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Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 1)
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I am going to type up, in detail, all my experiences with retraining Moonfire. I'm going to tell you what I did and when, what the results were, what my thoughts were, what Moonfire's progression is and so on. I hope to ...
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👑 The Queens Horses
1st Oct 2022   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
All eyes have been on the country of Britain as they go through the protocol required after the death of Queen Elizabeth. The Queen was an avid horsewoman. She not only rode as a pastime, but she was a breeder, and racehorse owner and is credited with saving the Cleveland Bay hor ...
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👸🏼 The Queens Horses The Good And The Bad
23rd Aug 2022   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There has been a lot of focus on Queen Elizabeth as her platinum jubilee is celebrated and every facet of the royal family has been subject to scrutiny, the good and the not so good. But one of the Queen's abiding passions is her horses and she is a dedicated breeder and competit ...
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🌻 PonyBox Top Barns May 2022
5th Jun 2022   |   Ponybox News   |   Winniefield Park
With 132,769,175 PB in winnings CreatureComforts leads as the #1 ranked stable as of May 30. Creature Comforts is a breeder of Hungarian Warmblood, Moyle, Danube stock and has bred some Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. Initiated 12-28-2021 as an adjunct to Phantom stables which ...
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👸🏻 Queen Elizabeth Visits Stable on 96th Birthday
5th May 2022   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When you turn 96, how do you spend your birthday? The day is sure to be filled with best wishes, and if you’re Queen Elizabeth, it will have included a visit to your stable. Several celebrations around the Queen’s birthday highlighted her love of horses including a visit and phot ...
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👑 The Conquered Queen by Bella Terra Leads PonyBox
20th Mar 2022   |   Ponybox News   |   Winniefield Park
International Women’s Day was March 8, and fittingly 2 mares filled the top tow ranks with The Conquered Queen edging out former #1 horse * Starry Prince * while ! `Symphony` sat in the penultimate rank after slipping slightly, but holding on to a top ten position for five days. ...
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Queen Uniek and Adopted Foal Outside Together First Time
10th Jul 2021   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
How is it going with orphan foal and adopting mare Queen 👑 Uniek? Well, the powerful looking Friesian mare and her babe were turned out together for the very first time. Uniek displays some serious mom-skills and is very proud to show off a bit. And Rising Star? Well, kid ...
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My Little Pony and Transformers Combining Forces
10th Mar 2020   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In an odd flashback to the eighties, the evil and good of My Little Pony and the Transformers are combining forces. The two animated classics that have continued to draw fans will unite in a comic book series. ...
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Ponies For Adults
18th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The last photograph that showed up in the news of Queen Elizabeth riding showed her astride a black Fell pony. Apparently she breeds these sturdy ponies. And they are more than capable of carrying a full-grown adult. Dale ponies are very similar. ...
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Horse News
30th Dec 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The line in the song may have been 'Wake me up when September ends...' but I think if I had to choose, I’d like to nap my way through January. But then, there are headlines like these to keep my interested - or make me want to stick my head back under my pillow. ...
Glamorous Horse Stables
2nd May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A nicely appointed stable is a wonderful place to keep horses. Wash stalls, viewing areas and lounges, and other amenities are convenient although many of us do just fine with much less. There are stables that go beyond well appointed to downright glamorous. Here are just a few. ...
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 ...
Top Horse Stories of 2017
31st Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
2017 has proved to be a very ‘news full’ year. Certainly not a lot of the news centered around horses, but the machinations of the government have affected the laws and resources that affect the equestrian community. And there was the weather. And people, interesting and well, pe ...
Influential Equestrians You Should Know
5th Dec 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
Many trainers have influenced how we train and treat horses over the ages. There have been many philosophies about how horses should be handled. Here is a look at a few of the most influential equestrians over the centuries. ...
Ponies For Adults
24th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Many of us like the idea of riding ponies, but thought that it wasn’t something an adult would choose to do. As we get older, riding a pony might become more attractive. They’re closer to the ground, which means you won’t be falling as far if you do accidentally come off. They ar ...
Fake Horse News
18th Feb 2017   |   Horse Stories   |   Winniefield Park
Seems like we are inundated with fake news these days. The good advice seems to be to check your sources and make sure you aren’t reading satire, outright fake news, shoddy, biased reporting or rehashed urban legends. It’s not easy. Here’s a look at some of the fake news stories ...
Rider Dragged by Horse
23rd Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses can hurt you in a lot of different ways. You can be bitten, kicked, bucked off, brushed off, fall off because the horse tripped, put the brakes on suddenly or spooked out from beneath you. They can fall on you which is very scary. But, I think being dragged is equally scar ...
Racehorse Barnyard Buddies
8th May 2016   |   General   |   Valkyrie
Even the Triple Crown hero needs a buddy! Smokey is a 6 year old gelding who trainer Bob Baffert purchased at auction to help calm nervous Thoroughbreds in his barn. The buckskin not only travels with Pharoah and Baffert's other racehorses, he also acts as a pony during workouts. ...
If Your Horse Was In High School
31st Mar 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses have as many different ‘horsanalities’ as they do colors. But, if your horse was in high school, where would it fit in? ...
Horses and Presidents
10th Mar 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most famous paintings of the first U.S. President George Washington shows him wearing full military regalia and seated on a doe-eyed white horse. In the early days of the U.S. presidents rode horses, not because they wanted to, but because they had to. Horses in those ...
Past Horse Gurus
15th Dec 2015   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
We may have Monty Roberts, the Parellis, and John Lyons to guide us to perfect equestrian enlightenment. But, before they existed, who did we have to turn to? It seems there have always been horse gurus and whisperers. But, some have withstood the test of time, and their teaching ...
Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah Name Registration Issue
27th May 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Did you realize that American Pharoah’s name is misspelled? My spellcheck picked it up right away! The Thoroughbred’s breeder, Zayat Stable held a contest to name their two-year-olds. And, the woman who submitted the winning name claims she checked the spelling before submitting ...
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How To Become a Horse Expert
13th Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses are dumb, people are smart. (That's why people pay for clinics and horses don't.) As the western horse expert, you know how to break your training methods into simple steps that anyone can do until they actually try them. You'll point out how humane your methods are compar ...
Three Places to Adopt Wild Horses
9th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The last Wednesday of July marked the 89th Chincoteague Pony Swim. This event was made famous by Marguerite Henry’s book “Misty of Chincoteague Island." A few days before the swim, the ponies of Assateague Island were rounded up and moved to pens on the south end of the island. T ...
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Windsor Castle Horse Groom Job Open Now
1st May 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I hope that HRH’s birthday wasn’t too marred by the fact that she needs a new groom for her stables at Windsor. The job listing for the position is open until May 2nd, which means there’s still a few days left for you to apply. A description of the duties and requirements as well ...
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A Royal Obsession - All the Queen's Horses
11th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
On April 21, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II will turn 88 years old. She is certainly not your average 88 year old, and that's not just because she may be the most famous woman in the world. Outside her queenly duties, HRH enjoys spending time with her horses. They are, in ...
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A Race Day Tragedy - Could Ruffian Have Been Saved [Video]
20th Jul 2013   |   Horse Stories   |   Unbridled Sakia
The momentum she had gained caused her to continue for another 40 yards bringing her 1,125 pounds down with every step onto her broken ankle. When the ambulance pulled up Dr. Gilman put an air boot on her temporarily to hold the shattered bones and stop the bleeding. She was tran ...
The Many Moods of Mares Explained
12th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Mares are wonderful, amazing creatures. Although usually less ‘flashy’ than their male counterparts, it’s a well-known fact that mares frequently offer double the performance, and often put in twice the effort. Mares simply try harder, and this is what we, as horse people, love a ...
Jumping Records - The Tall, Broad and Small of It
21st Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Although when I’m in the saddle, I’m not a huge fan of jumping, I do enjoy watching it on TV or at a show. I usually end up with tired leg muscles as I ride every jump from my chair. I remember watching the Puissance competition at the Royal Winter Fair a few years ago, and being ...
What Color Ribbon Will You Win
3rd Jun 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
When I was very little, my favorite color was blue. I liked blue clothing, my bedroom was blue and when my mother bought my sister and I aprons to wear when we helped in the kitchen, I was angry because she gave my sister a blue one and gave a red one to me. I was absolutely deva ...
Kia Kaha - Who Dares Wins
6th Aug 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Valkyrie
School! Claire groaned and dived into the car. And not just any school – PUBLIC SCHOOL. For the past three years she had been attending a private all girls boarding school six hours away. This year Gloria had finally relented and allowed her to attend school closer to home so tha ...
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