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Teach a Horse to Bend
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In this article I shall be explaining in detail all the methods I have used to teach a horse to bend. Before I begin I wish to remind my readers that to try to follow these methods exactly step by step, or using any meth ...
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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 ...
Retraining A Racehorse – Moonfire – Cross Country - Part 2 Ask Polo - Article 2 The Elusive Nature of the Half Halt Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 6)
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 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
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 If you own this weeks featured breed, we would love to hear your c ...
Best Websites For Horse Pedigree Research
2nd Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
As I was strolling down memory lane again, thinking about my wonderful pony Caramel, I was curious about his pedigree and did a little research. I had his registration papers and, a pedigree of his father, but when I outgrew the pony, he was sold, and the papers, of course, went ...
Driving Caramel
25th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I started my riding career with a few bratty ponies. After watching the Disney movie "Justin Morgan Had a Horse", I decided I wanted a Morgan horse. I also had a toy plastic horse that was a palomino with a white star and two white stockings. Every night, I would stand the toy be ...
My Experience With Selling A Horse
24th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Copper711
At least once in a horse owner’s life you will have to sell a horse. Either you have grown out of him or you just didn't have ‘that special bond’. My first experience selling a horse was with my first pony, Freddo. With Freddo it came quite noticeable that I was growing too ta ...
Holiday Horse Traditions
19th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses are a part of the family and most of us enjoy including them in holiday celebrations. Horses may get a special meal, or be pampered in some other way. Often, holidays are a time of year when other family members, who don't always get the opportunity to experience horses up ...
Horse Poem by Ponybox Member Copper711
18th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Copper711
There is one animal is this soulful world, That gives us humans something that most animals cant, Something that you can put a price to, Something that will stay in our small hearts forever, Something that gives us humans the courage to do things we wouldn't normally do, Som ...
20 Amazing Horse Facts
14th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Copper711
Here are 20 amazing and mind-blowing horse facts that I bet you didn't know. The Chestnut above a horse’s knee is where the hoof grew from back when the Eohippus was living. So really, Horse’s have 8 hooves! A horse’s hoof is made out of the same material as human fingernails. ...
Horses vs. Cars
12th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
After finally starting driving lessons this week (Better late than never, right?), I feel that I must share the few minor differences I've noticed in driving a car as opposed to riding a horse. ...
Recent Efforts to Open Slaughter Houses in U.S. Delayed
7th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Those outraged that the US 2006 ban on domestic horse slaughter may be circumvented can breathe a bit easier, at least for now. Recent efforts to open slaughter houses that would process horses for meat have been squashed in a U.S. federal appeals court. A temporary injunction wi ...
Silly Things People Say About Horses
4th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I can ride, I used to ride my grandpa's pony all the time when I was a kid. This is a statement you'll probably hear from a middle-aged person, mourning the loss of their youth. They'll fondly remember their grandpa's pony's baler twine bridle, and how they used to walk to the en ...
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