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100.75" RSS Madd Marla      
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Best Rank  14  | Best Jump  100.75"  | Winnings  2,527,600
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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...
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....
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Saddle Up Series - Understanding Your Horse's Back - Part One
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When it comes to selecting a saddle, any knowledgeable horse person will tell you that this is a task not to be taken lightly. The fit of a saddle can make or break a horseís performance, and a poorly fitting one can cau ...
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The Stress of an Equestrian Writer
24th Sep 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Somebody called me an equestrian writer. The label makes me cringe. Most people would ride their horse, enjoy themselves and then would largely forget about it unless something really outstanding happened. But every time I ride, I feel a pressure to look for something to write ab ...
Green Horse and Barn Care
18th Sep 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In my dream world, I live in a totally recyclable, off-grid, compostable world. I donít just have a green thumb, Iím head-to-toe green as I prepare my organically grown garden produce over my low-carbon-footprint cooking appliance. I glance out the reclaimed windows of my energy ...
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What Will Happen to the Sable Island Ponies
16th Sep 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Sable Island is a thin, smile shaped, 27 miles (42 km) long, 1 mile (1.5 km) wide strip of sand and wind southeast of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is surrounded by shoals, and before the time of modern sea navigation, these shoals, the surrounding fog and difficult weather took hundre ...
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Things Not To Say To Horse People
10th Sep 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are some things you just shouldn't say to a horse person. Here are a few that I've heard, and I wish I hadn't. Horse Poo Stinks!... No, it doesn't. The people who declare this don't have the refined olfactory senses most horse people do. And when a horse passes wind? It's ...
Dumb Things People Do on Horseback Video
8th Sep 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Did you participate in the ice-water challenge? If, for some reason, youíve had your head stuck deep in a round bale over the last few weeks and donít know what it is, hereís a quick explanation. Post a video of yourself dumping a bucket of ice-water on your head to a social netw ...
The Signs of Painted Ponies
6th Sep 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse hoof prints represent the number of horses the rider has taken in a raid. Sometimes, the hoof prints appear to be bottomless rectangles. A circle painted around a horse's eye was to help it have clearer vision. A green circle was particularly powerful. Zigzag marks painted ...
Discover Your Horses Color Wheel
2nd Sep 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Picking colors is important and many horse owners go to great lengths to coordinate their gear. With so many colors, it can be hard to choose. Using a color wheel can be helpful. Colors opposite on the color wheel are called complementary colors. The two colors on either side of ...
A Bit About Foals
29th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I noticed a field of broodmares and foals recently, and what a pretty picture they made. The arrival of a foal is usually an exciting time for most horse owners, especially if the foal is born to a favorite mare, and the arrival is a highly anticipated event. Foals are cute, but ...
Should I Buy A Heynet or Haybag
27th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One thing I see consistently no matter where I go to horse shows or other events is horses and hay bags tied so low, theyíre in danger of becoming a tangling hazard. I was recently amazed to see a very seasoned competitor tie their horse so low the rope was hanging on the ground. ...
What Makes Horse People Happy
25th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I recently asked the question of some of my Facebook friends - do you have your winter hay yet? One person, answered yes, and it makes me so happy. Which left me wondering, what things make a horse person happy? Of course, being on your horse, or spending time with your horse ...
How Horses Spend Their Time
22nd Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The average riding horse, with a single owner is probably only ridden about an hour a day. A lesson horse, or a horse used for working cattle, racing, carriage rides, police work, or trail guiding may work considerably more. Many horses are ridden or driven much less, and some ra ...
Horse Camp Week 2014
18th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Another week of camp has ended and for some reason, it felt much less stressful than previous years. We had a really great group of girls from age 12 to 16, that tried hard to learn all they could. Over the five mornings, the twenty-five girls took a half-hour lesson and spent th ...
Reasons for Sudden Death in Horses
16th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Del Mar Racetrack has had a run of bad luck this summer. Some are looking to the new track footing as a reason for several of the breakdowns, but it appears two of the unusually high number of deaths so far could have nothing to do with the footing. One horse died before racing b ...
Why Horses Cant Barf or Burp
13th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
So weíve been told that horses canít barf or burp. But why? The first part of the horseís digestive system is similar to ours. We have teeth to chew food, we get it into a manageable lump and then we send it down our esophagus tube to the stomach. Behind the area we call the ďAda ...
Top Horse Raffle Websites To Win A Horse
11th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Who wouldnít want to win a horse? Here are contests and raffles that can give you a chance to do just that. Win a warmblood foal, donated to Leg-Up Equestrian Assistance Program by Avalon Equine. Leg-Up Equestrian Assistance Program helps horse owners hit by things like flooding ...
Three Places to Adopt Wild Horses
9th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The last Wednesday of July marked the 89th Chincoteague Pony Swim. This event was made famous by Marguerite Henryís book ďMisty of Chincoteague Island." A few days before the swim, the ponies of Assateague Island were rounded up and moved to pens on the south end of the island. T ...
Two Things to Unlearn About Horses
8th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I came across an article on ice harvesting in an old book that was written locally. One of the benefits of living in the cold and snowy north is that normally our lakes freeze over solidly in the winter. Before there were electric-powered refrigerators, the winter months, when th ...
Backyard Breeders Blamed For Spike In Equine Population
6th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
After the economic downturn a few years ago, and laws being put in place to prevent meat processing plants from slaughtering horses, the problem of what to do with unwanted horses came to the forefront. Many argued, and rightly so in my opinion, that the problem isn't what to do ...
Odd Companions For Horses
3rd Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Some horses like cattle, some hate them and chase them. However, keeping your horse in a field of cattle might be the next-best thing to living with a herd of horses. There can be problems with keeping a horse with cattle though, and as mentioned some will pester them. One day, a ...
To Breed or Not to Breed
2nd Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the problems with owning a mare is that there is always a temptation to raise a foal. Recently, my daughter suggested that I send my mare to her, so she could ride her, and have her bred. For a few brief moments, I found myself wondering what sort of stallion should she be ...
How Many Riders Does It Take To Write An Essay
26th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Any of us who have ever been forced to attend some kind of educational institution have most likely encountered, at some point, that horrendous piece of mental strain that we call Ďthe essayí. Essays may seem easy in theory, but who among us has not sat up all night with an energ ...
Quick Tips To Sell Your Horse Fast - What Not to Do
23rd Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Most people are looking for horses that are quiet and easy to handle. The best way to demonstrate the steadiness of any horse, especially a young one, is to put a small child on its back. Have the child go without a helmet, and possibly barefoot, to confirm your faith in the hors ...
Cruel Modifications to Correct Horse Tail Positions
18th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Soaring, rollkur and rapping are considered abusive training methods by many people, but there are other practices that donít get as much attention, because the methods give results that are not as obvious, especially to the non-horse person. Many of these methods are used on sho ...
How Horseback Riding Affects My Driving
16th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When you have a horse, it means youíve chosen a lifestyle that is a little different than most. Owning a horse can affect how you think, and your behavior in other situations. Iíve found that horseback riding has profoundly affected how I drive. Being a horse owner, it just fe ...
Mystery Pony Painting Remains Unsolved
9th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There is no artist's signature on the print. The frame is old and battered, and I rather like it that way. I have it hung in the hall, out of any direct light, so that it doesnít fade any further, but itís still visible from where I often sit to write in my room. Iím fussy about ...
Would You Ever Eat Horse Meat
6th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In some cultures, horse meat is still a valued source of protein. A few years ago, I interviewed a young woman from Malta, who was then working in London, England. What did she miss most about home? She missed a delicious meal of horse meat cooked by her mother. Horse meat was ha ...
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Who Wants to Ride Forever
3rd Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When you are young, itís really very difficult to visualize what life will look like when you are older. You think that the things you see Ďoldí people live with wonít happen to you. The bad news is, it probably will. Things like crappy eyesight, aching joints and the desire to b ...
Misleading Horse Words and Phrases
21st Jun 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The horse world has its own language and like any language it can be a bit confusing to the new comer. Some words, however, just donít make sense, or represent what they in fact mean. In some cases, I think these misleading words or phrases may actually be barriers to developing ...
A Lifetime of Horses and The One That Got Away
19th Jun 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I think every horse owner will have, when they look back at a lifetime with horses, one horse that stands out from the rest. For me, it was the Bay Goddess Freya. When Freya died, I asked a friend how long it would take to get over losing her. She told me about ten years. Now, it ...
A Quick Guide to the Modern Pentathlon
14th Jun 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The history of the Pentathlon dates back to ancient times when Olympic sports were held to celebrate the training and fitness of young athletes and to promote harmony between the cities of Greece. Back then the Pentathlon included running, wrestling, long jump, javelin, and discu ...
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