An Internationally Renowned Expert in the field of Holistic Animal Wellness and Natural Performance Enhancement Therapies, Nicole is a Certified Animal Acupressure & Massage Therapist offering acupressure and massage therapy for horses.
Curious how your horse's head looks under all that skin and hair? Just how all those teeth grow and what to watch for when things seem wrong?
Dr. Miller Thornbury, of Hunt Country Equine, explains equine dentistry with a first hand look into a routine tooth exam and float.
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A lifelong horsewoman, Jill has Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology from Purdue University, and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina. She is a graduate of the School of Saddle Fitting and Flocking, and the School of Equine Massage/Muscle Therapy where she studied under Master Saddle Fitter and Equine Massage Therapist, Mike Scott. Jill is contracted by Saddlery Dresch to fit, service, and design their bespoke saddles.
Aack.......We have all had that sick feeling in the pit of our tummies of going to get our trusty steed from their pasture or stall and notice that they have smeared one of their shoes sideways on the hoof, often times with the clip shoved into the white line.
WHAT TO DO!!! Of course we want our farrier or vet to magically appear before our eyes, but the reality is they are tied up on previous appointments and cannot drop everything to come to our rescue.
The Solution???? Master Farrier Sean Gaul and his assistant Chaise Cantrell have put together a quick informative video detailing how to pull a shoe and the tools you will need!
Sunday March 20, 2022 the Foothills Riding Club welcomed 110 riders to our third hunter pace at beautiful Circle Z Farm in Landrum SC! The weather was picture perfect spring day, and riders encountered impeccibly groomed wooded trails, with
some fields, and some steep grades, most trails are wide and open, with some bridge crossings, and one water crossing, jumps optional. Mountain View BBQ provided sustenance. For photos go to
Show Season Continues! Be sure to review the updated Show Rules found under the Shows Page and be sure to watch our Video on being a good show citizen BEFORE YOU ENTER THE NEXT SHOW! .... there are lots of helpful tips!
• L Graduates who complete all three sessions and pass a quiz will receive three hours of L Graduate CE. The quiz will be sent out from the USDF office from the roster sent in by the organizer after the last session. • Auditors will earn 1 university credit for completing all three sessions. Covered for each level: - Purpose of the level - Movements required at the level The below is covered for each movement: Directives from the Score Sheet Criteria Why do it- Gymnastic effect? What could go wrong? Review of the important aspects of the level This a great program for all interested in getting a more in depth look at the individual movements at each level.
Estate Planning For Equestrians
Thursday July 28 at 7 PM FENCE House
Have you ever thought about what would happen to your horses after you were no longer here on earth? Or what would happen to them if you were still here on earth but couldn't make cognisant decisions anymore due to a life-altering accident? On June 28th at 7:00 PM at the FENCE house, we will ask ourselves just that! We will have Patti Lovelace of Polk County Animal Control and Margo Savage going over why we all need to ask ourselves these difficult questions. Then we will have Gena Meredith of Blue Ridge Wealth Management chat with us on how to make plans for our horses in the event we are no longer capable of caring for them. As well as basic estate planning concepts, pet trusts, charitable giving strategies, liability, etc. FRC will be hosting a pizza dinner and will be holding a raffle for 2 free horse show entries. Join us for an informative and fun evening!
Erika, aka the Cavaletti Lady, is a Dressage trainer originally from Sweden. She has worked with top trainers and riders around the world learning how to communicate with the horse’s mind and body. Now based out of California, Erika travels across the globe giving clinics to help riders find the feeling, timing, and connection with their horses.
Clinic Date: September 17th & 18th, 2022 from 9-5 Clinic will be held under the Covered Arena at Spiegel Farm, 996 East Frontage Rd, Campobello, SC
- 45 minutes of instruction in groups of up to 4 riders - Enter one or both days. Discount for 2-day entries - FRC Members= $75 for 1 day or $140 for both days - Non-Members= $85 for 1 day or $160 for both days - Auditing= $15 FRC Members may pay up to 50% clinic and
100% auditing price with club bucks.
All breeds, all levels, & all disciplines are welcome!
Hot you say??? Why ARE these punishingly hot summer days called the dog days of summer?
For many, the “dog days,” evoke those summer days that are so devastatingly hot that even dogs would lie around on the asphalt, panting. But originally, the phrase had nothing to do with dogs, or even with the lazy days of summer. Instead, the dog days refer to Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, which means “big dog” in Latin and is said to represent one of Orion’s hunting dogs.
To the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” occurred around the time Sirius appears to rise alongside the sun, late July in the Northern Hemisphere. They believed the heat from the two stars combined is what made these days the hottest of the year.