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102" RSS Madd Marla      
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You know what they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case the beauty is a young Thoroughbred filly at sunset....
You know what they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case the beauty is a young Thoroughbred filly at sunset....
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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For many people all over the world, the Easter weekend is a very happy time Ė full of love, life and family. However, for a select few South African horses, the Easter weekend has become a fearful time of danger, pain an ...
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Horse Breeding Terms Tutorial
19th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Line breeding is a method of selecting and mating individual breeding stock from the same bloodlines. They may have the same ancestors, but arenít necessarily closely related. Inbreeding is breeding two closely related individuals such as a colt to itís mother or sister. ...
Road Apples and Sugar Cubes
16th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Sugar cubes to Madison Bumgarner for riding a horse into the stadium on opening day. Iím not a baseball fan, but Iím all for a great entrance on horseback. Extra sugar cubes, because he did a good job of mounting up. Sure heís an athlete, but he did it all right technique-wise to ...
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Unless You Work Cattle You Are Not A Cowboy
11th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Unless youíve actually worked cattle, youíre not a cowboy. You may have bought the boots, the belt buckle and that hat. Wearing scuba gear wonít make me a scuba diver. I donít believe the saying, clothes make the man (or woman). If you want to be a cowboy, you have to work cattle ...
Fixing Your Horse Blanket With Heat Bond Material
10th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If youíre not into handsewing like I did with the baseball stitch or donít have access to a heavy duty sewing machine, thereís another way of fixing tears in horse blankets. Fusible or iron heat bonding materials can get the job done quickly. It may not be an absolutely permanent ...
Tricks for Doing Horse Laundry
7th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I imagine there is a place where all horses are clean and all of their clothes like leg wraps, coolers and turnout rugs stays dirt free. Thatís not where I live however. My girl loves a good roll in the mud or dust and everything she wears shows the evidence regardless of how muc ...
The Pony Express Rides Again
5th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Back in 1860, there was a lot of space between the east and west coasts of North America. Getting a message across the continent was difficult. To get things moving faster, The Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company devised a way to deliver mail, newspapers an ...
Ten Gifts Spring Brings to Horse Owners
3rd Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Spring is in the air! The robins and other spring birds have arrived and out in our barnyards and stables, other gifts of the returning season are evident. ...
What Triggers A Horse to Shed
24th Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Coat growth is triggered by exposure to daylight. This explains why many horses will actually start to lose their winter coat in January, when the coldest winter weather is still upon us. Horses can start losing winter coat after the winter solstice, when the days start becoming ...
How to Age a Horse by Teeth
22nd Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Galvayne's groove grows out above the gumline. By the time the horse is fifteen, this groove will reach halfway to the top edge of the tooth. By the time the horse is twenty, the groove may run the full length of the tooth. By the mid-twenties, the groove no longer meets the gum ...
What Not to Wear - Stable Style
18th Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Street clothes donít always make good riding clothes. A few of these things Iíve learned the hard way. Others are (un)common sense. Hereís what not to wear in the stable, or when youíre riding. ...
What is the Difference Between Domestic and Wild Horses
16th Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In the 1950s, a Russian geneticist became interested in how dogs evolved from wolves. Basing his research on evolutionary theory, he endeavored to speed up the process using foxes, a species that had never been domesticated before. By visiting farms that were raising silver foxes ...
I Want to Be a Pony
12th Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
No one really knows if there is such a thing as reincarnation. But if there is, Iíve given some thought as to how Iíd like to return. I first considered coming back as a cat. But the prospect of being expected to hunt for mice and play with spiders is a bit off-putting. Thereís a ...
The Most Asked Questions About Horses
7th Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The top question people ask online about horses, whether they are horse owners or not, is how long do horses live? Horses, like people, are living longer than ever. This is largely due to our greater understanding of their needs, better vaccines and better medicines to treat them ...
Parts of the Horse Hoof
5th Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse hooves are fascinating and so much more than hard roundish disks at the end of a horseís legs. Over the eons, horses hooves have evolved from five toes, much like your dogís. Modern horses still have vestigial digits - leftover bits of tissue and bone that indicate the form ...
Why Horses Kick
3rd Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the first things riding students learn is how to walk behind a horse without it being startled. Being startled is one of the most common reasons a horse will kick. Their hair trigger self defense strategy can sometimes go off before the horse realizes thatís a friendly hum ...
Just Buy Your Kid a Pony
1st Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Iím of the opinion that if someone wants a horse, and theyíre willing to do what it takes to look after it, they should have one. It doesnít work out that way in the real world of course. But ponies and horses are good for kids, and lots of kids pester their parents for a pony, a ...
Money Saving Tips for Horse Owners
26th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
ce of a horse is just the beginning. What if your Ďfreeí horse has an injury a week after you buy it, leaving you with a $1500 vet bill? Thatís not likely of course, but itís something to think about. The ongoing expenses can add up quickly. Iíve written before about the cost of ...
Do Horses Feet Get Cold
24th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Even the horses without shoes are getting ice cakes under their hooves. If the temperature goes up a bit, itís not unusual to see their hooves glazed with ice. Shoes without snow pads can cause the snow to melt so hard against the sole of the hoof, itís very difficult to remove a ...
The Kentucky Feral Horse Controversy
21st Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In a state known for its elegant stables, miles of white fences and pedigree racing stock, itís a bit of a surprise that Kentucky is home to a sizeable population of feral and free-roaming horses. Where once the mountains of Appalachia were churned up in search of coal, there is ...
How To Extend And Preserve Your Hay Storage
19th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Itís a long way to haying season, when the next crop will be ready. So what if you donít have enough hay to see you through to early summer? Here are a few things you can do to extend and preserve your hay store. ...
Girl Guides First Horse Encounter
17th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Riding has slowed down for the winter months. Thereís lots of snow and cold, and little motivation to go out in it and ride. I did spend a whole day at the barn recently, because apparently the Girl Guides donít notice the cold and snow, and came for a lesson and sleigh ride. The ...
Does Color Influence A Horses Character
15th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Perhaps the horse color with the worst reputation is chestnut. Chestnut colors can range from very deep reddish brown, to a bright coppery red. Many people believe that a red chestnut will be very temperamental. Saying the words Ďchestnut mareí to some riders is enough to send a ...
Dales Pony Facing Extinction - Only 1500 Left
11th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Less than one hundred years ago, ponies and horses were still being used as modes of transportation and beasts of burden. One British breed was well known for its ability to withstand rigorous labor in harsh conditions. The Dales pony was known as a powerful animal, able to shoul ...
Towing a Toboggan Behind a Horse
9th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Where I live, there is a foot of snow on the ground right now. This means that outdoor riding is limited. I have the luxury of riding indoors now, but it hasn't always been that way. When I was growing up, we had a choice of wading through the snow if we wanted to ride, or waitin ...
Train Your Horse To Hug
7th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of my familyís favorite TV shows was 'Whose Line Is It Anyways', and one of our favorite lines was from a game called Two Line Vocabulary. Whenever we notice anyone feeling down, frustrated or angry we say - oooo...somebody needs a hug! With Valentineís Day just around the co ...
Dogs and Horses
5th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
up on your living room rug. But, there can be more serious consequences. There is a chance Maxx could have become impacted. That would have required a trip to the veterinarianís office and some uncomfortable procedures. Dogs canít stay impacted for too long without it becoming ve ...
A Brief History of Jumping
3rd Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Just as no one knows when the first horse was ridden, we canít be sure just when someone discovered that training a horse to be ridden over obstacles such as ditches and fences was useful. Xenophon who lived c. 430 Ė 354 BC in Greece, wrote a treatise on training and riding. He r ...
Quick Horse Blanket Repair
31st Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Over the years Iíve learned how to repair most of my horseís gear myself. Horse blankets are especially prone to damage from the horse wearing them, and from other horses theyíre pastured with. Recently, one of the horses pastured with my mare decided to chew on her like a cob of ...
Too Young To Ride A Horse
27th Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
How old were you when you first discovered horses? If you ride, how old were you when you first sat in the saddle, or when you first started really riding? There are old photos of me sitting on my motherís horse as a toddler. I got my first pony when I was still in the single dig ...
Thiefs Cut Off Horse Tails
18th Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Police are investigating after a thief broke into a horseís pasture and stole its tail. The owners of the Morgan Arabian cross were distraught after waking one morning to find that one of their horseís had its tail shaved off, with only a few strands left. ...
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