Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Luck.Learn.Love. (Poetry) by Shari Barro


New Poetry from Shari Barro

Luck.Learn.Love. 
by Shari Barro 

You are in Luck if you Learn to Love yourself. This is an anthology of poems written from May 2014 until December 2016. The poems were written throughout different times in my life and they are not present in chronological order. Each page features someone I have seen or something I have observed which inspired me to write about it. The disorder of the book is made to show that life can be very confusing and the same way that good times don't last forever, neither do the bad.


Biography
My name is Shari Stephanie Barro and I am 21 years old. I currently reside in Miami, Florida and I attend Florida International University. A few of my favorite things are: animals, books, nature, airports, and food. My goal? All I really aim for is to one day add more to this immense world than just a bunch of matter.

Connect with Shari…

Monday, January 30, 2017

Heart of the Visionary Anarchist (Poetry) by Kai Kazi



“…incredibly beautiful poems…”

Heart of the Visionary Anarchist
(Human Tragedy Book 1) Kindle Edition
by KaiKazi  


The book is literary fiction work that is meant to show the reader of the horrible slave like conditions that South Asians face when they are building glass towers in Dubai. This book contains several poems by award winning Canadian Poet Ashley Newton.

Heart of the Visionary Anarchist is the first book in the Human Tragedy Series, which is a series of ten standalone tragedies each focusing on a unique Human Tragedy by Canadian author, musician, and filmmaker; Kai Kazi.

In Heart of the Visionary Anarchist; Mahdi Parveen is young Bangladeshi migrant laborer building condos in Dubai whose is life surrounded by poverty and separation from his family where he spends long days in brutal conditions. To change the living condition of his fellow migrant workers who work in Dubai in slave like conditions, Mahdi starts composing poetry enters an international poetry completion; Visionary Poet. As the competition continues Mahdi's poem and message creates a revolution of migrant workers who demand justice and basic human rights.


Biography
Hello Fellow Booklovers, Im Kai Kazi. I won't get into a lengthy bio here but will say that when it comes to stories, I have always loved stories that explore DARK themes, worlds and characters however I felt that most books I read were too light. This led me to start drafting stories that explores the darkest corridors of the human mind and soul, with the overarching goal to disturb, terrify but also entertain adult readers. I worked on several books with my good friends; whom happen to be the most incredibly gifted writers. Together we have come with some incredibly dark stories which I dare you to discover.

Lastly, I do want to mention that I am just a novice author as such still developing and growing as a writer and storyteller, the best way for me to develop, grow and improve is to hear feedback on my stories so it would mean the world if you can spare some of your precious time to explore some of me works, and let me know what you think!
Happy reading,
Kai Kazi

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Purchasing a Thoroughbred Racehorse: equinegateway.com

Purchasing a Thoroughbred Racehorse
 Riding & Writing Gina McKnight

Recently, I had the inclination to invest in a Thoroughbred racehorse. Considering conformation, pedigree, size, and temperament, I decided to purchase a mare to race at my local track. After looking at many horses from around the nation, and talking with breeders, track officials, veterinarians, and horse experts, I settled on a fine mare from equinegateway.com.

When looking to purchase a Thoroughbred, especially over the internet, you need to remember that conformation and pedigree are very important. Size may or not matter in determining a winning racehorse (Seabiscuit and War Admiral were about 15 hands tall, two of the smallest of the famous racing giants). Temperament and vices can be managed with training - most of the time, with the right trainer.

Conformation
The overall balance of muscle, bone, and mass of a horse determines their conformation. Is the horse athletic? Does the horse have wobbly knees? Does the horse run with grace and power? The formation of the knees, hocks, head, neck, eyes, torso, etc., all complete a horse’s conformation. Triplecrown.com provides a detailed list of conformation attributes.

Emotional conformation horse profiling is important as well. Equinegateway.com has an expert standing by who can determine if your potential winner has what it takes to become the racehorse of your dreams.  

Pedigree
A horse’s lineage is a fascinating journey through racing history. Whether the offspring of a winning horse on a small track, winning small purses, or the offspring of a famous racehorse, like Secretariat, you will want to research your horse’s pedigree. The horse that I like on equinegateway.com, Serena’s Gold, has a quality pedigree for the type of racing that I am interested in. The breeder of Serena's Gold will share a detailed history of the her lineage, and other important factors about her racing career.

Size
Serena’s Gold is 16 hands tall, an average size for a racehorse. Statistically, and proven through horseracing history, size may not be an indication of a winning racehorse. Seabiscuit and War Admiral were small compared to their larger stablemates; sometimes the size of the heart and willingness to serve is greater than stature.

Temperament
A horse with a sweet temperament is always the best, but some horses have a wild disposition. A breeder can review any vices that you may be concerned about. An expert can help you determine if a vice will have implications later in life. Some vices, like cribbing, can be easily treated. With the help of the right trainer, a horse can relearn bad habits and vices. Depending upon your requirements - a docile horse that transitions easily to your stable, or a more challenging temperament - you will find a variety of horses at equinegateway.com.

Find your winning racehorse
Like people, horses come in all different sizes, shapes, and temperaments. You must choose wisely in bringing the right horse to your stable. Equinegateway.com offers Blookstock Services to help match you with the right horse. They provide the following expert services…
  • Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding
  • Public Auction Representation
  • Private Sales Negotiation
  • Horse Appraisals
  • Bloodline Research and Stallion Seasons
  • Horse Care, Breaking, and Training

Choosing a horse from equinegateway.com allows you to talk with the seller and negotiate directly via their website. Investing in a racehorse takes time and effort. Equinegateway.com makes it so easy! They are the #1 Thoroughbred online horse marketplace. See you at the racetrack!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Supernatural Hero (3 Book Series) by Eran Gadot


 "It is the type of story that kids will find fascinating.”

Supernatural Hero (3 Book Series)
by Eran Gadot

Don't try to be someone else, be yourself!

Reading this book will make you see that being yourself is the only way
for success, all you need is to believe.

Andy is the nerd everyone makes fun of. He's really skinny, wears glasses and talks to himself, but he falls in love with the prettiest girl in the class. One day Grandpa dies and turns into a ghost. Then, Andy discovers a new power, he can see ghosts and talk to the dead.

Join Andy's journey and find out how a nerd can become a hero.
Supernatural hero is a great children's book with an outstanding story, for the whole family to enjoy. This book series will stay with you forever.


From Book 1: Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 - Winner
Reader's Favorite Book Awards 2014 - Silver Medal
IPPY Book Awards 2014 - Bronze Medal
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2014 - Honorable Mention
Indie Excellence Book Awards 2014 - Finalist
London Book Festival 2013 - Honorable Mention


About the Author
Eran Gadot is an award winning author. Gadot is married and a father to three children and two cats. He is proud to have ADHD and loves the fact that writing is the only way for him to focus on one thing. In his younger years he owned Pet Coffee, the first coffee place for dogs and their owners. He then opened a new coffee place, No Bill, where customers were free to pay as they please. He was the co-founder and CEO of a small high-tech company which was later sold to Playtech.

He is currently one of the owners of an advertising agency, works as the head of the creative department. His love for sports got him to be owner of a sports live scores website and an enthusiastic tennis player. He also has helped producing several independent films.

Few words from Gadot:

"I can't remember a time when I didn't write. I write about everything. As far as I'm concerned what isn't written down simply isn't important. Writing is in my blood. The words inside me are constantly trying to burst out, however much I may try to focus on other things.

My greatest dream was always to write a book for children, whose honesty and innocence constantly overwhelm me. It's thanks to children that my own inner child is sustained and never ceases to make his presence felt.

When my son started sixth grade and embarked on the journey known as adolescence my urge to write a book for children became impossible to ignore. His experiences granted me inspiration as well as fantastic ideas for my book.

As I began to write, the reactions of my son and his friends totally amazed me and I understood that I was on the right path. I completed my book, which became the first in a series of six. The responses from my readers renew my energy daily and strengthen my deep motivation to continue to write.

For me, writing is not a hobby but a vocation. I simply have to write. And I still feel like a boy, with a tremendous desire to realize my dreams, break new ground and transform the impossible into the possible."

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sting in the Tail: Book One The Rocket Series by Chris Dyer


New!
From Monday Creek Publishing

Sting in the Tail:
Book One The Rocket Series 
by Chris Dyer 

Mike Willett is a small time racehorse trainer on the verge of bankruptcy when wealthy local businessman John Cullen comes along and rescues him by purchasing an intractable but beautiful horse named Rocket. As the two forge a firm friendship Mike starts to think that life just can’t get better. John Cullen builds an empire in horses with Mike sailing closely by his side, Mike finds his financial position the envy of many. Mike’s temper overtakes him as the pressure weighs down on him. Just when you think everything is perfect something always comes along and stings you in the tail.


“With his debut novel, Sting in the Tail, author Chris Dyer has woven a colorful racing mystery complete with a cast of engaging characters, interesting plot twists, and an unexpected ending.  Capturing in print a fascinating behind the scenes view of training and racing Thoroughbreds, the story is told in an authentic voice sometimes hard to find in books set in the world of horses. Dyer has given readers a main character, Mike Willett, whose complexities are matched stride for stride with the complicated emotional life of his most talented racing prospect, Rocket. As Mike’s financial success suddenly spirals upward, his struggle to understand himself, his best horse, and his female partner provide a most entertaining read.”
Caryn Sappelli, owner of RacingandRding.com, Lexington, Kentucky

About the Author
Chris Dyer has spent most of his life around horses. Described by one of his friends as “the man that doesn’t fit in” he is never afraid to voice an opinion regardless of the consequences. Disparaging of bureaucracy and unpredictable – the probable cause of “not fitting in!” He has without credit worked on many horses from unknown ponies to well-known racehorses without bothering to attention seek. He has trained Arabian racehorses and pre-trained thoroughbreds. His knowledge and occasionally his opinions are evident as he weaves his tale around the books characters. A man of extremes Chris is either irritatingly happy or manically depressed (though more often than not the former). To describe Chris is almost impossible - he is a bit like pulling a Christmas Cracker… you never quite know what you will find on the inside! A close friend. For more information about Chris and a list of his other books, visit www.chrisdyerauthor.com

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Financial Freedom: Escaping Corporate Slavery by EJC Clark


“It is time to wake up and take your piece of the American Dream.”

Financial Freedom: Escaping Corporate Slavery 
by EJC Clark 

We have to wake up seize our piece of the American Dream.

This book was written to inspire people to wake up and see the truth. We must free ourselves from the old thinking and brainwashing. Getting an education and working for another person is not going to gain us financial freedom. We must reprogram our mindset, and we must teach our kids a new way. We must empower ourselves to be independent. We must find ways to create our own income, and free ourselves from our employer’s rule. We must realize the wealth gap between the rich and poor will continue to accelerate and widen. It is time to wake up and take your piece of the American Dream. you need this book.

Here is a preview of the topics discussed...

·        The Beginning Of The Story
·        Other Advantages Of Owning Your Own Business
·        How You Can Stop Trading Time For Money And Improve Your Quality Of Life
·        Is Formal Education Essential In Starting Your Own Online Business?



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kai Liu Photographer | Videographer | NYC



Kai Liu Photographer | Videographer | NYC

“I look forward to a continued working relationship with Kai, and would recommend him to anyone needing a true professional.”
Gino, Nama Noodle

Follow on Instagram instagram.com/kailiufoodnyc

Kai Liu is a gifted food photographer. His depth of experience, creative insight, lighting expertise and compositions all applied to the new digital photography.

Kai has provided beautiful images of our extensive food menu which was later used for the restaurant’s website.

Contact Kai Liu kailiuvisual.com/contact

“We have been using Mr. Liu services for our private and cooperative events. His photography captures the fun and enthusiasm of our customers as they enter into the spirit of the party by recording their spontaneous smiles, laughter and sheer enjoyment of our special events.”

·        6 years experience of photography
·        5 years experience of film making
·        Excellent photo and video skills
·        On location shooting with professional lighting equipment
·        Tethered screen for client’s real time feedback
·        Fast turn around time
     ·        Affordable price without sacrificing quality 





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Little Old Dog Sanctuary: Happily Ever After by Hope Morgan & Erik Jauch

“Made me laugh and cry!”

“Dog lovers, this is a great book and one you will enjoy.”
– Mile High Dog Magazine

Little Old Dog Sanctuary - Happily Ever After
by Hope Morgan  (Author), Erik Jauch (Author)

Once an animal comes through the front door of Little Old Dog Sanctuary, they enter a Utopian, free-range Rocky Mountain Shangri-La where napping is a competitive sport, potty training is optional and the record for guarding a Milk-Bone by carrying it your mouth everywhere you go stands at 13 hours. Along with the opportunity to continue living, the dogs also get dignity, respect, blankets, beds, toys, medicine, friends, amazing food and copious amounts of unconditional love. And of course they get treats. Lots and lots of treats.

The book also reveals that the one true secret to happiness is having a grumpy, old Chihuahua. Whoops. Is it too late to say “Spoiler Alert?”

Funny, touching and inspirational, the stories about the Sanctuary are both guilt and fat free. Indulge yourself!




About the Author
Hope Morgan has been rescuing and caring for old, sick dogs for most of her life. In addition to sharing her wisdom about "everything dog," Hope's art has appeared in numerous galleries and magazines.

Hope and Erik met in High School and then went their separate ways. 20 years later, they re-connected, got married, and dedicated their lives to saving and caring for disenfranchised, neglected, rejected and discarded dogs together.

Our Mission
We rescue little old dogs from shelters and bring them to our Sanctuary where they live out the remainder of their lives (whether it be days, weeks, months or years) in a super-awesome dog Utopia. Think Fantasy Island meets Green Acres.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Horse-Logos.com: Stand Out from the Herd!


Professional Horse Graphics
Customize Your Logo!

About Us
A little info on Horse-Logos.com and its owner Joni Solis…

I started on the Internet back in about 2001 with alove4horses.com (which is still online), a website with original horse paintings and artwork for sale. Then people started contacting me about designing horse logos for their businesses.

Horse-Logos.com specializes in horse logos and graphics for horse related businesses. I offer professional and affordable horse art designs that you can use for...
  • Self printing from your computer and printer
  • Commercial printing for your business cards, brochures, and stallion flyers
  • On your website and in your emails
  • Screen printed or vinyl cut business signs, decals, and advertising banners
  • Embroidered or Screen printed on Tee shirts, caps, jackets, etc... and any other item you can stamp, etch, stencil, carve, etc...

My horse logo clients are now international -- from Canada, Denmark, Germany, Australia, and other places.

I create professional, custom, horse logos and graphics and give a discount to non-profits like horse rescues. If you have a non-profit in need of my creative services please contact me for more info.

To help smaller animals/pets I foster dogs and puppies for several pet rescue organizations. I also help out at local pet adoption and fundraising events, help with computer stuff (cross-posting and social networking), take photos of the pets that need rehoming and rescuing. I have also donated paintings and artwork to different pet rescue groups for fundraising.


You can check out my pet blog here Animal News & Info - South Louisiana Pets In Need Louisiana Dogs, Puppies, Cats, and Kittens needing rescue, adoption, or foster homes. . And I twitter about pets and animals here Animal News & Info.


Richard Carreño, The Philadelphia Junto Visits the Spanish Riding School

Richard Carreño, The Philadelphia Junto Photo: WC News Service


Article used with permission from the Philadelphia Junto, Richard Carreño
February 2015
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EXCLUSIVE PJ PHOTOS!
*** This year is the 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School, to be celebrated by a gala scheduled for 7 pm at the nearby Heldenplatz on 26 June and subsequently at the 6th Fete Imperiale. In attendance will be the Royal Andalusian Riding School from Jerez, Spain. ***
THE PJ VISITS THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL

VIENNA -- By the time we arrived at Michaelerplatz, during our visit last week, it was already late in the day. We suspected that our visit would be rescheduled for another day.
'No, you're just in time for the last English-language tour,' we were told.
'Where shall we meet?'
'Right here. You're it.'
Not surprisingly that we were only English-speakers really. During our week-long stay in Vienna, we encountered few, if any, other Americans. Few, if any, native English-speaking tourists. Time of the year?
But what especially was a happy result was that we were permitted to take photos, normally banned on public tours. -- Richard Carreño




Thanks to Wikipedia for the following:
The Spanish Riding School (GermanSpanische Hofreitschule) of ViennaAustria, is a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses, which perform in the Winter Riding School (Winterreitschule) in theHofburg. Not only is it a centre for classical dressage, the headquarters is a tourist attraction inVienna that offers public performances as well as permitting public viewing of some training sessions. The presentation builds on four centuries of experience and tradition in classical dressage. The leading horses and riders of the school also periodically tour and perform worldwide.

The Spanish Riding School is located betweenMichaelerplatz and Josefsplatz near the Hofburg in central Vienna. Performances take place in the Winter Riding School, built between 1729–1735. The Winter Riding School is a sunlight- flooded hall, mainly white with some beige and light grey, with a portrait of Emperor Charles VI above the royal box and opposite the entrance (to which the riders always salute before they ride), which measures 55 by 18 metres and is 17 metres in height.

The Spanish Riding School also has summer stables in Heldenberg-Wetzdorf-Lower Austria. The 68 resident stallions are taken there in July and August for seven weeks, where they are kept in stalls withpaddocks. The horses are not schooled during this period, but instead are hacked in the nearby forest.

History
The riding school was first named during the Habsburg Monarchy in 1572, long before the French manege of Antoine de Pluvinel, and is the oldest of its kind in the world.[1] Records show that a wooden riding arena was first commissioned in 1565, but it wasn't until 1729 that Emperor Charles VI commissioned the architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach to build the white riding hall used today. Prior to that time, the School operated from a wooden arena at the Josefsplatz. For a time, the riding hall was used for various ceremonies, but it is now open to the public, who may witness the training and performances by the stallions.

The Spanish Riding School was named for the Spanish horses that formed one of the bases of the Lipizzanbreed, which is used exclusively at the school. Today the horses delivered to the Spanish Riding School are bred at the Piber Federal Stud located near the village of Piber in western StyriaAustria. One of the original studs used to develop the breed was Lipizza, now called Lipica, near Trieste in modernSlovenia, which gave its name to the breed.

The Spanish Riding School has antecedents in military traditions dating as far back as Xenophon inAncient Greece, and particularly from the military horsemanship of the post-medieval ages when knights attempted to retain their battlefield preeminence by shedding heavy armor and learning to maneuver quickly and with great complexity on a firearms-dominated battlefield.[2]

Traditionally, Lipizzaners at the school have been trained and ridden wholly by men, although the Spanish Riding School states that there has never been an official ban on women. In October 2008, two women, an 18-year-old from the United Kingdom and a 21-year-old from Austria, passed the entrance exam and were accepted to train as riders at the school - the first women to do so in 436 years.[3]

The methods used by the Riding School are based on François Robichon de la Gueriniere. It is a common myth that the movements were developed to aid in battle; in fact, they were used to strengthen the war horse's body and mind and make him a supreme athlete, not to actually attack. All movements are based on those naturally performed by the horse when at liberty, with the exception of one-tempi changes.

The stallions are taught in three stages:

1.                  Remontenschule: ("forward riding") This stage begins when the horse is first brought to the Spanish Riding School as a 4-year-old. The stallion is taught to be saddled and bridled, and is started on the longe to teach him the aids, to improve his obedience, and to strengthen his muscles in preparation for a rider. Work on the longe includes transitions between the walk, trot, and canter, and changes of tempo within the gait, and lasts 2–3 months before a rider is ever placed on the animal's back. After longeing, the horse is ridden in an arena on straight lines, to teach him to respond correctly to the rider's aids while mounted. The main goals during this time are to develop free forward movement in the ordinary (not collected or extended) gaits, with correct contact and on a long rein, and to begin to cultivate straightness. Additionally, the training should have improved the animal's strength and stamina to prepare him for the next stage.
2.                 Campagneschule: ("campaign school") The horse is usually ready for the second stage after a year of riding in the first stage, although this time-frame is always adjusted to the individual horse. Young stallions are always placed with experienced riders during this second stage, to help prevent the development of bad habits due to incorrect work. During this time, he is taught collection, and is ridden in turns and circles at all gaits. The main purpose of this phase is to develop impulsion, improve the natural paces, promote self-carriage, make the horse supple and flexible, and gradually develop the muscles of the horse. The horse will learn to bend correctly in the neck, body, and at the poll as appropriate for his conformation. It is during this time that the majority of training takes place, and the horse learns to shorten and lengthen his gait and perform lateral movements, with most of the work taking place at the trot. This phase requires the most time of the three, generally two-thirds of the total time it takes to produce the "finished" horse. Before the end of this phase, the stallions are introduced to the double bridle, to refine the rider's aids.
3.                 Hohe Schule: ("high school" or Haute Ecole) In this stage, the rider will gradually push the horse to perfection in straightness, contact, suppleness, collection, and impulsion, to produce improved gaits. Through this work, the horse will learn to perform some of the most difficult movements such as pirouettepassagepiaffe and One-Tempi-Changes. Many of the exercises first taught in the Campaign school are utilized in this phase, focusing on the quality of the work and using them to help teach the more difficult exercises. The stallions are then assessed to determine if they are suitable for the demanding "airs above the ground," the final step in their training. Once they are chosen, the horses are taught their most-suitable school jump, first on the ground and then under saddle.

The riders, too, are carefully schooled. They first work on the longe without stirrups and reins on well-trained horses for up to 3 years, to teach a balanced and independent seat. They are then allowed to control the animals themselves, under the eye of an experienced rider, until they can perform the high school movements. With intensive training, this will take 2–4 years. The rider is then allowed to train a young stallion from unbroken up to High School, a process that usually takes 4–6 additional years.

Performances at the Spanish Riding School were originally only presented to guests of the Court, and then when they were finally opened to the general population at the turn of the century, it was only for special occasions. However, after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918, the school opened up regular performances to the general public to help pay for its upkeep.

The original performances were quite short, with the chief riders presenting stallions in the High School movements, airs above the ground, work in-hand and exercises on the long rein, and then a Pas de Deux(two horses in mirror image) and a four-rider Quadrille would finish the performance.

The program today has expanded. It begins with the "Young Stallions" which have recently arrived from the stud farm at Piber. They demonstrate the first phase of training, in which the horse moves forward and accepts the aids. The next section is the "All Steps and Movements of the High School" where four fully trained stallions perform each of the movements seen in the Olympic Grand Prix Dressage test, including the flying change, passage, pirouette, and piaffe. The horses are ridden in double bridle, to demonstrate their high level of training. The "Pas De Deux" is then shown, with two horses demonstrating High School movements in mirror image.

The next section is the "Work in Hand", to show how the horses are trained for the school jumps levade,courbette, and capriole, all in-hand. This demonstration includes work on the diagonal, on the wall and between the pillars. All stallions wear a snaffle bridle, cavessonside reins, some on short hand rein, some with a short back longe. All carry the traditional white saddle of the school. Then one stallion is then worked "On the Long Rein", in which a fully trained Lipizzan performs all the movements it would be asked to do under saddle. In this section, the horse wears a red snaffle bridle and a red shabrack(saddlecloth) with the golden coat of arms of the Austrian Empire.

The "Airs Above the Ground" follows; all horses are under saddle, but the riders do not have stirrups. Movements performed include the levadecapriole and courbette. The performance finishes with the "School Quadrille", consisting of 8 riders working in formation at the walk, trot, and canter, with flying changespirouettes, the half pass and the passage. The ride is performed to classical music. Lasting 20 minutes, the School Quadrille of the Spanish Riding School is the longest and most difficult in the world.

All riders wear the traditional uniform: brown tailcoatsbicorne-style hats, white buckskin breeches, white suede gloves, and black top riding boots. Swan neck spurs are also part of the uniform. The empire style uniform (1795–1820 in fashion) has remained relatively unchanged for 200 years.

During performances, the fully trained stallions wear a traditional gold-plated breastplate and crupper, called a Goldzeug. They also carry a "school saddle", which is made from buckskin and larger than the more commonly seen English saddle used by the school when training the stallions and riders. Gold-plated double bridles are only used for performances. All horses, except the young stallions, wear red and gold or green and gold shabracks, or saddlecloths, under the saddle. Red is for "All Steps and Movements of the High School", "Pas de Deux", "On the Long Rein", "The Grand Solo" and "The School quadrille." Green is used for "Work In-Hand" and the "Airs above the Ground". The shabrack is also used to differentiate the status of each rider: the director of the school has three gold bands and gold fringe, the chief riders have three bands and no fringe, riders have two bands, and assistant riders have one.

The young stallions are not exhibited in the same equipment as the more mature animals. They are ridden in a plain snaffle bridle and a simple dressage-style English saddle. For training sessions, black bridles, both snaffle bit bridles and double bridles, are used for all horses.

Horses are clean and well groomed. The Capriole horses wear a braided tail wrapped short in a "queue" (known elsewhere as a "mud tail"), which is fixed with a decorative tail bag (Schweiftasche).

For more photos visit junto.blogspot.com