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The Bit Dictionary - Introduction - Part 1 of 3
5th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
When it comes to bitting, you always want to go with the softest option possible. A horseís mouth is extremely important, and you want to keep it soft so that you have a clear connection with your horse, and can use light, subtle ...
What Every Good Horse or Pony Should Know
4th Jun 2013   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
A lot of people donít worry if their horses or ponies donít load well. Many think that if they donít show, or ride in places requiring traveling by truck and trailer, it doesn't matter if their horses load easily or not. However, ...
 
What Color Ribbon Will You Win
3rd Jun 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
When I was very little, my favorite color was blue. I liked blue clothing, my bedroom was blue and when my mother bought my sister and I aprons to wear when we helped in the kitchen, I was angry because she gave my sister a blue o ...
Ponybox Featured Horse Graphics
2nd Jun 2013   |   Graphics   |   PonyBox
Ponybox featured horse graphics is a weekly display of some of the best graphics and manips on Ponybox. Ponybox members include some of the most talented equestrian graphic artists. Want to see your graphics displayed here? Just s ...
My Horse and Eight Others Die in Tragic Barn Fire
1st Jun 2013   |   Horse Stories   |   Set Free
My horse Phoenix was a barrel horse I got from Fallon Taylor. My story with my pride and joy came to a close on April 26, 2013. The day before was a beautiful day and it was warm enough that I didn't even have to wear a jacket. Th ...
Are You a Horseless Rider
31st May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Whether your parents wonít agree to buy you a horse, or your situation in life changes, and you can no longer keep your own horse, you may find yourself a horseless rider. Thatís not a healthy state for many riders and despite not ...
When Your Horse Talks Do You Listen
29th May 2013   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
Who hasn't heard of a horse whisper? Theyíre those mystical trainers who can lift an eyebrow, shake a finger or twirl a rope and transform a horse from unruly and wild to docile and willing. However, the fact is, when weíre solvin ...
How Old are You in Horse Years
28th May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A horseís average lifespan is around 28 years. A humanís average lifespan in North America is around 77 years. Horseís don't live as long as humans. And, they age at very different rates, making it difficult to compare horse years ...
A First Look At Playing Polo
26th May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
On the same day I went to the horse auction, my daughter Justine had her own adventure at an introductory polo clinic. Polo is a team sport, so she was teamed up with two other young women who made up the Ďcolored shirtsí team. Th ...
Back it Up - How To Master The Rein Back
25th May 2013   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
This article serves to handle that one part of every dressage test that I Ė and most riders I know Ė dread with all our hearts. Iím sure you know the feeling. The stunning rhythmic trot, the perfect square halt (And here you start ...
Mustang Horse Breed Photos
24th May 2013   |   General   |   PonyBox
Ponybox receives hundreds of member submitted horse photos each week. In addition to our weekly featured graphics, we are going to add a new weekly news post featuring random horse breeds submitted to Ponybox.com. If you own this ...
How to Decorate Your Horse
23rd May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Play days, costume classes, gymkhanas and parades are all great occasions to decorate your horse! You donít really need an occasion of course. Decorating your horse can be a great activity for non-riders. So when those city cousin ...
May Horse and Tack Auction Dissapoints
21st May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
My sister, who is a horse dealer, recently invited me to go to a horse auction. My mother, who repairs and sells tack also came along. Because the tack sale started before the horse auction, we started on the hour and a half drive ...
Caudal Heel Syndrome Forces Beau into Retirement
20th May 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Simple As That
Hi everybody! Itís been a while since I've made an article, so I thought Iíd give you all an update on how Beauís doing. On my last article I had just started showing him again and with the exception of kicking out occasionally, h ...
Riding Clinic with Beck Hart - Transitioning From Trail to Dressage
19th May 2013   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
One of the best ways to improve your riding is to take lessons. I've been riding for a long time, but still take lessons to improve my skills. I've been more motivated to take lessons lately because I've decided to focus on dressa ...
Still Burning - Chapter Thirteen - The Final Chapter
19th May 2013   |   Horse Fiction   |   Moose
It was the day after Andrew's funeral that she had decided she was going to ride Aquillo for the first time since he died. She sat there on her bed with her arms around her knees, deep in thought, when she felt a chill from the op ...
Ponybox Featured Horse Graphics
18th May 2013   |   Graphics   |   PonyBox
Ponybox featured horse graphics is a weekly display of some of the best graphics and manips on Ponybox. Ponybox members include some of the most talented equestrian graphic artists. Want to see your graphics displayed here? Just s ...
Ten Reasons Not to Wear a Helmet
17th May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Weíre often told we should wear a helmet when we ride. However, there are lots of good reasons not to. Here are the top ten of my many reasons why I won't wear a helmet. After spending $60 on a wash, cut and blow dry, countless ...
The Perils of Vanity
15th May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
One time, before going with my daughter to a weekend-long Pony Club camp, I decided that my old yucky riding pants needed to be retired. I tried riding in jeans, but the thick inseams caused considerable discomfort. It was time to ...
How to Ride a Dressage Test - The Eventerís Version
15th May 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
This article was inspired by my own fantastic event horse, Bronze, who Ė like most eventers Ė is eating a lot of high-energy food, and doing a lot of work. Basically, Bronze is a machine, and his main operating function is to bear ...
How to Convince Your Parents to Buy a Horse
14th May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Do you want a horse? If you're lucky, your parents will want you to have one too. However, there's a good chance they may feel quite opposite. Horses are big, expensive, require time and sweat labor to care for and for some people ...
Still Burning - Chapter Twelve - The First Step
13th May 2013   |   Horse Fiction   |   Moose
The smell of meatloaf and apple crisp seeped out of the open windows and mixed to fill her nose with its sweet aroma, making her stomach growl. Jane twirled a tiny purple flower between her fingertips, watching its petals spin lik ...
Jumpy Horse 3.7 Horse Game App Promotion Codes
11th May 2013   |   Equine Technology   |   PonyBox
Internet Reshenia, developer of the Jumpy Horse App recently released version 3.7. This update includes a new 'Where's My Foal' mini-game and downloadable Pegasus, Mustang, Big Cat, Mountain Lion and Bull characters. The Jumpy ...
Five Famous Horse Songs
10th May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Every now and then, horses show up in songs. Here are a few that have had some radio air-time over the years and have stood out in my mind. This song was originally written and preformed by the classic-rock band The Rolling Stone ...
Not Making This Up - Why I Don't Wear Makeup To The Barn
8th May 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
I recently noticed this magnificent article pop up on Ponybox asking whether or not I wear makeup to the barn. I donít see that itís any of the articleís business, but Iím going to answer the question anyway. I do not, and in this ...
Still Burning - Chapter Eleven - Falling Down
7th May 2013   |   Horse Fiction   |   Moose
To go back in time and stop the semi from hitting his truck, to go back in time and stall him just a few seconds and save his life by just facing her father, to go back in time and take back every horrible thing she ever said to h ...
Moving From Cross Rails To Jumps
6th May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A secure seat, confidence riding over ground poles and jumping small cross rails are the first steps to learning how to ride over taller and wider jumps. When I was taking lessons over jumps, a lot of time was spent ensuring that ...
Do You Know The Moment You Connected With Your Horse
6th May 2013   |   General   |   IggyPogo
I was riding home the other night, bareback, with the sunset on my back and Pogo's rich bay coat glowing. I urged him into a trot and we made it a few steps before someone across the street dropped a bag of dog food which spooked ...
Do You Wear Makeup To The Barn
5th May 2013   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Iíll admit it, Iím a little vain. I like nice clothes, to have my hair done, and I wear makeup. I even wear makeup to the barn, even though I donít wear my Ďgoing to town clothes', and my hair is usually tucked under a ball cap. I ...
Howrse Sim Gameplay Offers Realism and Fantasy
4th May 2013   |   Product Reviews   |   24601
Many horse sim players often run into the conflict of whether they prefer realistic gameplay, or a more whimsical experience. Oftentimes, a sim game doesnít cater to both of these styles in one game. Howrse effectively blends both ...
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