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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 didn’t 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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The Shagya Arabian
15th Dec 2018   |   Breeds   |   Winniefield Park
Development of the breed began in the late 1700s with an edict from the monarchy to found the Babolna stud not far from the city of Budapest. The goal was to produce cavalry horses and to improve other breeds as well as provide high quality horses for the aristocracy. ...
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Horse News and Events
22nd Sep 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
For the first time, mules have been allowed to compete in dressage in Great Britain. And for the first time, a mule, a former rescue, won his event at a British dressage show. The ruling is now changed to allow any offspring of a horse mare to compete. ...
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I Have Wheelbarrow Skillz
24th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Advanced wheelbarrow handling takes practice, and I’d like to think a good dose of natural talent. After years of perfecting my art, I can competently negotiate bumpy terrain, narrow doors, inclines and declines, sharp corners and high loads. There are techniques for handling hay ...
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 ...
Horse Braid Types
10th Mar 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Braids in horse’s manes and tails aren’t just pretty, they have a practical purpose too. They prevent the mane becoming tangled in the reins, flying in the rider’s face, and keeping the mane itself tangle free. For horses shown with natural manes and tails, braids can help keep t ...
Making Money with Horses
7th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I was once told by a woman that as a youth rider, a company that specialized in equine health products used to throw money at her when she competed. Apparently for her, being sponsored by this company was the only way she could afford to compete with her horse. ...
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Horse Show Hair
9th Jul 2017   |   Clothing and Makeup   |   Winniefield Park
If you ride, you’re probably familiar with the phenomena of helmet hair. And, around the stable, there is a good chance your hair is tucked under a cap most of the time. If your hair is long, a ponytail is probably as close to an actual hairstyle you get. It’s functional, easy an ...
The Search For The Perfect Mount
10th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Sometimes it feels like the key to better riding and a better-trained horse is all about problem-solving. But sometimes, it seems like maybe we’ve got it all wrong and we’re just asking horses to do things they're not made to do. Maybe we could solve the problem by riding somethi ...
Go To School With Your Horse
31st Aug 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Many students taking their horse to school with them will be enrolling in equestrian related courses. These courses encompass a range of equine business management, equine science, pre-veterinary, therapeutic horsemanship, teaching, schooling and horsemanship degrees and certific ...
10 Reasons Not To Clip Your Eventer
14th Aug 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Polo the Weirdo
Eventers are extremely versatile, talented horses. They have to be strong, smart, and be skilled in many different disciplines. This may sound like a good thing, but the second you whip out your clippers, you may just figure out that the same things that make your horse a fantast ...
What Do We Do With All Those Horses
14th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The horse industry, despite the shrinking number of horses in the U.S. contributes over 112.1 billions dollars to the economy with employment for 7 million Americans. By far, the horse sport that has the greatest impact on the economy is horse racing. In the U.K. the only sport t ...
Equestrian Sports in the Olympics
25th May 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Over the history of the modern Olympics, several sports have gone by the wayside. Of the three that were part of the first modern Olympics, only show jumping remains. Polo made a brief appearance, but like modern day decathlon, it was not considered an equestrian sport, just a te ...
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About The Author - Extreme Mustang Makeover
2nd Apr 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
Hannah is the author and in trainer in our Extreme Mustang Makeover Series. Hannah is a long time horse enthusiast but did not get her first horse Levi until the age of twelve. Levi was an old grade quarter horse who was the perfect childhood friend as Hannah learned basics on ho ...
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Extreme Mustang Makeover – Leela Week 5
26th Mar 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
This week my mustang, Leela, was becoming more and more proficient at her walk, trot, and canter in the arenas. Not only is she transitioning between gaits well but she’s also learning to hold straight lines and circles. ...
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Hiroshi Hoketsu at 74 Years Old to Qualify for Rio Olympics
14th Feb 2016   |   Dressage   |   Winniefield Park
If Hoketsu qualifies for this year’s 2016 Rio Olympics he will be the oldest Olympic athlete in history. He was the oldest athlete competing at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Now, in 2016 at 74 years old, he is well over twice the average age of an Olympic athlete. If he qualifies h ...
Unnoobification Epiphanies of a Dressage Noob – Bend
23rd Jan 2016   |   Dressage   |   Polo the Weirdo
As often happens with riding, in trying to establish correct bend on a stiff horse, it’s usually your instincts that kill you. When the horse doesn’t have a proper inside bend, the instinct as a rider is to flex the horse with the inside hand, keeping the nose following the bend ...
English or Western What is the Difference
8th Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the first things you have to do when you decide to learn to ride is also decide whether you will learn English or Western riding. What is the difference? There are more similarities than differences, but one style may appeal more than the other. ...
2015 Pan Am Games
21st Jul 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Pan Am Games aren’t as high profile as the WEG or the Olympics, but for those of us in the Greater Toronto Area, they are providing an exciting opportunity to see international competition and many young rising stars headed for the 2016 Olympics. I’m lucky that the equestrian ...
Volunteering at Equine Events
18th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Being a recorder at a long distance ride is something I haven’t done for many years. But I found myself with pen and clipboard in hand, listening to the comments of a lay judge as horse after horse was vetted through for a long distance ride. A lay judge is someone who is trained ...
How To Make Dressage Test Arena Letters
26th Apr 2015   |   Dressage   |   Winniefield Park
You may like jumping, trail riding or any of the wonderful western riding disciplines, but you can always use some dressage letters. Even if you never plan to ride in a dressage test, they are very handy to have. Arena letters can be quite pricey. But with a little DIY craftiness ...
Sizing English and Western Saddles
23rd Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Whether you ride English or western, it can be tricky to find a saddle that fits both you and your horse. Saddle fit is essential for a happy horse. Imagine having to hike for a few hours in shoes that are too small, or think about how your feet feel when you’ve been dancing in s ...
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A Brief History of Jumping
3rd Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Just as no one knows when the first horse was ridden, we can’t be sure just when someone discovered that training a horse to be ridden over obstacles such as ditches and fences was useful. Xenophon who lived c. 430 – 354 BC in Greece, wrote a treatise on training and riding. He r ...
Pony Club Dressage Nationals
6th Nov 2014   |   Dressage   |   Winniefield Park
Having come from a distance riding background, I’m used to roughing it. I’ve slept in tents, the back seats of trucks and the gooseneck of a stock trailer. I’ve eaten food that has sat in a luke-cool cooler for three days. And when you’re hungry, eating a partially soggy stale ba ...
How Many Riders Does It Take To Write An Essay
26th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Any of us who have ever been forced to attend some kind of educational institution have most likely encountered, at some point, that horrendous piece of mental strain that we call ‘the essay’. Essays may seem easy in theory, but who among us has not sat up all night with an energ ...
What You Can Learn From Your OTTB Tattoo
5th Jun 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Off The Track Thoroughbreds can make great riding horses. In North America, horses that are headed for a racing career are lip tattooed for identification. (Many other breeds are lip tattooed as well.) Sometimes owners tattoo their horses with a DIY type kit, or they may call in ...
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No Cars Allowed In These Cities
3rd May 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It’s hard to believe, but there are a few places on the planet where the horse (or close relation) still reigns supreme, and cars are banned. To me, that sounds like a little piece of heaven on earth, and the ideal destination for a vacation - or a permanent residence. The next t ...
Illinois State Junior Horse Show
14th Mar 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Uphill Climb
For almost three years I leased a mare named Queenie. Recently, Queenie and I competed at the Illinois State Junior Horse Show in a few different classes. Our first class was Hunter Horse Over Fences and it was not very pretty at all. The course consisted of 2'9 to 3' jumps, but ...
The Better You Ride The Harder You Fall [Video]
30th Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I have some very strong feelings about riding helmet use. I've had two concussions, one because of a fall from a horse, another thanks to a drunk driver (but that's another soapbox). So, I am always excited to see the progress of a group called Riders4Helmets. How did Riders4H ...
The Eventers Dictionary - Part 2
22nd Sep 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Since the beginning of time, there has always been a certain communication barrier between horses and humans, mostly due to our unfortunate inability to learn to speak their language. This dictionary serves to break down that barrier by proving riders with a translation for what ...
The Eventers Dictionary - Part 1
21st Sep 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Since the beginning of time, there has always been a certain communication barrier between horses and humans, mostly due to our unfortunate inability to learn to speak their language. This dictionary serves to break down that barrier by proving riders with a translation for what ...
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