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Retired Singapore racehorse (now glorified, fat babysitter). I've been struggling to calibrate my lens, but I'm happy with this one. I love the simplicity of it....
Retired Singapore racehorse (now glorified, fat babysitter). I've been struggling to calibrate my lens, but I'm happy with this one. I love the simplicity of it....
Savabeel, champion New Zealand stallion, relaxed while on parade at his home - Waikato Stud. Such a calm, composed old boy. He wandered out and stood up perfectly with the lightest touch from his hand...
Savabeel, champion New Zealand stallion, relaxed while on parade at his home - Waikato Stud. Such a calm, composed old boy. He wandered out and stood up perfectly with the lightest touch from his hand...
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Horse Diagnosed with COVID-19 In Arizona
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Covid19, the new coronavirus that has turned into a global pandemic is affecting almost everything and certainly dominating the news. It’s likely to be that way for weeks, and possibly months to come. Coronaviruses take ...
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Istanbul Tourist Carriage Horses In Dire Condition
9th Feb 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
It often seems that tourism and horses is an unfortunate mix, especially when the offerings go unregulated. Such is the case in Istanbul, where carriage rides have come under scrutiny. Combined with a deadly virual outbreak, Istanbul's carriage horses are in dire condition. ...
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Montreal Carriage Rides End
26th Jan 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
After years of controversy the city of Montreal, Quebec, caleches, the quaint carriage rides through the historic city are banned as of January 1, 2020. The tourist districts will no longer hear the familiar clip clop of hooves as draft horses pull the decorative vehicles filled ...
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Savannah Carriage Rides in Extreme Heat
5th Jun 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Like so many other cities and tourist areas around the world, Savannah, Georgia is grappling with issues surrounding carriage horses. Even in the hottest days of summer, Savannah’s three carriage operators give tours through historical areas while their drivers describe the highl ...
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Horse Versus Machine
29th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The first steam engines were invented in the late 1600s, but these were stationary. It took about a hundred years before the first moving engines that traveled down a road or track were developed and a few decades beyond that before they were really practical. But even in the ear ...
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
5th Dec 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Bodybuilders taking horse drugs, the carriage trade takes another hit, and once again we learn not to drink and ride. Here’s what’s been showing up on my news feeds lately. ...
News From the Horse World
24th Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Wild horses in the Sandwash Basin in northwest Colorado normally deal with dry conditions. The area is about 250 square miles of arid desert. But this spring, after a particularly dry winter season, wild horse advocates claim the drought conditions have left the horses dangerousl ...
Victoria BC Horse Carriage Ban
22nd Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The rumblings about the carriage trade in Victoria have been ongoing for some time now. An incident last May has brought the business under harder scrutiny. Earlier this spring, two horses pulling a carriage fell on the street. A carriage with two horses was said to have been sto ...
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News From the Horse World
28th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The state of Arizona has been hit with an intense drought. As a result, wild horses have been the victims. This spring, about 180 horses died after becoming caught in the mud of a stock pond where they tried to find water. Weakened by starvation and dehydration, the horses were u ...
How to Improve Your Intelligence and Other News
28th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horseback riding may improve your child’s intelligence. So says a study reported in a Country Living Magazine. The study, done by the Tokyo University of Agriculture, claims that the vibrations created by the horse while riding benefit the brain. Does this means those of us who r ...
Horse Buns and Sweet Feed
20th Mar 2018   |   Horse Stories   |   Winniefield Park
So many news stories appear on feeds that just leave you shaking your head. Thieves, abusers and bad choices deserve large helpings of fresh horse buns. But, there are stories that help renew your faith that not everything is awful. Sweet feed to those good people that just go on ...
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 ...
Extreme Horse Breeding
27th Oct 2017   |   Breeds   |   Winniefield Park
Breeding for specific characteristics is why we have so many different horse breeds in the first place. All horses have a few common ancestors. They were types of horses rather than breeds. In the several thousand years humans have been using horses it's only been within the last ...
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Horse Carriage Trade Update
7th Jun 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
In Montreal, Canada, calls to end the carriage trade within the city have intensified. Two incidents during the first long weekend of the summer. In one, a horse fell, requiring the assistance of onlookers and a veterinarian to help it regain its feet. In another, a horse tripped ...
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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. ...
Swimming For Horses
29th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Yes, horses can swim. Most of the time they swim very well, and can travel quite a distance in the water. Swimming with horses is fun, and there are even tourist attractions that allow holidayers to enjoy horses in the water. But, swimming isn’t just fun, a novelty or a tourist a ...
Looking at the Arguments Against the Carriage Trade
5th Jun 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
While I fundamentally agree that the time for the carriage trade in its present form is past, some of the arguments you see online against it don’t make sense.The public often doesn’t see horses in the same way ‘horse people’ do, which can result in some unfortunate misconception ...
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Montreal Horse Drawn Carriages Draw Protests
22nd May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Like their counterparts in many others cities, carriage horses are exposed to noise, extremes in heat and cold, motor vehicle exhaust, unforgiving footing, rush hour traffic (I’ve driven there long ago - it seemed to be always rush hour). Montreal can be bitterly cold in the wint ...
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 ...
Horses and Downton Abbey
16th Jan 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Are you looking forward to the last season of Downton Abbey? I have my DVR set and can hardly wait for Sunday nights. This series covers the time period between 1912 and 1925. During this time, the internal combustion engine was beginning to take the places of horses, both for tr ...
Gili Trawangan Remote Tourist Island Culture of Abused Ponies
30th Sep 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
When it comes to exotic travel destinations, Bali, an island province of Indonesia often comes to mind as an ultimate destination. A neighboring island, also an island of Indonesia, Gili Trawangan is gaining a reputation, but not for the same reason as Bali. In common with Bali i ...
Le Cheval Canadien - An Endangered Breed
16th May 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
IN 2002, The Canadian was recognized as Canada’s official national horse and appeared on a postage stamp in 2009 alongside the equally endangered Newfoundland Pony. But, although the numbers are greater than in the 70s, the Livestock Conservancy has declared that the number of Le ...
How Horses Spend Their Time
22nd Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The average riding horse, with a single owner is probably only ridden about an hour a day. A lesson horse, or a horse used for working cattle, racing, carriage rides, police work, or trail guiding may work considerably more. Many horses are ridden or driven much less, and some ra ...
Cruel Modifications to Correct Horse Tail Positions
18th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Soaring, rollkur and rapping are considered abusive training methods by many people, but there are other practices that don’t get as much attention, because the methods give results that are not as obvious, especially to the non-horse person. Many of these methods are used on sho ...
Should Police Horses Be Banned
5th May 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The debates over whether horse-drawn carriages should be used on NYC streets continue. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to have the carriages shut down has now softened his stance after a carefully planned campaign, in which Liam Neelson has taken a starring role, ...
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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 ...
Windsor Castle Horse Groom Job Open Now
1st May 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   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 ...
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 ...
So Miley Cyrus Doesn't Like the Horse Carriage Trade
19th Mar 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What do Bo Derek, Liam Neeson, Willy Nelson, Alec Baldwin, Gloria Steinem, Lea Michele and Miley Cyrus have in common? Yes, they are all celebrities. But, they are also celebrities who have spoken out about horse welfare issues. Bo Derek and Willy Nelson were very vocal during th ...
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The Horses of Russia
14th Feb 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What am I doing these days when not working? Watching the Sochi Winter Olympics of course! I love the Olympics, and although I know there's a lot of posturing and politics involved, I really admire the athletes. They're an inspiration. I thought it was very interesting that durin ...
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