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Foals are very weird creatures. They taste and test everything with their mouths. Including, apparently, their friend's butt....
Foals are very weird creatures. They taste and test everything with their mouths. Including, apparently, their friend's butt....
I am not a huge fan of backlit photos - I love being able to bring out the full detail of the sun directly on a shiny horse! But I force myself every now and then to make the best of a situation and t...
I am not a huge fan of backlit photos - I love being able to bring out the full detail of the sun directly on a shiny horse! But I force myself every now and then to make the best of a situation and t...
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Surviving The Warm-up Arena
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Have you ever taken a moment at a show, to pause before entering the warm up? Do you ever look into that deadly hornets’ nest of an arena and think, 'Holy doughnuts, I’m going to get crushed in there!' If you haven’t – g ...
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Lebanon Carriage Parade
25th Dec 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The annual Lebanon Carriage Parade took place on December 7, in Lebanon, Ohio. The event kicks off the holiday season in Lebanon, and there are actually 2 parades, one at 1PM and a second in the evening. For thirty-one years, thousands of spectators have been gathering to see th ...
Bandi Chhor Divas Sikh Warriors Horse Riding Celebration
17th Nov 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Bandi Chhor Divas, a Sikh celebration, commemorates the freeing of ancient gurus and kings from a prison. The holiday is marked by fireworks, colorful lights, feasts, food, music and family gatherings. Each year the celebrations include demonstrations by Sikh warrior on horseback ...
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The Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge
22nd Oct 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Sam VanFleet is a twenty-year-old former A-circuit jumper competitor who has found her passion in gentling Mustangs and PMU foals. She has been posting videos of her latest project, a mustang mare she is training for the Player’s Choice Mustang Makeover. ...
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70 Year Old Wins Mongol Derby 600 Mile Horse Race
24th Aug 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Imagine spending twelve hours on horseback traversing some of the roughest terrain on earth, through largely uninhabited lands. That’s exactly what most of the participants in the Mongol Derby do. The race, which is meant to replicate Genghis Khan’s messenger route is 600 miles l ...
Chuckwagon Racing Under Review
2nd Aug 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
After six horses died during chuckwagon racing at this year’s Calgary Stampede the sport is under scrutiny. July 14, three horses on the same team were euthanized after sustaining irreparable injuries. After one horse broke a hind leg the team went down, and three of the four hor ...
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FEI Longines Nations Cup
27th Jul 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
FEI Longines Nations Cup series is well underway with the first competition way back in February at Deeridge Farm in Wellington, Florida. The latest competition was held in Falsterbo, Sweden and ended in hometown pride for the Swedish team who took the gold, narrowly beating out ...
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The Rapas de Bestas Festival
20th Jul 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Rapas de Bestas Festival or The Capture of the Beasts, in Spain is an annual festival that takes place every July in Spain. This centuries old festival has become a tourist attraction, but has also come under the scrutiny of animal welfare activists. While rooted in tradition ...
Appleby Fair Horse Abuse Video
22nd Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Appleby Fair, a centuries old yearly gathering of Travellers and Gypsies has again come under criticism for the handling of horses. A petition has been started by an angered riding instructor after a very young horse was repeatedly mounted and dismounted by adults, whipped, p ...
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Santa Anita Racing Investigation Ordered by Newsome
22nd Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Governor Newsome of California is calling for a moratorium on racing until all horses have been examined by an independent team of experts. Despite calls to close down the track and suspend racing following the 29th horse death on the track since December 26, 2018, racing has con ...
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Travelers Get Ready For Appleby Horse Fair
16th Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Appleby Fair, a somewhat controversial gathering of horse loving folk, Travelers and Gypsies, runs during the month of June. This annual event takes place in Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria County, Britain. The event attracts about 10,000 participants with about 1000 caravans ( ...
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Galloping Girl Jumps to Fame
1st Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
A young woman has achieved internet fame after video of her demonstrating her unique skill went viral. Ayla Kirstine of Norway has loved animals since childhood and in an effort to emulate one of her favorites, has learned to walk, trot, gallop and jump like a horse. ...
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Why Maximum Security Was Disqualified at Kentucky Derby
11th May 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Days after the running of the 145 Kentucky Derby race fans are still debating the disqualification of Maximum Security. The owner of the horse made an appeal to have the decision overturned. But, officials, who have examined the video of the horse veering into the path of another ...
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Another Santa Anita Breakdown
16th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
After only two days of racing another horse has suffered fatal injuries at Santa Anita racetrack. Santa Anita was shut down March 5 and during the shut down, investigations into why twenty-two horses suffered fatal break downs since the middle of December were conducted. ...
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Santa Anita Park Horse Racing Resumes After 22 Deaths
9th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Horse racing has resumed at Santa Anita Park. Racing was temporarily suspended following the fatal breakdowns of twenty-two horses in less than sixteen weeks. That is over double the number that died in the same period last year. The track closed March 5, and since that time, off ...
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The Queen of Show Jumping Wins In Paris
6th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Beezie Madden continues to prove she is the queen of show jumping. Her second World Cup win at the 40th Longines FEI World Cup Final in Paris followed three days of competition with nearly faultless rides. She won both day one and two, and accrued only one fault on the second rid ...
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Team Horse Sports
15th Feb 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
I’d be the first to claim that there is nothing more relaxing than a solitary ride out on my horse. But, sometimes being on a team can be fun too. Being on a team often requires showing up for practices, buying and wearing a team uniform, and of course showing up for any competit ...
Show Jumping Refresher
29th Sep 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Unlike a lot of sports like dressage, figure skating and gymnastics, the scoring in show jumping is fairly non-subjective. A horse either knocks down a rail or doesn’t. Refusals and falls are very well defined and scores aren’t influenced by anyone’s opinion. Scoring is based on ...
Blame it On the Hunter Show
24th Sep 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Now I am not complaining, but observing. Hunter shows are very popular. They can be a lot of fun and are a great learning experience. They’re also a bit safer than jumpers or eventers. But, where I am from the pacing of the show is so slow you could easily have a nap between your ...
2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Hurricane
11th Sep 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The 2018 WEG is set to begin September 11, 2018 near Mill Springs, North Carolina. But, a weather emergency threatens the games. At this point, it's not known what the exact track of the hurricane will be, or how intense the storm will be once it hits. The coastal regions of Nort ...
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Horse Mounted Martial Arts
1st Sep 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Two separate skills are needed for mounted martial arts; horseback riding and mastery of the weapon that is being used, whether that be a spear, bow, sword or other weapon. For the most part, horses are guided using the leg aids only, and need to get used to the rider moving aro ...
The Horseracing Integrity Act
21st Aug 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most contentious issues in horse racing is the use of drugs - both legal and illegal to improve performance. Race tracks across the U.S. have rules, with novel sized books of regulations, regarding the use and misuse of various drugs. Until now, each state had its own ...
Rodeo Horses
25th Jul 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Calgary Stampede has just ended as I write this, and the controversies around the rights of the animals performing always swirl. Those controversies haven’t seemed to dampen the spirits of the people who attended that Stampede. This year’s event attracted 1,271,241, attendees ...
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Horse Racing Scandals and Cheats
8th Jul 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The newest triple crown winner may have been aided by a block. The newest Triple Crown winner may have taken his lead thanks to another horse, a long shot, Restoring Hope, swerving and then pinning another horse to the rail, keeping other contenders away from Justify. ...
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Types of Hobby Horses
12th Jun 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
How many of us, dreaming of riding a real horse, rode a hobby horse instead? Hobby horses have evolved, perhaps not so profoundly as real horses. But clearly, from very early on, hobby horses have satisfied some sort of need to horse and pony-less children. They’ve been called co ...
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Happy Horse Easter
31st Mar 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Bunnies, flowers, chick and eggs are the usual symbols of Easter. But, there are a few Easter traditions and rituals on and around Easter in which horses figure big. ...
West Palm Beach Winter Equestrian Festival
25th Mar 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Ever wondered where the rich and famous go to play with their horses? Me neither. But, I have always taken for granted that Lexington, Kentucky was the horse capital of North America. Turns out I may be wrong. Many would argue that Wellington, Florida is the real capital. And tha ...
Winter Equestrian Games
19th Feb 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Winter Olympics are underway and there’s not much for an equestrian sports fan to get excited about. Maybe we need the alternate Winter Olympic events for horse owners to give us something to cheer about. You may have witnessed or participated in some of these events. So it’s ...
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Horse Racing on Lasix
5th Feb 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Not all sports allow the use of Lasix, and the use of Lasix for racehorses on race day is not allowed in most places outside North America. Its use is controversial, even though horses that are put on Lasix perform much better than without. And, there is controversy over when the ...
The Worlds Richest Horse Races
27th Jan 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
It’s been called the ‘sport of kings’ and high profile horse races have long been regarded as the place to ‘see and be seen’ by the rich and famous. So it always seems a bit ironic that most of the horses on the track are from small stables, run by dedicated but definitely not ri ...
Team Weirdo Professional Circuit
17th Dec 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
It has been an interesting year for Team Weirdo. For starters, I’ve not been able to come up with a better name than ‘Team Weirdo’, and I guess it has stuck, which is... inconvenient, I suppose, but not unfitting. Beyond that, 2017 has seen both the start and the end of many an e ...
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