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Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 1)
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I am going to type up, in detail, all my experiences with retraining Moonfire. I'm going to tell you what I did and when, what the results were, what my thoughts were, what Moonfire's progression is and so on. I hope to ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
A Few Of My Favorite Winter Horse Things
16th Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
On the North American side of the earth, the weather is now frigid and making riding uncomfortable. Hereís a few things Iíve acquired that make winter riding a bit more bearable. ...
How To Become a Horse Expert
13th Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses are dumb, people are smart. (That's why people pay for clinics and horses don't.) As the western horse expert, you know how to break your training methods into simple steps that anyone can do until they actually try them. You'll point out how humane your methods are compar ...
Notable Horse Firsts
9th Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The first rider to promote a forward seat position over jumps was Captain Federico Caprilli. Caprilliís contemporaries rode with longer stirrups and leaned backward as the Horse Rose over the Fences. He proved that a horse could jump with greater ease when the rider sat forward, ...
How and Why Horses Sleep Standing Up
6th Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
So how do horses comfortably sleep standing up? The 'stay apparatus' of the forelegs and 'check apparatus' (functions of the leg tendons and ligaments) of the hind locks their legs while they sleep so they donít fall over. They activate these apparatuses by standing square and ro ...
Why Does My Horse Chew Wood
31st Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Does your stable or pasture have termites? Not the little six legged kind, but four legged with a mane, tail and big teeth? For the dedicated chewer, any wooden object is fair game. They will strip trees of bark, or pull small ones up by the roots. Fence rails will take on an in ...
Zooey Deschanel Sued for Breaking Horse... Now Pony Up!
29th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
You canít have been online the last month and not have noticed the headlines. Ingenue actress Zooey Deschanel apparently sent a leased horse back to its owner in injured and unusable condition. The owner is now seeking compensation. ...
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Horse Care Then and Now
26th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When you know better you do better. Thatís an adage Iíve applied to myself and others as I see an increase in awareness and knowledge, and we change and adapt for the better. Horse care and riding is one place I can apply this to in my own life. There have been so many changes in ...
Free Horse Movies and Documentaries Online
23rd Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When the weather is miserable, and you canít get out to ride, the next best thing might be snuggling under a warm blanket and watching a horse movie. While you have to pay for most movies online, there are still quite a few that you can watch for free and if you look hard enough, ...
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All Breeds Have Arabian Bloodlines
19th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Arabians arenít everyoneís cup of tea. They have a reputation of being hot, deserved or not depending on the individual. Theyíre too small for some people and some sports. They have a tendency to jump without considering that they also have to land, so it takes a lot of work to m ...
2014 Top Equestrian News
14th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Several top equestrians lost their lives or were badly injured in 2014. The eventing world took a double hit in June when two riders died on the same day. A German died due to a rotational fall and a Canadian rider suffered cardiac arrest on course. Top polo player Carlos Gracida ...
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