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I've always been a huge fan of twilight. There's something peaceful and calm about the death of a day. The world has rushed throughout the daylight hours to this point where it suddenly, collectively,...
I've always been a huge fan of twilight. There's something peaceful and calm about the death of a day. The world has rushed throughout the daylight hours to this point where it suddenly, collectively,...
This horse is named Te Akau Shark and he has a cult following in both New Zealand and Australia. After running a very good third behind a champion Japanese horse in the time-honoured Gr.1 Cox Plate he...
This horse is named Te Akau Shark and he has a cult following in both New Zealand and Australia. After running a very good third behind a champion Japanese horse in the time-honoured Gr.1 Cox Plate he...
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On 22 August 2010 I attended a small practice jumping show. After entering my young horse, Moonfire, in the 60cm and 70cm class I took him home to fetch my brilliant little pony, Tempest, for a friend of mine to ride. Th ...
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The Problems with Kitty Cats
18th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Kitties are great. But what people seldom realise is that being in the presence of a kitty can be extremely detrimental to your health. And I’m not just talking about allergies. ...
Take Your Horse to a Science Fair
12th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I home schooled my kids, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t do many of the things kids in school did. One of those activities was attending science fairs. If you’ve got a horse, or have some horse knowledge, you’ve got a wealth of inspiration for a science fair project. Chances ...
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Recycle Re-purpose and Reuse
7th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We’ve looked at products we share with our horses. But another money saving strategy for horse owners is to reuse, repurpose or recycle items around our homes for our horses, especially stuff that would otherwise end up in the trash or recycling bin. Here are just a few of the ma ...
Riding Two Point or Half Seat
5th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Riding two point is simply holding yourself up, without putting your seat in the saddle seat. Your legs will be in contact with the saddle, with a bit more weight than usual in the stirrups. Your body will lean forward slightly. You’ll stay firm, but flexible, so that you don’t b ...
Overachieving Procrastinators
3rd Jul 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
We are the ones lurking in the shadows. Of our duvets. While we binge watch Youtube videos about funny animals, people getting hit in just the right spot, and how cheese is made. We are the protectors. Of notes laminated, so the tears can’t soak through. We are the self-saboteurs ...
Caring for the Outdoor Horse
2nd Jul 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What could be easier than simply turning a horse out into a pasture, and letting it live as close to nature than possible? Wouldn’t that be simpler and easier than keeping a horse in the stable? Being outdoors is actually better than being stabled, mentally and physically. But wh ...
The Perks of Being a Work Rider
26th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
A work rider is someone who rides (mostly unruly) hairy animals for a living and often leave their job sandy, bruised, covered in poop, and not a whole lot richer than when they arrived. However, being a work rider does have its perks. ...
Should Testing For EIA be Mandatory
23rd Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you have your horse regularly vaccinated with the core vaccines, you are going to avoid some of the most dangerous horse diseases out there. The core vaccines are rabies, tetanus, and Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis and depending on where you live, West Nile Virus, Po ...
The Ugly Side of Nurse Mares
21st Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A mare that has lost its foal, and willingly accepts another sounds like a love story. But, there seems to be an ugly side to the nursemaid network. Providing nurse mares seems to have become an industry in itself. Its dismal secret is that in profiting from having nurse mares av ...
Recent News Worthy Horse Abusers
17th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Just when you thought it was quiet, a brand new bunch of abusers are making headlines in the horse world. Stories of race horse drugging, soring, slaughter and other abuse seem to just go on and on. Some stories though, seem to reveal a new level of stupid, or sad. Here’s a few p ...
What Do We Do With All Those Horses
14th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The horse industry, despite the shrinking number of horses in the U.S. contributes over 112.1 billions dollars to the economy with employment for 7 million Americans. By far, the horse sport that has the greatest impact on the economy is horse racing. In the U.K. the only sport t ...
If Horses Were Feminists
12th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Feminism is (in a nutshell) a movement striving for gender equality, to make women equal to men and undo all societal preconceptions about gender roles. People can get pretty touchy about their feminist or anti-feminist views, but as always, I’m not here to join the debate. I’m h ...
Household Products Used in the Barn
6th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Who hasn’t tried Mane n’ Tail shampoo on their own hair? It’s been on the shelves stores that sell beauty products for a few years now. But, this product isn’t the only one you can share with your horse. Here’s a few products, beauty and otherwise you can easily share with your h ...
So What Are We Wearing This Summer
29th May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you’re like me you’ve spent the winter planning your summer equestrian wardrobe, and are anxious to get all the newest looks for 2016. Yeah... right... well, I patched my coveralls, wiped down my jodphur boots and shook the dust out of my helmet cover. But, just in case you ar ...
Fort McMurray Horse Evacuation
28th May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Governments at all levels, many aid agencies and others are contributing what they can to both fight the fire, which as I write still burns out of control, and assisting the residents as they evacuate. Evacuating for many, has meant making quick decisions about what to take and w ...
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Montreal Horse Drawn Carriages Draw Protests
22nd May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Like their counterparts in many others cities, carriage horses are exposed to noise, extremes in heat and cold, motor vehicle exhaust, unforgiving footing, rush hour traffic (I’ve driven there long ago - it seemed to be always rush hour). Montreal can be bitterly cold in the wint ...
How Much Do Ponys Cost
16th May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
So just how much do horses or ponies cost? Most of the time, the answer will start with ‘it depends’. There are a lot of variables when it comes to buying kid's ponies. And, I’ve said this before, as many of you have: the purchase price of a horse is only the tip of the iceberg. ...
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Giant Unicorn Discovery in Siberia
9th May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The Giant Siberian unicorn, or Elasmotherium sibiricum was first thought to have disappeared 350,000 years ago. But the specimen scientists have been examining is thought to be only 29,000 years old. Humans started migrating into Asia about 50,000 years ago and may have made it i ...
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Racehorse Barnyard Buddies
8th May 2016   |   General   |   Valkyrie
Even the Triple Crown hero needs a buddy! Smokey is a 6 year old gelding who trainer Bob Baffert purchased at auction to help calm nervous Thoroughbreds in his barn. The buckskin not only travels with Pharoah and Baffert's other racehorses, he also acts as a pony during workouts. ...
The Miniature Horse
7th May 2016   |   General   |   Caledon98
Miniature horses are a ‘height breed’ meaning they can be any breed of horse (Shetland, Falabella, etc) as long as they meet the height requirements of 34” and under for Category A or over 34” but no higher than 38” for Category B. ...
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Equestrian Sports Leading Cause of Head Injuries
6th May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Over the last few months we’ve lost several top riders, and their deaths might have been prevented by wearing a helmet. A new study suggests that equestrians sports account for about 45% of all adult sports related head injuries. ...
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Springtime Foal Watch
5th May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are behaviors and signs that breeders watch for to tell if a mare is due to foal. But, these aren’t always foolproof. Watching for udders to wax up, muscles to relax and the mare to get restless can give an indication that a foal will be born soon. But, not all mares do thi ...
Common Questions About Horseback Riding
2nd May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I once was talking to a distant family member and she mentioned her daughter had been taking riding lessons. She had decided not to take her daughter anymore, because after all, what would riding ever lead to? Hmmm... a healthy life-long activity? Fun and cameraderie? An opportun ...
Confidence Boosters For Your Riding
30th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Every rider, no matter what their skill level gets a bout of the jitters now and then when they ride. For some people, it’s just performance anxiety and I say ‘just’ full knowing that show nerves can range from feeling mildly excited to being downright debilitating. Sometimes it' ...
A Life After Racing – Off The Track Thoroughbreds
24th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Valkyrie
If you've ever watched a horse race you probably saw thrills, spills and maybe felt a few chills at watching the fastest horse breed in the world compete to see who has the greatest will to win. Horse racing is, without a doubt, the richest equestrian sport on the planet – with s ...
The Australian Brumby
21st Apr 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Those of us who live in North America sometimes neglect that there are other feral horses whose management brings about the same contentious issues as we see in Canada and America. Just like Mustangs, many, including some Governmental and environmental agencies see the Brumbies o ...
Pros and Cons of Treeless Saddles
15th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you’ve done any saddle shopping at all, you may have come across more than one that boasts that it is treeless. What’s the difference between saddles that do and don’t have trees? A saddle that is built around a somewhat rigid form is considered to have a tree. A saddle that l ...
How to Measure a Bit For Your Horse
13th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In order to be effective, your horse’s bit needs to fit properly. A too large bit will slide back and forth in your horse’s mouth, and certain parts might not sit where they need to. Too small, and the bit may pinch the sides of your horse’s lips, and again, not sit in its mouth ...
Horses By the Numbers
10th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The country with the greatest number of horses is of course, The United States. There are, according to the FOA, about 10,260,000 horses in the U.S. The population of the U.S. is currently around 323,401,000 people. That is about one horse for every thirty one people! The countr ...
Animal Hoarders Fail to Provide Care
7th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Imagine moving to a new home in deep winter. You’re excited because there’s plenty of space, a barn and paddocks already waiting for your horse and other critters. But, then spring breaks, and as the snow melts, it reveals a horrible scene almost too gruesome to look at. This is ...
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