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Retraining a Racehorse Ė First Dressage Show
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On the way to the dressage arena, he was rather excited by the unfamiliar atmosphere. He considered spooking at the dressage letters, but decided that watching them warily would work just as well Ė since I decided not to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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