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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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16 October 2010 Provincial Junior Showjumping Championships - Part 1
7th Nov 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
The show began in a somewhat comical fashion. We arrived, uncharacteristically early. I was nervous, uncharacteristically nervous. And so it was that, during an attack of nerves, I decided that I should make a quick trip to the bathroom before getting the horses ready. Unfort ...
Getsu - Chapter One
5th Nov 2010   |   Horse Fiction   |   Polo the Weirdo
The stallion stalked silently through the night, his pale coat gleaming like an embodiment of the moonlight shining down on his back. Muscles rippled beneath his sleek coat as he strode confidently forward on flint-hard hooves. A twig cracked beneath his hoof on the next step, an ...
Twelve Days of Christmas A Horses Guide on How to Train Your Human Young Horse Dictionary Among The Stars - Part 3 of 8
 
Improving The Seat
30th Oct 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
We can ride. Ask yourself now: Are you a passenger, or are you a rider? If your horse makes a mistake, can you help it out of trouble? If your horse takes a big jump, can you trust yourself not to be left behind, and if you are left behind, can you avoid catching your horse in th ...
9 - 10 October Showjumping Competition
28th Oct 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
To start with, Moony was having a bit of a baby moment and was struggling to concentrate properly in the new show venue - especially considering it was quite a big show with lots going on. Crowds, flags, open spaces, cows on the hill - and a course of jumps that the poor baby is ...
2 - 3 October Equestrian Eventing Results
23rd Oct 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 2 October 2010, Bronze, Badger and I embarked upon the short journey to a showground not-so-far-away where we were scheduled to compete in an event - more specifically, our last even before the upcoming eventing championships. The Saturday started with the dressage. Badger ...
The Elusive Nature of the Half Halt
19th Oct 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
The half halt - every rider's best friend - also happens to be an annoyingly elusive tactic that at first seems near impossible to grasp and is often near impossible to explain. If you are like me, you will have been told many a time to 'half halt'. When I was given this comma ...
Finola - The Legend Goes On
9th Oct 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
You see, up until the end of 2008, my beloved Finola was, quite frankly, the most amazing competition horse anybody could ask for. She was brave, she was fast, she could jump and best of all: She loved every minute of it. She wasn't big, shiny and well bred. She wasn't an expensi ...
18 - 19 September Dam 'n Dyke Horse Show
30th Sep 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Finding myself sick once again, it was with a distinct lack of energy and enthusiasm that I awoke (or should I say – I grudgingly woke up after much encouragement.) at 05:30 AM on Saturday 18 September 2010. In between coughs and sneezes, I managed to get ready for the show. It t ...
The Fall
26th Sep 2010   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 22 August 2010 I attended a small practice jumping show. After entering my young horse, Moonfire, in the 60cm and 70cm class I took him home to fetch my brilliant little pony, Tempest, for a friend of mine to ride. The theory behind this decision was that I planned to have her ...
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How to Comment on a Ponybox News Article
22nd Sep 2010   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
In this article, I shall be teaching you how to comment on a Ponybox.com news article in accordance to Jeff’s new commenting policy. As you all know, independent thinking is no longer allowed on Ponybox, and is considered to be unacceptable behavior! Here are a few hints and guid ...
A Tribute to Fred
20th Sep 2010   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
On this day we bid farewell to Fred – who has been a loyal companion to me through the good times and the bad. Fred has brought so many of us such joy. He has helped us to remember and enjoy so many moments. Fred has played a very important part in my riding life, especially ...
Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 6)
12th Sep 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
On Saturday morning I dragged myself out of bed, sick as I was, to get ready for the little practice show I had planned to attend. To my absolute dismay, I found that my darling brother had used up all the hot water, so I was doomed to start my day with a rapid cold shower that l ...
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Sand Colic
11th Sep 2010   |   Care and Grooming   |   Polo the Weirdo
What is an impaction, you ask? Well, I suppose it could be compared to human constipation. The horse has a blockage in its intestine, so it cannot pass any droppings or gas from the other side of that blockage. A horse being allowed to consume foreign objects, such as baling twin ...
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Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 5)
4th Sep 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
The day of the show dawned not so bright and not so clear. In fact, there was a fair amount of wind and even a spot of rain. Still, I figured it was a good test for Moony, so I tacked him up and walked him down the road, since it was just a little local show, if a very well done ...
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Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 4)
29th Aug 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
I began by free jumping Moony, working him until he was jumping decent height fences in good form and with loads of spring. We introduced a few spreads as well, and Moony popped over everything comfortably. Once I was satisfied that he was doing this well enough, I tacked him up ...
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Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 3)
21st Aug 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
My instructor was around to help me with Moony, and we started by doing a bit of free jumping. She got him going extremely well, and he soon learned to jump on his own, without the help of a rider. As Moony is uncertain in our jumping ring, we simply jumped him in the round ring ...
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Choosing a Horse
16th Aug 2010   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
What would be the point of having that lovely skewbald if it is trained in barrel racing and you want to be dressage? Why get that first horse you see if you want to do showing and it has cow hocks and an ewe-neck? Would you thank yourself for getting that champion horse when you ...
Escape - Attacked While Riding Alone
12th Aug 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
The man started groping in my pocket than, and I soon found myself screaming hysterically at him that I didn’t have anything for him. He motioned for me to be quiet, and though I knew it was useless, I yelled at him to let go of my horse, to release us. Needless to say, he did no ...
Teach a Horse to Bend
7th Aug 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
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 method without allowing flexibility, will seldom bring you succe ...
Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 2)
1st Aug 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
Before I begin, let me make something clear. These are my methods. Methods that have worked for me in the past as well as new methods that I have decided will work for Moony in the future. These methods might not work for every horse, in fact they probably won't, because Moony is ...
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Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 1)
17th Jul 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
I am going to type up, in detail, all my experiences with retraining Moonfire. I'm going to tell you what I did and when, what the results were, what my thoughts were, what Moonfire's progression is and so on. I hope to be publishing weekly articles on this, so I sincerely hope t ...
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Jumping My Polo Horse Bareback
25th Jun 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
This video shows myself and my Polo horse simply being ourselves and having a great time! Everything in this video is bareback, it is a complete no saddle zone! The only tack used is always either a bridle or a halter and lead rein. It also includes some of our more daring moment ...
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5 June Showjumping Competition
12th Jun 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 05 June 2010 I attended a showjumping competition with my wonderful horses: Choc, Finola and Badger. Choc was entered in the 1m classes. She completed her first trial round at 1m the previous weekend with just 1 pole down, so this time we were ready to step it up a notch. T ...
Boomerang Effect - The Story of Choc Chip
5th Jun 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
During the month of November in the year 2004, a miracle like no other took place. Into a world where each horse seemed nothing but a number, an amazing creature was born. The place of her birth was a racing estate where the breeder, owner and trainer of all the horses were on ...
29 May 2010 Showjumping Competition
1st Jun 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 29 May 2010, I attended a competition that was a major milestone in my showjumping career. On the morning 29 May 2010 at around 9AM, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred mare was to be seen leaping boldly around a course of 1,20m fences. This mare, of course, was Finola. For you to und ...
May 16 2010 Showing Championships
20th May 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 16 May 2010, I entered my first ever showing competition on my horse, Bronze. Being an ignorant amateur, I went ahead and entered the Open Show Hunter class at the provincial championship as my first show. Well, I must admit that I got a bit of a shock when I realized just how ...
April 24th and 25th Two Day Event
14th May 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On the weekend of 24 and 25 April, I attended a 2-day-event with my wonderful horses, Bronze and Badger. This was my first time eventing on Badger and my first time doing a Pre-Novice (90cm or 3ft) event on Bronze. Now, for those of you who do not know, eventing consists of three ...
Happiness
1st May 2010   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever been hurt? Insulted? Betrayed? Have you had a broken heart? Have you lost a friend? Have you ever felt that life just isn't worth living any more, that it's just too hard to be worth the effort? Have you locked yourself away, feeling that nobody understands and nobo ...
Training the Showjumping Horse - Chapter 1
28th Apr 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
I have decided to share with all of you just a little bit of everything I have learned while training my mad band of loons. I can't pretend to be an expert or a genius, but what I've done has got me the results I wanted, so maybe it could help you as well? ...
Perfection has its flaws - The story of Polo
12th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
This is the story of my horse, Polo. Yet it is not only about Polo, because you see her story is my story. In this day and age we often see things that have come to be known as 'fursonas', virtual creatures that Internet users have created to reflect their own personality. ...
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