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Bad lighting, bad positioning, but sometimes you get a golden shot! A little bit of luck helps....
Bad lighting, bad positioning, but sometimes you get a golden shot! A little bit of luck helps....
How bad do you want that win? In a tight finish the jockey on the outside (in the black silks) forewent his whip and rode hands and heels, pushing his mount's head down right on the line to nab a Gr.1...
How bad do you want that win? In a tight finish the jockey on the outside (in the black silks) forewent his whip and rode hands and heels, pushing his mount's head down right on the line to nab a Gr.1...
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Awkward Wedding Proposal
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Itís always fun to see unusual marriage proposals. But some special moments shouldnít be upstaged by a horse. Recently, a horse took center stage in a carefully planned proposal. She said yes, but with the horse taking n ...
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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 canít 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 horseís 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 boyís name, or change it a little to Blaize for a girl. Or Maverick, which is a wild horse, could be a boyís name. Or a girlís 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 ...
Things to do With Your Horse on Stall Rest
23rd Mar 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Your horse may be perfectly fine in its stall overnight, or when it knows the weather is bad. But enforced stall rest for an extended period of days, weeks, or even a month or more can be stressful for both you and your horse. So how do you manage an extended period of confinemen ...
How Long Will It Keep
21st Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you have a horse, chance are youíll accumulate things in bottles and bags that contain food, medications, grooming aids and supplements. In cleaning out my house for a move, I found lots of these things and I realized I had had some of them for years. And I wondered, which one ...
When Your Horse Can't
18th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Any time you see your horse canít do something it normally does with ease itís time to call the veterinarian. Hereís what it could mean if your horse canít... ...
Long Distance Horse Ownership
16th Mar 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
My horse always been an easy keeper, but over the last year Iíve noticed that sheís a little leaner than usual. Every winter, with less work to do and full access to a round bale, sheís usually on the plump side. But, the last two winters, that hasnít been the case. ...
Horse Praise and Rewards
14th Mar 2019   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
When it comes to horse training, timing is incredibly important and whether your reinforcement is positive or negative, it needs to be done with split second accuracy. Praise in itself doesnít mean anything to a horse. Your parents might tell you how proud they are that you got g ...
Horse Bling History
12th Mar 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Last summer, near a seaside resort in Bulgaria, archaeologists found a burial mound that contained 40 pieces of harness decoration. They are estimated to have been buried there in 333-250 BC. The pieces included round motifs similar to horse brasses and bridle rosettes. This was ...
Where Horses Should Not Be
9th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses look beautiful in pastures and theyíre easy to admire as they lean over a stall door to greet us. We admire them as they work in farm fields or clearing brush, stand sedately on streets to control crowds or in the show ring. But there are a few places we probably donít wan ...
Barn Ice Management Solutions
6th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
This has turned into one of the iciest winters Iíve seen in a long time. Many horse owners are worried about the safety of their paddocks for people and horses. There have been quite a few news stories of horses rescued from icy ponds, or simply doing Bambi sprawls in their paddo ...
Tennessee Walker Soring PAST Act
5th Mar 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Another bill in front of the current congress is commonly known as the PAST Act or Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693. Although that is how it appeared when first presented, it has now been renamed in honor of Joseph D. Tydings, a senator who helped pass the first Ho ...
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The Safeguard American Food Exports Act
28th Feb 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
As of January 30th, an act to prevent horses from being sold for slaughter and human consumption has been re-introduced by U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Vern Buchanan. ...
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Wild Horses of South America
25th Feb 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
When it comes to wild horses, most of us picture the feral herds roaming the North American midwest. But, they arenít the only wild or feral herds surviving on the Western Hemisphere. South America too, has free-roaming herds of horses, many direct descendants of the Spanish hors ...
Most Dangerous Horse Movie Stunts
20th Feb 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There was a time when CGI and other complicated special effects werenít available to movie makers. Back in the Ďgood old daysí both rides and horses did all the wild stunts. There is no doubt that the riskiest stunts were performed by those early stunt riders and actors. Horses w ...
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Questions About Horses
18th Feb 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In the wild, horses are extinct. It was thought that the Przewalski's Horse represented the last true wild horses. But recent research has proven that these horses are actually feral descendants of domesticated horses. There are plenty of horses around though. Estimates suggest t ...
Team Horse Sports
15th Feb 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Iíd be the first to claim that there is nothing more relaxing than a solitary ride out on my horse. But, sometimes being on a team can be fun too. Being on a team often requires showing up for practices, buying and wearing a team uniform, and of course showing up for any competit ...
Horse News
12th Feb 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When it comes to horsepower, sometimes there is no substitute for the real thing. Clydesdale team Molly and Prince normal pull logs and sleighs. But after an early storm left roads slick and snow covered they came to the aid of a trucker whose rig got stuck in a driveway. The tea ...
The Appaloosa Breed
6th Feb 2019   |   Breeds   |   Winniefield Park
The Appaloosa breed began in the mid-west. Itís truly an all American breed. The horses we see today are descendants of horses selectively bred by the Nez Perce (French for Pierced Nose), an indigenous people who lived in central Idaho, northeastern Oregon, and south-eastern Was ...
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Longing For Long Manes
1st Feb 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
While many of us love the look of a beautifully braided mane and tail, and may even thin the hairs to achieve the look, thereís no denying the romance and beauty of long, wavy manes and tails. Most horses have tails that reach just past their hocks. And, their manes usually just ...
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Every Day Horse Health Check
30th Jan 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Every day, you should give your horse a visual check and ideally, you should run your hands over it to check for swellings, heat or other problems that indicate an illness or injury. While grooming is a good time to do this. A stethoscope and thermometer should be part of your gr ...
Are Horses Getting Faster
26th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Back in 1973, Secretariat set a track record at the Kentucky Derby of 1:59 over the 1.25 mile distance. Since then, not a single horse has broken that record at Churchill Downs. A look at Equibase records of the various tracks in North America show that very few records have been ...
19 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow in 2019
23rd Jan 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Twitter is so cluttered, Facebook is just a mess, so Instagram is refreshingly free of politics, angst and other distractions. So many beautiful photos! Hereí are a few accounts to follow if you love horses. ...
10 Things to Try at Home
21st Jan 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
These are little exercises that will help you learn some skills while having fun. So they are good for those times when a full out schooling session isnít possible, or you just donít feel like it. As you try these things, itís best to go slow, have a friend handy to help and of c ...
Ponies For Adults
18th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The last photograph that showed up in the news of Queen Elizabeth riding showed her astride a black Fell pony. Apparently she breeds these sturdy ponies. And they are more than capable of carrying a full-grown adult. Dale ponies are very similar. ...
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