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Surviving The Warm-up Arena
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Have you ever taken a moment at a show, to pause before entering the warm up? Do you ever look into that deadly hornets’ nest of an arena and think, 'Holy doughnuts, I’m going to get crushed in there!' If you haven’t – g ...
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Oldenburg Horse Breed Photos
31st Oct 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 ...
Five Horse Fiction Novels I Love
28th Oct 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I've mentioned it before: I am a bookworm. And, if the books involve horses so much the better. I'm a little picky though and like my fictional horses to be horses—not big dogs, or talking cartoons. So, here are my top five favorite horse books, starting with one I read as a very ...
If Horses Went To School Retraining A Racehorse – Moonfire – Cross Country - Part 2 400 Horses Killed Each Month Due to COVID Lockdown Among The Stars - Part 5 of 8
 
How Not to Freeze to Your Horse
25th Oct 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Those of us in North America are heading into the coldest months of the year. And of course, we can't stop riding just because it's cold! But, as the temperature dips, how do you prevent yourself from freezing to your horse? ...
Common Horse Feeding Myths
24th Oct 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse feeding practices have changed over the years, and some things horse owners believed have been proven wrong now that we've learned more about nutrition and horse digestion. Here are a few persistent myths about feeding your horse. It's traditional to feed bran to horses. ...
Saying Goodbye To The Horses We Love [Video]
21st Oct 2013   |   General   |   Seven Sins
Saying goodbye to anyone whether it be an animal or human can be painful, and for all of us when we lose someone we deal with grief in different ways. No one person will express there sadness in the same way. Growing up I have lost a few loved ones but on August 22nd, 2013 I l ...
Time For Giving Thanks To Horsepower
19th Oct 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Of course, we should be giving thanks every day. However, autumn is the time to gather friends and family in our comfortable homes to celebrate the bounty of the summer's growing season. Lots of places have a year round growing season too, but in the northern hemisphere, spring p ...
Study Shows Horse Ear Position Indicator of Jumping Success
17th Oct 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A recent study out of the University of Guelph showed a link between ear position and success over jumps. The research set out to assess how ear position predicts how a horse is responding to its rider and surroundings. Beyond what a horse is thinking at the moment, how can ear ...
Regaining Your Confidence After A Fall
16th Oct 2013   |   General   |   Copper711
Ever fallen off a horse? What was the one thing your instructor told you? I think I may know, Or well so this is what my instructor says... If you fall off a horse get straight back on. If you don’t get back on a horse after a fall you won’t have a happy thought about that ride, ...
Halloween Horse Costume Ideas
13th Oct 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Fall has definitely arrived, with trees clothed in glorious color, the sound of geese honking overhead and soon the smell of scorched pumpkins. Halloween is a great excuse to get dressed up in a costume, although parades and costume classes at horse shows provide another fun reas ...
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How to Become a Better Rider
8th Oct 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The fastest way to improve your riding skills is to take riding lessons. Group lessons are great, but the one-on-one feedback that a coach can provide during a private lesson can be even more valuable. Don't be afraid to take lessons from different coaches, as all will have a sli ...
The Better You Ride The Harder You Fall [Video]
30th Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I have some very strong feelings about riding helmet use. I've had two concussions, one because of a fall from a horse, another thanks to a drunk driver (but that's another soapbox). So, I am always excited to see the progress of a group called Riders4Helmets. How did Riders4H ...
How Horses Show Fear - The Five Fs
29th Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses have five types of responses when they become fearful: flight, fight, fidget, freeze and faint. Flight is the first choice response of a horse that senses danger or pain. It's what sends horses thundering when they see a perceived threat—like a hungry cougar, or a mailbox ...
How Many Horses are There In The World
27th Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It's a little sobering to think that without human intervention, the modern horse might be extinct. The last truly wild horse, the Prezwalski Horse was grasped from the brink of extinction only a short time ago. However, genetically, this last real wild horse is not identical to ...
How Do You Say That
25th Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The world of horses has a language of its own. And, the language varies from place to place. Floating your horse in Australia won't be the same as floating it in North America. And just what is a numnah? Pony Club manuals, horse books and novels may use terminology we are not fam ...
Dogs VS Horses
23rd Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I recently had a day when I was beating myself up for feeling flu-ish and tired and kept thinking, I want my pony! My little dog looked up at me as if to say, 'aren't I good enough, mom?' He is after all, a champion snuggle buddy, with a talent for cuddling against you with the p ...
The Bare Basics of Choosing or Creating a Horse for Jumping
18th Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It's all about the angles in the hindquarters. The haunches provide the lift-off over jumps. A horse suited to jumping should have tight angles, that form an almost equilateral triangle if lines were to be drawn from the stifle joint, point of the buttock to the top of the point ...
Online Horse Hoaxes
11th Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The photograph depicts an idyllic scene of horses grazing in a lush field. The unusual part is that they are standing beneath a massive table and chair set. The caption circulating with the photo claims that the local government would not allow the horse's owner to build a shelte ...
Five Horse Buying Mistakes
10th Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse shopping is very exciting. If you're looking for your first horse (or second, or nineteenth), you want to choose wisely so you can stay safe, while still having fun. Here are some very common mistakes people make when buying their first horse. For the experienced rider, ...
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Ladies Guide To Riding on Horseback
28th Aug 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A young lady, when she learns to ride, must understand that elegance and safety in the saddle comes only with diligent application of the skills of equestrianism. Most beneficial will be the procurement of a riding teacher. The young equestrienne must understand that riding requi ...
My Little Pony Goes Mobile [Video]
27th Aug 2013   |   General   |   24601
If you’ve been anywhere near a toy store in the past 30 years, you’ll know about My Little Pony, the brand of candy-colored toy horses sold by Hasbro. If you’ve been on the internet in the past 3 years, you’ll know about the most recent incarnation of the franchise, with My Littl ...
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New Forest Pony Breed Photos
25th Aug 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 ...
This Horse is Stupid
23rd Aug 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A week of helping with horse camp is a good reminder of how beginners think about horses and riding. This year, twenty three teen-aged girls swarmed the barn for riding lessons and some theory. It was a good group, eager to try things and learn as much as they could. After five h ...
Horses Do Not Want To Be Ridden
22nd Aug 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I’ve been criticized because I’ve always maintained that horses don’t really enjoy being ridden (or driven). I’ve been told I must not be a good rider or owner, and my horse must be very unhappy if it doesn’t enjoy its work. Many people claim that their horses love jumping, or tr ...
How To Tell if Your Horse is Trying To Kill You
18th Aug 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
‘He wouldn’t hurt a fly’, you say? Check again. That swishing tail attached to your darling’s perfect bottom is actually a weapon of mass destruction. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the corpses of all his defenceless fly-victims lying in the dirt. If they’re not there, ...
I Know Why Cowboys Sing Sad Songs
14th Aug 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A few years ago, I wrote an article for a travel magazine about holidays on horseback. One of the 'holidays' was cattle herding. My research was to actually experience the holiday. So off I went, and I arrived to find a small sorrel tied to the hitching post, saddled with a big w ...
How To Fall Off A Horse
10th Aug 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are a lot of things you can do to prevent falls. These include riding a horse you can manage, riding in a safe environment, checking your cinch or girth, riding in control and making sure your tack is properly adjusted and in good condition. You should always wear an ASTM a ...
Five Celebrities With Horses [Video]
8th Aug 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It may be debatable who said it, but there's no truer adage than, 'There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.' What type of activity would you recommend for someone with a high-pressure lifestyle to get away from it all? Horseback riding ...
The Gross Things Horses Do
5th Aug 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses are gas making machines. There’s something about digesting all that fiber that produces a lot of gas. And, there’s something about brushing a horse’s tail or lifting a hind hoof to clean it, that makes a horse expel those noxious fumes. For some reason, as inoffensive as a ...
What Are Diagonals And Why They Are Important
4th Aug 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A very long time ago, the Western Horseman Magazine published very useful pamphlets that you could order through the mail. One such pamphlet was called 'Those Cantankerous Leads,' and its purpose was to help new riders understand leads at a canter or lope. However, you have to le ...
National Show Horse Breed Photos
29th Jul 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 ...
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