Taking a good selfie is hard. It’s even harder when you’re trying to include your 1000 pound partner with a mind of their own! Here are some tips and tricks to master that perfect picture to post on social media.
There’s a reason some of the best selfies are taken in the car – natural, unfiltered light, no backlighting (can make you look washed out if not done quite right), main light source coming from front. “Walls” of the car shadow either side of face adding depth to the lighting. Because it is nearly impossible to fit a horse in a car, you can get a similar effect in a door entrance or barn aisle. (more…)
Coaching was the topic of discussion at the Ontario Equestrian Federation member appreciation night at the 2016 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Bill Windsor was presented with the 2016 OEF Coach of the Year award by Ian Millar and OEF President Mark Nelson and Ian discuss the importance of good coaching in the equine industry. Check out the following videos: (more…)
My name is Chloe Duffy, I am 15 years old and have been riding since I was 3/4 years old. My Grandpa Bert bought me my first pony and I was hooked!
This 2016 year has been amazing! I have had lots of learning opportunities with a great little off-the-track thoroughbred Carless Cousin. We call him Eddie and he is the cutest little 4 year old dark bay gelding who has such a great heart for humans and sport. Our family adopted him from LongRun Retirement Thoroughbred Society on December 31, 2015. I say we adopted him but he actually adopted us! (more…)
On Saturday November 19, the University of Guelph and Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management – Equine students hosted the inaugural Equine Industry Symposium. Delegates from many different facets of the equine industry were invited to participate in a panel and roundtable discussions to bring to light issues within the equine industry, such as education and training, employment, bringing new people into the industry, and attracting youth, and how to potentially solve these.
The university will be publishing a summary of the proceedings and decisions flowing from the Symposium in the following weeks.
The day culminated with an open to the public talk with Canadian Olympian Ian Millar, who discussed his views on the state of the Canadian equine industry, as well as stories and lessons learned. You can listen below to hear the full discussion with Ian Millar and former CEO of Equine Canada, Akaash Maharaj.
Skip the crowds and do your Black Friday and holiday shopping online and support local athletes at the same time! In August 2017, the Eat Sleep Ride Repeat team will be competing in the 250 mile (400km) Shore to Shore race with their horses. The race is run over 5 days starting at the shore of Lake Huron and ending at the shore of Lake Michigan. We are fundraising to help offset the costs for preparing and participating in the race.
You do not have to do anything extra and it will not cost you anything more than what you spend. Every time you shop online using this link: https://www.flipgive.com/f/167720, Flipgive will give them a percentage of your purchase to go towards their goal. The link will give you access to big name retailers such as Indigo, Apple, Lowes, Under Armour, Bass Pro, Hudson’s Bay, Groupon, and many more.
Please feel free to share this with family and friends and they thank you in advance for your support.
Eat Sleep Ride Repeat is a team of endurance riders from Ontario that blog about their adventures with horses, both at home and abroad. Check out their website https://eatsleepriderepeat.com/ for more information.
UPDATE: So here we go again. With all of your help this couple reached out to Roy and promised to pay for the saddle. Weeks have gone by now and we cannot get ahold of them. They even asked for us to take down the postings on FB and in good faith we did.
Now they have blocked us from their FB page to try and contact them. Just wanted to share with you all that if you know these people, please let us know there address and phone number so we can contact the authorities. At this point we would be just happy to get the saddle back.
Thank you for reading.. Regards, Bruce Ionson
Ionsons Saddlery in Chesley is looking for Pat and Trish Kieley, who took a saddle on trial last year and have not returned it. Any attempts at communication have been blocked. If you know these people, please advise them to return the saddle to the store. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these people or any information, please contact Roy Ionson. They can be reached at 519-363-5598 or by email at email@example.com.
Please keep an eye out at consignment stores, Facebook groups, Kijiji, etc.
Once we have more information on the type/make of saddle missing, we will post more information here.