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PonyBox Top Horses For March 2021
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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 ...
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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 If you own this weeks featured breed, we would love to hear your c ...
What Not to Wear - Riding Style
28th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Imagine my despair when I heard that the popular TV show, What Not to Wear, was in its last season. This is a crisis. Who will remind me how to emphasize the skinniest part of my body while camouflaging all the rest? How will I know whether high-lights or low-lights are in? Where ...
How to Bond With a Horse
28th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses and humans have been living and working together for a long time, about five thousand years. Our first relationship with horses was as a food source. But, somewhere along the way, someone decided that horses were useful for pulling loads and carrying them from place to pla ...
The Scoop on Horse Poop
19th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What’s something no one really wants, but misses badly when there isn't any? Manure! Call it horse buns, road apples, horse pucky, horse chips, horse hooey or horse apples, as much as we's rather clean stalls then our houses, we’d still prefer to be spending time riding, rather t ...
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Top Twenty Reasons To Ride A Horse
18th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Even though an infinite amount of reasons exist to ride a horse, I reduced this down to the top twenty reasons to ride a horse, as opposed to a dinosaur, flying saucer, or tap dancing polar bear. #20 - A horse will almost never succumb to toilet humour. #19 - Unlike their ride ...
The Sleeping Patterns of Horses
15th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A friend of mine has a saying ‘skill follows will’. If that’s true, I am really good at sleeping. I’m very disciplined about getting as much practice as possible. I once had to take my husband to a sleep clinic to be tested for sleep apnea. They gave me a cot in a closet. I rolle ...
The Many Moods of Mares Explained
12th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Mares are wonderful, amazing creatures. Although usually less ‘flashy’ than their male counterparts, it’s a well-known fact that mares frequently offer double the performance, and often put in twice the effort. Mares simply try harder, and this is what we, as horse people, love a ...
Understanding Your Dreams of Horses
11th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Do you dream about horses? I know I do. Some of my most vivid dreams involve horses. One reoccurring dream that I have involves a long-distance ride. The trail usually takes me and the horse through some really unusual terrain, like through a forest, up the stairs in someone's ho ...
Have Unicorns Ever Roamed The Planet [Video]
8th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Before it was discovered that fossils were the mineralized remains of ancient creatures, the spiraled cephalopods were mistaken for unicorn horns. An accompanying full skeleton that included head, body and legs were never found, because cephalpods were sea creatures. Horses ha ...
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Horse Phenomena Top 10 Horses by Points
7th Jul 2013   |   General   |   24601
Horse Phenomena is one of the most popular point-based horse sim games. Getting a top ranked horse requires a lot of work, time, and sim money. To be the owner of a top ranked horse shows true dedication on the player’s part. Here are the top 10 horses, ranked by points, from Hor ...
The Horse Eye and How A Horse Views Our World
4th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Many people think that animals, including horses see in shades of grey. This isn't true. Horses may not see some colors as vividly as we do, because they can only see two visible wavelengths in the color spectrum, whereas we can see three. That means their vision is similar to pe ...
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Horseland Top 10 Horses by Points
3rd Jul 2013   |   General   |   24601
Horseland is one of the most popular point-based horse sim games. Getting a top ranked horse requires a lot of work, time, and sim money. To be the owner of a top ranked horse shows true dedication on the player’s part. Here are the top 10 horses, ranked by points, from Horseland ...
Pros and Cons of Jobs In The Horse Industry
29th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you’re horse crazy, there’s no question that you've thought about a future career in the horse industry. What would be better than spending all day, every day with horses? Here’s a look at five careers that you might aspire to. Every time you handle or ride your horse, you are ...
What Bugs You About Hollywood Horses
28th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
On July 3, the Disney movie 'The Lone Ranger' hits the theatres. I’m not a movie goer, but having viewed the trailers and out takes, I think I may make an effort to see this one. It looks campy and fun in the typical over-the-top Disney fashion, and there’s Johnny Depp covered in ...
How to Get a Free Horse
24th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Have you always wanted a horse but can't afford the purchase price? There are ways to get horses for free. There is an old saying of course, never look a gift horse in the mouth. That’s because if someone was giving a horse away, it was likely because the horse was too elderly to ...
Outrageous Jumps by Polo The Weirdo [Video]
23rd Jun 2013   |   General   |   PonyBox
Polo The Weirdo has been a regular contributor on for many years. Her history of stunts on horseback, such as bareback and backwards jumping are nothing shy of amazing! This article displays a highlight collection of Polo The Weirdo moments that deserve a second look. ...
Jumping Records - The Tall, Broad and Small of It
21st Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Although when I’m in the saddle, I’m not a huge fan of jumping, I do enjoy watching it on TV or at a show. I usually end up with tired leg muscles as I ride every jump from my chair. I remember watching the Puissance competition at the Royal Winter Fair a few years ago, and being ...
Where To Find The Last Of The Wild Horses
19th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Once upon a time, wild horses roamed the grassy plains of Asia, the Americas and areas of Europe. For the most part, they were small stocky, hardy, almost pony-like animals. Over time, they disappeared from the Americas, leaving only their fossilized remains as evidence of their ...
Who Is On My Horse
18th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever ripped the head off one doll to pop it onto another, or forced a puzzle piece to fit where it doesn't belong? We all know the feeling, looking at something so familiar; yet thinking ‘that doesn't look right’. That is the feeling I get when I see somebody else on my ...
Fascinating Facts About Thoroughbreds
17th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Whether running on the track or ambling down the trail, the Thoroughbred horse has many fans. Thoroughbreds have a long and interesting history. Here are a few fast facts about the Thoroughbred horse. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the highest race speed was run by W ...
My Girl With The Curl
16th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Longfellow may have been writing about his baby daughter, who would not quietly go to sleep. But I too have a girl with a curl. My girl Trillium, is that girl with the curl, and truly, when she is good, she is good indeed. I can’t complain too much. She’s done everything I’ve ask ...
The Bit Dictionary - Mouthpieces - Part 3 of 3
16th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
This part of ‘The Bit Dictionary’ explores numerous common mouthpieces found in snaffle bits. Finding the correct mouthpiece, along with the correct action, is of the utmost importance to the horse’s comfort and performance. This list shows a number of options of mouthpieces comm ...
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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