ThumbsUp Riding School

English riding instruction, full board, layup for travelers. Near Gainesville and I75. All ages.

This is the page for Thumbs Up Riding School. We teach Balanced Seat Riding, which is an English form, the root of Dressage and Eventing. The focus is on developing a solid foundation: balance, control, communication, confidence. All ages are welcome, with adult beginners and returning adults a specialty, as well as children. Full board is offered, training for weanlings, and layover for folks traveling to the show venues South or North of here. We're 10 miles off of I75. Hours are "by appointment". The property boasts 40 acres, most of it in pasture, with a sand dressage ring, grass jumping pad, and a cross country jumping course in process. Come visit!

[06/06/19]   Looking for a place to winter? Or board year round? Then look no further than ThumbsUp Riding School. Located just outside of Gainesville, FL and 10 miles from I-75.

ThumbsUp offers boarding, lessons, weanling training, and layups. We have several driving obstacles, cross country jump course, cones course as well as, a 40 x 80 meter GGT Fiber footing ring.

The farm also hosts open schooling days and clinics year round. If you would like to school on non open schooling days, it is $15/horse.

If interested in boarding, lessons, or visiting our farm contact Kami Landy by email at [email protected] or by phone at (305) 781 3882.

To learn more about the farm visit our page, ThumbsUp Riding School.

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Radios Causing Gastric Ulcers - Kentucky Equine Research

ker.com Some horses might prefer a quiet stable, according to an Australian study of gastric ulcers. Scientists gathered data on more than 400 Thoroughbreds in race training. More than half the horses had ulcers, and the percentage increased with length of time in training.

[05/24/19]   Looking for a place to winter? Or board year round? Then look no further than ThumbsUp Riding School. Located just outside of Gainesville, FL and 10 miles from I-75.

ThumbsUp offers boarding, lessons, weanling training, and layups. We have several driving obstacles, cross country jump course, cones course as well as, a 40 x 80 meter GGT Fiber footing ring.

The farm also hosts open schooling days and clinics year round. If you would like to school on non open schooling days, it is $15/horse.

If interested in boarding, lessons, or visiting our farm contact Kami Landy by email at [email protected] or by phone at (305) 781 3882.

To learn more about the farm visit our page.

[05/24/19]   Looking for a place to winter? Or board year round? Then look no further than ThumbsUp Riding School. Located just outside of Gainesville, FL and 10 miles from I-75.

ThumbsUp offers boarding, lessons, weanling training, and layups. We have several driving obstacles, cross country jump course, cones course as well as, a 40 x 80 meter GGT Fiber footing ring.

The farm also hosts open schooling days and clinics year round. If you would like to school on non open schooling days, it is $15/horse.

If interested in boarding, lessons, or visiting our farm contact Kami Landy by email at [email protected] or by phone at (305) 781 3882.

To learn more about the farm visit our page.

Happy Saturday everyone!

ThumbsUp Riding School

Assorted driving and riding tack for sale.

The numbers and descriptions listed below each photo corresponds with the list below. Items located in Alachua Florida. Contact Kami Landy @ (305) 781 3882.

1. Cob size black leather bucking strap. Chrome hardware. $45

2. Cob size leather harness, brass fittings. Needs bridle, girth, reins, and hold backs. $200

3. Large pony black nylon driving bridle. No blinders and noseband. Has overcheck. $15

4. Cob size pair trace carriers. Black synthetic. $25.

5. Black leather pony driving girth with wrap girth as second girth. Brass fittings. $15

8. Liverpool 5.5" high port. $25

9. Plastic kids western stirrups. $10

10. Brown leather pony size split reins. $10

11. Western tack set. Bridle with tom thumb bit and reins. And breastcollar. $30

12. Green cotton english reins with hand stops. Need new buckle at hand end. $5

13. Black shoulder strap for driving breast collar. Brass fittings. Cob size

17. Brown leather horse size halter. Can convert to grooming halter. Brass fittings. $15

18. Leather cribbing collar. $15

19. Brown leather horse size halter, brass fittings. $20

The Horse Magazine

Christopher Bartle tells us everything we need to know about the Shoulder In, why, how and what the exercise helps achieve:
“Collection will be achieved partly by the actions of the rider through position, half-halts and transitions, and partly through the exercises which gradually load the hindquarters and so give rise to the freedom of the forehand. These exercises include the smaller circles and the shoulder-in which has always been considered the most useful collecting exercise of all.”
http://www.horsemagazine.com/thm/2018/04/the-shoulder-in-with-christopher-bartle-part-two/

Kristin Severson Dressage

It's so important that your equitation feels natural - there are important reasons for everything that compromises a good position. When you understand the function, the form gets easier. This is a well-said, simple explanation of why you want to keep your elbows in - essentially, it makes your arms an extension of your seat.

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The Four Components of Impulsion

dressagetoday.com Is impulsion something I create with my forward-driving aids or is it something that I need to develop somehow? My horse isn’t lazy. He easily goes forward, which causes me to think I have impulsion. I’m not sure how to get the impulsion that’s ne

The study of the equine hoof

White line disease/seedy toe.

Here is the sectioning of that hole in the hoof wall that I showed you in my last post.

Incredible images of just how far seedy toe, also known as white line disease, can go. This one had black degradation as close as 2 mm to the sensitive tissues, which contains the nerves and blood supply.

Don’t ever dismiss holes, cracks or any damage in the hoof wall, always check it out and see how far the hole goes.

Speak with your vet or hoof care professional. It is treated with chemical treatments that kill the mixture of bacteria and fungi that live in the hole and feed on the middle layer of the hoof wall. Alternatively the wall is resected to expose the organism to air which kills it. There is no one causative agent. It’s a mixture of microorganisms but they love the low oxygen and love the middle layer of the hoof wall.

Look carefully, it looks like it has attacked the tissue between the tubules, known as intertubular horn.

Healthy hoof capsules should not get this. It occurs when there is a tiny hole or crack and the organisms can get in and start feasting.

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Summer Sores - Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic

springhillequine.com Tuesdays with Tony - Summertime means flies, and flies mean summer sores. Read on to learn how to prevent, identify, and treat them.

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Why ALL Dressage Riders Need to Know The Scales of Training ⋆ How To Dressage

howtodressage.com If you’re a keen dressage diva you should know the Scales of Training. But what’s so important about them and why should you use them in your horse’s training?

[04/13/19]   Looking for a place to board your equine friend? Learn a new sport? Or have something for your child to do after school or on weekends?

Then look no further than ThumbsUp Riding School. ThumbsUp is located in Alachua, FL just north of Gainesville, and ten miles off of I-75.

Full board is offered, weanling training, and lessons. The farm is also open to the horse community for schooling. The farm hosts monthly schooling days free of charge. Keep an eye out on our page for upcoming schooling days.

The property boasts 40 acres, most of it in pasture, with a GGT Fiber footing driven dressage ring, grass jumping pad, and a cross country jumping course in process. As well as a covered arena. Our farm manager/assistant instructor offers carriage driving training and driving lessons as well. We are conveniently located just north of Gainesville, FL and I-75. We also have pasture and stalls available for layovers for those travelling or visiting from out of state.

Come visit!

[04/13/19]   Our next schooling day is Saturday April 27th. Driving starts at 9:30 and will run until 12:30. Potluck lunch around 1:00. Helmets and current coggins required. Please RSVP by Thursday April 25th to Fiona @ (352) 246 0998. There will hazards and a cones course.

If you are not able to make the schooling day, it is $15/per horse to come and school on a non schooling day. Please give us 48 hours notice prior to arrival. We look forward to seeing everyone at the schooling day!

Beautiful morning to be out with your equine friends

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DRESSAGE RIDER’S TRAINING PYRAMID

This also applies to carriage driving. Except instead of developing your seat you need to develop voice, whip, and hands.

effectiveequestrian.blog Most dressage riders know the Pyramid of Training based on the German Scale that outlines the training progression of the horse. It outlines the basic areas that create the foundation for the training of the dressage horse. The training progression of the rider is often a bit of a mystery howeve

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DRESSAGE RIDER’S TRAINING PYRAMID

effectiveequestrian.blog Most dressage riders know the Pyramid of Training based on the German Scale that outlines the training progression of the horse. It outlines the basic areas that create the foundation for the training of the dressage horse. The training progression of the rider is often a bit of a mystery howeve

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First Aid for Horses - Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic

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Assorted driving and riding tack for sale.

The numbers and descriptions listed below each photo corresponds with the list below. Items located in Alachua Florida. Contact Kami Landy @ (305) 781 3882.

1. Cob size black leather bucking strap. Chrome hardware. $45

2. Cob size leather harness, brass fittings. Needs bridle, girth, reins, and hold backs. $200

3. Large pony black nylon driving bridle. No blinders and noseband. Has overcheck. $15

4. Cob size pair trace carriers. Black synthetic. $25.

5. Black leather pony driving girth with wrap girth as second girth. Brass fittings. $15

8. Liverpool 5.5" high port. $25

9. Plastic kids western stirrups. $10

10. Brown leather pony size split reins. $10

11. Western tack set. Bridle with tom thumb bit and reins. And breastcollar. $30

12. Green cotton english reins with hand stops. Need new buckle at hand end. $5

13. Black shoulder strap for driving breast collar. Brass fittings. Cob size

17. Brown leather horse size halter. Can convert to grooming halter. Brass fittings. $15

18. Leather cribbing collar. $15

19. Brown leather horse size halter, brass fittings. $20

[04/09/19]   We will be hosting a schooling day on Saturday April 27th. Driving starts at 9:30 and ends at 12:30. With a potluck lunch around 1:00. Helmets and negative coggins required. There will be a cones course and 4 hazards available. Please RSVP to Fiona by Wednesday April 24th, RSVP by text at (352) 246 0998.

Schooling daya are free. If you want ro come and school on a non schooling day it is $15/horse. Please provide 48 hours notice.

For Sale: Cob size smuckers synthetic/leather combination harness. Brass fittings. Has quick release shaft looks. Traces have d-ring end as well as slot ends. Does not include reins or holdbacks. Asking $425. Located in Alachua FL. Contact Kami Landy by text or PM. (305) 781 3882.

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Jack Le Goff’s 7 Rules for Conditioning the Event Horse - Eventing Nation - Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

All horse sports are “pairs” (at least) events- both human and equine should be mentally and physically fit.

eventingnation.com In this excerpt from his book “Horses Came First, Second, and Last,” the late great Olympic event coach Jack Le Goff gives us his seven tried-and-true rules for mentally and physically preparing the horse for

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Jack Le Goff’s 7 Rules for Conditioning the Event Horse - Eventing Nation - Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

eventingnation.com In this excerpt from his book “Horses Came First, Second, and Last,” the late great Olympic event coach Jack Le Goff gives us his seven tried-and-true rules for mentally and physically preparing the horse for

Looking for an after school activity for your child? Or an activity that both you and your child can enjoy together? Then look no further than ThumbsUp Riding School.

Not only does ThumbsUp offer lessons, but we also off boarding, weanling training, and layovers. ThumbsUp is located in Alachua, FL just north of Gainesville and is 10 miles from I75.

The 40 acre farm boasts a 40x80 meter GGT fiber driving arena, several hazards, indoor arena, and cross country jumps. Come join us at ThumbsUp Riding School. For more information contact Kami Landy email at [email protected] or by phone at (305) 781 3882.

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Anatomy

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WINNER Best Equestrian Documentary Mini - EQUUS Film Festival Kendra Johnson has a knack for defying the odds. When Kendra was born with an extremely severe physical…

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Why Do I Use a Travois?

Couldn't agree more with this article. This is a very important step in the training process.

theessentialhorse.com I don’t need to use a travois. My pony is doing very well pulling this and that with the traces so I feel it’s ready for the cart. Why would I need to use the Travois? I get this questi…

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The words 'box rest' fill most of us with dread...

Veterinary advisory Annie Bevins MA Vet MB MRCVS explains how to care for your horse during this difficult period 👩‍⚕️

www.haygain.us/blogs/news-and-events/care-of-the-horse-on-box-rest 👩‍⚕️

Stubben Custom Sales and Saddle Fitting - North Carolina

Here are 3 examples of tree point widths:
First picture - Only the bottom of the tree point is touching.
Second and third picture - These show a huge gap under the bottom of the tree point, which means only the top of the tree point is touching.
Fourth picture - The entire length of the tree point makes good, even contact with the horse’s side.

Many people widen or narrow the tree to achieve balance of the saddle, but this is incorrect. Tree width is always obtained first, then the saddle fitter should adjust the height of the cantle as necessary to balance the saddle. Otherwise you risk creating pressure points at the top or bottom of the tree point.

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Watch Optimizing Your Horse’s Straightness, Balance and Performance with Dr. Ridgway & Colonel Carde Online | Vimeo On Demand

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS OUTSIDE THE USA, YOUR PRICE WILL REFLECT ADDITIONAL VAT OR IMPORT TAX COSTS. This one of a kind video is an 8 and 1/2-hour plus professionally…

Beautiful morning to be on a farm.

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How your horse learns by watching you

equusmagazine.com As you go about your daily barn chores---opening gates and turning on lights---keep in mind that your horses may be watching, and possibly learning how to do

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From Dinky Trot to Fancy Trot with Mica Mabragaña

dressagetoday.com This exercise can be used for horses of all ages and levels to strengthen the topline, create throughness and to test the honesty of aids.

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Sand Colic - The Surprising (Simple) Cure & Prevention

thehaypillow.com Sand Colic is estimated to be responsible for approximately 30% of colic cases. Learn the most effective means for removal & the best way to prevent sand accumulation. It's simpler than you think.

Hunt Country Saddlery

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Podcast - Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic

Dental work is crucial to a horse's health care.

springhillequine.com Straight from the Horse Doctor's Mouth is the official podcast of Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic. Topics cover all kinds of horse-related areas.

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Podcast - Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic

Dental work is crucial to a horse's health care.

springhillequine.com Straight from the Horse Doctor's Mouth is the official podcast of Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic. Topics cover all kinds of horse-related areas.

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700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded

westerndigs.org The frozen remains of a horse more than half a million years old have reluctantly given up their genetic secrets, providing scientists with the oldest DNA ever sequenced. The horse...

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Very cool photo of how our skeleton and the horse's skeleton align. Shared from Horses Inside Out: https://www.horsesinsideout.com/

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