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Stone's Throw Farm Dressage

Stone's Throw Farm Dressage www.stonesthrowfarmdressage.com
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A friendly, relaxed, training environment with USDF Bronze and Silver medalist, Pam Stone.

Locally, we're in for an awful heatwave this week--highs in the mid to upper 90s and lows, a hot and sticky 74. Please r...
06/12/2022
HEAT INDEX WARNING FOR HORSES

Locally, we're in for an awful heatwave this week--highs in the mid to upper 90s and lows, a hot and sticky 74. Please remember the '150 rule' developed by vets. When you add the temperature and the humidity together and they total 150, proceed with caution. When it totals 160 and above, be very careful and think about light hacks or not riding at all, the point being that at those totals, the horse's body has great difficulty cooling itself off--no matter how well it's sweating. Heat exhaustion can come on suddenly. Symptoms are stumbling, lethargy and in a matter of minutes, the overheating can become lethal. WE can go inside to airconditioning to cool off after a ride. Horses can't--they get hosed down and have nothing more than a fan, stirring around hot air, for the rest of a dangerously hot day. Even horses living out in fields can suffer heat exhaustion. Please be careful. Our horses will be just fine if we miss a few workouts.

https://www.uspolo.org/news-social/news/heat-index-warning-for-horses

The United States Polo Association® was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo.

06/11/2022
Lucas is beginning to wear his big boy pants as more is expected of him. As always, super helpful session with Gunnar Os...
06/11/2022

Lucas is beginning to wear his big boy pants as more is expected of him. As always, super helpful session with Gunnar Ostergaard.

Photos from Creekside Farm and Equine Rescue's post
06/11/2022

Photos from Creekside Farm and Equine Rescue's post

06/11/2022

Can’t love this enough. ❤️

Interesting...welp, there's always Tryon and Ocala if the dressage scene gets pushed out...https://www.eurodressage.com/...
06/10/2022
United States Polo Association Buys Polo Grounds in Wellington, Future of Global Dressage Festival?

Interesting...welp, there's always Tryon and Ocala if the dressage scene gets pushed out...

https://www.eurodressage.com/2022/06/10/united-states-polo-association-buys-polo-grounds-wellington-future-global-dressage

Mark Bellissimo, managing partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEP) and Wellington’s largest private landowner, continues to rock the boat in Wellington with land deals and sales.

I ask myself every day: “What’s in it for the horse?”
06/08/2022

I ask myself every day: “What’s in it for the horse?”

06/07/2022

More schooling fun ❤️

06/07/2022

There is nothing like schooling a horse in the field, on uneven ground, to help them strengthen while collecting down the hills and powering up them—and so good for their brains!! #getoutifthesandbox!! #gogalloping!

Here, here:https://futureplc.slgnt.eu/optiext/optiextension.dll?ID=QijQpfoEg3dpnihc334CnC1WKpjnjWMd2lPpXrqtyIXXTzGAdARGM...
06/06/2022
*Opinion* Laura Tomlinson: ‘Stop ripping riders to shreds online’

Here, here:

https://futureplc.slgnt.eu/optiext/optiextension.dll?ID=QijQpfoEg3dpnihc334CnC1WKpjnjWMd2lPpXrqtyIXXTzGAdARGMjNe4hWV09VRhnb186dp%2B8%2BxPUUizvhtw59zHS5xwDzp4kTwgZkZ

SINCE my March column in which I wrote about relaxation (17 March), I have made some big progress with my up-and-coming horse Fallatijn (Finn), and we were able to enjoy our first CDI win at Hagen CDI3* last week. We scored personal bests in both the grand prix and the special, and it is always …

From 16.2 to 18 hands. My pony has GROWN 😳😀
06/05/2022

From 16.2 to 18 hands. My pony has GROWN 😳😀

06/05/2022

It was all about accuracy of line and keeping the right shoulder aligned today for Laura and her Trak mare, JiJi, today. Lots of potential in this pair!

Lucas is ALL about these cooler mornings 😂
06/04/2022

Lucas is ALL about these cooler mornings 😂

I am SO pleased with this mare’s effort in an abbreviated ride today because of heat/humidity: not only did she give me ...
06/02/2022

I am SO pleased with this mare’s effort in an abbreviated ride today because of heat/humidity: not only did she give me three, clean 4-tempis on the diagonal, but then down the long side, four 3 tempis—all relaxed, on the aid, in the snaffle. Yes, ma’am, you get to hack tomorrow ❤️❤️❤️

06/01/2022

And to left with lots of focus of guarding that right shoulder from bulging out

06/01/2022

Both Tommy and I have been focused on show season—he has a lot of students on the Paint Horse Circuit—and after several shows he finally has a chance to dust off his dressage saddle and bring Waldo back into work. So we focused today on rhythm, balance, and keeping Waldo straight in his shoulders. Really good job—especially to the right, Waldo’s difficult side.

Can’t believe the Hayrack in Landrum got these beauties in stock!
05/28/2022

Can’t believe the Hayrack in Landrum got these beauties in stock!

TBT: Los Angeles Equestrian Center…1995. Unusual photo as only half the horse is in the shot. Lovely gelding named Treso...
05/26/2022

TBT: Los Angeles Equestrian Center…1995. Unusual photo as only half the horse is in the shot. Lovely gelding named Tresor (Casper) who was a pleasure to own and show. Purchased inexpensively because ‘he can’t do clean changes’ and went on to do an effortless diagonal of two-tempis. Loved him.

Even Carl's going to feel the pressure with this, but what a great opportunity!https://www.eurodressage.com/2022/05/24/c...
05/25/2022
Carl Hester to Ride KK Woodstock in Last Minute Attempt to Make it to Herning

Even Carl's going to feel the pressure with this, but what a great opportunity!
https://www.eurodressage.com/2022/05/24/carl-hester-ride-kk-woodstock-last-minute-attempt-make-it-herning

Although his Olympic team horse En Vogue is ruled out for the 2022 World Championships in Herning due to injury, Carl Hester might have a little surprise in store. He has taken over the ride on Gareth Hughes' KK Woodstock for the summer.

Tough for the U.S., but I'm glad to see the rules regarding blood taken seriously.https://dressage-news.com/2022/05/22/s...
05/23/2022
Sweden Captures Compiègne CDIO5* Nations Cup Gold, Spain Silver, Belgium Bronze. USA Eliminated

Tough for the U.S., but I'm glad to see the rules regarding blood taken seriously.
https://dressage-news.com/2022/05/22/sweden-captures-compiegne-cdio5-nations-cup-gold-spain-silver-belgium-bronze-usa-eliminated/

Sweden produced a dominating performance to capture the Compiègne CDIO5* Nations Cup gold with Spain taking silver and Belgium bronze while USA became the third team eliminated from the lineup that…

Excellent points.
05/21/2022

Excellent points.

Any farm owner will tell you that there is NOTHING like having everything mowed at the same time! 😀❤️🐴🏆
05/20/2022

Any farm owner will tell you that there is NOTHING like having everything mowed at the same time! 😀❤️🐴🏆

As some of you may know, I've been assisting Gunnar Ostergaard with the writing of his memoirs over a long, illustrious ...
05/20/2022

As some of you may know, I've been assisting Gunnar Ostergaard with the writing of his memoirs over a long, illustrious and very entertaining career. "My Life as a Dressage Trainer...In Three Countries" is well underway and we'll be releasing an excerpt every few weeks to give you a taste of what to expect. Beginning today--Enjoy!

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...It must be said that while it was an enormous thing for a boy of 13 to be given a horse, I was most assuredly not to become the spoiled and privileged kid chauffeured to and fro from the riding academy. I was to cycle—everyone cycled—and was somewhat mortified to wear, day after day, the only pair of breeches I owned: a traditional dark brown pair I received for Christmas which ballooned out on either side of my thighs. As I was growing rapidly it was not considered a wise investment to buy me a pair of properly fitted riding boots and instead I could only hope no one would notice that I was wearing my mother’s mid-calf ‘scooter boots’— not unlike the American ‘go go’ boots of the 1960s. All of this could be forgiven had I not been given a bicycle that I “would grow into” that was so ridiculously tall that my father fashioned wooden blocks attached to the pedals so that I could reach them. It’s a bit embarrassing to need a mounting block in order to get on ones bike, and why the girls at the barn didn’t go wild for me, I’ll never know!

Before and after this morning’s work out 😂
05/19/2022

Before and after this morning’s work out 😂

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05/19/2022

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05/16/2022

Couple of training tips for hacking out! Note: I always warm up on level ground, first, to make sure all soft tissue is warmed up and that my horse is on the aids—especially on windy days!

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My local paper recounted your stink bug story (assuming its true)..🤣
OK, guys, looking for a *quality* young *mare* FEI prospect. Minimum 16.2, prefer taller. Needs to be started to assess ride-ability with super hind leg, free shoulder, uphill canter and no drama, no Regamate. Must pass 5* vetting and clean baseline Xrays helpful. Appropriate budget for appropriate horse. Please pm suitable candidates with videos. Thanks!
Always looking at your post. A pleasure thank you.