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100.75" RSS Madd Marla      
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A little different kind of shot, focusing on the bokeh sunset light behind the lovely grey nose of an old retired broodmare....
A little different kind of shot, focusing on the bokeh sunset light behind the lovely grey nose of an old retired broodmare....
A retired Thoroughbred broodmare babysits the next generation of weanlings in the dying light of dusk....
A retired Thoroughbred broodmare babysits the next generation of weanlings in the dying light of dusk....
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Escape - Attacked While Riding Alone
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The man started groping in my pocket than, and I soon found myself screaming hysterically at him that I didnít have anything for him. He motioned for me to be quiet, and though I knew it was useless, I yelled at him to l ...
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The Many Ways A Horse Can Express Emotion
3rd Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A recent study revealed that horses have much more expressive faces than the researchers realized. I say the researchers, because those of us who have spent time around horses know that they have incredibly expressives faces, if you only care to observe. Horses use their nostrils ...
The Dangers of Parade Horses [Video]
25th Aug 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses in parades have been a fixture probably since parades began. But parades can be very stressful for horses. Recently, a tragic accident happened in my area. A twelve year old girl was killed when her horse spooked, reared and fell on top of her. She was airlifted to hospita ...
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Looking For Mr. Right
21st Aug 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
My daughter has been bemoaning the fact that she doesnít have a horse and canít afford the outlay. Sheís put so much time and money into building her small facility, where she boards nine horses that she hasnít had time or money to look for her own horse. Additionally, sheís gett ...
Things I Learned From My Horse
16th Aug 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Back in the day when horses were used to haul loads, it was common knowledge that a journey over the flat could be more tiring than if the road had a few ups and downs. This is because over the flat, the same muscles are used in the same way, all of the time. Climbing and descend ...
The Tennessee Walking Horse
4th Aug 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Itís been a long battle as the problem of soring continues. Most recently, a Republican and a Democrat member of congress, both of whom are veterinarians, are sponsoring the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act. The bill is aimed at bolstering the existing act, the Horse Protection Act ...
Horses Worshiped as Gods
29th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If an alien were to land on earth from another planet, it would probably be quite confused by some of the things it sees. One thing would be the number of four legged creatures that seem to cohabit with the most populous two legged creatures. Not only do they merely live with the ...
Volunteering at Equine Events
18th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Being a recorder at a long distance ride is something I havenít done for many years. But I found myself with pen and clipboard in hand, listening to the comments of a lay judge as horse after horse was vetted through for a long distance ride. A lay judge is someone who is trained ...
What Age to Start a Horse Under Saddle
17th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I donít think there is much argument about not riding a horse before itís two years old. There are those that do however. Race and show horses are routinely started under saddle as long yearlings. Many trainers believe and will vehemently defend the argument that by working their ...
Saddle Fit a Cause to a Problem Horse
7th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Iíve seen horses go from being Ďspuní to well behaved after someone took the time to fit the saddle properly. Saddles that pinch, rub or cause pressure points can cause a horse to either act out, or shut down, depending on their temperament. And, poor saddle fit can lead to chiro ...
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When You Should Not Get Back On
3rd Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Youíve probably heard that if you fall off of your horse, you should get right back on. Thatís probably true. If you fall off, your confidence may take a fall if you have time to think about what happened. Your horse too, might have just learned how to get rid of you. Sometimes i ...
Should You Ride Alone
29th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I donít know how many miles or the number of hours I ride alone. Even when Iím in the arena, I ride alone. I actually pick out times when I think no one else will be there, so I get some quiet uninterrupted time with my horse. One winter evening, I was riding alone after supper. ...
How to Start a Horse Rescue
27th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Have you ever wanted to rescue horses? Iíve rescued a few. I bought them at an auction, brought them home, made sure they were healthy and found them a new owner or kept them for myself. Most horse owners with the means to do so have done something similar. But if you want to run ...
Finland Proposes Horse Manure to Heat Homes
25th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Using horse manure for fuel solves two problems. Manure is a renewable energy source and its production is relatively kind to the environment. And, it provides a way to clean up manure, which Finland no longer allows in landfill sites. Spreading horse manure on agricultural field ...
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Why a Broken Leg is Bad News
23rd Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Some people have the impression that owners donít make enough effort to save horses with leg fractures and are taking the easy way out by euthanizing them. But there have been many famous race horses that couldnít be saved, despite their owners having the funds and motivation to ...
Shipping Horses by Plane
20th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Like you and I, horses can feel the effect of the changes of air pressure while flying. Take offs and landings tend to be the worst part of the flight. Turbulence can be as upsetting for a horse as it is for the human passengers. And like you and I, horses may end up bumping elbo ...
Game of Thrones Animal Abuse
16th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Game of Thrones is rapidly coming to an end and I canít say Iím disappointed. I watched the first few seasons and thought it was entertaining, but gruesome. Now, I feel like itís just gruesome, and hoping for at least a happy ending. I havenít read the books so I donít know how e ...
What is Next for American Pharoah
13th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
American Pharoahís breeding value could Ďtrickle upí to his sire, a relatively unknown stallion named Pioneerof The Nile whose main claim to fame is coming second in the Kentucky Derby. This stallion too, riding on the coat tails of his now famous son, can demand a pricier stud f ...
Horse Ghost Stories
11th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I have never believed in ghosts. But, over the last few years my cynicism has been shaken. The house we live in is about 35 years old, just old enough to have a bit of history. Since weíve moved here, weíve noticed strange sounds and occurrences. One evening, my husband and I ver ...
Does Electric Fencing Increase Stress On My Horse
8th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In some places, itís not legal to fence livestock within electric wire. Iíve seen some pretty gruesome pictures of horses that have gotten tangled in the strands. And, I know of horses that donít think twice about barging through them, electrified or not. I like the idea of Pastu ...
What Do We Really Control
4th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We can look after our horses and other pets, and even the people in our lives as carefully as possible. But, there lives are their own, and will play out as they are supposed to. We don't have a say. When I lost my Bay Goddess, I blamed myself. I should have seen something was s ...
Wild Horses of White Cloud Station Giveaway Winners
25th May 2015   |   General   |   PonyBox
Last month PonyBox announced a simple contest to receive free eBook copies of Ripple and the Wild Horses of White Cloud Station. Ripple and the Wild Horses of White Cloud Station, was recently on the NZ Best Seller List! Trudy Nicholson, the author of the White Cloud Station ser ...
Girl Guides Spring Edition
21st May 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
As it turned out, there were less than half the number of girls than we anticipated, and only about two and a half hours of lessons. All the girls were between the ages of eight and twelve, and none could actually ride. The morning was really a pony ride, with some instructions t ...
Three Things Your Horse Can Do But You Cant
19th May 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses are pretty amazing. And, they can do a few things that we canít. Hereís a look at three things that your horse can do, that you canít, no matter how hard you try. ...
Le Cheval Canadien - An Endangered Breed
16th May 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
IN 2002, The Canadian was recognized as Canadaís official national horse and appeared on a postage stamp in 2009 alongside the equally endangered Newfoundland Pony. But, although the numbers are greater than in the 70s, the Livestock Conservancy has declared that the number of Le ...
Repairing Leather Horse Straps
10th May 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If youíve been reading my past articles, you know that I like to repair things myself and am generally a DIYer. I get a lot of satisfaction from fixing and repurposing things. I learned an easy to do leather repair from my mother a long time ago, and almost regret I havenít found ...
The Horse Auction Experience
7th May 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Iíve seen horses that were drugged - and I knew that because I knew of the horses before they got to the auction. And Iíve seen horses I didnít know were drugged, but saw after the auction when the drugs wore off. Drugs can be used to calm horses down, and to hide lamenesses and ...
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Finding A Horse Coach
2nd May 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Is the instructor attentive to their students or are they constantly responding to texts, chatting with anyone who strolls through or lounging in a chair disinterestedly? Are riders actually doing something, or just being sent on a hard trot around the outside track while other h ...
How Horses are Used in Movies [Video]
29th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In Secretariat, as in many horse movies, more than one horse plays the lead role. Often, horse cosmetics are used to disguise this, or a horse with similar markings are used. Itís not unusual to see a horse with four white stockings and a blaze be replaced by a horse with three w ...
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Sizing English and Western Saddles
23rd Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Whether you ride English or western, it can be tricky to find a saddle that fits both you and your horse. Saddle fit is essential for a happy horse. Imagine having to hike for a few hours in shoes that are too small, or think about how your feet feel when youíve been dancing in s ...
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Hack My Ride
21st Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Not all the answers to riding and horse care are to be found at tack shops. Sometimes, solutions to problems can be found at the dollar store. Here are a few examples of how to hack your ride with inexpensive items that you can find at most bargain shops. ...
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