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Valenti Equestrian Club

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We would just like to take a moment to share some photos with everyone of the Valenti Equestrian Club.

We are proud of the Equestrian Club and it’s beauty. Along with it’s horses, trainers and staff.

If you would like more information about boarding or have any questions at all, please call us between 8:00am PST – 5:00pm PST at: 858-759-9239.

 

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2-Day Clinic with Charlotte Bredahl-Baker

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2-Day Clinic with Charlotte Bredahl-Baker

November 11th – 12th at Valenti Equestrian Club

Come join us at Valenti Equestrian Club for a Clinic with Olympic rider Charlotte Bredahl-Baker. Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12.

Limited spots available for trailer-in

Auditors welcome: $40 including lunch and Q&A with Charlotte! Don’t miss it!

Call Lena Nordlof-Davis to reserve your rides: 760-822-7483

Meet The Icelandic Horse Through These Magical Photos

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The Icelandic horse is a unique breed of smallish horses that came to Iceland with the first settlers from Norway 1100 years ago. Archaeological digs in Europe have revealed that the horses are descended from an ancient breed that is now extinct outside of Iceland, where it has been preserved in isolation.

The Icelandic, as it’s often referred to, is known for being sure-footed and able to cross rough terrain. It displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. The first is a four-beat lateral ambling gait known as “tölt.” Tölt is characterized by its explosive acceleration and speed; it’s also comfortable and ground-covering. The breed also performs a pace called skeið, or “flying pace,” used in pacing races, with some horses able to reach speeds of 30 mph, covering just short distances. It’s fast and smooth, but it isn’t a gait for long-distance travel.

This beautiful horse that comes in many different colors and patterns, weighs between 730 and 840 pounds, and stands at an average height of 52 to 56 inches.

Photographer Troy Moth writes on Bored Panda that while he spent years photographing horses across North America, there was no type that always eluded him, the Icelandic horse. He finally had a special opportunity to visit Iceland this year and travel around the country in search of the majestic animals, he said.

Moth explained, “The first thing I noticed is that the horses are everywhere. It wasn’t a matter of me finding horses, but rather finding the horses in a great landscape. I know what you’re thinking… it’s Iceland, how hard can that be? But it was surprisingly hard as a lot of the horses are kept in pens, albeit large ones, but they are still fenced off. Even the “wild” horses are brought down from the mountains during the winter months and kept in pens where their food supply is secure.

“After circling the entire island, driving over 2500 km and taking almost every bumpy windy dirt road and detour possible, I found my photographs, and the horses, living in their world of green.”

The spectacular images below were the result of that trip.

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Photo Credit: Troy Moth

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Originally Published:   http://www.earthporm.com/icelandic-horse/?utm_rcreplace_392=4650

20 Photos To Show You The Beauty Of Human Nature

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The beauty of the human soul is not in the pretty face, it’s found within the heart, and hands of those who look, and stay. With all the daily violence going on around the globe, we might feel that the beauty remains in the pretty face only, the heart and hands are lost. But did humanity really get lost? The following are 20 pictures which will revive your hopes for the human condition, give you faith in our fellow humans.

1. citizen

This “Citizen of the Earth” saved a person from getting a car ticket. Very amicable person, don’t you think?

2. helpfulman

It seems that this gentleman has missed his train while helping this lady with her bags. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

3.paramedics

Act like this reminds us that you don’t need a reason to help people.

4. library

Nowadays, people tend to believe that teenagers are not virtuous. Think again please!

5. professor

Professors like him not only stop at teaching us our “education”, but extend further to teach us moral values we need as humans.

6. firefighter

This fire fighter overcame more dangers just to rescue this person’s prominent family member!

7. fawn

One family rescued this orphaned fawn, and raised her with their other pets. And now she is just another member of the family.

8. catlover

Another kind soul gave up his umbrella to keep this kitten dry from the rain. Wonderful!

9. therock

Wrestlers may have serious attitudes on the wrestling arenas, but they are human beings too! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, while driving, saw this kid running after his car. He stopped, and found out that the kid was fighting cancer (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma), and it was his lifelong dream of meeting his favorite superstar. In return, the hero thanked him, hugged him, and took pictures with him. Both are superstars here!

10. kindle

A very selfless stranger has given this homeless gentleman his own kindle so that he would stop reading the only book he has, all the time. A Kindly person kindled humanity.

11. dan

This is Dan. A genuinely wonderful soul, who, using his own money, treats the local cancer patients, nurses, doctors, and everyone in the cancer center to cups of coffee.

12. samaritan

Who wouldn’t want a neighbor like good Gilligan? He reminds me of Art Hochberg’s quotes, “To help a friend is really good. To help yourself is also really good. To help a stranger is the very best.”

13. owner

Imagine every restaurant owner makes progress like this, the starving population would decline drastically. Hats off to such initiative!

14. iphone

These strangers are not only kind enough to return an expensive item to its rightful owner, and bored, but have great sense of humor too!

15. littlegirl

It is not always the elders who act kind towards others, little children have similar ethics too. This note maybe small, but has great power to capture one’s heart. Thank you Anica!

16. grocery

A small generous act from a grocery store employee is enough to bring back faith in humanity!

17. laundry

We should have laundries like this to boost all unemployed people’s spirits. Brilliant action!

18. rugby

Another sports star, Rugby player Brian O’Driscoll has enthralled his biggest fan by a surprise visit to the hospital. What could be a better medicine than this?

19. barber

The elderly man on the right is a barber, who doesn’t take money from haircuts, rather, accepts hugs as payments. Humanity restored beautifully, right?

20. ROYAL Diana/Kathmandu file

And lastly, there was one person, a celebrity, a mother, a beautiful human being, who also happened to be a Royal Princess, set a true meaning to humanity through her works, and through her words.  She said, “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of a reward, safe in the knowledge that one day, someone might do the same for you”. Here is Princess Diana for you.

 

 

Featured photo credit: Wonderlane via flickr.com

Originally Published with Photos:   http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/20-pictures-show-you-the-beauty-human-nature.html