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Saddle Up Series - Understanding Your Horse's Back - Part One
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When it comes to selecting a saddle, any knowledgeable horse person will tell you that this is a task not to be taken lightly. The fit of a saddle can make or break a horse’s performance, and a poorly fitting one can cau ...
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Teach a Horse to Bend
7th Aug 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
In this article I shall be explaining in detail all the methods I have used to teach a horse to bend. Before I begin I wish to remind my readers that to try to follow these methods exactly step by step, or using any method without allowing flexibility, will seldom bring you succe ...
Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 2)
1st Aug 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
Before I begin, let me make something clear. These are my methods. Methods that have worked for me in the past as well as new methods that I have decided will work for Moony in the future. These methods might not work for every horse, in fact they probably won't, because Moony is ...
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Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 1)
17th Jul 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
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 be publishing weekly articles on this, so I sincerely hope t ...
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Jumping My Polo Horse Bareback
25th Jun 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
This video shows myself and my Polo horse simply being ourselves and having a great time! Everything in this video is bareback, it is a complete no saddle zone! The only tack used is always either a bridle or a halter and lead rein. It also includes some of our more daring moment ...
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5 June Showjumping Competition
12th Jun 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 05 June 2010 I attended a showjumping competition with my wonderful horses: Choc, Finola and Badger. Choc was entered in the 1m classes. She completed her first trial round at 1m the previous weekend with just 1 pole down, so this time we were ready to step it up a notch. T ...
Boomerang Effect - The Story of Choc Chip
5th Jun 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
During the month of November in the year 2004, a miracle like no other took place. Into a world where each horse seemed nothing but a number, an amazing creature was born. The place of her birth was a racing estate where the breeder, owner and trainer of all the horses were on ...
29 May 2010 Showjumping Competition
1st Jun 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 29 May 2010, I attended a competition that was a major milestone in my showjumping career. On the morning 29 May 2010 at around 9AM, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred mare was to be seen leaping boldly around a course of 1,20m fences. This mare, of course, was Finola. For you to und ...
May 16 2010 Showing Championships
20th May 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On 16 May 2010, I entered my first ever showing competition on my horse, Bronze. Being an ignorant amateur, I went ahead and entered the Open Show Hunter class at the provincial championship as my first show. Well, I must admit that I got a bit of a shock when I realized just how ...
April 24th and 25th Two Day Event
14th May 2010   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
On the weekend of 24 and 25 April, I attended a 2-day-event with my wonderful horses, Bronze and Badger. This was my first time eventing on Badger and my first time doing a Pre-Novice (90cm or 3ft) event on Bronze. Now, for those of you who do not know, eventing consists of three ...
Happiness
1st May 2010   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever been hurt? Insulted? Betrayed? Have you had a broken heart? Have you lost a friend? Have you ever felt that life just isn't worth living any more, that it's just too hard to be worth the effort? Have you locked yourself away, feeling that nobody understands and nobo ...
Training the Showjumping Horse - Chapter 1
28th Apr 2010   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
I have decided to share with all of you just a little bit of everything I have learned while training my mad band of loons. I can't pretend to be an expert or a genius, but what I've done has got me the results I wanted, so maybe it could help you as well? ...
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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From square one - The full story of Finola
28th Mar 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
It all started toward the end of 2004, when I happened to be paging through a newspaper and came across a certain article: "Mares and foals for sale!" Typical of a young, horse crazy child, I ran to my mother and nagged my lungs out until the phone call was made. Thus it was deci ...
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