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Some of you might remember that about 8 years ago I created a series on Ponybox documenting my progress in retraining a young Thoroughbred racehorse, Moonfire, for his eventing career. Those of you who continued to follo ...
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A Horse With a Message
17th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Megan01
I remember the first day I rode at my barn, Misty Meadows LLC. I loved it! My first day was full of different colored horses, new smiling faces, and animals all over. The only horse that stuck out to me was a beautiful Paint named Hillbilly Ben. There were so many horses though, ...
Have You Heard of a Nooity
13th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
Nooitgedachters, or ‘Nooities’ (pronounced ‘noy-tees’), must be one of the rarest pony breeds, yet in their home country of South Africa they are very popular, and there are over 100 Nooity breeding farms. ...
Unnoobification Epiphanies of a Dressage Noob – Bend Jumping My Polo Horse Bareback The Impossible - The Story of Choc - Part 3 Retraining a Racehorse – Moonfire – Back by popular demand
Perfection has its flaws - The story of Polo
12th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
This is the story of my horse, Polo. Yet it is not only about Polo, because you see her story is my story. In this day and age we often see things that have come to be known as 'fursonas', virtual creatures that Internet users have created to reflect their own personality. ...
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The Life, the Death, the Legacy
10th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   ChampionMeadows
On April 29th, 2003, people went about their daily routine as if nothing was different. They paid their bills, ate their breakfast, and went to work, not knowing that this day would cause a series of events that would change everything. ...
A Pony Wins an Olympic Medal
8th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
Can a pony win a medal at the Olympics? Some might say maybe in dressage. How about show jumping? Not likely. But it happened and not only did that pony win a silver medal at the Olympics, he was also won the world championships one year. He even won the Hickstead derby, kno ...
A Horse Named Bow
8th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   SnowBunny
Sometimes in life you loose something that you will never forget. When my horse was put down it was like my heart had been stepped on. My friends told me he was in a better place but you know I really didnt believe them. How could things be better, he wasnt with me. Thanks to a ...
Trottings Big Prize - The Hambletonian
4th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
Harness racing is one of America’s oldest sports, and for decades it’s been growing in popularity around the world. Horses sell for big money, race for big purses, and go on to fame and fortune at the breeding farm. But compared to thoroughbred racing, harness racing gets littl ...
A Girl and a Horse Named  Moody
3rd Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mustangspirit
Moody Blue wasn’t my horse. I didn’t own the 24-year-old gelding. I don’t even remember my grandfather buying him in Jordan, Minnesota in 1977. However, I remember when he taught me how to ride. I remember when I was with him in the last minutes of his life. ...
When it Just Clicks
1st Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Beeswax Crusade
I’m sure we’ve all read at least one of those stories. The poor little farm girl sees the foal, their eyes meet, their hearts beat in sync, and they have an inseparable bond forevermore. Everybody’s dream is to have a story like that. ...
From square one - The full story of Finola
28th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
It all started toward the end of 2004, when I happened to be paging through a newspaper and came across a certain article: "Mares and foals for sale!" Typical of a young, horse crazy child, I ran to my mother and nagged my lungs out until the phone call was made. Thus it was deci ...
Great Match Races
27th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
We were all waiting for Zenyatta to meet Rachel Alexandra at Oaklawn Park this spring, and what a disappointment it was that we’ll have to keep waiting. Racegoers love these rivalries – anyone remember Affirmed and Alydar? ...
My Best Friend And Me
24th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Folly
When I first met Guinness he was sharing a field with my other pony Leo. He was known as the extremely 'vicious' and 'bad tempered' horse who was unrideable and useless. At that point in time Guinness did not belong to me he belonged to a lady down south in England. ...
Bashkir Curlys The Wonder Horses
22nd Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Undesired Humor
Bashkir Curlys are indeed wonder horses. For my article, I will first start you off with a few facts, before telling you about the main article photo, as that one is my horse. ...
Horses Understand Feelings - An arm to lean on
19th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   King of Wings
I have always viewed and treated my horse as an individual. Always considered his point of view, always allowed him to express his feelings. After all, my horse is my friend, and on occasions, my psychiatrist. On one particularly gloomy day, I felt I have lost all purpose for ex ...
Love Who You Love
16th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   A K Simon
Every girl wants a horse at one point in their lives, and when I was eight, I was lucky enough to get one. He was a 28 year old bay gelding, named Bay. We bought him with the name, and never changed it. We liked it, and we are not sure why. It just fit the old' guy. ...
The Joy of Foals
15th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   BlackHeart
I will never forget the day my Miniature mare Chardonnay had her first foal. It was a Sunday morning around 10:00 am. My family was just sitting down for brunch when my brother (A non-horse person) came into the house stating "Mom, Your horse is laying on the ground with her leg ...
Sharing Feelings with your Horse
15th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   King of Wings
Some people say that horses kept on full livery never form strong ties with their owners. As an owner of a horse on full livery, I am writing this story in defense of all of us busy people who strive to provide the best accommodation for their horses. ...
Equestrian Events - Combined Driving
13th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
Most horse lovers know all about three day eventing, many have tried it or have their own ambitions to compete in the Olympics or at major events like Badminton or Kentucky. It’s a great test of horse and rider – do you have the control for dressage, the courage and fitness for ...
My Magical Horse
9th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Equestri
I am going through difficult times in my life right now, and right now there is one place that I can get over it-the stables. Every Thursday, I go to the only advanced lesson stable in my area, and have a lesson. During that 2-3 hour period, I forget everything except my riding ...
Just a Heart Beat Away
8th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Chris Antley Memorial
It was this young Thoroughbred's heart that brought him first at the finish line of two of America's cherished races. His victories brought joy to the hearts of his jockey and trainer. This horse was Claiborne Farm's horse and they loved him. Not only for what he had done, bu ...
Swimming the Ponies at Chincoteague
7th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
How would you like to go on a vacation where you could lie on the beach, play in the surf, and come home with a pony? If you take a summer holiday to Chincoteague Island, you can. Chincoteague itself is a popular vacation island, and has plenty of hotels and restaurants, but mo ...
Selling a Horse - True Feelings
6th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   King of Wings
Don't you ever wish you could find your past horses just to see how they were doing and maybe just visit them for a little while? i miss my Harley he was a Tennessee Walker and he was the best bud i ever had. He was so great that when we ran or did something crazy he would check ...
Losing a Friend - Tribute to Bugaboo
2nd Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Wanderin Boy Memorial
It was about 3 years ago when I first laid eyes on him. He was a little grey Welsh Pony with big brown eyes. He had arrived at the farm that I ride at with two other horses. They all came from the same farm. I didn’t know it then but this little pony would be a big part of my ...
Greatest Racing Quarter Horse – Go Man Go
27th Feb 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
Born in 1953, most of you may have never heard of him, but you might recognize his name from racing quarter pedigrees. So why pick him over other great racers, like Dash For Cash or Easy Jet? Well, Go Man Go is one of only two quarter hoses to win World Champion Quarter Running ...
Could You Ride All Day -  The Tevis Cup Trail Ride
19th Feb 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
And when I say all day, I mean all day! The Tevis Cup is one of the world’s premier endurance rides, covering 100 miles across California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains in under 24 hours. With altitudes of around 7000 feet, the California July sun – the race is July 24th this year – ...
Horses Looking for Hope Bring Hope to Others
16th Feb 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
Mustangs are part of America’s heritage, but they weren’t meant to be. They aren’t native to America. Beginning with runaways from the Spanish Conquistadores, and with centuries of mixing with other escapees from early settlers and horses let loose on ranches, their ability to s ...
Once - Twice - Three Times a Diva
1st Feb 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Man'O'War and Seabisuit may be household names in America. But Down Under we have a different definition of "champion". Legends like Phar Lap and Sunline may have passed over, but the phenomenal English-bred mare Makybe Diva still reigns supreme. ...
Rare Breed Feature - The Marwari
23rd Jan 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
The Best Since Man O'War
22nd Jan 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Hopeful Haven
Kaimanawa Feral Horses
13th Jan 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
There are many different types and breeds of feral horses in the world, but for some reason the Kaimanawa is always neglected from the breed books. I will celebrate the day I find them in one, but sadly it seems I will have to write my OWN book to achieve that. ...
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