much more! Find the manual on Shop Pony Club!

Also check out our latest blog post "USPC Horse Management Certification and Resources for the H-B Level"
Available here: https://blog.ponyclub.org/2020/11/12/uspc-horse-management-certification-and-resources-for-the-h-b-level/

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Woodside Equine Clinic
11/09/2020

Woodside Equine Clinic

This week we are covering the equine EYE. Check back daily yo learn about common conditions we see!

Woodside Equine Clinic
10/30/2020

Woodside Equine Clinic

Woodside Equine Clinic
10/28/2020

Woodside Equine Clinic

This week's series is "Why Do We Do That?" Check back daily to learn why we do some everyday things with your horses!

Woodside Equine Clinic
10/08/2020

Woodside Equine Clinic

Woodside Equine Clinic
09/24/2020

Woodside Equine Clinic

Woodside Equine Clinic
09/17/2020

Woodside Equine Clinic

Now is a great time to brush up on your "TPR" skills! Our veterinarians are happy to go over this information with you as well as how to perform a TPR on your horse at your wellness appointment. Just ask!

Jumping Instructors Network
08/29/2020

Jumping Instructors Network

Swirlology 101- Hair whorl patterns on a horses forehead.Some old timers have said it can be the gateway to the soul. Have you heard of this? Do you think it's true?
A swirl located between the eyes indicates an easy going, uncomplicated horse.
Swirls higher on the forehead indicate intelligence and a more reactive nature.
Long swirls, especially those that extend below the eye indicate a friendly and agreeable nature.
Multiple swirls can indicate multiple personalities. High and tight side by side swirls can mean a horse that is super focused and talented, but challenging and difficult in the wrong hands.
2 swirls on top of each other can mean extreme personality swings and unpredictability.
Multiple swirls that form a Z pattern can signal a horse that is dangerous and violent.
The direction that the whorl turns can tell you if the horse is right or left "handed" (or hoofed) . If the whorl flows counterclockwise it is left "handed". If the whorl flows clockwise it is right "handed".

Tell us any other wives tales you have heard about whorl patterns.

A Holistic View For Keeping Your Horse's Back Healthy
08/29/2020
A Holistic View For Keeping Your Horse's Back Healthy

A Holistic View For Keeping Your Horse's Back Healthy

The health of your horse’s back is vital to his performance. Achieving healthy back movement requires a holistic solution that takes into account every aspect of your horse’s experience. If you want your horse to go rounder or get on the bit easier then you will want to read this article.

Failure Is How We Learn
08/14/2020
Failure Is How We Learn

Failure Is How We Learn

In this age of social media, there's this facade that no one ever fails anymore. Everyone looks perfect in pictures, and that’s especially true in the horse world. Because we only get a small glimpse into a person’s life through a picture or post...

Vet Physio Phyle
08/05/2020

Vet Physio Phyle

WHY DO I NEED TO STRETCH MY HORSE SLOWLY? AND WHY HOLD FOR 5-15 SECONDS? 🤔 💭

When a muscle is stretched too quickly and not held for long enough, a myotatic reflex occurs.

Cue this face for many - 😳

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Muscle spindles located in the muscle are stretched. They record changes in muscle length, sending this information to the central nervous system (CNS). If the length and rate of muscle lengthening exceeds its preset physiological threshold, then the CNS triggers the myotatic reflex in order to protect from injury. This causes the contraction of the muscle. This can be seen when an animal quickly pulls back away from a stretch.

Through stretching, an aim is to achieve an inverse myotatic reflex response. Holding a stretch for between 5 and 15 seconds depending on the fitness of the animal enables the muscle spindles to habituate, reducing its signalling to the CNS to protect the muscle and enabling relaxation instead. As the muscle is stretched slowly the golgi tendon organs located at the musculotendinous junction records changes in muscle tension and the rate of change to send to the central nervous system. It is the overpowering signalling of the golgi tendon organs over that of the muscle spindles which instigates this reaction. This is the inverse myotatic reflex which encourages the development of increased muscle extensibility and flexibility.

In all, when stretching your animal the body is undergoing its own retraining processes... and we need to give the muscle time to readapt.

Protecting Horses Against Equine Infectious Anemia | Farnam
07/28/2020
Protecting Horses Against Equine Infectious Anemia | Farnam

Protecting Horses Against Equine Infectious Anemia | Farnam

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), also referred to as swamp fever, is a blood-borne infectious viral disease transmitted primarily through insects that affects horses around the world.

Update to COVID-19 Competition Action Plan for USEF-Licensed Competitions
06/17/2020
Update to COVID-19 Competition Action Plan for USEF-Licensed Competitions

Update to COVID-19 Competition Action Plan for USEF-Licensed Competitions

Update to COVID-19 Competition Action Plan for USEF-Licensed Competitions by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 17, 2020, 10:07 AM EST Dear USEF Members, Competition Organizers (Licensees and Managers), and Licensed Officials, Now that some competitions have resumed, it is important that....

The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page
05/15/2020

The United States Pony Clubs Inc., (USPC) Official Page

Now through May 31, anyone interested in learning more about horses can use promo code PCIQ520 to sign up for a FREE Pony Club IQ E-Membership. It’s online, it is free, and it is all about horses… What could be better?

Woodside Equine Clinic
05/12/2020

Woodside Equine Clinic

How Pony Club Prepared Me for Quarantine
04/09/2020
How Pony Club Prepared Me for Quarantine

How Pony Club Prepared Me for Quarantine

I’ve been a proud member of the US Pony Club since I was a wee kid riding a naughty pony named Pickles. My devotion to this organization has seen me through my horsemanship journey even to this day—horsemaster members have all of the same access and abilities to Pony Club certifications and trai...

Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association
04/05/2020

Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association

Exciting news!!

Competitor Tent, the app for competitive riders, and the GDCTA are teaming up with a panel of amazing judges to create the virtual charity show series, “The Stay-at-Home Dressage Series benefiting the Equestrian Aid Foundation”. This series will allow riders to not only compete from home during this current pause in the competition calendar, but will also make a difference in a time when many of us feel helpless to affect the current crisis. Competitor Tent hopes to help riders continue to work toward their goals and compete safely during these difficult times.

Tentative show dates are the weekends of April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th and May 16th. Riders will register through Equestrian Entries, then video their test and upload it from home. The deadline for video submissions will be the Wednesday before each show weekend. A small team of USDF and USEA judges will then judge the tests and results will be available through the Competitor Tent app (download the free app here).

USDF tests offered will be Intro through Fourth Level, PSG, I 1 and 2, and GP. One USEA test at each level Amoeba & Tadpole (Intro Test A and Intro Test C) and BN through A will also be offered.

We encourages riders competing in this show series to follow social distancing guidelines as suggested or required by local authorities. Entries do not have to be in a sand ring, but the riding area should be marked to measure official ring sizes of 20 meters x 60 meters or 20 meters x 40 meters, depending on the test. Show attire is not required.

About the Equestrian Aid Foundation
The Equestrian Aid Foundation and their Disaster Relief Fund helps equestrian professionals and industry service providers who are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more here.

More details to follow in the coming days. Stay tuned!

50 Best Horse Movies
03/27/2020
50 Best Horse Movies

50 Best Horse Movies

The next best thing to riding horses is watching horse movies. Everyone has a childhood favorite. See where yours ranks on our list.

Online HorseShow | Adult Amateur Dressage Access
03/26/2020
Online HorseShow | Adult Amateur Dressage Access

Online HorseShow | Adult Amateur Dressage Access

AADA Virtual Horse Show Rides Find yourself sitting in front of your computer and wondering when you will go down the centerline again? Or ever wish you could have your dressage test evaluated from an S judge but found the cost of showing too expensive? AADA is launching an online horse show. US.....

Ask Andre: Are Group or Private Lessons Better for Students? | The Plaid Horse Magazine
03/25/2020
Ask Andre: Are Group or Private Lessons Better for Students? | The Plaid Horse Magazine

Ask Andre: Are Group or Private Lessons Better for Students? | The Plaid Horse Magazine

BlogsBay Broadcast Ask Andre: Are Group or Private Lessons Better for Students? April 29, 2019 Photo courtesy of Andre Dignelli BY ANDRE DIGNELLI Do you prefer private lessons or group lessons? I grew up riding in my back yard by myself. When I would go and take lessons, it was more affordable to be...

Dressage Today
03/15/2020

Dressage Today

To maintain your balance on top of your horse...

"Imagine that your upper body is like a broomstick and your horse is a hand trying to balance it. If your body (the broomstick) starts to tip, your hand (horse) will automatically move underneath to keep it up. You cannot lean right and expect your horse to go left." —Laura Tomlinson

🎨 Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz

02/20/2020

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Aldie, VA
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Apparel order is done 😁 Will be dropping it off at MBF in the apartment by tomorrow evening!
We took 3 ouf our grandchildren for their first riding lesson on Saturday and WOW, talk about being impressed! Went from 3 kids ages 6,7 and 11 being pretty nervous to wanting to go back as soon as possible! They loved the experience.
My granddaughter, Caroline, is taking weekly lessons at MB, and is interested in possibly working at the barn over the summer. Another rider's mother told me it's possible for the kids to work and help out with the summer camps. Could someone give me more information on that, and how I might be able to get Caroline involved? Thank you!
KELLY'S FORD equestrian center FUN SHOW !! February 24th in our heated indoor arena