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Best Rank  1  | Best Jump  98"  | Winnings  386,700,779
I was fortunate enough to have time off this breeding season to tour several Thoroughbred studs in New Zealand. This gorgeous chap is named Tivaci, and he thought we were all there especially for him!...
I was fortunate enough to have time off this breeding season to tour several Thoroughbred studs in New Zealand. This gorgeous chap is named Tivaci, and he thought we were all there especially for him!...
One of my favourite things to do is take close-up photos of horses to show a bit more emotion or character. I'll be posting a few like this, because it's something I enjoy doing for myself. I started ...
One of my favourite things to do is take close-up photos of horses to show a bit more emotion or character. I'll be posting a few like this, because it's something I enjoy doing for myself. I started ...
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Retraining a Racehorse – Moonfire – First Show Of The Year
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With 2010 well behind us, the time soon arose for Moony to make his 2011 debut – heading off for his first show of the year on the morning of 5 February 2011. He loaded without a problem, and arrived at the show safe ...
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Baby Horse Diaries - Energy Levels
3rd Jun 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
Here is my top 10 SECRET list of master plans for dealing with excess energy in horses. ...
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Galloping Girl Jumps to Fame
1st Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
A young woman has achieved internet fame after video of her demonstrating her unique skill went viral. Ayla Kirstine of Norway has loved animals since childhood and in an effort to emulate one of her favorites, has learned to walk, trot, gallop and jump like a horse. ...
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Derby Winner Foals Slaughtered in South Korea Race Industry
31st May 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
As the popularity of horse racing increases in South Korea, so has the number of horses that are sent for slaughter. Most sources claim the number of horses slaughtered has tripled. And while most of the horses are raised for that purpose, several Thoroughbreds, some bought for t ...
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Baby Horse Diaries - Baby Horses Are Stupid
26th May 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
Baby horses are really neat. When you get them they are stupid. You know they’re stupid, any rational human being can expect them to be stupid, and they don’t know they’re stupid because they don’t know anything. Because they’re stupid. ...
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Equestion Knowledge App
25th May 2019   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
If you are studying for Pony Club quizzes, BHS exams or just about any other test of your horse knowledge you will probably find the Equestion app very useful. But learning theory for tests is not the only thing the app was designed for. The app was designed with students, horse ...
Wild Horses Harassed
22nd May 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
In Arizona, an amatuer photographer caught video of a man she thought was shooting at horses in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest reserve. The herd living on the reserve is protected, but since October 2018, over 19 of the 300 horses known as the Herber Horses, have been foun ...
University of Minnesota Horse Hay App
20th May 2019   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
The most common way horse owners buy hay is by price per bale from a local farmer. But, we may or not be getting the most for our money by going this route. Hay is baled in a few different ways. It might be small square bales, large rounds or squares or even halage. So a better w ...
Baby Horse Diaries - Meet The Babies
19th May 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
Today I would like to introduce the stars of our series, VanRee De Niro (Baby Niro), and Little Miss Sunshine (Baby Sunny). ...
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Hoof Pain and Sore Feet in Horses
18th May 2019   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
There are a lot of reasons why a horse may be lame. Soft tissue injuries, joint inflammation and bruises of all types, can all make a horse lame. These are often obvious, and present with not just lameness but heat you can feel and swelling that is obvious. What isn’t quite as ob ...
Horse Riding Tales App
14th May 2019   |   Sim Horse Games   |   Winniefield Park
In Horse Riding Tales - Ride With Friends, you can ride your horse with virtual friends or by yourself as you set out on adventures to explore the territory around Meadowcroft Stables and beyond. ...
Baby Horse Diaries Introduction
12th May 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
Some of you might remember that about 8 years ago I created a series on Ponybox documenting my progress in retraining a young Thoroughbred racehorse, Moonfire, for his eventing career. Those of you who continued to follow my (admittedly sporadic) work would know that, despite the ...
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Why Maximum Security Was Disqualified at Kentucky Derby
11th May 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Days after the running of the 145 Kentucky Derby race fans are still debating the disqualification of Maximum Security. The owner of the horse made an appeal to have the decision overturned. But, officials, who have examined the video of the horse veering into the path of another ...
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Tiny Trotters Therapy Horses of South Carolina
7th May 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse’s and ponies have been helping humans for a very long time. In fact, they’ve been useful enough that we’ve kept them around despite their being extinct in the wild. But, in recent years, equines have become more than just beasts of burdens. Many, like Tiny Trotters Therapy ...
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Ocala Celebrates the Horse
5th May 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
While many of us may regard Lexington, Kentucky as the horse capital of the world, Ocala, Marion County, Florida wants to claim the title. And, they want to make sure the world knows about it. Marion County and vicinity is home to nearly 40,000 horses and is one of the top four T ...
BLM Mustang Adoption Incentive Will Pay You $1000
4th May 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In an effort to control the population of wild horses and buros in the U.S. midwest, the federal government is offering an incentive to anyone who adopts a wild horse or burro. The Adoption Incentive Program allows adoptees of wild, untrained and unhandled horses and burros to co ...
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Halifax Police Retire Sarge After 13 Years of Service
30th Apr 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When a police officer retires, there’s usually a ceremony to mark the occasion. After a career of putting your life on the line, you deserve some recognition. So when Duty Sergeant, an eighteen year old Clyde cross, who has been with the mounted unit of the Halifax Police for the ...
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How A Horse Heart Works
28th Apr 2019   |   Horse Anatomy   |   Winniefield Park
The size of the heart is of course, roughly relative to body size and will weigh slightly less than 1% of its body weight. That means the heart of an average sized riding horse will be about 8 to 10 lbs. There are exceptions to that rule however. The weight of a draft horse’s hea ...
Horse Collapses at Sugar Shack Wagon Ride
25th Apr 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Animal activists cry foul as video of a horse pulling a wagon load of tourists enjoying a day at a maple sugar bush fell. The Montreal SPCA is investigating and the contractor who ran the wagon ride at the sugar bush has suspended operations while an investigation takes place. ...
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Girl Rides Horse To Exam
21st Apr 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Kerala is a province on the lower south western shore of India. The horse she’s riding appears to be a Marwari horse, developed in the northern regions of India. While you have to admire her sticky seat, we’ll reserve comment on the footing and lack of safety equipment. ...
Another Santa Anita Breakdown
16th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
After only two days of racing another horse has suffered fatal injuries at Santa Anita racetrack. Santa Anita was shut down March 5 and during the shut down, investigations into why twenty-two horses suffered fatal break downs since the middle of December were conducted. ...
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Horse Stable and Stall Door Designs
14th Apr 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you’re building box stalls, you’re going to need doors. There are several of choices in material and design, and it all depends on your budget and taste. Many of us will have to build or buy basic wooden doors, but there are other options if you can afford them. ...
Difference Between Trotters and Pacers
13th Apr 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What is the difference really, beside the gait at which they race? The biggest difference between a trotter and a pace may be something we can’t see. Horses can be trained to pace, but with mixed success. The natural tendency of a horse to pace is determined by its genes. Researc ...
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Santa Anita Park Horse Racing Resumes After 22 Deaths
9th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Horse racing has resumed at Santa Anita Park. Racing was temporarily suspended following the fatal breakdowns of twenty-two horses in less than sixteen weeks. That is over double the number that died in the same period last year. The track closed March 5, and since that time, off ...
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The Queen of Show Jumping Wins In Paris
6th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Beezie Madden continues to prove she is the queen of show jumping. Her second World Cup win at the 40th Longines FEI World Cup Final in Paris followed three days of competition with nearly faultless rides. She won both day one and two, and accrued only one fault on the second rid ...
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Horse Thief Still Attends University After Selling Horses for Slaughter
5th Apr 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse owners in Alabama and other nearby states are in angry and saddened after being betrayed by a vet student who had promised to care for them. The owners were not able to look after their horses themselves, and entrusted Fallon Blackwood of Blount County Alabama to care for t ...
HoofStep Remote Horse Monitor
31st Mar 2019   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
A few weeks ago, a startup called HoofStep contacted me about a kickstarter campaign they had begun to launch their product. HoofStep uses Artificial Intelligence to monitor your horse 24x7. By using a halter-like harness that carries a monitoring sensor, the horse’s head movemen ...
Naming Your Child After A Horse
30th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are several names that in the near past have been popular. Colt, is of course a male baby horse, and Ryder is obvious. Blaze may be a boy’s name, or change it a little to Blaize for a girl. Or Maverick, which is a wild horse, could be a boy’s name. Or a girl’s name. Why not ...
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Horse Versus Machine
29th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The first steam engines were invented in the late 1600s, but these were stationary. It took about a hundred years before the first moving engines that traveled down a road or track were developed and a few decades beyond that before they were really practical. But even in the ear ...
Misinterpreted Behavior in Horses
26th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Learned helplessness is when your horse learns that it have no control over unpleasant or harmful conditions, that its actions are futile and they are helpless. This means you restrain your horse in a way that prevents it from reacting or fighting back, and it must accept what is ...
Among The Stars - Part 8 of 8
24th Mar 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
I wish I could say ‘time heals’, but it doesn’t. I still miss him every day. I still cry every time I look at his photos. Some days I’ll wake up and simply can’t face a world without him in it. I can’t leave my bed, because, what’s the point? But you don’t get to just lie in bed ...
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