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Some of you might remember that about 8 years ago I created a series on Ponybox documenting my progress in retraining a young Thoroughbred racehorse, Moonfire, for his eventing career. Those of you who continued to follo ...
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Crazy Stunts with Olop - Jumping Backwards - Part 1
9th Jun 2012   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
Who is Olop, you ask? Well, that is my new nickname for Polo. Read on, and I daresay the reason will soon become clear. Those of you who know me will surely know that I am somewhat ‘lacking’ in the sanity division. In fact, at times I wonder if I have any sense of self preserv ...
Why Do You Love Horses So Much?
10th Jul 2012   |   General   |   Deep as Rhubarb
A couple of years ago, on an exceptionally hot summer day, my mother was driving me home from my riding lesson. She looked at me, baffled, and asked a question I had a hard time answering. “Why do you love horses so much?” At the time, I was too overheated, dehydrated, and ...
Llamanitis Epidemic Hits the Equine World Without Mercy 16 October 2010 Provincial Junior Showjumping Championships - Part 1 Similarities between Students and Equestrians From square one - The full story of Finola
When Darkness Sets In - Part 2
25th Jul 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
“Anna, someone is here to see you.” came the nurses voice once more. Two more days have passed and they finally took off the cloth around my eyes. They were right, I couldn’t see anything. I turned my head to the doorway with my unseeing eyes and listened for the footsteps. They ...
Perfection has its flaws - The story of Polo
12th Apr 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
This is the story of my horse, Polo. Yet it is not only about Polo, because you see her story is my story. In this day and age we often see things that have come to be known as 'fursonas', virtual creatures that Internet users have created to reflect their own personality. ...
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My Life With Pop
15th Feb 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Candy99
I went with Carli, my 13 year old sister, on a hack to finish up her lease with a Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse named Huey. He is a magnificent brown and white paint. I was watching her canter beautifully across the white sand. Then I looked over and saw a magestic bay in the paddoc ...
My First Horse Show
9th Feb 2011   |   Shows and Events   |   All That Jazz
On December 12, 2010 I had my first horse show. I woke up at 5:00am, got dressed, and put sweats and a jacket on top of my show clothes. After I was ready I went out to the Show Unit, where my trainer would meet me with the other riders at the farm and their horses. ...
Life On The Track - Part One
28th Dec 2010   |   Horse Fiction   |   Padfoot Designs
I trotted Fire in front of the people getting ready for the race to start, her ears flickered frequently and her Roman nostrils flared in excitment. I chatted with another girl who was next to me. Fire snorted and tossed her head, her coat gleaming and shining. It showed out, ove ...
But Love Is Key
4th Jan 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   FruitLoop
A couple of years ago, I was riding Bob, a POA pony, for my aunt who runs a boarding facility. Bob had been for sale during the time I was riding him. When I first got on his back he was an unruly and unmuscular brat. But, by the time he was sold he was a muscular and well behave ...
Retraining a Racehorse – Moonfire – The Jumping Clinic
20th Feb 2011   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 28 January 2011, Moony and I attended a clinic by Andreas Hollmann – An international rider and course designer, and a professional coach. We were supposed to take part in a group lesson, but there was only one other rider in our 80cm group, and she never arrived – so by a ...
Arabella and Me - Part 1
17th Mar 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Finally There
I looked up to see the stream leading to home only yards in front of us. I didn't have enough time to turn before we hit it. I could feel her arm still in the air and I sensed her eyes were closed. I didn't know what to do. Either way I knew she was going to fall. I stopped right ...
Like Father Like Son
23rd Feb 2011   |   General   |   Wanderin Boy Memorial
In 1990, a chestnut colt was born. His sire was the American Triple Crown Affirmed. He bore a striking resemblance to Affirmed. The colt was slender and graceful, and soon he began to deport himself with dignity and professionalism. This colt was named Peteski, and he began ...
Arabella and Me - Part 2
23rd Mar 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Finally There
The truck stopped and the trailer door swung open to reveal light and sunshine. I was so relieved when I saw the golden rays. They reminded me of Arabella's long golden hair. I stepped towards the open door, Joe and another man waited both with leather lead lines which had chains ...
Captured - Part 2
27th Mar 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Pintie
I headed into the trailer, looking into the dark, dreariness of the inside. Melanie and I were headed to Nationals today and we were going to be preparing in Madison Square Garden for a month before the big day. I looked at the cautious stable hand holding on to my leather brown ...
Captured - Part 3
14th Jun 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Pintie
The night was crisp and cool, just how I liked it. It reminded me of back home. I began to pace my stall, I had to find out which mare was here. Was it my lead mare, Ginger or just another member of the herd? That questioned pondered my mind throughout the night. I kept trying ...
Not So Traditional Tips For Drawing Horses
29th Jun 2011   |   Graphics   |   Fox Trot
Details in your art are the best parts and the most fun to draw, If we were drawing a horse you might want to pay special attention to those big beautiful eyes. Think of your horse’s eye, it is very rounded, very glossy, and is surrounded by eyelids full of long lashes. Make sure ...
Wild Spirits - A Warrior Within
10th Nov 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   Moose
This is the story of a warrior within, a true wild spirit rattling against the cages of domestic life, dreaming of running, fantasizing his reign over his herd. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to break a horse; a wild spirit can never be broken. Mickey is one of those wild ...
The White Rose ~ Part Five
16th Feb 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Moose
“Dear Jenifer, You’re probably ready to saddle up Azure and come looking for me. I know you too well. I’ve had so many great memories with you, ones that a person can’t forget. Thank you for that, but it’s clear that the ranch is going under. I’ve been meaning to tell you about l ...
The Mane Event - Braiding Lesson One
11th Mar 2012   |   Care and Grooming   |   All That Jazz
The dictionary makes it sound so simple. Just take a few strands of hair - or in our case, strands of mane - scramble them together in a few frantic flicks of the wrist, and... Ta-da! An immaculate braid, perfectly put together. Well, let me tell you, it is not that easy. But, wi ...
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10 Ways to Tell You are Desperate for a Horse
9th Apr 2012   |   General   |   Unique
Some people, like myself, are absolutely desperate for an equine companion. You feel as if you could not go another day without being near a horse. There is a constant ache in your heart every time you lay eyes on a horse and their loving owner. Each time you see a horse in need ...
Blind Horse Competes and Wins in Barrel Racing
27th May 2012   |   Barrel Racing   |   Southern Devil
There was a large knot on the side of his head the size of a grapefruit. I iced it for about forty-five minutes. I started crying. I lost it. I’m like my mother, I don’t cry except for extreme occasions. I walked away, dropped to my knees and prayed to God to let me wake up from ...
Crazy Stunts with Olop - Jumping Backwards - Part 2
17th Jun 2012   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
Let me begin with a note to any of you who scorn this idea: I first got this idea from seeing a photo of Rodrgio Pessoa, an undeniably brilliant rider, trying the exact same stunt: Jumping his horse backwards. It isn’t just some harebrained scheme I concocted on my own. Next, ...
Remembering Ponybox 2012 Video
31st Dec 2012   |   Ponybox News   |   PonyBox
Another exciting year with Ponybox winds down as we head into 2013. Ponybox turned 10 years old in 2012 and during this time we have transformed every aspect of the website, from a small horse game website, to the most popular social media community for horse lovers. ...
Can Horses Help Treat Autism
1st Jan 2013   |   Horse Stories   |   Just A Rainbow Seaweed
My name is Jenifer Evans and I'm a 16 year old autistic girl. This article is about how horses saved my life. As early as five years old I was being shunted around from psychiatrist to psychiatrist. I was lonely and trapped in a world that knowbody else understood. I managed ...
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 ...
My Life Sucks Because I'm Fat and Ugly
15th May 2010   |   General   |   PonyBox
Today I was checking Facebook on my phone before getting into the car and heading back to the hotel and read a post from one of my buddies that said he was too fat and ugly to get a date. I met him here on Ponybox about a year ago and have talked with him a few times via email an ...
Model Horse Photo Contest
1st Jan 2011   |   General   |   ImaCoolCowgirl
I have seen a lot of people wanting a model horse contest so I am going to host one! This is the first one I’ve ever done so it is a learning experience. If it works out well I may host others. Models will be judged first on their condition: lack of breaks, scratches, etc. Sec ...
Realistic Horse Digi Tutorial
21st Dec 2010   |   Graphics   |   Chris Antley Memorial
So many people on Morgan Ponybox messaged me asking if I could make a tutorial for digitals. So after many months of it is. Also, if you have any suggestions for tutorials just message me on here or on Morgan at Chris Antley Memorial. Just remember that you have ...
Retraining a Racehorse – Moonfire – Back by popular demand
20th Jan 2011   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
As many of you might remember, I began publishing weekly training articles on my work with Moonfire as soon as I got him. However, I chose to discontinue these articles after about the 6th one – purely because I had written all I could about the methods I was using with Moony, an ...
National Junior Championships – Part One
21st Jan 2011   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
We were up at the crack of dawn. Packed and ready by 5:30AM, we hit the road and drove off to pick up the Bronze horse. Finola was driving up to champs in a float with my jumping instructor – so we had only one horse to prep for the journey. Knowing that we were late and not c ...
Top Five Things Your Horse Would Tell You If He Could
13th Mar 2011   |   General   |   mosquito
I've spent countless hours just sitting in the fields watching horses, and watching the way people handle them and communicate with them. Here are a few of my observations about what I think your horse would like you to know! ...
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