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  1. Why “Camp”?

    Why “Camp”?

    The term “horse camp” conjures up different images for different people. They take place at sleek riding academies, rustic wooded sleepaway camps, small neighborhood barns and discipline specific training stables all over the world. The atmosphere and activities at each camp may differ tremendously, but if the camp is being run right, the common denominator is that riders, beginner through...

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  2. Seven Habits of Highly Effective Riders

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Riders

    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Riders What is it that caused me to let a kid come for a lesson on a sacred Monday? For 80 % of hairdressers, chefs, waiters, and horse trainers, Monday is Fun Day. A day usually reserved for beach, movies, errands, etc. It is total me time and nothing stands in the way of...

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  3. Pond Hill Ranch

    Pond Hill Ranch

    If you love looking at a horse, imagine the feeling you would get looking at hundreds. If you will never get a chance to visit Pond Hill Ranch in Castleton, Vermont, you must at least follow them on Facebook. I grew up just miles from this wonderful place and many of my first beloved horses came from there, as did...

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  4. Beginning of a Great Idea

    Beginning of a Great Idea

    If you’re here, I’m going to assume you’ve read my introductory letter as to how and why I started Besthorsecamp.com. If not, it’s under “About” in the menu bar at the Home Page. The startup of this endeavor has not been so much as a learning curve for me as it has been a learning leap off a cliff!  My...

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  5. A New Life For Fletch

    A New Life For Fletch

    “Holy Crap! Is this really happening to me? I have glitter on my hooves and I’m wearing a tutu! And now these kids are painting a rainbow on my hip. How did this happen? Don’t any of these brats realize who I am?” The old leopard gelding in the crossties behind me nickers a small laugh. “Relax ,little guy, it...

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