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A little different kind of shot, focusing on the bokeh sunset light behind the lovely grey nose of an old retired broodmare....
A little different kind of shot, focusing on the bokeh sunset light behind the lovely grey nose of an old retired broodmare....
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Back it Up - How To Master The Rein Back
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This article serves to handle that one part of every dressage test that I Ė and most riders I know Ė dread with all our hearts. Iím sure you know the feeling. The stunning rhythmic trot, the perfect square halt (And here ...
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City Work Horses
28th Jul 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When we think of working horses, we tend to picture horses used in agriculture and forestry work. Horses truly were the horsepower that helped us not just survive in our environment, but thrive. They were engines of many vehicles and machines. But, of course, horses had many uses ...
Horse Trailering 101
22nd Jul 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most stressful situations for a horse is riding in a trailer, and that in turn, makes things stressful for us. A horse that travels happily makes life much easier. Many donít, and the difficulties start well before the horse gets onboard. In fact, some horses, just on ...
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Horse What
20th Jul 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Ever heard of a horse this or that and wondered how it got its name. What do horse beans, marines and chestnuts have to do with horses? Hereís a look. ...
Eating Horse Meat May Help Preserve Breeds
2nd Jul 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Eating horse meat is a controversial subject that many people find offensive. But, there is a small indication that the stigma is slowly lessening. In part, itís a recognition that we need to be conscious of how we use our resources. And, some feel that raising horses for meat ma ...
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Introducing a New Horse to The Herd
28th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Bringing a new horse home is exciting for you. But it might be a bit too exciting for other horses that you already own. Just turning a new horse out with an existing Ďherdí is unlikely to result in nonchalance by the rest of them. They will certainly be curious, and they might f ...
Why Horses Lie Down When Ridden
11th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Itís always tempting to blame a horse for behaving badly whenever it does something we donít want it to do. But, this is rarely the case. Horses arenít really calculating like humans are, so any behavior is probably a response rather than reasoned vindication, even though it does ...
The Search For The Perfect Mount
10th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Sometimes it feels like the key to better riding and a better-trained horse is all about problem-solving. But sometimes, it seems like maybe weíve got it all wrong and weíre just asking horses to do things they're not made to do. Maybe we could solve the problem by riding somethi ...
Updated US Horse Demographic Stats Released
30th May 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The United States Department of Agriculture has released its Equine2015 reports. The information for the very first of these equine reports was gathered back in 1998. These reports consist of information gathered across the United States about trends within the horse industry, su ...
The Chickasaw Horse
27th May 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Long before the the American Quarter Horse, Paint and even the Appaloosa, there existed a breed of horses in North America, descended from some of the first horses that arrived here from Europe. The Chickasaw people lived in the region now bounded by the states of Alabama, Tennes ...
How Horse Crazy Are You
13th May 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Are you horse crazy? How horse crazy: a little bit, or 100% obsessive? Some of like horses, while others canít imagine even thinking about anything but. Take this quiz and find out just how horse crazy you really are. ...
Benefits of Horseback Riding
8th May 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I recently read a story from a local newspaper about a girl who, after losing both legs in a car accident, took up riding again. Her parents were uncomfortable with the idea and still frightened each time she gets on her horse. But, she has formed a remarkable bond with the horse ...
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The Longest Horse Friendly Trails
2nd May 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Ever wanted to get on your horse and just keep riding? There are a few opportunities to explore trails that take days, weeks and months to fully explore. Hereís a look at some of the world's longest trail systems available to trail riders and in some cases, drivers. ...
Denied Through The Drive Thru
28th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Have you been tempted to ride your horse through a drive-through at a fast food restaurant? Or, maybe you have done it. In most places, itís perfectly legal to ride your horse down the side of a highway, but once you get into an urban area, you might be running afoul of a law. On ...
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Paint, Pinto, Skewbald, Piebald - What's The Difference
26th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Paint, Pinto, Skewbald, Piebald - Whatís the Difference? Many people love the flashiness of a horse that has two color coat. But there are a few ways to describe these broken coat patterns. ...
Top Ten Similarities Between Your Horse and the Easter Bunny
22nd Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
With Easter just around the corner, we all have a lot of questions in our minds. How many Easter Eggs will I get? Where will they be hiding? Where can I hide them where my siblings can never, ever (ever) find them? Did we really find all the eggs from last year, and if I find one ...
Horse Riding on Private Property
20th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Iíve been riding for several decades now and there is no doubt that I find getting to trails a little more challenging than it used to be. When I was younger, we knew all of our farming neighbors and it was easy to cross the corner of a field or travel along the headlands of a cr ...
Horse Saddle Slip - Stabilize Your Saddle
18th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most common problems pony riders have is that the saddle slides forward. Some ponies are almost teardrop shaped, with large round barrels and narrow fronts. It doesnít help that itís almost impossible to keep them slender. Getting fat just inhaling the fragrance of gra ...
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If Horses Were Celebrities
17th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Horse and Hound recently released a quiz which tells you, based on a series of questions, what celebrity your horse would be if he was a human. Unsurprisingly, my own Moonfire would probably be Kanye West. This got me thinking, if different types of horses were celebrities, which ...
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Alternative Equine Behavior Issues
15th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever thought about the terms that we equestrians use for horse behavior problems, and what those terms would sound like to the average man on the street? Our jargon often leads to much confusion for the layman (which often results in much amusement for us). For the sake ...
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Riding Ex Racehorse Tackless On Beach VIDEO
9th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took an ex-racehorse out into a wide-open space, like a beach? Have you ever wondered what would happen, if you were to strip off all tack, and take that ex-racehorse out in a neck strap? Have you ever wondered, maybe, what would ha ...
Alternative Horse Uses
8th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Horses have had many uses throughout history, but have you ever considered that we may be overlooking their most obvious, most fitting uses? Here are some alternative uses for the modern horse. ...
Things Your Horse Will Not Eat
6th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Someone who is developing a new type of bedding asked me if there is anything horses wonít eat. Horses commonly try to eat their bedding unless you use something like shredded paper, although theyíll probably try a taste. Some horses love straw, especially oat straw and some will ...
Six Things That Drive Horse Owners Nuts
4th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Life is full of little frustrations and for most of us, our horses are our escape from a demanding life. Unfortunately, owning and riding a horse can come with frustrations of their own. Hereís a look at the top six frustrations that we face as horse owners. ...
How Do Horses Think
1st Apr 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I once had a non-horse person ask me if horses could think. The question surprised me because Iíve never considered that they couldnít. Do they think like humans? Probably not. They donít need to. The canít read, their eyes canít focus on print and they canít tap on a keyboard be ...
How To Name A Racehorse
31st Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Following the recent scandal of President Trumpís name being changed to Fake News after the horse received just a little too much attention from the press (which offended some people), it seems like a good time to consider just exactly what it takes to create a good racehorse nam ...
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Scandalous Horse Names
29th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Weíve all heard about the horse named President Trump by now, but his isnít the first racehorse name to draw attention. The Jockey Club has banned many inappropriate names (most of which are too R-rated to appear here), and in fact allowed many a questionable or simply Ďoddí one ...
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President Trump Castrated and Name Changed to Fake News
28th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Every so often, among horses and among men, an individual appears who shows great promise, an individual from whom everyone expects truly great things. A horse named President Trump was not one of these. With a modest yearling sale price tag of just over $15000, expectations for ...
Should You Pay Up For A Yearling
26th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
In the equestrian community, we sometimes have these very exciting events called Ďyearling salesí. These involve stabling young, highly tranquilised thoroughbreds at an extremely inappropriate public place frequented by rich businessmen, like a convention centre or, I donít know, ...
Ponies For Adults
24th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Many of us like the idea of riding ponies, but thought that it wasnít something an adult would choose to do. As we get older, riding a pony might become more attractive. Theyíre closer to the ground, which means you wonít be falling as far if you do accidentally come off. They ar ...
Uses of Leather Made From Horse Hides
22nd Mar 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Most of us find the idea of eating a horse rather repelling. But what about wearing one, covering your couch or car seat with one, or slinging a piece of horse over your shoulder? Horsehide products are a by-product of the horse meat industry, the skins may also be harvested when ...
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