SUMMER WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!
Visit our Camps and Clinics page to learn about the Afternoon and All Day Horse Camps available this summer.
Email Mariehorse@aol.com, if you have any questions.
Three of our OEW IEA team riders are going to regionals!!!
Aubrey for jumping and Krista and Nadia for flat. They each had to earn 15 points to qualify at their 5 allowed IEA shows.
We are very proud of our first year team and coach Michelle Dobosz for qualifying 3 riders!
The regional show will be mid March.
Researchers are continually working to find new and better ways to manage and treat horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, formerly equine Cushing’s). Learn the most up-to-date information about this disease from our experts.
Tune in at 7:00 PM Central / 8:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 27, for this live audio event.
Sponsored by theHorse.com.
Click here to submit questions.
COME join us !!! OEW is hosting a TTEAM Event over Memorial day weekend – hosting both a 3-Day Clinic (May 24-26) and a 6-Day Training (May 24-29) with Edie Jane Eaton, Sr Level TTEAM Practitioner.
Learn the techniques that Linda Tellington Jones uses on all animals worldwide to help them think, relax and be more willing partners. TTEAM gets results by understanding their minds, and using many vet researched techniques instead of dominance. TTEAM can be done by anyone.
Marie Hoffman has used these techniques for the past 25 yrs and finds them indispensable in training horses and very useful aids to understand the horse and how to progress their training.
Visit the OEW Camps and Clinics page for more information and registration packet.
Sign up is going on now! Come out to OEW to learn to ride in a friendly, fun and SAFE! environment.
Visit our Lesson Programs page for more info. (Registration is through the park districts.)
Received these photos and notes from Sarah, who purchased 2012 OEW Filly Ivy … now named Aria …
Aria is doing great. She is good on the lunge-line for walk/HO. We did a few steps of trot today and she was awesome. Started off a little hesitant but within a lap she had relaxed and was stretching her head down. Only doing a few rounds each direction then calling it quits. Don’t want to stress her legs, just want to keep up basic manners and body work. Still working on tying, she is very relaxed at the wall, but that is with a buddy. Not going to ride her till she’s 3ish, but I cant help but do baby things like jumping next to her, leaning on her back, flexing from a mounting block :). She stands like a rock star, and is usually bored looking for a good scratch, she is such a good girl. Our chiropractor is impressed with her and loves her attitude. Aria stands like a rock star for her sessions, but usually tries to get a nibble on Anns head during leg work. Ann said that she is very well behaved with a sweet temperament.
Gotta love getting compliments on my baby :).
Here’s some more recent pics of her And she kept trying to eat my camera :).
Signs of acute pain in horses—colic, obvious lameness—are familiar to most horse owners. However, your horse may be in mild discomfort, or even moderate pain, and show only subtle signs. Especially if your mount is well-trained and used to doing what you are asking him to do, you might not be aware of his aching back or stiff legs. As prey animals, horses are programmed not to show signs of pain. So how does an owner detect discomfort in her horse? Read more … (from Equinews)
Hyperactive, hot, fizzy.
There are numerous ways to describe a horse that has too much energy and is being difficult to manage. Worse yet, this behavior generally occurs at the most inopportune times, such as at an event or outing, when you want the horse to behave the most. What causes this and how can horsemen effectively manage the horse and its diet to avoid it? To answer this question, a closer look at the different energy sources available to the horse and the energy response each causes is necessary. Read more … (from Equinews)
Sixty percent of performance horses might have gastric ulcers, according to researchers who’ve peered inside stomachs to determine incidence. Fifty percent of foals could have them, and among racehorses the figure can be as high as 93%. In one study, more than one-third of leisure-riding horses exhibited at least mild ulcers and, in another, as many as 75% of Western pleasure horses developed gastric ulcers within eight days of moderate training. And you can’t just wish them away: Only 4 to 10% of equine ulcers heal naturally without treatment. Read more … (from theHorse.com)