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His daughter Oceanex has just nabbed the first confirmed spot for the 2020 Melbourne Cup, so I figured I'd upload a pic of the handsome boy! You might recognise this as the pic I edited with a black b...
His daughter Oceanex has just nabbed the first confirmed spot for the 2020 Melbourne Cup, so I figured I'd upload a pic of the handsome boy! You might recognise this as the pic I edited with a black b...
Retired Singapore racehorse (now glorified, fat babysitter). I've been struggling to calibrate my lens, but I'm happy with this one. I love the simplicity of it....
Retired Singapore racehorse (now glorified, fat babysitter). I've been struggling to calibrate my lens, but I'm happy with this one. I love the simplicity of it....
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Crazy Stunts with Olop - Jumping Backwards - Part 1
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Who is Olop, you ask? Well, that is my new nickname for Polo. Read on, and I daresay the reason will soon become clear. Those of you who know me will surely know that I am somewhat ‘lacking’ in the sanity division. In ...
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Horrible Horse Headlines [Video]
9th Jan 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Looking after a horse isn’t complicated, but it does require planning, time and money. If you don’t have any one of these, maybe you shouldn't have a horse. If you can’t picture how a horse will fit into your daily life, maybe you shouldn’t have a horse. If you’re not paying your ...
Comparing Horses to Humans
8th Jan 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When you try to compare a human body to a horse body, there are some really obvious similarities. But not all body parts are completely analogous. Here’s a look at some ways we differ from horses. ...
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Surviving The Winter
5th Jan 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I was chatting with my dog’s vet recently, and although she is a small animal veterinarian, she also has a stable full of horses. She was asking what I did in the winter and did I ride much. I told her I did ride in the arena on the mild days, but I also downhill ski and snowshoe ...
Five Things Around The Horse Barn That Will Shock You
1st Jan 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The internet is abound with ‘clicky’ headlines, so I thought I’d create one. How did I do? I didn’t mention the Kardashians or a new breakthrough diet or wrinkle remover, so a grade of -B at best I would think. But there are some things that could shock you around the stable and ...
Horse Stories of 2015 [Video]
29th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There have been a lot of great horse stories in 2015. Some captured the public’s imagination, others simply left many of us shaking our heads. Here’s a look at some of the horse headlines from 2015. ...
The BLM and Mustang Population Control
27th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In the year 1492, horses returned to the Americas after an absence of several thousand years. These horses arrived in the holds of the first ships to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Europe. Today, there are still feral herds roaming North America that carry the blood of those sturd ...
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Ironic Reasons Why My Horse is Better Than Yours
24th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
If my horse was a human, he would be a princess. Yes, he. I respect his life choices. The point is, while some may think that having to provide a bowl of water immediately beside his food for him to rinse his mouth between bites is an annoyance (especially since the water has to ...
Our New Off The Track Thoroughbred
23rd Dec 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In addition to walk, trot, canter through open fields she’s hopped him over a few small jumps. When she tried him out, we free jumped him and he didn’t seem quite sure what to do with his feet. So, there’s some work to do there, and she has her fiance sourcing lumber to build som ...
How the Yakut Horse Breed Withstands Arctic Cold
13th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Scientists have examined another breed of horse that is able to withstand temperatures of -70C and made some surprising discoveries. The Yakutian horses of North East Siberia live in temperatures that would reduce most of our horses, and ourselves into shivering popsicles. ...
Pony Club Opens Horsemasters Program for Adults
12th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Not only will adults be able to take advantage of Pony Club’s learning opportunities, but they may also compete in Pony Club events such as show jumping, mounted games, hunt seat, western, dressage and eventing. Western riding is not offered in Canada, but all other activities ar ...
Labeling Your Horse Tack
8th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you board your horse, or if there is more than one horse and rider pair in your stable, labeling your gear is a good idea. It helps prevent confusion when things aren’t put back where they belong, and labeled items are a bit less attractive to thieves. There are lots of differ ...
Training Off The Track Standardbreds
5th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Despite the difference in body type, training and gaits of your average riding horse, Standardbreds can make the transition from track star to saddle horse. Most have good temperaments, and come with some useful training already in place. They respond to basic rein aids, are gene ...
Should You Spay Your Mare From Breeding
26th Nov 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Gelding male horses is a common procedure. There are many advantages including a more predictable temperament, preventing unwanted breedings and may result in increased growth for the individual. If gelding a horse has benefits wouldn’t it make sense to be able to do the same for ...
Horse Backs Are Not Fit For Riding
21st Nov 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In our quest to be ‘natural’ horse owners, we sometimes forget one thing. The very thing we get a horse for isn’t natural. In fact, sitting on your horse’s back isn’t even very good for it. A horse’s back isn’t made to carry a load. If you were to choose an animal more suitable f ...
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History of Horse Saddles
15th Nov 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It took us about 2000 years from the first domesticated horses 6000 years ago, to develop something resembling a saddle. The first saddles were simple pads of leather or cloth, held on by the seat of the rider against the horse. Archeological finds have shown that Bronze and Iron ...
Weddings on Horseback
11th Nov 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the simplest and most romantic weddings was of a friend who decided she wanted to be married at a favorite spot on trail. She found a minister willing to ride out with them, and luckily for the non-riding guests, the chosen spot wasn’t too far from a quiet road they could ...
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Large Animal Rescue Training
9th Nov 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We often see headlines about horses being rescued from perilous situations by emergency response teams. EMTs are the front line for most emergencies and in rural areas, they not only rescue people, but animals too. Firefighters might find themselves evacuating dairy cattle from ...
Solving the Problem of Unwanted Horses
3rd Nov 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I think it’s agreed in the horse community that unwanted horses are a problem. A University of Minnesota publication claims there are 92,000 to 138,000 unwanted horses in the U.S., based on the number of horses previously sent to slaughter. These numbers are from 2011, and in fac ...
Legends of the Falls
29th Oct 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Those of you south of the border have to wait for your turkey dinner a few weeks, but my family got together for Thanksgiving recently. It was hot, so I decided there was no way I was going to cook a turkey. We’d have BBQ in the backyard instead. And, like many holidays when fami ...
Horseback Riding is a Pain
22nd Oct 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The most common pains new riders experience are in the muscles down the inside of the upper legs. While these muscles help stabilize us when we walk or stand, riding requires that we use them in a way they aren’t normally used. Many riders will feel pain on the inside of their th ...
How Your Horse Protects Itself From Flies
14th Oct 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Bug season around here is slowly tapering off, but until the first hard frost eradicates those pesky pests they will still be around to annoy us all. Late summer and early fall is when the tiny mosquitos that carry the West Nile Virus show up. The Bot fly uses the lazy days of la ...
Five Famous TV Horses
12th Oct 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There aren’t any good horse series on TV, are there? This wasn’t always the case. Over the years there have been many. Some included fictional horses like Black Beauty, Flicka and famous race horses. Others featured horses as faithful companions to a hero. Here are just a few of ...
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How Green Is My Horse
28th Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Things slide down hill quickly though if you start heading out to horse shows and trail rides off of your property. Those of us who pull horse trailers will have an appropriate vehicle. Chances are you don’t just use that large, fossil fuel guzzling vehicle for hauling. It probab ...
Riding in the Rain
23rd Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It’s raining and I want to ride. The arena is being used, so I have the choice of staying home or getting wet. I have work to do too, so perhaps the rain is a good thing, keeping me getting things done before I go play. ...
The Para-Equestrian Sport
21st Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Para-equestrian officially encompasses two sports, dressage and driving. In both sports, riders are fit into different grades, depending on their abilities. This ensures that everyone competing is doing so against riders with the same abilities and makes the competition fair. ...
Camping With Horses
19th Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Summer is almost over, but there are still many weeks of good weather yet. If you like camping, the warm days and cool nights of autumn, before the frost sets in, is an exhilarating time of year to spend outdoors. Getting yourself organized for camping can take some careful plann ...
Thwarting the Stable Houdinis
15th Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Do you have a Houdini in your stable? Houdini was an illusionist and escape artist who specialized in spectacular death-defying escape acts. He would don a straight jacket and hang upside down, or immerse himself in cold water upside down and then miraculously free himself. He co ...
Swimming With Horses [Video]
13th Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses can run fast, jump high and pull huge loads, but did you know they can also be strong swimmers, capable of traversing miles of water? Now, not all horses know how to swim right off the bat. ...
The Dwarfism Gene When Breeding Miniature Horses
12th Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Cracked.com lists Miniature Horses as one of the six most horrifying pets we’ve bred into existence. I think this is a bit unfair, as they’ve mixed up dwarf horses with minis. But unfortunately, dwarfism is a risk when breeding Miniature Horses. ...
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English or Western What is the Difference
8th Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the first things you have to do when you decide to learn to ride is also decide whether you will learn English or Western riding. What is the difference? There are more similarities than differences, but one style may appeal more than the other. ...
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