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Among The Stars - Part 1 of 8
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As humans we love to look on the bright side, we love our silver linings and positive spins. We love to feel moved and inspired. Sorry, but I don’t have anything like that for you today. What I’m here to share with you i ...
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What Are Chestnuts and Ergots
14th Dec 2020   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Those funny calloused areas on your horse’s pasterns and legs are often thought to be vestigal toes, but there is quite a bit of folklore around these odd bits of horse. Are they really toes? Do all horses have them? And how do you take care of them? Here’s what you need to know ...
Horse Foam Bit Review
2nd Aug 2020   |   Horse Tack   |   Winniefield Park
What’s the newest in horse bits. According to Youtuber RaleighLink14, you might want to check out the foam bit. The idea is that the thickly sponge covered bit is much softer on a horse’s mouth than any other material. But, says the videographer, it’s not much more than an idea. ...
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Horse Bling History
12th Mar 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Last summer, near a seaside resort in Bulgaria, archaeologists found a burial mound that contained 40 pieces of harness decoration. They are estimated to have been buried there in 333-250 BC. The pieces included round motifs similar to horse brasses and bridle rosettes. This was ...
Horse Teeth Myths
12th Jan 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
What goes on deep in your horse’s mouth tends to be a bit of a mystery. We know there are some big grinding teeth back there. And, there’s a big tongue, a narrow palate and some gums holding all the teeth together. And there are a few myths about all those teeth and other structu ...
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Daylight Savings Time with Horses
1st Nov 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The switch back to regular time is upon us again and we put our clocks back an hour. Daylight Savings Time was invented by some idiot intent on ensuring that we spend a week or two every autumn feeling like we’ve been dipped in slow drying glue. The story goes that he was out rid ...
Celebrate Halloween with Your Horse
28th Oct 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
October 31st is Halloween, and it marks the start of the three scariest days of the year. November 1st is All Saints Day and November 2nd is All Souls Day. Depending on what part of the world you live, you might only observe one or all of these special spooky days. ...
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Algae In Water Troughs
4th Oct 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
But there is one kind of algae that is harmful to all mammals, including horses. It’s called blue-green algae and it is likely to be found in ponds and slow moving streams. Even once this type of algae has dried up, say along an evaporated pond or a stream that has receded from i ...
Buying The Perfect Pony
8th Sep 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Pity the poor parent, not already in the horse world, that wants to buy their child a pony. A good number will just go buy the first pony they come across, perhaps one that’s been languishing in someone’s cow pasture for several years, and turn their kids loose with it. ...
Cleaning Horse Bits and Stirrups
4th Jul 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Winniefield Park
Tack that is kept clean lasts longer and is more pleasant to use. Saddle soap, some sponges and clothes and a good leather conditioner will take care of the main parts of your saddles and bridles. But the metal fittings require a different care. ...
When to Pay Up for Horse Stuff
7th Feb 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Hoof clippers are one example. My last two pairs of hoof clippers came from the local farm supply store. They cost about the same as one hoof trim. Sounds like a good deal if I can do a DIY hoof trim, right? But those bargain hoof nippers caused me nothing but anguish. ...
Horse Stuff Collections
3rd Feb 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you love horses, chances are there is a little collection of horse ‘stuff’ in your home. You might have paintings, books or a throw on your couch with a horse on it. Some people take that ‘stuff’ to the next level and become full out collectors. Here’s a look at just a few thi ...
Fad Foods and Horses
8th Jan 2018   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
When you check out Pinterest or scroll through your Facebook feed, you’ll likely see posts of miracle cures achieved using certain trendy foods or supplements. These trends tend to spill over to the stable, leaving our feed rooms like the shelf of a trendy health food store. ...
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Twelve Days of Christmas
23rd Dec 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Tis the season of giving, everyone! And for those of us with horses, this means that the Christmas stockings will be full fit to burst! With vet bills... and thrown shoes... and wasted food... and bits of broken tack... and that thing that at some point might have been a chunk of ...
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Influential Equestrians You Should Know
5th Dec 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
Many trainers have influenced how we train and treat horses over the ages. There have been many philosophies about how horses should be handled. Here is a look at a few of the most influential equestrians over the centuries. ...
Snaffle Ring Types
15th Oct 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Winniefield Park
Why are there so many types of rings on a snaffle? The rings on snaffle bits are the most obvious part because when a horse wears a snaffle, the ring isn't hidden inside the horse’s mouth. Now you might recall, that a snaffle bit works only within the horse’s mouth. The amount of ...
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Horses and Goats
3rd Sep 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Getting a goat is a commitment just like any other companion or livestock animals. They take some care but really are pretty low maintenance. They’re good around horses, although some horses might harass a goat. Goats have been known to chew off a horse’s tail because goats like ...
Difference Between Curb Bit and Snaffle Bit
30th Jul 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Winniefield Park
Do you know what type of bit this is? Is it a curb or a snaffle? How can you tell? What is the difference between a curb and a snaffle bit? Whether to call a bit is a curb or snaffle can be hard to determine, because in some circles a snaffle bit might be quite different than in ...
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Horse Museums
17th Jun 2017   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
The horse has a long history with us, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there are museums around the world where horse lovers can learn more about them. Many museums feature a certain aspect of the horse world such as racing, art, horse-drawn vehicles or a specific breed. ...
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Stolen Horse Raced to Death
6th May 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Polo the Weirdo
For many people all over the world, the Easter weekend is a very happy time – full of love, life and family. However, for a select few South African horses, the Easter weekend has become a fearful time of danger, pain and suffering. This last Easter, OTTBs Maximum Flo and Wavin’ ...
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Cupboard to Stable Hacks
1st May 2017   |   Graphics   |   Winniefield Park
There are lots of herbs and spices in your kitchen cupboard that can be used on your horse and in your stable. Turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger are just a few of the spices commonly fed to horses. Some people swear that feeding their chestnut or bay horse paprika enhances its coat ...
Common Bits You Should Know
12th Mar 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Winniefield Park
Horse bits can be defined into three main types, and one of these is a combination of the other two. Here’s a look at just a few of the most common bits you’ll see so when you’re choosing a bit, or even just deciding what bit to draw on your equine artwork, you’ll know where to s ...
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Cold Weather Horses
2nd Mar 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you live in a place where winters are cold and snowy, you probably worry about your horse coping with the frigid temperatures. But, while many of us have hot house flowers that beg to be in their stalls when a cool breeze kicks up, there are horses who don’t bat a (frozen) eye ...
Right Bit Wrong Bit
19th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most discussed artificial aids is the bit. Which bit is the right bit? What makes a bit ‘wrong’. It probably depends on what you are trying to achieve. And, much depends on the horse. The worst way to pick a bit is to buy something that looks nice, or because someone e ...
Horses Learn To Tell Us How They Feel
22nd Oct 2016   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
One of the things that impedes an easy flow of conversation between horse and human is that we really don’t understand each other’s languages. Sure, we know when our horse is calling out to another horse but we don’t know exactly what they’re saying. We might hear a mare nicker g ...
How Horses Show Stress
1st Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
All of us feel stress and it’s normal to feel over-stressed sometimes. School exams, job demands and family obligations can leave us feeling stressed out. Our horses can feel stressed to, and while a bit of stress is normal, a lot of stress isn’t good for your horse. Is your stre ...
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Household Products Used in the Barn
6th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Who hasn’t tried Mane n’ Tail shampoo on their own hair? It’s been on the shelves stores that sell beauty products for a few years now. But, this product isn’t the only one you can share with your horse. Here’s a few products, beauty and otherwise you can easily share with your h ...
Going to Work in the Dark - The Story of the Pit Pony
17th Apr 2016   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
When you think of pit ponies often images of 19th century coal mines springs to view – dark and damp, with sooty, stale air dull on the tongue. But pit ponies were still in service well into the 20th century. In fact – the last recorded colliery horse was removed from underground ...
Things You Give Up When You Have Horses
7th Feb 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
They say that nothing worth having comes easy, and that you have to make sacrifices to pursue your passion. I suppose it’s true, but I’m afraid I just really struggle to have sympathy for people who 'have to' give up chocolate because they want to lose weight but they’re too lazy ...
Stall Cleaning 101
4th Feb 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you spend any time with horses you’ll probably notice that they aren’t very particular about where they poo. They’ll even do it in their own bed. Some horses will back up to a certain spot in their stall and let things pile up there. Or, there may be an area in a field a group ...
Horse Etiquette That Non-horsey People Will Never Understand
10th Jan 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Whether it’s a friend, partner or relative, many horse people are lucky enough to have some non-horsey supporters (though they are seldom known to return after the first show). Unfortunately for these poor, misinformed souls, being a non-horsey person in a horsey world entails so ...
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