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PonyBox Leaderboard at the Close of 2020
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Many of us will be glad to put 2020 behind us, but many Ponybox stables have had their best year ever with horses that have consistently reached the top rankings and earnings. ...
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Horse Stuff Cost Analysis
15th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In the mall are places where you can get a manicure or pedicure. For $35 they will file, buff and paint your fingernails any color you want. A regular manicure lasts about a week. For about $10 extra you can get a manicure that lasts two weeks. And, you have to go back and have t ...
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Horse Joint Injections
8th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If cartilage is damaged, the bones that meet within the joint will cause friction leading to inflammation and pain. This is known as osteoarthritis. Tears in the skin, muscle and even tendons and ligaments will repair naturally over time. Even bone will knit together if there is ...
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Hay Banks And Help For Horse Owners
7th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Unbelievably, the fire is still burning near Fort McMurray, Alberta. You might remember that last summer, the entire city was evacuated, along with many family pets, including horses. The wildfire still smolders menacingly out in the wilderness, but thankfully no longer threatens ...
What Desperate Horses Eat
29th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A man near Vernon, BC, Canada is facing charges after some of the 110 horses he cared for were found in an emaciated condition. The seventy-year-old claims he did not neglect his horses, although three horses of sixteen horses in dire condition died. The horses had been put to pa ...
Equine Anhidrosis Non Sweating Disease
27th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Anhidrosis is known by a few names. You might hear it called dry-coat syndrome. Or, because a horse with anhidrosis will pant to cool itself, it can be called puff disease. Or it might be called non-sweating disease. But basically, a horse with anhidrosis will not sweat, no matte ...
The Equine Hock Joint
20th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The largest joints in your horse’s legs are the hock joints. Although they are half way up the horse’s back legs they aren’t at all like the knees we have about half way up our own legs. They are more like our ankles and they act as both a shock absorber and to extend and contrac ...
Types of Equine Medical Shock Emergencies
17th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Shock is a living body’s final defense to save itself before it dies. And by body, we can mean any mammal including humans and horses. When a horse goes into shock the circulatory system drastically slows the blood flow to the body. The blood pressure drops and when the tissues a ...
Riding Horses With Kids
10th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather and this last weekend I rode with my ten-year-old niece. She has the kind of pony, that if you could clone would make many little girls and their parents very happy. She’s a good rider too. While my mare and I plodded alon ...
Horse Mascots
9th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Quick Six, also known as Toby, is coming to the end of his career. He’s been the touchdown horse for the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders. Quick Six is one of the team’s two mascots. The other is a rather woebegone dog named Ralph who looks like his costume has been ...
Premature Horse Birth Related Problems
6th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In mid-November, a Pennsylvania newspaper ran a story about a foal that was born six weeks too early. The due date of a foal is usually an eagerly anticipated event, but Mother Nature isn’t always cooperative. In this case, the owner arrived in her barn to find a foal she initia ...
Attack of the Pasture Burrs
4th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Burrs are mother nature’s way of making sure that there are more burdock plants. There are several types of burrs, but the most well-known is the common burdock. The picky burdock globes hitch a ride on any hairy surface they can; you horse’s hair, your hair, your dog or cat or k ...
Things Your Horse Probably Does Not Need
29th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The list of things your horse needs may be long. But,there are some things that you don’t need to put on that list, even though we find them in many tack and feed rooms. Here are six things your horse probably won’t need. ...
What Does Trump Administration Mean for Horses
27th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The party that won made no mention of animal welfare during the lead up to the election. That may not be a bad sign. But more worrying is that there are no animal advocates within the government on the horizon. Quite the opposite in fact. Amongst those in line for key positions a ...
Problems With Shoes
26th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
To shoe or not to shoe. The debate rages on. But whether you believe it’s okay for horses to wear shoes or metal should never touch their hooves, there are a few problems that shoes, and usually only shoes can cause. Most of these are reversible. But if they are left long enough ...
Rider Dragged by Horse
23rd Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses can hurt you in a lot of different ways. You can be bitten, kicked, bucked off, brushed off, fall off because the horse tripped, put the brakes on suddenly or spooked out from beneath you. They can fall on you which is very scary. But, I think being dragged is equally scar ...
Good Reasons Not to Get a Horse
22nd Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you dislike the idea of spending an hour pulling burrs from a horse’s mane and tail. If you loathe the idea of walking out to check and feed your horse in the winter cold when you’d rather stay in where it’s warm. If you work long hours. If you have a very busy social life or ...
Right Bit Wrong Bit
19th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most discussed artificial aids is the bit. Which bit is the right bit? What makes a bit ‘wrong’. It probably depends on what you are trying to achieve. And, much depends on the horse. The worst way to pick a bit is to buy something that looks nice, or because someone e ...
How To Tie A Rope Halter
17th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most commonly used pieces of tack, and something that anyone that owns a horse will have whether or not they ride or drive it, is a halter. In some places it’s illegal to sell your horse without one. One type of halter that is easy to make without any sewing or harness ...
Belgium Horse Fishing
14th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
About 500 hundred years ago, an enterprising fisherman discovered that fishing for shrimp from the back of a horse was more efficient than doing so from a boat. Along the coast of Belgium, it was a common sight to see horses and riders dragging the sea bottom, waking up the shrim ...
Slim Chance of Horse Twins Surviving
12th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you want a kitten, you might as well get two, because two is more fun and no more trouble. In fact, if you’re adopting a kitten, it may be better for them socially if you literally double down and get a second. That’s not so with horses. More than one foal sounds fun. You migh ...
Places Named for Horses
11th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are lots of horses named after places. Copenhagen was the Duke of Wellington and the horse that he rode into the Battle of Waterloo against battalions led by Napoleon Bonaparte. Bonaparte himself rode a horse named Marengo, named for another battle, this time near a village ...
Horse Predator Attacks
7th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A family near the city of Calabasas, California are mourning the loss of their beloved Mini Marco Polo. When they discovered he was missing they assumed he had been stolen. But his body was discovered near his pen with evidence of a predator attack. A mountain lion has been blame ...
Horse Research Updates
1st Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We’re discovering more and more about how horses think, what they eat and how they function in general and that’s largely due to researchers. Equine and animal research is being carried out around the world, and those who study horses have learned some remarkable things that bene ...
What You Need to Know Before Giving Your Horse Away
29th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
An Ontario woman learned the hard way that not everyone in the horse world is as good as their word. After giving her horse to another woman who promised to care for him, the horse disappeared. The owner kept the horse’s papers in case the arrangement didn’t work out and she need ...
Horse Blood Farming
26th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse blood serum was formerly used as a carrier for human vaccines, but because some people developed sensitivities to the product, horse blood serum is no longer be used in humans. However, horse blood serum is still used in the production of vaccines for pigs, horses, cattle a ...
2017 Canada Horse Slaughter Regulation Changes
24th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Since U.S. federal laws were enacted almost a decade ago, the slaughter of horses has been illegal. But that doesn’t mean that U.S. horses haven’t been ending up on the dinner plates of European and Japanese consumers during that time. Thousands of horses have been sold across th ...
Your Horses Sense of Smell
18th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
How does a horse smell? Well, most of us would agree they smell good. But what about their sense of smell? That’s good too. In fact, a horse’s sense of smell is much better than ours. We humans have two smell reception patches high up in our nasal patches, each made of five or si ...
My Little Lion Horse
15th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Many of you who have followed my previous articles will know of Moonfire, or ‘Moo’ – my arrogant, conceited, obnoxious, yet extremely lovable and talented thoroughbred gelding. You might also know that Moo has been enormously successful across numerous disciplines in his young li ...
My Horse is a #$@&%*!
8th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
As I write this, I am soaking wet from the knee-down, with puddles in my boots, and sand in places I’d rather not mention. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: My horse is an #$@&%*! ...
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Five Great Pony and Horse Breeds for Kids
5th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
While there's really no best breed of horses or ponies for kids, a few breeds do stand out from the crowd. Much depends on the temperament and training of the pony or horse. But, here are five breeds to think about when looking for a horse or pony for a child. ...
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