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Crazy Stunts with Olop - Jumping Backwards - Part 1
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Who is Olop, you ask? Well, that is my new nickname for Polo. Read on, and I daresay the reason will soon become clear. Those of you who know me will surely know that I am somewhat ‘lacking’ in the sanity division. In ...
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Horse Struggles To Find  A Retirement Home After 48 Races
22nd Dec 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Uphill Climb
Zen began his career on the racetrack as a two-year old. He had his first race on March 28th, 1997. Zen did great on his first race, but charged too late and ended up with a 4th place finish. It wasn't until five races later that he managed to win a race. He started in gate posit ...
Dottie Returns Home After Years of Abuse
5th Dec 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Baileigh
Four years later I was told that Dottie had a baby. I immediately went out to where the owner boarded Dottie to find out that she was being abused. She was covered in blood and there where big chunks of hair missing from her. Dotties owner had beat her with a lead rope and she wa ...
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Horse Saved From Market Brings New Hope
22nd Nov 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   King of Wings
I was bred by a kind man, in Wales. I knew he loved me, he used to stroke me and want to handle me all day. He never wanted to leave my side. Then something terrible happened, he sent me away. I can never remember what I had done, I never hurt him and I can't even imagine hurting ...
My Little Lion Man
21st Nov 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Cruisin Past Curfew
One day I went into the barn to feed the horses. Just when I went to go feed Oliver his hay, I saw a pool of blood in Oliver's feed bucket. The blood was about two inches deep. It looked like a massacre in his stall. The gates were blanketed in blood. I finally found Oliver. He h ...
A Year of Bad Luck and Injuries Sidelines Me From Riding
13th Nov 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Padfoot
Last year I was looking for a new horse on loan since there was problems with my horse Toff. I tried out a mare named Pimms, which was a stunning six year old Dutch Warmblood x Belgian Warmblood. The first ride on Pimms was perfect! Second ride was also perfect! The third ride ...
Barn Party Turns Into Wedding For Two Lucky Horses
15th Sep 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   IggyPogo
Suddenly, there was an explosion. Jasmine, overcome with the wedding jitters had ducked under the stall guard and trotted out of the barn. I jogged after her and speaking soothingly to the mare, led her back into the stall where she finally waited patiently for the ceremony to st ...
Back In The Saddle
28th Aug 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   RainbowNerd01
As some of you may know I loan a beautiful horse called Tara. She is a Bay, 15.2hh, 24 year old mare that I adore with my heart. She’s isn’t the fittest of the bunch but she’s the best, most well behaved one. This is my story of how, against all odds, I got to loan my dream horse ...
Meeting My Dream Horse
23rd Aug 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Warped Faith
Ever since I was in the fifth grade I had dreamed of riding, or preferably owning, a Thoroughbred gelding with a star, snip, and three white socks. The horse’s name would be Charles, he would be 16 hands and either bay or black. I didn’t care what it would take to find my dream h ...
This is not Goodbye - A Story of Horses Lost
11th Aug 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   My Paper Heart
As you guys have read recently, Snickers, Lena, and Dancer have been removed from Penny and I's life. I'm not sure if it's permanent, but I hope that it's not. I decided to write this because I think you guys need to know the truth about these beautiful horses. I know they have c ...
Looking For The Perfect Horse
13th Jul 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Padfoot
I gave up my dear Toff in June 2011. I was depressed and feeling down and began to really not care about things any longer. Toff was my baby and I trusted him with my life, he was my everything. I lost Toff when his owner moved him away and it was just to far to continue riding. ...
A Tribute to Misty
22nd May 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Cowzers
I never knew what it felt like to experience the loss of a great equine friend until April 16, 2012. If a person has never experienced such loss, there are no words to describe it. April 15, 2012 As any typical evening, I headed outside to do chores. I fed my ...
My Horse Dakota Put Down For Falling
6th May 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Faith forever
Later that day we let out Dakotas beloved mare Cerria to get some exercise. Unfortunately, Dakota fell again and again galloping after Cerria. The vet advise us it would just be better for Dakota to be put down. With great apprehension, we agreed this would be best. When led D ...
Thunder - Not Your Regular Jumper
4th May 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Makaela Marie
The first horse I owned was a Christmas present from my grandparents, a safe, sweet cob named Makaela Marie (Arabic for 'a gift from God). I was only 6, and therefore Makki was the perfect horse for me to learn to ride. However, after a few years I was keen to move on. I watched ...
Pogo Is About As Complicated As Donuts
31st Mar 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   IggyPogo
Pogo is about as complicated as donuts. He’s sweet and soft, and very fat. When I first met him, neither of us knew much about jumping and Pogo had previously never been ridden in an English saddle or had felt an English bit against his ever-eating mouth. There was something abou ...
Horse Race Short Story - Battle of the Sexes
25th Mar 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Double Spur Ranch
Lying in my bed watching the dust specks in the light of the morning I relax not wanting to get out of the cozy warmness. That’s when it hit me! Today was the Parowan horse racing meet that me and my family were going to. Dad had a few horses to ride, so we were all going to w ...
Hacking in Darkness - My Terrifying Night
12th Mar 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Rusted Faith
I've always had this funny little tradition with my friend that we have to go on a midnight hack on the first Saturday of every month. We go on a four hour ride through our favourite trails - all in pitch black. Of course we made sure we were safe, we had reflective strips on our ...
My Rusty Heart - How I Lost My Best Friend
7th Mar 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   MySweetButterfly
Life is like a rollercoaster, the wildest ride you could possibly imagine. It has its ups and downs, sometimes its fast, sometimes it’s slow. Other times you’re scared to death. The best time so far in my life so far was spent with horses. They have always been there for me, they ...
Horse We Purchased At Auction Was Drugged
6th Mar 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Faith forever
Indy is our seven year old Paint mare. Until we purchased her at auction she had a rough life. She was a gorgeous brown and white Paint that my Grandma just had to have. When we got her home from auction we put her a stall, but unfortunately she freaked out over her first night a ...
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My Foal Thunder
7th Feb 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Faith forever
It was 7AM May 29th 2011 on a Sunday. Thunder was born! I had gone to Florida for vacation and almost cryed when I left because I had to leave behind a beloved mare named Paint. She was pregnant with my dream horse. Paint was bred July 4th with a Stud named Thunder. Thunder was b ...
My First Love - An Appaloosa
30th Jan 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Faith forever
Faith was my first love. Faith is a 3 year old appaloosa. I still remember the day I got her. It was August 15th and it was raining off and on. My uncle called a guy named Bruce. He had a little Appaloosa and a Barrel Racer that he might consider selling. When me and my cousin we ...
How Horses Changed My Life - Part III - The End
28th Jan 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Hikari
Phoebe Dee was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. Her coat was pure black, and when she was brushed, the light reflected off it as if it were a diamond. But I only found tht out when I brushed her at the yard to test her stable manners. Because despite her beauty, Phoeb ...
How Horses Changed My Life - Part II
25th Jan 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Hikari
But all good things come to an end. Matt got cancer in 2009, and became unable to come to the yard often enough. He asked me if I could carry on going there to look after his horses, and of course, I agreed. I really made an effort to make each horse feel loved even without their ...
How Horses Changed My Life - Part I
22nd Jan 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Hikari
I didn't begin my life being obsessed with horses. I didn't look at them and think they were beautiful or cute. I looked at them and saw stupid beasts who would try and hurt me. I wasn't alone, all my friends felt the same. I come from quite a rough area in Bristol, England. I ha ...
Video: My First Barrel Horse Comes Home
1st Jan 2012   |   Horse Stories   |   Set Free
I could not believe that the horse was mine! my Mom and brother were crying also. After the shock of getting the horse I had to figure out were I was going to keep him and how I was going to get him home. It took me until the first of December to find a hauler and organize the mo ...
Regaining Myself
23rd Dec 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   Hidden Sorrow
Most of the people I know have horses. Most of the people I know are really attached to their horses. Some take them everywhere – shopping, going on trails, going to the movies, etc. But not me. I wasn’t attached to my horse, or fond of it. I didn’t want anything to do with her. ...
One Last Embrace
14th Dec 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   Unbridled Sakia
She could feel the cold coming from the dark cave that didn't look the least bit inviting. Her eyes turned pure white as she illuminates the cavern. The soft sound of water dripping echoed through the darkness; Sakia started to feel the fear rising in her chest. The creeping feel ...
My High-Strung Purebred Arabian
8th Dec 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   BarrelRacersLove
I walked through the gate and Gigi stepped on the wire that my brother had left on the ground. She started prancing to try and get out of it, which only made it worse. I couldn't get off without getting wrapped up in it my self. That is when she took off. Full gallop, straight to ...
Romania's Last Wild Horses Sent To Slaughter
30th Nov 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   SunlightRider
I live in Romania, where I can honestly say people love horses, and they have proved it. This May I was watching television and saw a terrible thing was happening in my country. Fifty horses from the Letea Forest where about to die! On the internet, lots of horse-lovers where ...
Dream Horse - The Accident
26th Nov 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   FreeRein
The vet was there and came to me after a long conversation with my dad. “I know you’re only ten, and this is hard to understand honey, but we can’t make Cory better. He will need to go somewhere were he won’t hurt anymore.” The tears were flooding down my face again. This couldn’ ...
I Lost My Horse To Cancer
22nd Nov 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   Painted Destiny
October 27, 2011. I lost my horse to cancer. Wilbur was my first horse, and I was heartbroken. At first, I didn't want another horse. I felt like I would be a traitor to love another horse. The chestnut gelding had stolen my heart from the second I had laid eyes upon him. One of ...
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