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My Dream Is To Ride Again
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On September 19th, 2010 I was in a car accident. My Chevy S10 truck fishtailed and lost traction on the road. It went off the road flipping on its side hitting a tree. The impact with the tree caused my side of the truck ...
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🏯 The Japanese Kiso Horse
3rd May 2023   |   Breeds   |   Winniefield Park
When we think of Japan, we might not think of horse or pony breeds. But Japan has several native horses and ponies used for riding and pulling loads. The Kiso Horse is one of these and in this video, Alyssa of the DiscovertheHorse channel, who has a goal of riding every horse bre ...
🍽️ Canada Demonstration Selling Horses for Human Consumption
7th Jul 2022   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The controversial practice of selling horses for human consumption continues in all Canadian provinces, but demonstrators in one are speaking out in defense of the victims of the trade. Activists gathered at the Saskatchewan legislature building and called for a country-wide ban ...
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25 Year Old Equestrian Karen Polle is One to Watch
20th Sep 2020   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Karen Polle was born in Japan, but moved to the United States when she was very young. She rode for the U.S. competing successfully in North American Young Rider Championships. In 2014, she started riding for Japan with a goal of riding in the 2018 World Equestrian Games. She the ...
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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Horse Saddles Around the World
2nd Dec 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Winniefield Park
We almost see the evolution of the saddle all over again once the Native People of North American started riding horses. We often see images of riders riding their horses without saddles. But saddles were used, with some influences from the Spanish saddles. ...
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2017 in Horse Science
16th Dec 2017   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
Scientific research helps us look after our horses better, become better riders, and unveils some of the secrets about the history of the modern horse. Much of the research is most relevant to other researchers and veterinarians. But some of it is interesting for those of us who ...
City Horse Riding
6th Nov 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Do you want to go riding? Do you think that you have to travel out to the countryside? Maybe not. Depending on where you live, you may be able to hop on the subway to get to a stable. Many cities have riding academies or stables within their boundaries. Here are just a few of the ...
Horse Slaughter in Canada
26th Aug 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The horse slaughter industry in Canada, according to 2016 statistics brings in about $80 million dollars in exports. That represents about 12 million kilograms of meat (26,000,000 lbs) or about 65,000 horses earmarking Canada as a world leader in horse meat exports. There is a sm ...
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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. ...
Traditional Horse Festivals
4th Feb 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Cultural events celebrate traditions and customs, and in many places, the horse is the center of many customs. Here is a look at just a few horse cultural celebrations held around the world. ...
2017 Canada Horse Slaughter Regulation Changes
24th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Since U.S. federal laws were enacted almost a decade ago, the slaughter of horses has been illegal. But that doesn’t mean that U.S. horses haven’t been ending up on the dinner plates of European and Japanese consumers during that time. Thousands of horses have been sold across th ...
A Life After Racing – Off The Track Thoroughbreds
24th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Valkyrie
If you've ever watched a horse race you probably saw thrills, spills and maybe felt a few chills at watching the fastest horse breed in the world compete to see who has the greatest will to win. Horse racing is, without a doubt, the richest equestrian sport on the planet – with s ...
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 ...
Would You Ever Eat Horse Meat
6th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In some cultures, horse meat is still a valued source of protein. A few years ago, I interviewed a young woman from Malta, who was then working in London, England. What did she miss most about home? She missed a delicious meal of horse meat cooked by her mother. Horse meat was ha ...
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It Was A Friday
4th Apr 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   DiamondAndVegas
Friday, October 13th I left school early, I was a sophmore in high school. My heart fluttered and I was afraid it was going to beat out of my chest. This was a day I had hoped and prayed for since I was a little girl, the day I would finally become a proud horse owner. I went ...
A Racing Shocker - $120 Bet Nets 10 Grand
21st Mar 2011   |   General   |   Wanderin Boy Memorial
Handicappers in horse racing can be right or they can be wrong. On March 12, 1988, a horse was born and after one big race this horse had handicappers questioning themselves and wondering “What did I miss?” This foal was Arcangues. I bet most people don’t know how to pronoun ...
The Unwanted
30th Jan 2011   |   General   |   Barbwire Stables
With the closing of the Slaughterhouses in 2007 many say that it is one of the best things that could have happened while others claim that it has caused a serious rise in the number of unwanted, abused and neglected horses, as well as the drop in horse prices in the United State ...
A Tribute to Fred
20th Sep 2010   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
On this day we bid farewell to Fred – who has been a loyal companion to me through the good times and the bad. Fred has brought so many of us such joy. He has helped us to remember and enjoy so many moments. Fred has played a very important part in my riding life, especially ...
Horse Racing in Japan
18th Sep 2010   |   General   |   mosquito
Thoroughbred horse racing in Japan has a mixed reputation. Japan has some very beautiful tracks, and big prize money, and certainly turns out some top racehorses. But ever since the discovery of the sad fate of the Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand – sold to Japan as a stud them s ...
The Race that Stops a Nation – what makes the Melbourne Cup so special?
8th Sep 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
Every country has a big horse race – the Kentucky Derby, the Arc de Triomphe, the Epsom Derby. But there’s something about Australia’s showcase race – the Melbourne Cup – that really stands out. Like the Arc – but not the Epsom or Kentucky Derbies – the Melboune Cup pits 3 year o ...
A Short History of a Useful Item - The Stirrup
11th May 2010   |   General   |   mosquito
Just about every rider – English or Western - relies on stirrups to get on and off, to keep their balance, and to make riding more enjoyable. It’s easy to take them for granted. But where did they come from? The first time horses were used for riding was in Asia, around 5000 ...
Retired Racehorses - What One New York Track is Doing to Help
17th Dec 2009   |   Horse Stories   |   mosquito
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