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Teach a Horse to Bend
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In this article I shall be explaining in detail all the methods I have used to teach a horse to bend. Before I begin I wish to remind my readers that to try to follow these methods exactly step by step, or using any meth ...
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Racehorse Barnyard Buddies
8th May 2016   |   General   |   Valkyrie
Even the Triple Crown hero needs a buddy! Smokey is a 6 year old gelding who trainer Bob Baffert purchased at auction to help calm nervous Thoroughbreds in his barn. The buckskin not only travels with Pharoah and Baffert's other racehorses, he also acts as a pony during workouts. ...
A Life After Racing – Off The Track Thoroughbreds
24th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Valkyrie
If you've ever watched a horse race you probably saw thrills, spills and maybe felt a few chills at watching the fastest horse breed in the world compete to see who has the greatest will to win. Horse racing is, without a doubt, the richest equestrian sport on the planet – with s ...
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Going to Work in the Dark - The Story of the Pit Pony
17th Apr 2016   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
When you think of pit ponies often images of 19th century coal mines springs to view – dark and damp, with sooty, stale air dull on the tongue. But pit ponies were still in service well into the 20th century. In fact – the last recorded colliery horse was removed from underground ...
The Life and Times of the Infamous Banna Strand
26th Jul 2013   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
The incident that occurred on the fifth of May, 2011, may be New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding Banna Strand's only claim to fame. By the Danehill son Danasinga, out of a Kaapstad mare, Banna Strand (2003) was trained by John Wheeler and had an unsuccessful flat racing career, neve ...
Horse Lineart Tutorial Basics
26th Apr 2012   |   Graphics   |   Valkyrie
This is a very basic tutorial. A lot of artists go into more depth with their work, and I often like to as well, but for the purpose of learning and gaining confidence I've just whipped up a quick tutorial to get you started. There are plenty of tutorials on sites like DeviantART ...
Is Barbed Wire Fencing Safe For Horse Pastures?
22nd Oct 2011   |   General   |   Valkyrie
Recently I’ve seen a lot of members who have formed a lynch mob and are going around sneering at and jeering other members who have barbed wire fencing. This is immature and heavy-handed behaviour. I myself was a victim of one of these members and did not appreciate their holier- ...
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Kia Kaha - Who Dares Wins
6th Aug 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Valkyrie
School! Claire groaned and dived into the car. And not just any school – PUBLIC SCHOOL. For the past three years she had been attending a private all girls boarding school six hours away. This year Gloria had finally relented and allowed her to attend school closer to home so tha ...
Mark Toddy Todd - The Equestrian Comeback kid
22nd Jun 2011   |   Shows and Events   |   Valkyrie
He may just be history's biggest comeback kid – ever. Mark (“Toddy”) Todd recently became the oldest person to ever win the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials at the ripe old age of 55, beating previous record-holder Andrew Hoy by eight years. Winner of two consecutive individ ...
Daddy Is The World Coming To An End?
13th Mar 2011   |   General   |   Valkyrie
As I write this it is Saturday, four days after the disaster. Nobody has been pulled alive from the wreckage since Wednesday afternoon. The death toll stands at 123 as of this morning, with 228 missing. Most of whom are trapped inside the Canterbury TV building where it is believ ...
Armistice Day - November 11th
11th Nov 2010   |   General   |   Valkyrie
Countless men and women died for your freedom. The least you can do them is pay the courtesy of remembering their sacrifice this Armistice Day November 11th. I will. ...
New Zealand Horse Racing - Par Xcellence
30th Sep 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
The announcer's voice boomed from the speakers over the course as the nine-strong field of the 2007 Sir James Fletcher Stakes thundered down the Ellerslie straight. As he spat out the names of the frontrunners, a large bay at the back of the pack caught his eye. ...
Free to Use Horse Images
13th Sep 2010   |   Graphics   |   Valkyrie
I was getting so astronomically sick and tired of finding stolen Google images here on Ponybox and having to report them, that I have decided to try combat it by offering free horse images that members can use as-is. ...
25th Aug 2010   |   Care and Grooming   |   Valkyrie
There is an old belief heralded by many that leaving a horse free from domesticity would result in properly balanced and healthy hooves. In some cases that is true, but a recent study undertaken here in New Zealand has proved that it is not always up to the horse to have healthy ...
Opportunity of a Lifetime
10th Jun 2010   |   General   |   Valkyrie
For the last ten months I have been blessed enough to spend time in America and attend an American school as part of the EF (Education First) high school exchange programme. I have made many wonderful friends, met a lot of interesting people and learnt about another culture. I th ...
Poss and I
5th Jun 2010   |   General   |   Valkyrie
When I was about 13 or 14 I had the great opportunity to raise a possum. New Zealand possums are different from American opossums. They came over from Australia and are now a pest that destroys native trees, kills native birds and passes tuberculosis onto cattle. In Australia the ...
New Zealand Questions for Blackie
9th May 2010   |   General   |   Valkyrie
I made a post asking if people had any questions about New Zealand. Some did so I answered them in this video. My voice is uber quiet because I thought my host brother was downstairs sleeping and I didn't want him walking up and finding me lol. Questions are courtesy of player ...
Life Lessons From a Horse
21st Mar 2010   |   General   |   Valkyrie
I have learned many things in the nearly eighteen-years I have walked this earth. But perhaps the most valuable lessons have come from owning my two cheeky, adorable miniature horses Beauty and Star. I thought I should share them with you, and we can all become richer for the exp ...
Rider Profile - Mark Todd
1st Mar 2010   |   General   |   Valkyrie
Mark James Todd (aka. Toddy) is a perfect example of typical Kiwi muli-tasking ability. Born on the 1st of March, 1956, he has led a remarkable life laying waste to some of the best eventing fields the world has to offer. He was voted Rider of the 20th Century by the FEI. ...
Once - Twice - Three Times a Diva
1st Feb 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Man'O'War and Seabisuit may be household names in America. But Down Under we have a different definition of "champion". Legends like Phar Lap and Sunline may have passed over, but the phenomenal English-bred mare Makybe Diva still reigns supreme. ...
Kaimanawa Feral Horses
13th Jan 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
There are many different types and breeds of feral horses in the world, but for some reason the Kaimanawa is always neglected from the breed books. I will celebrate the day I find them in one, but sadly it seems I will have to write my OWN book to achieve that. ...
Photography Tips and Tricks
22nd Dec 2009   |   Graphics   |   Valkyrie
I can’t make graphics or linearts or manipulations. I love the people who do, but there is more to art than that. Art doesn’t have to involve brushes of any kind. There are a lot of Ponybox members who can’t make graphics, who don’t have Photoshop, and I am one of them. So my “Ar ...
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The Bitless Bridle
21st Dec 2009   |   Product Reviews   |   Valkyrie
Let's face it guys, what could be more unnatural than having a finger-sized piece of cold metal shoved into our mouths and strapped to our heads so that we couldn't get it out? Not to mention being steered by it, often by rough hands so that the metal rubs at our mouths and somet ...
The Horse That Inspired Me
19th Dec 2009   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
This isn't an article brimming with a factfile about this phenomenal horse, though I will include some quick info, this is an article about how she has touched my life. You see, I love racehorses. When I was little I wanted to be a jockey, but I got too tall. Now I want to own ...
Small in Stature, Big in Heart
25th Nov 2009   |   General   |   Valkyrie
I know alot of you ride, or are even lucky enough to own your own horse to ride whenever you please. I myself haven't ridden since I went on a horse-trek nearly four years ago, two years after I sold my second pony. But thankfully, I've been lucky enough to own three gorgeous min ...
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