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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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Galloping Girl Jumps to Fame
1st Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
A young woman has achieved internet fame after video of her demonstrating her unique skill went viral. Ayla Kirstine of Norway has loved animals since childhood and in an effort to emulate one of her favorites, has learned to walk, trot, gallop and jump like a horse. ...
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Baby Horse Diaries - Meet The Babies
19th May 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
Today I would like to introduce the stars of our series, VanRee De Niro (Baby Niro), and Little Miss Sunshine (Baby Sunny). ...
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Are Horses Getting Faster
26th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Back in 1973, Secretariat set a track record at the Kentucky Derby of 1:59 over the 1.25 mile distance. Since then, not a single horse has broken that record at Churchill Downs. A look at Equibase records of the various tracks in North America show that very few records have been ...
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 ...
So You Want To Buy A Horse
11th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
So, you’ve decided you want a new horse! You’ve got your empty stable full of fresh shavings, your life’s savings (and a few week-old carrot pieces) in your fanny pack and all the dreams and expectations in the world! You’re all set. What could possibly go wrong from here? ...
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Finnish Hobbyhorse Association
23rd Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Over the last decade, the sport of hobbyhorse riding has grown to become a global craze among teenage girls, culminating in a plethora of social media attention following the decision of Finnish film-maker and academy award winner, Selma Vilhunen, to produce a documentary about t ...
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If Horses Were Celebrities
17th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Horse and Hound recently released a quiz which tells you, based on a series of questions, what celebrity your horse would be if he was a human. Unsurprisingly, my own Moonfire would probably be Kanye West. This got me thinking, if different types of horses were celebrities, which ...
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My Little Lion Horse
15th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Many of you who have followed my previous articles will know of Moonfire, or ‘Moo’ – my arrogant, conceited, obnoxious, yet extremely lovable and talented thoroughbred gelding. You might also know that Moo has been enormously successful across numerous disciplines in his young li ...
Common Questions About Horseback Riding
2nd May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I once was talking to a distant family member and she mentioned her daughter had been taking riding lessons. She had decided not to take her daughter anymore, because after all, what would riding ever lead to? Hmmm... a healthy life-long activity? Fun and cameraderie? An opportun ...
A Tribute To Olivia Inglis
13th Mar 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
I know you all expect me to insult and offend, and insensitively try to make comedy from this tragedy, but that is not what I am going to do. Olivia Inglis, competing at two star on her horse Coriolanus at only 17 years of age, was devastatingly crushed to death in a rotational f ...
Solving the Problem of Unwanted Horses
3rd Nov 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I think it’s agreed in the horse community that unwanted horses are a problem. A University of Minnesota publication claims there are 92,000 to 138,000 unwanted horses in the U.S., based on the number of horses previously sent to slaughter. These numbers are from 2011, and in fac ...
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 ...
A Horses Guide on How to Train Your Human
1st Mar 2014   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Well, I suppose it’s now or never. The first thing you have to realize is that training your human from the ground is not enough. Good ground manners and special awareness in a human are important, but these behaviours seldom carry over to ridden work. Your human may run when you ...
How to Become an Olympic Rider
4th Oct 2013   |   Dressage   |   Winniefield Park
When I was still in grade school, I visited the booth of the Canadian Equestrian Team at the Royal Winter Fair. For a small donation, I received a ribbon slip printed with gold lettering that said, 'I support the Canadian Equestrian Team.' For weeks afterwards, I wore the ribbo ...
Dogs VS Horses
23rd Sep 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I recently had a day when I was beating myself up for feeling flu-ish and tired and kept thinking, I want my pony! My little dog looked up at me as if to say, 'aren't I good enough, mom?' He is after all, a champion snuggle buddy, with a talent for cuddling against you with the p ...
Still Burning - Chapter Nine - Andrew's Story
28th Apr 2013   |   Horse Fiction   |   Moose
After school one day, I was running a little late while I was putting my books in my locker. For the first time since my dad went into the hospital, I noticed my baseball glove at the top of my locker. It had been untouched for months. Right then I thought, today is the day. Mayb ...
Still Burning - Chapter One - The Rude Awakening
21st Mar 2013   |   Horse Fiction   |   Moose
“So Mom, I was thinking, we should paint the bunkhouse green. You know so it matches trim on the-” As Jane looked up after taking off her boots her voice stopped but her mouth hung open. She glanced from her mother to her father in utter confusion. After a long, uncomfortable sil ...
Your Horse - Partner or Problem
6th Feb 2013   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
The question I pose to you today is a sensitive one, but one that all of us will inevitably face at some point in our riding careers: when is it okay to quit? Those of you who know me will know that I’m a firm believer in a ‘never say die’ and ‘never give up’ kind of attitude. ...
A Competitive Streak
12th Nov 2012   |   Shows and Events   |   Run Free
I pushed into a nice canter and looked for the first fence, a small spread. As we turned the corner we set up straight into the fence and before I could think Angel dug her heels into the ground and refused to jump, this seemed to happen once or twice at each fence despite my eff ...
To Win The Triple Crown - Part 5 - The Belmont
24th Oct 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Stay Untamed
As Marie heats my legs again that night, the vet, Amy, comes and checks them. She seems happy that the heat wraps are working and says it's a good sign. I hope so; I want to run this race for myself and for Marie. I want to win for Eric and Bill. I want to win for myself, to prov ...
Horse Graphics and Manips From Ponybox Member T W I
2nd Jun 2012   |   Graphics   |   PonyBox
If you have ever looked through Ponybox member T W I's photo album you were most likely stunned to see her impressive collection of horse graphics and manips. T W I regularly uploads horse graphics to her account that she creates ...
WildFilly Continues To Amaze The Ponybox Community
19th May 2012   |   Graphics   |   PonyBox
Ponybox member WildFilly adds to her impressive collection of equestrian art and graphics with her latest addition titled "Quatour". Stop by and visit her profile and check out many more examples of this amazing talent. In addition to an awesome portfolio of graphics and art, her ...
Moonfire - Fixing a Rearing Problem - Part 2
4th Mar 2012   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
I did my best to avoid the instances that encouraged rearing – but if you look above, you’ll see that it’s quite a list, and that there are many aspects that you just CAN’T avoid when riding a competitive horse. The main thing I did with him, is kept all my sessions short, but ef ...
This Weeks Top Horse Graphics
21st Aug 2011   |   Graphics   |   PonyBox
This week we bring you another set of some amazing horse graphics and photos submitted to Ponybox over the past week. The talent of the Ponybox members continues to amaze us all. Keep submitting your images and art! ...
Retraining a Racehorse – First Dressage Show
11th Aug 2011   |   Dressage   |   Polo the Weirdo
On the way to the dressage arena, he was rather excited by the unfamiliar atmosphere. He considered spooking at the dressage letters, but decided that watching them warily would work just as well – since I decided not to let him behave like a silly baby-horse. We trotted up to ...
This Weeks Top Horse Graphics
27th Jul 2011   |   Graphics   |   PonyBox
Over the past few years Ponybox members have submitted some incredible horse graphics for display on their member profile pages. It's amazing to see how much talent exists withing the Ponybox membership. Below is a sample of some of the more popular works of art. ...
Horse Magic Act Cartoon Strip
20th Jun 2011   |   Graphics   |   Estella Noire
This is a cartoon strip I created of two horses named Aero and Magic. They are best friends and enter a local talent show together. They both perform well, but a little confusion during the judging makes for an embarrassing ending. ...
Zack The Show Jumping Zebra
6th Jun 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   Thee Samurai
Can zebras jump? Is a question that Sammi Jo Stohler hears often. Sammi is the owner of Zack, a zebra with a ton of talent. Her answer to that question is a big yes! Sammi trained Zack to show jump after he kept jumping out of his field, and she was very pleased with the results. ...
The Life Of Sparta - Year Twelve Through Fourteen
12th Apr 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Thestral
"Wake up Quill!" Whispered Nicolas. He was talking to Sparta, but of course, he never knew what her name was, so he named her Cosquilla, after a Thoroughbred that was the dam of Princequillo, the father of Somethingroyal, the mother of Secretariat. Even though Sparta was to ...
Controversial Sport Horse Training Practices
31st Mar 2011   |   Horse Training   |   Labyrinth
Every equestrian discipline has a bad seed, or a group of bad seeds, within the majority which practice any particular discipline. The Saddle Seat horses get a bad name for their rubbers and their chains, the western Quarter horses get a bad name for their practices of attaining ...
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