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His daughter Oceanex has just nabbed the first confirmed spot for the 2020 Melbourne Cup, so I figured I'd upload a pic of the handsome boy! You might recognise this as the pic I edited with a black b...
His daughter Oceanex has just nabbed the first confirmed spot for the 2020 Melbourne Cup, so I figured I'd upload a pic of the handsome boy! You might recognise this as the pic I edited with a black b...
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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Retraining a Racehorse – 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 – since I decided not to ...
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How to Feed a Starving or Malnourished Horse
8th Feb 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the things I miss about having my own pastures is that I enjoyed rehabilitating horses that were down in condition. There is something very satisfying about watching the sharp angles of a skinny horse round out, life come back into their eye and energy return to their stri ...
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5th Feb 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I was shocked to learn that fire leveled a local riding stable Friday night. At about 3:00AM a passing motorist noticed the blaze and called 911. By the time fire fighters arrived the barn was fully engulfed and by 6:00AM, despite the combined efforts of four rural fire departmen ...
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Paraguay Bans Work Horses in City Streets After Outcry From Animal Rights Groups
4th Feb 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The minimum wage where I live has sat at $10.25 an hour for many years and recently, it's been raised to $11. For anyone who must try to live on a minimum wage, life can be a struggle. But imagine trying to live on $10 a day. In Ausoncion, Paraguay that's the daily earnings of so ...
Terrible Horse Names
2nd Feb 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Like most of you, I take a lot of care when naming a horse. I try to match the name to the horse's nature or appearance. I like names that are dignified, yet easy to say. I think names are important. But every now and then I come across a horse name that makes me ask, 'what we're ...
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15 Things I Have Learned From Being an Equestrian
28th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Vaulter101
I have been around horses and horse people for quite some time, and have decided to share some observations I've had made. Here are the top 15 things I have learned from being an equestrian. ...
How to Choose the Correct Bit
26th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Is it time for a new bit? Walk into your local tack shop and chances are you will be overwhelmed by the number of shiny bits hanging on the wall. Which of those shiny, sleek looking bits will be the best one for you and your horse? Bit designers sometimes promise miracles, but f ...
Popular Quotes Used To Evaluate A Horse
23rd Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Should You Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth? Horses and humans have had a long history together, and while humans certainly have formed many opinions about what makes a good horse, we'll never be sure exactly what a horse's opinion of a human may be. Here are some long-held opinion ...
A Bit About Curb Chains and Straps
22nd Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
All curb bits, whether they are English, western or driving bits should be used with a curb chain or strap. Although the curb chain or strap looks very small compared to many other parts of a bridle, it's really very important for both the comfort of the horse and for the effecti ...
Llamanitis Epidemic Hits the Equine World Without Mercy
20th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Llamanitis is a very common and frustrating disease often found in horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes (Most often school ponies, mares, or particularly flamboyant geldings). It has been known to be contagious, and recently I have noticed the epidemic beginning to spread. ...
Is the Final End In Sight for Horse Slaughter in the United States
19th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
On Thursday, January 16, the latest congressional spending bill cleared the Senate and House of Representatives without providing funding for meat plant inspectors. This will effectively halt the opening of plants that had planned on resuming operations in the very near future, b ...
Top Ten Reasons Why Being a Horse Would Totally Rule
17th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
1. Abundance of carrots means super night vision. 2. Stepping on feet calls for a far more colourful reaction from the victim. 3. No chance of icky vomiting, even while suffering from flu or catching an unexpected glimpse of Justin Bieber. 4. No mor ...
How to Rock the Equestrian Fashion Trend for 2014
13th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The fashion forward amongst us will probably already know that all things equestrian are a hot trend for 2014. Equestrian styled clothes are a natural for the autumn months. However, equestrian looks are cropping up in other collections, including cruise wear and summer clothes. ...
The Down Low on Mules and Hinnies
11th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What is a mule or hinny? A mule is the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey. The offspring of a male horse and a female donkey is called a hinny. There are fewer hinnies because it's harder for a donkey to conceive and carry a foal when bred to a horse stallion. Hinnies ...
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Summertime Ride [Video]
8th Jan 2014   |   General   |   PonyBox
With much of the Northern Hemisphere experiencing record breaking low temperatures, we thought it would only be fitting to shower you with some sparkles of summertime. We chose YouTube channel LoveRavenwood for this perfoect fit. Enjoy, and don't get down, the days are getting l ...
Demand for Equestrian Communities Rise [Video]
7th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Something that I've noticed over the last few years is the number of equestrian communities that are popping up all over North America. Planned communities sound more like places where senior citizens go to live so they don't have to clear snow or mow their grass. Or, golf commun ...
The Dulmen Horses of Germany
4th Jan 2014   |   General   |   PonyBox
When we think of wild horses, we probably picture Mustangs. However, pockets of wild horses, or more correctly, feral horses live in other parts of the world. One such population are the Dülmen Ponies. These hardy, primitive looking ponies live in a nature reserve where they surv ...
2014 is the Year of the Horse
31st Dec 2013   |   General   |   PonyBox
Good-bye 2013 and farewell to the year of the snake. The Chinese zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle, with each year represented by an animal. 2013 was the year of the water snake. For some of us, 2013 may have been a bumpy ride, and it might have been the 'snake' influence th ...
The History of Bitless Riding
29th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
With the number of forum discussions, new books and websites dedicated to riding horses without a bit, you would think it's a brand-new idea. However, going bitless is not a new idea at all. Throughout history, riders have been riding without a bit. No one knows how the first rid ...
New Year's Resolutions
28th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
'Fast away the old year passes,' as the well-known carol reminds us. This is the time of year many of us take stock in the old year, look back at what we've accomplished and set goals for the new year. My equine accomplishments were very small this year. I continue to seek the pe ...
Palomino Horse Breed Photos
20th Dec 2013   |   General   |   PonyBox
Ponybox receives hundreds of member submitted horse photos each week. In addition to our weekly featured graphics, we are going to add a new weekly news post featuring random horse breeds submitted to Ponybox.com. If you own this weeks featured breed, we would love to hear your c ...
Top Five Horse Stories of 2013
19th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The stage play War Horse continues to wow audiences around the world. War Horse, if you haven't already read the book by Michael Mopurgo, or watched the movie, is about a farm horse who survived World War 1. The horse, Joey, is portrayed by a puppet made of mesh and tubing. Three ...
Do You Know the Rules of the Road
18th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Generally, I think you should avoid riding along roadsides, if at all possible. I watch several online news feeds for stories about horses. What I've noticed over the years is that by far the most common fatal accidents involving horses are collisions with motor vehicles. Many of ...
All in the Horse Family
15th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It's the time of year when families get together. Some of you may have big families, with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and a few people who you've been told are family, but you're not exactly sure how. Others of us have small families. Horses have a pretty tiny family. If ...
Keeping Your Whites White and Your Brights Bright
14th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Winter can present some challenges when it comes to keeping your horse groomed. If you've got a grey, palomino, cremello or pinto or any other white or pale colored horse, you might not recognize your horse until spring, because manure stains, mud and other grime can turn your ho ...
101 Uses for Binder Twine
12th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It's everywhere! Hanging over stall walls, off that nail in the wall, over the bridle hooks, and saddle stands. There may even be a pile of it in a corner somewhere. Binder twine. You may call it baler twine, baler twine, bale string or various other names when you trip in a pie ...
Best Dogs For Horses
11th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Our elderly Jack Russell Terrier, Maggie left us this summer, and when the veterinarian was finishing up, he asked, 'what is it with you horse people and Jack Russell Terriers?' And I told him, we like to have a fifteen hundred-pound animal, over which we have finger tip control ...
What Lies Beneath [Video]
9th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A horse has 205 bones and over 700 muscles in its body. Attaching each muscle to a bone and stabilizing joints are many tendons and ligaments. Picturing how all of this works together is very difficult when all we can see is the beautiful outside of a horse. Painted horses howeve ...
The Dangers of Horse Auctions
7th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It takes a keen eye and level head to bring home a good bargain from a horse auction. Over the years, I've bought horses that in retrospect, I probably should have left behind. I can say in good conscience that all that I did buy, I sold into a better situation than they might ha ...
What Horses Can Teach Us
5th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses do a lot more for us than provide enjoyment. It might look like we're having fun, or getting exercise. But, I believe a lot more happens when we work with horses that might not be as apparent. Horse people are problem solvers because horses always present us with probl ...
Paint Horse Breed Photos
4th Dec 2013   |   General   |   PonyBox
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