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You know what they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case the beauty is a young Thoroughbred filly at sunset....
You know what they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case the beauty is a young Thoroughbred filly at sunset....
I love playing with the colours and composition of an image, sometimes I tilt while cropping and it adds a little extra energy to a busy photo....
I love playing with the colours and composition of an image, sometimes I tilt while cropping and it adds a little extra energy to a busy photo....
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Trick Training - Teach Your Horse to Kiss
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When asking your horse to kiss, always be aware that horses are big animals, and to have a horse’s head anywhere near your face can be dangerous. Always be ready to back away in case he moves his head too suddenly. And, ...
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Keeping and Using Stallions
10th Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are a lot of myths about stallions. Some people believe only men should handle stallions. Many think they are more majestic, noble and wild than mares and geldings. Most of us take for granted that you don’t turn a stallion out with another stallion. And some think they nee ...
Cannabis For Horses
9th Jun 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Marijuana legalization is a hot topic. Here in Canada, it’s about to be legalized. It already is in several states and countries. I’m not going to comment about the pros and cons of legalization, or of its use in general. After reading about the effects of dogs (and looking throu ...
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What is That Cough
6th Jun 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
In Eastern Canada, a contagious disease is quarantining stables and shutting down events. Streptococcus Equi, a bacterial infection better known as strangles, has even shut down the famous RCMP musical ride. Strangles presents itself with a sudden high fever, runny nose, swollen ...
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Horse Trailer Accidents
3rd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse Trailer accidents really scare me. I’ve seen horses hung over the chest bars, cast upside down on the floors, stuck halfway out the human doors, hung up in tie ropes and I know of at least one that climbed out the side window and landed on the highway. ...
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The Economics of Horses
2nd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A 2017 study of the horse industry by the American Horse Council found that the horse industry has a $50 billion impact on the overall economy in the United States. This did not take into account the spending of race and competition fans outside the actual events they attended. C ...
Unusual Things To Do On A Horse
30th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Cleaning stalls leaves your mind pretty free to wander. So lately, with a pitchfork in my hand, I wondered what else do people do on horseback besides just ride? ...
News From the Horse World
28th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The state of Arizona has been hit with an intense drought. As a result, wild horses have been the victims. This spring, about 180 horses died after becoming caught in the mud of a stock pond where they tried to find water. Weakened by starvation and dehydration, the horses were u ...
Horse Identification Records and Templates
26th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Every year companion animals go missing and are lost forever to their owner. This includes horses. Search stolen horses sold at auction and you’ll get many results that go to stories about horses that were sent for slaughter unknown to their owner. ...
Horse Herd Behavior
22nd May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses live in the wild in herds, so for the most part, any combination works. But there are people who believe that a group of mares or geldings should be kept separate from each other to prevent squabbles. That may be true in some of cases, but in my experience, and what I’ve w ...
EHM Outbreak
19th May 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
In the last month outbreaks of EHM have been reported in Michigan, California and North Dakota. One horse was diagnosed and euthanized on the same day. Other horses were placed in quarantine. While this is far from being an epidemic, it’s important to understand these types of di ...
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Horse Feng Shui
17th May 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
In Chinese symbolism the horse generally represents loyalty, bravery, success, endurance and progress. There are two main types of horse symbolism, tribute horses and victory horses. Tribute horses symbolize an increase in luck and prosperity. Victory horses are thought to symbol ...
Getting Meds into Horses
15th May 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
As a youngster, your horse should learn to accept your handling of its mouth. This means you should teach your horse to accept your fingers on its lips, gums and tongue. And, it should learn to accept syringes in its mouth. This can be done by filling an empty paste wormer tube w ...
Help Your Horse Sleep
12th May 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Your horse needs to sleep about four hours each day. Most of that time is spent on their feet. And, while sleeping on their feet, they are in a light sleep which, if they needed to flee from a predator, they could wake from easily without being groggy. ...
Island Horses
10th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The eastern shoreline of North and South America is dotted with innumerable islands, many of them small, remote and seemingly insignificant. But, these islands are home to many feral horse bands, some well known, others less so. Most of us are familiar with the Chincoteague, Assa ...
Horse Manure Crisis
9th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We hear a lot about global climate change caused by the fossil fuels we use to heat our homes, cook our food and power our vehicles. So it wouldn’t be strange that we long for simpler times when such problems (if you believe there is one) didn’t exist. Many people feel if we coul ...
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Good News in the Horse World
6th May 2018   |   Horse Stories   |   Winniefield Park
Is it all bad news? Sometimes it feels like it. But, it really isn’t. There’s lots of good news out there. And, some of it is horse news. ...
Glamorous Horse Stables
2nd May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A nicely appointed stable is a wonderful place to keep horses. Wash stalls, viewing areas and lounges, and other amenities are convenient although many of us do just fine with much less. There are stables that go beyond well appointed to downright glamorous. Here are just a few. ...
Types of Western Saddles
29th Apr 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Winniefield Park
Older western saddles tend to be narrower and have deeper seats with a very thin upright horn. But, since old-west cowboying has ceased to be a way of life, the western saddle has taken on further refinements depending the specific use. No longer is there a one-style-fits-all wes ...
How to Improve Your Intelligence and Other News
28th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horseback riding may improve your child’s intelligence. So says a study reported in a Country Living Magazine. The study, done by the Tokyo University of Agriculture, claims that the vibrations created by the horse while riding benefit the brain. Does this means those of us who r ...
I Have Wheelbarrow Skillz
24th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Advanced wheelbarrow handling takes practice, and I’d like to think a good dose of natural talent. After years of perfecting my art, I can competently negotiate bumpy terrain, narrow doors, inclines and declines, sharp corners and high loads. There are techniques for handling hay ...
Interview with Magic Mike
21st Apr 2018   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Michael Kenneth de Vrye, AKA ‘Magic Mike’, is a 31 year old Equine Behaviourist from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He was born into a horsey family, and began his equestrian career through work riding for his aunt – Diane Botes of ‘First for Horses’ – one of South Africa’s leadin ...
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Equestrian and Horse Planners
18th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
How do you plan your time? Do you buy a dollar store notebook or do you prefer the space and feel of a Moleskine sketchbook? Or, do you head to a craft supply store and pick up an Erin Condren or Happy Planner. One thing is for sure, very few planners are made with horse owners i ...
Meeting Magic Mike
15th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
My first meeting with Mike was something of a serendipity; one very fortunate but unequivocally unplanned coincidence. And a more fitting set of circumstances I truly can’t imagine, since the very horse around whom this meeting came together, is one Vanree De Niro. Son of ‘Sirand ...
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Favorite Horse Gear
12th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When it comes to horse equipment, I’m a bit of a minimalist. I won’t buy or keep anything I don’t need. I think it comes from seeing other people’s tack rooms and back porches stuffed with dusty tack they don’t use. So I tend to keep and use only things that I really like, or tha ...
Military on Horseback
10th Apr 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
As soon as man learned to ride horseback, they probably rode horses into battles, raids and other types of conflicts. But the earliest use of horses in battle, 3000 to 4000 years ago, was for pulling loads. Eventually the chariot was invented with a driver and soldier standing in ...
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Security at Horse Events
7th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse show season is ramping up for many of us. Especially if you are in North America, you’ll be noticing the show schedules being posted and perhaps lists of trail rides and other events you might be interested in attending. Although preparing for a competition of any type, or ...
Wild Horses Safe For now
5th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There is good news, at least temporarily, for those who are against the culling of wild horses in the American west. Last July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to remove from Interior Department budget passages outlining the banning of wild horse culls. Since then, wild ...
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Horse Hair Color Curls and Waves
3rd Apr 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Good nutrition and gentle grooming will help keep your horse’s mane and tail healthy. Shampoos and conditioners made especially for horses can help add polish when you are showing. And, pulling, trimming, braiding, banding and banging are all part of grooming for horse shows. But ...
Happy Horse Easter
31st Mar 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Bunnies, flowers, chick and eggs are the usual symbols of Easter. But, there are a few Easter traditions and rituals on and around Easter in which horses figure big. ...
Spring is Dirty
28th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Spring seems to have arrived early where I live. I’m not fooled. Just because the snowdrops are poking their heads up and the robins have returned doesn’t mean winter is over. The horse owner’s sure sign of spring is stroking your horse and ending up with a mitten covered in shed ...
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