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Testing my new camera out with backlit subjects. This image is largely unedited (only minor tweaks made to sharpness). The colour is SOOC and I'm a little in love with how rich it is!...
Testing my new camera out with backlit subjects. This image is largely unedited (only minor tweaks made to sharpness). The colour is SOOC and I'm a little in love with how rich it is!...
I love playing with the colours and composition of an image, sometimes I tilt while cropping and it adds a little extra energy to a busy photo....
I love playing with the colours and composition of an image, sometimes I tilt while cropping and it adds a little extra energy to a busy photo....
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Retraining A Racehorse – Moonfire – Cross Country - Part 1
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On 17 February 2011, I began preparing Moony for his eventing debut. After his Third Place in his first jumping show of the year, I decided it was time for him to start eventing and see if he couldn’t achieve similar res ...
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The Bit Dictionary - Snaffles - Part 2 of 3
10th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
The following is a list of various popular snaffles, how they work, and for what purpose they are best used. This article explored only the sides of the bits, and not the mouthpieces. The action of any bit becomes very different based on what mouthpiece is used. Read on in the ne ...
Where to Find Free Horse Books
8th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I love horses. I love books. So I really love the combination of horses and books. While libraries and bookstores are the logical places to find horse books, there are lots of horse books on the Internet as well. In fact, there are many free horse books, both fiction and non-fict ...
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The Bit Dictionary - Introduction - Part 1 of 3
5th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
When it comes to bitting, you always want to go with the softest option possible. A horse’s mouth is extremely important, and you want to keep it soft so that you have a clear connection with your horse, and can use light, subtle aids. Anybody who has once ridden a school pony ca ...
My Horse and Eight Others Die in Tragic Barn Fire
1st Jun 2013   |   General   |   Set Free
My horse Phoenix was a barrel horse I got from Fallon Taylor. My story with my pride and joy came to a close on April 26, 2013. The day before was a beautiful day and it was warm enough that I didn't even have to wear a jacket. The sun was shinning strong and little did I know th ...
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Are You a Horseless Rider
31st May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Whether your parents won’t agree to buy you a horse, or your situation in life changes, and you can no longer keep your own horse, you may find yourself a horseless rider. That’s not a healthy state for many riders and despite not owning a horse, you probably will need and want t ...
How Old are You in Horse Years
28th May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A horse’s average lifespan is around 28 years. A human’s average lifespan in North America is around 77 years. Horse’s don't live as long as humans. And, they age at very different rates, making it difficult to compare horse years to human years. Even in infancy, horses are quite ...
A First Look At Playing Polo
26th May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
On the same day I went to the horse auction, my daughter Justine had her own adventure at an introductory polo clinic. Polo is a team sport, so she was teamed up with two other young women who made up the ‘colored shirts’ team. The other team wore black shirts. A real match is pl ...
Mustang Horse Breed Photos
24th May 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 ...
How to Decorate Your Horse
23rd May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Play days, costume classes, gymkhanas and parades are all great occasions to decorate your horse! You don’t really need an occasion of course. Decorating your horse can be a great activity for non-riders. So when those city cousins are visiting, and you’re tired of giving pony ri ...
May Horse and Tack Auction Dissapoints
21st May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
My sister, who is a horse dealer, recently invited me to go to a horse auction. My mother, who repairs and sells tack also came along. Because the tack sale started before the horse auction, we started on the hour and a half drive quite early on a very damp, chilly morning. My hu ...
Ten Reasons Not to Wear a Helmet
17th May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We’re often told we should wear a helmet when we ride. However, there are lots of good reasons not to. Here are the top ten of my many reasons why I won't wear a helmet. After spending $60 on a wash, cut and blow dry, countless dollars on flat irons, curing irons and styling p ...
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The Perils of Vanity
15th May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One time, before going with my daughter to a weekend-long Pony Club camp, I decided that my old yucky riding pants needed to be retired. I tried riding in jeans, but the thick inseams caused considerable discomfort. It was time to splurge on a new pair of schooling tights. I went ...
How to Convince Your Parents to Buy a Horse
14th May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Do you want a horse? If you're lucky, your parents will want you to have one too. However, there's a good chance they may feel quite opposite. Horses are big, expensive, require time and sweat labor to care for and for some people, scary. So the process of convincing your parents ...
Five Famous Horse Songs
10th May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Every now and then, horses show up in songs. Here are a few that have had some radio air-time over the years and have stood out in my mind. This song was originally written and preformed by the classic-rock band The Rolling Stones. Since it was released in the US in 1971, it has ...
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Not Making This Up - Why I Don't Wear Makeup To The Barn
8th May 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
I recently noticed this magnificent article pop up on Ponybox asking whether or not I wear makeup to the barn. I don’t see that it’s any of the article’s business, but I’m going to answer the question anyway. I do not, and in this article, I’m going to address exactly why. Fir ...
Moving From Cross Rails To Jumps
6th May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A secure seat, confidence riding over ground poles and jumping small cross rails are the first steps to learning how to ride over taller and wider jumps. When I was taking lessons over jumps, a lot of time was spent ensuring that my position and technique over these small obstacl ...
Do You Know The Moment You Connected With Your Horse
6th May 2013   |   General   |   IggyPogo
I was riding home the other night, bareback, with the sunset on my back and Pogo's rich bay coat glowing. I urged him into a trot and we made it a few steps before someone across the street dropped a bag of dog food which spooked Pogo. Pogo took a sidestep to the right, felt my b ...
Do You Wear Makeup To The Barn
5th May 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I’ll admit it, I’m a little vain. I like nice clothes, to have my hair done, and I wear makeup. I even wear makeup to the barn, even though I don’t wear my ‘going to town clothes', and my hair is usually tucked under a ball cap. I only wear a bit of makeup, enough to prevent my e ...
Eqcetera Accepting Breeding System Suggestions
1st May 2013   |   General   |   24601
Eqcetera, an equine sim rising in popularity, is now accepting suggestions for an update to their breeding system. Eqcetera is constantly undergoing improvements and refinements, often at the suggestion of players. Admin Starry* has stated that the breeding system the sim has cur ...
How To Name Your Horse or Foal Based on Horsenality
29th Apr 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Do you have a new horse to name? If you're buying a horse, it may come with a name. But that doesn't mean you like the name, and you may want to choose something more suitable. You may already have a name in mind and that's perfect. But maybe you can't decide, or need to name a n ...
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Horseland Sim Game Economy Exposed
26th Apr 2013   |   General   |   24601
Any avid horse sim player is familiar with the basic guidelines to in-game economies: digital currency is used to buy pixel ponies, feed and care for them, keep your barn well-managed and up to date, and increase your reputation in the community. For most sims, an economic system ...
How Old is the Oldest Horse You Know
25th Apr 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you're like me, you want your horse to live forever. I know that's not going to happen, but thanks to advances in nutrition, care and veterinarian medicine, horses are living longer than ever. On average, according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ...
Five Mythical Horses
22nd Apr 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses have captured the human spirit for a very long time. Many cultures regarded horses as mystical beings, and created their own versions of mythical equines. Here are just a few that have captivated our imaginations. Mythical unicorns appear in a number of mythologies thro ...
From Poles To Jumps
17th Apr 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I have no problem riding over poles, but jumps intimidate me. When I was young, the highest I'd ever jumped was three feet. After years spent pleasure riding, doing ride 'n' tie, and distance riding, I decided to expand my riding skills and take some jumping lessons. My coach, af ...
Know This Before You Start Jumping
14th Apr 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A few years ago, shortly before I bought Trillium, I took some jumping lessons on a little Arabian mare. My coach was a cross country rider who once competed on the same course the 1976 Montreal Olympics was held over. Yes, she jumped her horse over that formidable two pick-up tr ...
Morgan Horse Breed Photos
13th Apr 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 ...
Quick Tips For How And When To Pick Up The Canter
10th Apr 2013   |   General   |   RememberMeForThis
Your aids are pretty important, but if you ask for the canter at the wrong time, your horse may stumble into the trot (if at a walk) to get up into the canter, or get the wrong lead. That doesn't look pretty. Knowing when to ask will noticeably improve your transitions and make i ...
Crocs For Horses - Know What Legwear Your Horse Needs
7th Apr 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever gone horse boot shopping, walked into the tack store, and found yourself bombarded by so many different kinds of boots that you’re just about ready to run for your life and put your poor horse in Crocs instead? Well, if not, then you’re clearly not doing your boot s ...
My Trip To The 2013 Can-Am All Breed Horse Emporium
4th Apr 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Hey, I hope everyone had a great long weekend! I had a very busy one that included attending the Can-Am All Breed Horse Emporium. This four-day equine trade show featured clinicians like Stacey Westfall, Jonathan Field and Guy Mclean. It was very interesting and turned out to be ...
Miniature Horse Breed Photos
25th Mar 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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