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Moonfire - Fixing a Rearing Problem - Part 1
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It all started around November 2011 Ė I couldnít tell you what caused it. Sometimes there is no cause Ė young horses are constantly going through phases, which are seldom triggered by anything at all Ė and this was just ...
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Looking For Mr. Right
21st Aug 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
My daughter has been bemoaning the fact that she doesnít have a horse and canít afford the outlay. Sheís put so much time and money into building her small facility, where she boards nine horses that she hasnít had time or money to look for her own horse. Additionally, sheís gett ...
Equine Horse Baby Warts
24th Jul 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Has your horse been kissing toads? Are you very hesitant to kiss your horseís nose because itís covered in ugly lumps and bumps? Donít worry. A bad case of warts is fairly common, especially on young horses under eighteen months old. In fact, theyíre commonly called baby warts. Y ...
Top 15 Reasons To Eat Your Pony 16 October 2010 Provincial Junior Showjumping Championships - Part 1 Adult Rider Reality April 20th 2013 Showjumping Competition With Bronze
Horse Breeding Terms Tutorial
19th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Line breeding is a method of selecting and mating individual breeding stock from the same bloodlines. They may have the same ancestors, but arenít necessarily closely related. Inbreeding is breeding two closely related individuals such as a colt to itís mother or sister. ...
How to Age a Horse by Teeth
22nd Mar 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Galvayne's groove grows out above the gumline. By the time the horse is fifteen, this groove will reach halfway to the top edge of the tooth. By the time the horse is twenty, the groove may run the full length of the tooth. By the mid-twenties, the groove no longer meets the gum ...
Does Color Influence A Horses Character
15th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Perhaps the horse color with the worst reputation is chestnut. Chestnut colors can range from very deep reddish brown, to a bright coppery red. Many people believe that a red chestnut will be very temperamental. Saying the words Ďchestnut mareí to some riders is enough to send a ...
How and Why Horses Sleep Standing Up
6th Jan 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
So how do horses comfortably sleep standing up? The 'stay apparatus' of the forelegs and 'check apparatus' (functions of the leg tendons and ligaments) of the hind locks their legs while they sleep so they donít fall over. They activate these apparatuses by standing square and ro ...
2014 Top Equestrian News
14th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Several top equestrians lost their lives or were badly injured in 2014. The eventing world took a double hit in June when two riders died on the same day. A German died due to a rotational fall and a Canadian rider suffered cardiac arrest on course. Top polo player Carlos Gracida ...
Slaughter Plan Proposed for the Rare Dartmoor Pony
9th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The Dartmoor Hill Pony Association is looking at selling ponies for meat as one way to maintain the dwindling numbers of feral horses. Selling ponies for meat could make it worthwhile for farmers to maintain their herds. While the horse loving Brits may find eating horsemeat dist ...
A Bit About Foals
29th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I noticed a field of broodmares and foals recently, and what a pretty picture they made. The arrival of a foal is usually an exciting time for most horse owners, especially if the foal is born to a favorite mare, and the arrival is a highly anticipated event. Foals are cute, but ...
Top Horse Raffle Websites To Win A Horse
11th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Who wouldnít want to win a horse? Here are contests and raffles that can give you a chance to do just that. Win a warmblood foal, donated to Leg-Up Equestrian Assistance Program by Avalon Equine. Leg-Up Equestrian Assistance Program helps horse owners hit by things like flooding ...
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 Henryís book ďMisty 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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Two Things to Unlearn About Horses
8th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I came across an article on ice harvesting in an old book that was written locally. One of the benefits of living in the cold and snowy north is that normally our lakes freeze over solidly in the winter. Before there were electric-powered refrigerators, the winter months, when th ...
Backyard Breeders Blamed For Spike In Equine Population
6th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
After the economic downturn a few years ago, and laws being put in place to prevent meat processing plants from slaughtering horses, the problem of what to do with unwanted horses came to the forefront. Many argued, and rightly so in my opinion, that the problem isn't what to do ...
To Breed or Not to Breed
2nd Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the problems with owning a mare is that there is always a temptation to raise a foal. Recently, my daughter suggested that I send my mare to her, so she could ride her, and have her bred. For a few brief moments, I found myself wondering what sort of stallion should she be ...
Quick Tips To Sell Your Horse Fast - What Not to Do
23rd Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Most people are looking for horses that are quiet and easy to handle. The best way to demonstrate the steadiness of any horse, especially a young one, is to put a small child on its back. Have the child go without a helmet, and possibly barefoot, to confirm your faith in the hors ...
Misleading Horse Words and Phrases
21st Jun 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The horse world has its own language and like any language it can be a bit confusing to the new comer. Some words, however, just donít make sense, or represent what they in fact mean. In some cases, I think these misleading words or phrases may actually be barriers to developing ...
Six Horses in Tennessee Quarantined After Testing Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia
30th Mar 2014   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Six horses in Tennessee have been put in quarantine after testing positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. Horse owners in the state are being advised to test for the virus. Equine Infection Anemia is most commonly spread from horse to horse through mosquitoes. The insect draws blo ...
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The Impossible - The Story of Choc - Part 1
5th Mar 2014   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
So I promised that I would write an article if Choc ever recovered from her surgery, and two gruelling years later, here we are. It has been a bumpy road with a lot of twists and turns along the way, but in the end, looking back at all the tears and turmoil, I can honestly say th ...
Terrible Horse Names
2nd Feb 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Like most of you, I take a lot of care when naming a horse. I try to match the name to the horse's nature or appearance. I like names that are dignified, yet easy to say. I think names are important. But every now and then I come across a horse name that makes me ask, 'what we're ...
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How to Rock the Equestrian Fashion Trend for 2014
13th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The fashion forward amongst us will probably already know that all things equestrian are a hot trend for 2014. Equestrian styled clothes are a natural for the autumn months. However, equestrian looks are cropping up in other collections, including cruise wear and summer clothes. ...
The Down Low on Mules and Hinnies
11th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What is a mule or hinny? A mule is the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey. The offspring of a male horse and a female donkey is called a hinny. There are fewer hinnies because it's harder for a donkey to conceive and carry a foal when bred to a horse stallion. Hinnies ...
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Does My Horse Have Colic
6th Jan 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I swear if I stare at a horse long enough, it will either become sick or lame. As I over-analyze every move, the nuance of a tail flick, a shortened stride, or a momentary odd way of standing, my mind races to the cause. Never mind that the tail flick means there was a biting fly ...
Memories of My First Pony
27th Dec 2013   |   Horse Stories   |   Winniefield Park
After going through some old photos recently, I was reminded of my very first pony. Her name was Dolly. She was a small grey pony, not particularly kind to children or well trained. I was about four or five when I got her, and basically, I was let loose to ride barefoot and helme ...
All in the Horse Family
15th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It's the time of year when families get together. Some of you may have big families, with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and a few people who you've been told are family, but you're not exactly sure how. Others of us have small families. Horses have a pretty tiny family. If ...
Driving Caramel
25th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I started my riding career with a few bratty ponies. After watching the Disney movie "Justin Morgan Had a Horse", I decided I wanted a Morgan horse. I also had a toy plastic horse that was a palomino with a white star and two white stockings. Every night, I would stand the toy be ...
Sakia's Beginning - A Sakia Short Story
16th Jul 2013   |   Horse Fiction   |   Unbridled Sakia
There was a heavy rain falling around the white and black mare as she stumbles and struggles to get to the shelter of the palace, her brown eyes glowing to show her the way. She could feel the sharp pain in her stomach, a sorts of ripping as she felt the slightest kick against he ...
The Sleeping Patterns of Horses
15th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A friend of mine has a saying Ďskill follows willí. If thatís true, I am really good at sleeping. Iím very disciplined about getting as much practice as possible. I once had to take my husband to a sleep clinic to be tested for sleep apnea. They gave me a cot in a closet. I rolle ...
I Donít Know Nothiní About Birthiní no Babies!
7th Jul 2013   |   Horse Stories   |   Winniefield Park
One bitterly cold, windy, snowy April morning, my father called me. 'I have an emergency.' I was about to tell him to hang up and call 911, when he elaborated. 'Sundown had her foal out in the pasture.' I was relieved we didn't need an ambulance, but this particular emergency wou ...
Fascinating Facts About Thoroughbreds
17th Jun 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Whether running on the track or ambling down the trail, the Thoroughbred horse has many fans. Thoroughbreds have a long and interesting history. Here are a few fast facts about the Thoroughbred horse. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the highest race speed was run by W ...
What Every Good Horse or Pony Should Know
4th Jun 2013   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
A lot of people donít worry if their horses or ponies donít load well. Many think that if they donít show, or ride in places requiring traveling by truck and trailer, it doesn't matter if their horses load easily or not. However, just because youíre not headed to a show every wee ...
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