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Escape - Attacked While Riding Alone
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The man started groping in my pocket than, and I soon found myself screaming hysterically at him that I didnít have anything for him. He motioned for me to be quiet, and though I knew it was useless, I yelled at him to l ...
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Horse Bling History
12th Mar 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Last summer, near a seaside resort in Bulgaria, archaeologists found a burial mound that contained 40 pieces of harness decoration. They are estimated to have been buried there in 333-250 BC. The pieces included round motifs similar to horse brasses and bridle rosettes. This was ...
Wild Horses of South America
25th Feb 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
When it comes to wild horses, most of us picture the feral herds roaming the North American midwest. But, they arenít the only wild or feral herds surviving on the Western Hemisphere. South America too, has free-roaming herds of horses, many direct descendants of the Spanish hors ...
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Equine Hall of Fame Locations
5th Jan 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
The new year is here, and it seems like a natural time to take a look back at the highs and lows in the horse world. Really, weíve had enough of the lows havenít we? So Iíll just take a look at some bright spots, which include annual inductions into various halls of fame. Now the ...
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Awards For Horses
14th Dec 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
In many countries November is the month to mark Armistice, Remembrance or Memorial Day. No matter what itís called, itís a time to reflect on and honor those who sacrificed to maintain our freedom. Services and events are often attended by veterans in full dress uniform, heavy wi ...
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History of Horse Spurs
13th Jul 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Basic spurs havenít changed much over the centuries. The earliest went around the riderís heel and had a straight post on the back that was used to cue the horse. Often this was sharp, obviously intended to prick the horse. Later spurs, made about the 11th century had curved shan ...
Horse Feng Shui
17th May 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
In Chinese symbolism the horse generally represents loyalty, bravery, success, endurance and progress. There are two main types of horse symbolism, tribute horses and victory horses. Tribute horses symbolize an increase in luck and prosperity. Victory horses are thought to symbol ...
Military on Horseback
10th Apr 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
As soon as man learned to ride horseback, they probably rode horses into battles, raids and other types of conflicts. But the earliest use of horses in battle, 3000 to 4000 years ago, was for pulling loads. Eventually the chariot was invented with a driver and soldier standing in ...
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Horse Statuary
17th Mar 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
There is a distinction between equine and equestrian statues. Equine statues are statues of horses only. An example would be the bronze statue of Secretariat at Belmont Park, which shows Secretariat running freely with his mane and tail blowing in the wind. Equestrian statues sho ...
No Wild Horses Left
4th Mar 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Pretty much everything written about Przewalski's horses in the last few decades has claimed that they were the last true wild horses on the planet. We call many horse populations wild such as Mustangs, but they are feral, descending from domestic horses that were lost, stolen or ...
The First Horse Nations of North America
21st Feb 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
It wasnít long after the Spaniards arrived in what we now know as the Americas that the indigenous people who lived here began to see the value of the horses they brought. Whether they were gifts, captured strays or perhaps stolen, the horse would come to change everything for th ...
Henry the VIII and His Horses
5th Jan 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Henry the Eighth (1491 - 1547) is probably the most notorious of the British monarchs. The second Tudor king was known for beheading or divorcing several wives and creating the Church of England, establishing himself, and not the Pope in Rome as the head of the church. He united ...
Racehorse Burials
16th Sep 2017   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Back in 2014, a group of archeologists dug beneath the Californian soil and unearthed three large horse skeletons. The skeletons were remains of three famous race horses that raced on the property when it was part of Hollywood Park, an elaborate race track supported and frequente ...
Horses by The Sea
18th Jul 2017   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
So many horse breeds originated in European countries like Germany, France, and Great Britain that we forget that there are also many breeds developed elsewhere. Certainly, the Arabian Peninsula and area is where the Arabian, Barb, Akhal-Teke and other hot blooded breeds began. ...
Horse Museums
17th Jun 2017   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
The horse has a long history with us, so it shouldnít be surprising that there are museums around the world where horse lovers can learn more about them. Many museums feature a certain aspect of the horse world such as racing, art, horse-drawn vehicles or a specific breed. ...
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War Horses
18th Nov 2015   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Remembrance Day and Memorial Day are celebrated in many countries during the month of November. Itís a time to thank veterans and remember fallen heros. Along with the human heros, many of us also give some thought to the thousands of four-legged heros that endured the horrors of ...
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A Brave Marine - Sergeant Reckless
11th Jul 2012   |   Equine History and Culture   |   mosquito
This isnít the story of just any marine. Sergeant Reckless was unique. First of all, I think Iím safe in saying she was the first female marine ever, certainly the first to be promoted to Sergeant. She was like her comrades in many ways Ė She liked a good breakfast of scrambled e ...
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