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A great start to life is important for foals. Having a healthy mother, access to paddocks to frolic in, and reliable people to check on them multiple times a day is a principal factor in their develop...
A great start to life is important for foals. Having a healthy mother, access to paddocks to frolic in, and reliable people to check on them multiple times a day is a principal factor in their develop...
Something I'm always aware of when I photograph is the background of my images. Not just because you want to avoid messy or distracting backdrops, but also because if you can get a horse performing in...
Something I'm always aware of when I photograph is the background of my images. Not just because you want to avoid messy or distracting backdrops, but also because if you can get a horse performing in...
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Jumping My Polo Horse Bareback
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This video shows myself and my Polo horse simply being ourselves and having a great time! Everything in this video is bareback, it is a complete no saddle zone! The only tack used is always either a bridle or a halter an ...
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Plan Your 2018 Bucket List
13th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The new year is here and many people find it a good time for reflection and planning. Reflecting includes things like what worked, what didn’t and what you could improve. It probably shouldn’t include gazing at your bank statement because this is supposed to be a happy time of ye ...
English or Western Riding
11th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A commonly asked question when people first decide to learn to ride is ‘should I ride English or western’. I’ve covered the differences between the two in The Difference Between Western and English Riding Styles. But how do you decide? Here are a few questions you can ask yoursel ...
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A Horse By Another Name
7th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are lots of different names for horses. Like the Inuit multiple words for snow, horses have been labeled by their type or use. The word we use for horse comes from Old English with its roots in ancient and Germanic and Norse languages. The word equine comes from the Latin e ...
Top Horse Stories of 2017
31st Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
2017 has proved to be a very ‘news full’ year. Certainly not a lot of the news centered around horses, but the machinations of the government have affected the laws and resources that affect the equestrian community. And there was the weather. And people, interesting and well, pe ...
How Long Does it Take to Back a Horse
30th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
We all know that backing a young horse is not for the weak-hearted. Horses struggle with new experiences at the best of times, and often backing involves throwing a thousand new questions at once at a young horse not yet equipped to deal with them. This does not always end well. ...
Horses in Poetry
26th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We celebrate our love for horses in many ways. Artists have been creating images of horses before the written word was invented. And poets have been creating odes to horses. The ancient Greeks celebrated horses. And their poetry and song is interwoven with horse imagery and legen ...
Twelve Days of Christmas
23rd Dec 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Tis the season of giving, everyone! And for those of us with horses, this means that the Christmas stockings will be full fit to burst! With vet bills... and thrown shoes... and wasted food... and bits of broken tack... and that thing that at some point might have been a chunk of ...
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Traveling With Your Horse
20th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Most of us travel fairly short distances with our horses if we travel at all. But, perhaps you dream of going on a big adventure that lets you explore new territory and trails. Or, you’re taking that dream trip to a horse show several days drive away. Such journeys require carefu ...
So You Want To Buy A Horse
11th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
So, you’ve decided you want a new horse! You’ve got your empty stable full of fresh shavings, your life’s savings (and a few week-old carrot pieces) in your fanny pack and all the dreams and expectations in the world! You’re all set. What could possibly go wrong from here? ...
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Horses Set Free To Escape California Wild Fires
9th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In the path of one blaze was Rancho Padilla in Tujunga Canyon, a family owned ranch where 30 of the 60 horses stabled there were lost to the fire. There was no time to evacuate the horses, as the buildings were already on fire when the family woke to see smoke and flames and rece ...
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Should You Wear A Helmet All the Time
28th Nov 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A recent study suggests that only 7% of us wear our helmets while grooming our horses. There doesn't seem to be any statistics about how many of wear our helmets while handling horses from the ground at other times, such as feeding and turning out. But, should we have our helmets ...
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Donkey Facts
17th Nov 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are lots of donkey breeds, each with their own characteristics. Of the over 150 different breeds, we here in North America are probably most familiar with the American Mammoth Jack, often crossed with horses to produce a large draft type mule or riding mule, and Miniature D ...
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Should Kids Ride Stallions
14th Nov 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Should youth riders ride stallions? I think it depends on the situation. There are probably situations where it will work, and many where it definitely will not. ...
City Horse Riding
6th Nov 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Do you want to go riding? Do you think that you have to travel out to the countryside? Maybe not. Depending on where you live, you may be able to hop on the subway to get to a stable. Many cities have riding academies or stables within their boundaries. Here are just a few of the ...
Stolen Horse Tack Insurance Claim
4th Nov 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We should all, at minimum have liability insurance on our horses. That way, if our horse causes injury to anyone, we are protected. Many of us also have insurance against the loss of our horse, and against the loss of our horse stuff. The insurance for your horse gear may be incl ...
Why People Hate Horses
2nd Nov 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are people who think horses are too expensive. But expensive compared to what? Going out for dinner, designer handbags or trendy jeans? Or, expensive compared to sitting in front of the television or playing Candy Crush? Money may not buy happiness, but owning a horse comes ...
Trick or Treats For Your Horse
31st Oct 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse shows often have costume classes this time of year, and that’s a good excuse to raid closets, second-hand stores and hobby stores for the materials to make your prize winning costume. Horses can indulge in some of the treats that get handed out, and even some of the decor, ...
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Help for Puerto Rico Horses
25th Oct 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
According to the 2012 USDA census, there are approximately 1200 horse farms and 10,000 horses on the Island of Puerto Rico and it’s neighboring island communities. Like every other industry in the territory, the horse industry has been devastated by the effects of Hurricane Maria ...
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Bored With Riding Horses
20th Oct 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What do you do when you just don’t want to ride at all? Believe it or not, some people struggle with feeling that they don’t want to ride anymore. They’re not scared, they’ve just had enough. And, sometimes, when your whole life revolves around horses, choosing not to ride, or dr ...
Beyond The Basic Gaits
13th Oct 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
So horses have three basic gaits: walk, trot, and canter or lope. But some horses, often called ‘gaited’, have extra gaits. Most of these are what are called ambling gaits and there is what's called the pace. We don't think of these gaits as natural. But, some sources claim that ...
Basic Horse Gaits
8th Oct 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A horse has three basic footfall patterns when they travel. We know them as walk, trot, and canter or lope. A gallop is sometimes called a fourth basic gait. But the footfall pattern is the same as the canter, just much more extended. Before there were cameras that could capture ...
Storm and Disaster Prepping For Horses
7th Oct 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There probably isn’t a place in the world that isn’t affected by adverse weather or other natural disasters waiting to happen. Some of us must contend with ice and snow. Others live where fire is a hazard. Earthquakes are a reality in some locations. And, flooding, wind and other ...
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Horse Hair Analysis
26th Sep 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
DNA can be extracted from almost any tissue, but it is a simple procedure to take a hair sample. Laboratories specializing in DNA analysis can compare your horse’s DNA to others’ to determine if the horse is related. Some companies store the information they collect so that owner ...
Reading A Horses Tail
24th Sep 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
How a horse uses its tail can tell us something about any lameness and overall body stiffness it might have. A horse that holds its tail to one side may have developed a hind leg lameness, or tense muscles in its hindquarters, especially if the horse didn’t carry its tail crooked ...
Equine RFID Tagging
19th Sep 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
1While pets and other livestock have been carrying microchips for quite some time, using RFID for horses has been a little slower to take off. Back in 2007, the United States Department of Agriculture approved a microchip implant for tracking equines with the National Animal Iden ...
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Horses and Goats
3rd Sep 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Getting a goat is a commitment just like any other companion or livestock animals. They take some care but really are pretty low maintenance. They’re good around horses, although some horses might harass a goat. Goats have been known to chew off a horse’s tail because goats like ...
Horse Cosplay and Anime
1st Sep 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Steampunk isn’t the only cosplay opportunity out there. Cosplay is probably most commonly associated with anime. But the stories that anime characters are based on don’t usually ride horses. There are a few exceptions, however. Cowboy America seems a good fit for your anime cospl ...
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Horse Branding 101
20th Aug 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are two types of brands. For freeze branding, a branding iron is set in dry ice and alcohol to bring the metal down to a scaldingly low temperature. The frozen brand is set against the horse’s skin. Depending on how long the brand is left on the skin, it may kill the color ...
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Horse Fails Drug Test After Worker Pees in Stall
19th Aug 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Asking your staff not to pee in the horse stalls seems a little weird, but apparently this is a real problem. A race horse named Wotadoll was given a drug test after a race. The results showed traces of a painkilling drug called Tramadol. After an investigation as to how the drug ...
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Horse Pasture Toys
6th Aug 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Toys can help a horse pass the time in a stall and provide entertainment to pastured horses. Some horses are more curious than others and will love playing with things they can pick up, toss or manipulate in some way. Young horses are more likely to play with a toy than older one ...
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